From the Principal’s Desk
A warm WELCOME to Australian Islamic College, Kewdale
It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Australian Islamic College, Kewdale. Our school is a close family, composed of students from kindergarten through to the year 12 level and is committed to providing a caring and supportive environment, enabling students to thrive socially, academically and spiritually.
“Caring and Supportive environment enabling students to
thrive socially, academically and spiritually”
Our school provides contemporary education encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sports, cultural heritage and spiritual growth. A large number of our students enrolled in Kindergarten enjoy their educational experience with the same peer group over a tweleve year period until graduating from highschool. This unique opportunity allows students to form strong bonds and mutual trust, all in an atmosphere of integrational teaching and learning.
We at Australian Islamic College make continuous effort to realise the vision and mission of AIC by nurturing Islamic values, inquiry, creative and positive forward-looking minds. Alhamdulillah, today The Australian Islamic College is not only a school but indeed a place of constant purpose with intense dedication and strong faculties. It is an icon of the Muslim community in Perth with students ranging in their backgrounds from over 58 different cournties around the world.
The school’s motto, “Academic excellence & Islamic values for children’s success in this life and the hereafter” underpins all activities in the school. From our daily morning assembly, through to the theme of the week and imbeded school values in our teaching programs, we promote a culture of tolerance and harmony, love and respect, citizenship and leadership, and a spirit to learn and contribute as a good Muslim and law-abiding citizen of Australia. The school strives to nurture the potential of every child, enhancing their knowledge, skills, and wellbeing and promoting a positive and healthy approach to learning and life.
“Academic Excellence & Islamic Values for success
in this life and in the hereafter”
Alhamdulillah, the school provides an exceptional standard of education to children. We offer the West Australian Curriculum with nationally benchmarked assessment procedures. We are committed to offering creative depth as well as academic breadth in the quality of our curriculum and teaching for 21st-century classroom. Students and staff are involved in a wide range of events and activities and celebrate students’ success. Our teachers are committed to excellence in daily teaching and learning practices with a continuing focus on pupils’ learning. We are a forward thinking school that sees every young person as an individual, with individual needs and talents.
The school is dedicated and plans on a regular basis for the spiritual growth of each student. We are fortunate to have a strong department for Religion, Quran and Arabic Studies. Students are regularly guided and supported with structured lessons for Quran recitation, the meaning of selected verses and Quran memorisation. Students are taught about the life and teaching of Prophet (PBUH) as an integral part of Islamic Studies..
The school is committed to encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting, art and the religious and cultural spheres of a students’ life. Along with the outstanding achievement, our 2018 results demonstrate an increased improvement in student performance. Highlights include:
• Ranking of Top Islamic School in WA and in Australia
• Ranking of 30th Top performing school in WA
• Top 20% of schools in WA
• Median ATAR score of 85.05
• 14 Year 12 School Curriculum and Standards Authority Awards
• 1 student received a perfect ATAR score of 99.95
• Outstanding results in Year 12 WACE ATAR subjects Chemistry, Physics, Methods and Maths Specialist
• 100% VET achievement rate
In 2018 AIC ranked 30th among the ‘TOP 50’
Performing Schools in WA with a Median ATAR of 85.05
Our students overall performance has also placed AIC as a top performing school for two consecutive years in English ATAR. In addition to receiving top in the state results in Accounting & Finance ATAR, Methods ATAR, and Arabic ATAR.
Our NAPLAN results have also shown the excellent performance of the students in Numeracy and Literacy standards as the school mean peaks above the national level and state mean.
We are proud to offer 30 different year 11 and 12 WACE courses to our students ranging from ATAR, General, VET, and school developed and approved programs such as Applied Islam, catering to all pathways students wish to take.
The students in years 9 and 10 are also eligible to select two electives to study throughout the year. Subjects range from but are not limited to photography, food and technology, visual and performing arts, Arabic, Football, and basketball academy, Police Rangers and literacy & numeracy support.
The school regularly provides professional development opportunities for teachers to update and enhance their professional skills. The School runs a Gifted and Talented Education Program in Maths, Science, and English.
The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) is a global initiative, the need for the students of today. We encourage greater interest and competence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics and want our students to think critically, creatively and globally. At school, we plan to fully embrace this concept by ensuring our students have opportunities to experience and engage with the application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.
We place great emphasis on the students’ wellbeing, extra-curricular activities, sports and art. All our students are encouraged to find something that is of interest. Our students learn the thrill of challenge and competition, the importance of teamwork and a sense of accomplishment.
“Great emphasis on Student Well being,
Extra-curricular activities, Physical Education and Visual Art”
The school provides a caring environment enabling the students to thrive socially and academically. The student wellbeing team provides quality pastoral care to ensure that students are supported to achieve their goals.
Recently the school has added a seven-room block at Primary School and an administration block to facilitate the community with the state of art facilities. The completion of the refurbished school library, teachers offices, Technolgy & ICT labs, and classroom provides an excellent learning environment.
We are committed to embedding Information and Communication Technologies in teaching and learning. The use of iPads in the classroom has been promoted and encouraged. The classrooms have well-resourced ICT facilities, including interactive whiteboards, Apple TV and computers. We have an ongoing commitment for ICT integration across all learning areas and it has been a focus of curriculum planning and delivery, Alhamdulillah.
We encourage parents to get involved in school life and appreciates Parents & Friend Association contribution to the school.
Br. Mohammed Nazar Khan
Australian Islamic College, Kewdale
January 22, 2019
Staff Profile at AIC Kewdale (Primary & High School)
Staff Profile at AIC Kewdale (Primary & High School)
Australian Islamic College, Kewdale has a Principal, two Deputy Principals (High School & Primary), Head of Learning Area (High School), Curriculum Coordinator (Primary) and Behaviour Coordinators (High School & Primary) with an ACARA & WA Curriculum focus, who make up the leadership team.
The school has a strong faculty of 114 personnel with 93 Teachers, 12 Education Assistants and two Librarians. The school values the opportunity for all students to flourish within our innovative and caring environment. The teaching and learning program is implemented by our highly professional teachers and support staff who work in collaborative Professional Learning Teams to provide a stimulating and challenging environment. The School has an Islamic Religion Department which implements Islamic Curriculum that includes Tajweed, Recitation of Quran, Quran Memorization and Islamic Studies.
The Principal has line management of all teachers direct and through Deputy Principals, Head of Learning Area and Curriculum Coordinator. The Principal is responsible for management of all programs and systems in the school but has a particular focus on training and development, implementation of new programs and curricula and implementing the teaching and learning improvement identified in the School Strategic Plan & School Operational Plan.
The Behaviour Coordinators have line management of all the teachers. The Behavior Coordinators work in partnership with the Principal in all areas of the school management processes but have a particular focus on improved Teaching & Learning practices in classrooms, Students at Risk, and general Wellbeing of the students.
The staff work collaboratively as a whole and within the Learning Area. Primary School have THREE Learning Areas: Early Years, Middle Primary and Upper Primary.
A range of key programs operate throughout the school with a strong commitment to Literacy and Numeracy excellence. Specialist programs operating in the school include Islamic Religion Curriculum, Physical Education, Remedial Support, Intensive English, Art, Design & Digital Technology and implementation of STEAM across all the curriculum areas.
Our professional, enthusiastic and highly experienced teachers provide a range of exciting learning opportunities that engage, motivate and inspire students to excel. Their strong curriculum knowledge is supported by a whole school pedagogy that promotes high aspirations, excellence and respect. Teachers encourage students to have high aspirations, to strive for excellence in all pursuits, and to demonstrate respect for self, others, and the environment. Our teachers motivate, encourage, set challenging goals, communicate with parents, and expect high standards to encourage high aspirations for all students. Teachers believe every student has the ability to succeed and provide a range of opportunities to strive for excellence in all endeavors. Our Teachers encourage students to have respect for self, others and the environment, providing a calm, safe and respectful environment for the students accepting individual student differences.
School Administration Staff:
Br Abdullah Khan – Executive Principal
Sr Rashida Hafeez – Business Manager
Br Mohammed Nazar Khan – Principal
Sr Rana Al Baghdadi – Deputy Principal High School
Sr Samia Bokhari – Deputy Principal Primary School
Sr Donia Albagdadi – Curriculum Coordinator Primary
Kewdale High School – Head of Learning Areas:
English – Sr Kholoud Swayd
Math – Sr Meenu Sood
Science – Sr Gulnaz Rizvi
HASS – Br Tengku Shahrul Shah
Technologies – Sr Sehrish Chaalni
Health and Physical Education – Br Mohammed Khan
Islamic Studies – Sh Yusuf Parker
Arabic – Dr Moayad Siddeek Abdul-Rahman
VET Coordinator – Br Tengku Shahrul Shah
Primary – Subject Coordinators:
Literacy – Sr Samia Bokhari
Numeracy – Sr Zakia Parveen
Art – Sr Mayada Abdulrazzak / Sr Angela O’Brien
STEM, Science & Technology – Sr Fadhilah Baktir
Student Services & Wellbeing:
Head Coordinator (Boys) – Br Mohammed Shady Fouda
• Year 7 & 8 Boys – Br Mohammad Shady Fouda
• Year 9 & 10 Boys – Br Mohammed Khan
• Year 11 & 12 Boys – Sh Abdirahman Mohamed
Head Coordinator (Girls) – Sr Hissen Marouff
• Year 7 & 8 Girls – Sr Hissen Marouff
• Year 9 & 10 Girls – Sr Suzanne Matara
• Year 11 & 12 Girls – Sr Rahat Rizvi
Primary Coordinator – Sr Nuria Ushoroff
• Upper Primary – Sr Sahar Wahab
• Lower Primary – Sr Prathiba Bhalla
Year Level Coordinators
• Religion – Sh Abdullah Haffejee
• Early Childhood – Sr Andreyana Yahya
• Year 1 – Sr Tamara Beck
• Year 2 – Sr Hadija Andhy
• Year 3 – Sr Pratibha Bhalla
• Year 4 – Sr Fadhilah
• Year 5 – Sr Jane Hii
• Year 6 – Sr Suman Rai
• Remedial Support – Sr Kirsty Fouda
Br Idris Hamid – High School
Sr Tahmina Akhter – Primary School
IEP Coordinator High School – Sr Manawar Rockley
Inclusive Education & IEP Coordinator Primary – Sr Kathryn Anne Fenwick
Sr Manal Rady – Resource Manager
Sr Salma Azram – Principal Assistant HS
Sr Rizana Imtiaz – Central Office HS
Sr Sanjana Ghani – Central Office HS
Sr Khadija Torres – Front Office Primary
Sr Ayesha Saleem – Front Office Reception High School
Sr Kartini Kassim – Front Office Reception Primary
Br Kaflon Turkash – Bus Coordinator
Sr Abeer Shoeib – Front Office Reception / Bus Admin
Br Mohamad Khayat – IT Support
Br Omar Maududy – IT Support
Br Mohammad Mortoja Hasan – IT Support
Kewdale High School – Parents & Friends
As salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu
Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of Allah and His blessings
The ‘Parents & Friends’ is open to all parents and friends of the Australian Islamic College Kewdale High School community.
P&F meetings are a great place to find out what is happening in the school, gain a better understanding about school policies and activities, make a comment, raise a concern or ask a question, and get to know other parents in our school community.
At AIC Kewdale High School, the P&F and the school have a very close and positive relationship. The P&F is one avenue you may like to explore to support the school in making AIC High School an even better place for your children and our students.
At AIC Kewdale High school the aim of P & F is to:
- Connect with each other socially and with the school
- Contribute to their children school activities
- Create opportunities to get together and be involved in the school community
- Build and strengthen community spirit and enhance communication within our family involvement in the AIC School community.
- Exchange ideas on current issues
- Give back through volunteering time and expertise
- Promote a positive learning and social environment;
- Act as a liaison between the school and parents;
- Support Class Representatives;
- Provide a forum for parents to find out what is happening and what is planned for the school;
- Raise funds to provide services, facilities and equipment for the school;
- Support school services including the Uniform shop, School canteen and school vegetable garden
- Supporting school graduation
- Provide support and advice to the Principal and Executive team;
Any parent/carer is welcome to participate as a member of the P&F. Nominations take place annually at the P&F Annual General Meeting. All parents, staff and any other members of the school community are welcome to attend the meetings.
Parents can come to the classroom to assist with activities like reading, art, Physical Education and many other things. Parents can involve in the curriculum and learning and teaching at the school by
- participation in discussions about these areas
- attending parent information sessions organised by the school
- attending parents meeting held once per term
- individual appointment with the teachers
- attending workshops e.g. social media, better parenting, managing challenging children etc. by external speakers organised by school.
Parents can share this information with the whole school community and can build on this by asking those parents who have little or no involvement to get involved in one of these areas and thereby building a school community that is active and involved.
News and events
- Parent-student information sessions
- ACER diagnostic tests
- ICAS tests for English, Math, Science and Computing skills
- Online Literacy Numeracy Assessment (OLNA)
- Parents teachers meetings
- Year 10-12 Career Info sessions
- Year 8 immunisation
- Harmony day celebration
- Seerah Week
- Interfaith dialogue with other public, independent and catholic schools
- Volunteer Task Force
- Reward excursions
- Literacy/Numeracy and Science weeks
- UWA Broadway Medicine and Dentistry workshop
- UWA Fairway workshops for Year 11 students
- Visit to Universities, Police Academy etc. for information about career choice
- After hour and holiday tuition for Literacy/Numeracy support, Year 10-11 courses and Year 12 WACE preparation.
- Weekly motivational sessions
- Extracurricular activities (net ball, soccer, basketball, poetry completion, photography competition, choose math competition etc.)
- Art, woodwork, material design exhibition
- Fund raising activities
- Community Iftar event
- Anzac Day celebration
- Seerah Week
- Quran Competition
- Sports Carnival
- Orientation programs for Year 6 Kewdale Primary, Year 7 boys and Year 10 girls from Thornlie and Dianella campuses.
- Year 12 Formal Dinner
- Year 12 graduation
- Year 7-11 award giving ceremony