Newsletter – Term 3 – Kewdale Campus

Executive Principal Message

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members

Throughout the history of the Australian Islamic College, we have always placed a high priority on the education of our students to ensure their success, as well as adhering to Islamic values.

As we approach the end of term 3 2022, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all year 12 students as they approach the end of the school year. I wish them the very best with their upcoming exams and all their future endeavours. The College’s achievements would not be possible without the support and dedication of our teachers, and I therefore extend my thanks to all our staff.

 

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members

Throughout the history of the Australian Islamic College, we have always placed a high priority on the education of our students to ensure their success, as well as adhering to Islamic values.

As we approach the end of term 3 2022, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all year 12 students as they approach the end of the school year. I wish them the very best with their upcoming exams and all their future endeavours. The College’s achievements would not be possible without the support and dedication of our teachers, and I therefore extend my thanks to all our staff.

The year has not past without challenges, but with Allah’s (swt) grace, our continued parental’ and community support, we have always been able to meet any challenges.

It is with immense pleasure that I share with you an update regarding the progress towards opening our two new campuses in Henley Brook and Forrestdale, which will be opening in 2024 In Sha’Allah. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on 24 August 2022 to commemorate the start of the construction of each new campus. This is a tremendous achievement attributable to the ongoing blessings of Allah (swt), which is allowing us to not only expand but to continue to provide quality education to the Muslim children of Western Australia now and into the future.

The year has not passed without challenges, but with Allah’s (SWT) grace, our continued parental and community support, we have always been able to meet any challenges.

It is with immense pleasure that I share with you an update regarding the progress towards opening our two new campuses in Henley Brook and Forrestdale, which will be opening in 2024 In Sha’Allah. A ground-breaking ceremony was held on 24 August 2022 to commemorate the start of the construction of each new campus. This is a tremendous achievement attributable to the ongoing blessings of Allah (SWT), which is allowing us to not only expand but to continue to provide quality education to the Muslim children of Western Australia now and into the future.

May Allah (swt) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, continue to provide, protect and guide us all.  May our staff, students and their families have a happy term break.  I look forward to seeing you all again in Term 4 In Sha’Allah. 

Abdullah Khan
Executive Principal / CEO

Principal’s Message

From the Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents & Guardians

Assalam o Alaikum,

As we approach the end of term 3, I would like to thank you for all your continued support as we work together as a school community for our students’ well-being and academic achievement. It is our deepest desire to ensure that each student has a very successful stay at school.

Alhamdulillah, we have had an incredibly successful term, with most students focused on learning and doing their best daily. This year’s NAPLAN results are excellent. Despite several challenges due to COVID, our students have performed exceptionally well, and school averages in all the subjects are over and above the National and State averages. I would like to congratulate the parents on the success of their children.

The NAPLAN results are snapshots of a child’s performance; they also correlate with the work done by the teachers regularly. I would like to congratulate all students and teachers for their dedicated efforts, resilience, perseverance.  The results were given to the students. Please take time to look at your child’s result, and then if you would like further clarification, contact the school for an appointment with your child’s or subject teacher.

There have been so many amazing events that have taken place this term. You can find details in the assistant and deputy principal’s messages and head of learning area reports in the newsletter.  We are committed to developing and providing inspiring opportunities and experiences for all our students.

With Term 4, years 11 & 12 students will be starting their courses, leading to WACE qualifications to be taken in the summer of 2023 and 2024.  The school will continue to work to support and expand learning opportunities for our students in many ways, such as work experience, career exposure, leadership development and many other individualised student opportunities.

I want to draw your attention and request your support around the following issues of concern:

  1. The increasing number of students arriving late to school is impacting their learning time and the consistency of the school day.
  2. We are concerned regarding the inappropriate use of social media by students, we would appreciate you having conversations about why this is unacceptable. We want all our students to grow and flourish in an Islamic, safe, and respectful environment.
  3. I also want to take this opportunity to remind you of the school’s uniform policy. It will remain our focus next term.

I expect and appreciate your support in reminding your children of these issues.

I wish you a restful and enjoyable term break; it is a great time to sit with your children, reflect and making adjustments for the term ahead.  Looking forward to welcoming students back refreshed and ready for school on October 11, 2022, in sha Allah

Sincerely,
Br Mohammed Nazar Khan
Principal Kewdale Campus

Kindergarten

Ruth Faulkner Library Excursion

The kindergarten students visited the “Ruth Faulkner Library” to participate in “Chewsday storytime” organised by Wright Street Dental in collaboration with the Belmont Library.

Students had the opportunity to meet the local dental health nurse from Wright Street Dental and explore the importance of dental health through story and song.

Students also explored the museum and were amazed to view things from the past and their functions.

National Pyjama Day

On the 22nd of July; was a perfect way to get cosy and comfortable by wearing our favourite pair of pyjamas to school while coming together to support a great cause and help spread awareness of the 48000 children in foster care.

We, kindergarteners, participated in this significant cause and celebrated Pyjama Day in our classroom with our friends and peers.
Students came dressed in their favourite pyjamas for the day; we discussed the day’s significance and got involved in activities around the theme.

Brownes Dairy Incursion

Farmer Damien from “Brownes Dairy” visited us with his cow Melinda and calf Gerrard.

Students watched a brief video detailing the entire farm-to-fridge process for students to get a hands-on experience of where dairy comes from. We like to call this “Moo to You”.

Students watch Farmer Damien milk Melinda where he explains more about the milking process and taking care of cows. Students and teachers got to milk Melinda towards the end of the tour.

A food scientist, and tour leader, taught students about food safety and quality. Students got to taste different flavoured yogurt, identify the flavour, and vote for their favourite flavour.

Build a story

The kindergarten student had the opportunity to build a story and be efficient authors using “Wordless Books”.

A wordless book is a book that tells a story purely through illustrations. Wordless picture books are valuable tools for literacy development as they engage children, regardless of reading level, in prediction, critical thinking, meaning making and storytelling.

We worked on one page at a time and wrote our own story based on what was happening in the picture.

It was a perfect tool for making predictions. Starting with the cover page, students had the opportunity to predict and make up their versions of the story. Then, based on the information from the pictures, students were allowed to confirm or change their predictions.

Our theme for this term is Dinosaurs

Students enjoyed learning about dinosaurs- making predictions about what killed them—enacting to be palaeontologists, building dinosaurs’ homes, and learning dinosaurs’ names and characteristics.

Here are some photos justifying the fun we had while learning all about Dinosaurs.

Volcano Science

Learning Objectives:

  • Did volcanoes make dinosaurs extinct?
  • Know the part that constitutes a volcano; •
  • Draw their observation of an erupting volcano and use describing words.

“Kindy C” students learnt about the four layers of our planet earth. To tie in with the term’s theme- dinosaurs, we experimented on “Volcanic Eruption.”

Students enjoyed watching an erupting volcano- The teacher listed the materials and ingredients to be used and explained how to create a model of an erupting volcano.

We learnt vocabulary in contexts such as molten rock, lava, magma, etc. The red stuff that comes out of a volcano is melted rock; after the melted rock comes out of the volcano, we call it lava, but it is called magma when it is inside the volcano.

Lava Lamp

This fascinating lava lamp science experiment is a great way to show students the science behind why oil and water don’t mix.

Since oil is not water-based, it doesn’t dissolve in water. In this experiment, as the frozen ice cubes melt, the water bead it creates is suspended in the oil.

Pre-Primary

Wow what a wonderful and busy Term 3 the Pre-Primaries have had so far.

This term we have been involved in lots of exciting events including, National Science Week, Book Week and we celebrate Eid al-Adha at the beginning of this term.

For National Science Week the Pre-Primary students attended an assembly in the gym where they got to experience a science experiment known as elephant toothpaste. It was very exciting to see. The children also explored their own science experiment within the classroom. As this year’s National Science Week theme was Glass, the children created stained glass windows. Made from crushed up candy and dough.

In Week 6 the Children celebrated Book Week and dressed up as their favourite book characters. There was a lot of superheroes and princesses to be seen, as well as some homemade creative costumes as well. All the children looked wonderful, and they were so excited to show off their costumes.

We have also been lucky enough to be involved in some incursions this term. They included Brownes Dairy Incursion. RAC Road safety Incursion and West Oz Wildlife Incursion.

At the Brownes Dairy Incursion the children learnt about From Moo to You, which involved how we get milk products from cows milk once they have been milked by the farmer. The children met one cow and her calf, and they were given the opportunity to pat the cow and milk the cow. The children also partook in a science experiment using their sense of taste to determine different flavours of yoghurt.

At the RAC Road Safety Incursion, the children discussed the concept of road safety and how to be safe crossing the road. The children learnt a special saying to remind them how to safely cross the road. The children were involved in some role playing of different vehicles and took turns demonstrating how they would cross the road safely.

When West Oz Wildlife incursion visited our school, the children met and learnt about some Australian animals. These animals included, a koala, two pythons, a shingle back lizard and a blue tongued lizard. All the children were able to get up-close with these animals by taking turns to touch and feel each animal and even hold some of them.

Term 3 has also been a very big term for academics in Pre-Primary as the children have been consolidating their knowledge of letters and sounds and applying their knowledge to some reading and writing learning.

The children have been exploring CVC words, Sight words and High Frequency Words by practising reading and writing them every week. We have been discussing and sharing with our peers some of the digraphs we have been learning this term, coming up with words that contain each digraph sound. We have been practising everyday and the children are getting more and more confident every week.

In Numeracy this term the children have been exploring measurement. The children have been discovering items short and long, short and tall, heavy and light. The children conducted an inquiry where they had to heft two items and discover which one was lighter and which one is heavier.

The children explored the concept of capacity, making predictions on how many cups each container would hold.

The children also built items that were tall and long, combining different ideas of measurement to gain a deeper understanding.

This term we have also been exploring in Science the topic Living things. The children have been learning about living and non-living things. We have been discussing what living things need to survive.

The children have been interacting with the world around them and getting to know more about the birds that come and visit us in our playground area. The children together researched these birds and are making projects out of modelling clay to make some birds and their nests.

The Pre-Primary Team want to wish all the Pre-Primaries a great rest of the term and keep up all the hard work for Term 4!

Year 1

Term 3 in a Glimpse

We are at the end of term 3. Alhamdulillah, this term has flown by so quickly. We had a very eventful term. Thank you to all parents of year 1s for your continued support. Together with your support, we are able to do our part of teaching our students to be the best version of their selves. In term 3, we had the following events:

National Science Week

We celebrated science week in week 5. Year 1s did different experiments in their classes during the science week.

Book Week-Character Dress up Day

This year, the theme for book week was ‘Dreaming with eyes open’. Students dressed up as their favorite characters.

Spelling Bee Competition

In week 7, we had the spelling bee competition. There was only one student chosen from each section of year 1s. The winner of the competitor was Nubair Hassan from year 1B.

Literacy

In Literacy this term we developed our 7 steps writing skills focusing particularly on persuasive writing. They also did Literacy rotations every morning after warm ups. In their rotations, they practiced their spelling words, sentence structure, handwriting, reading eggs and sharp reading with their teacher. During sentence structure, the children have been practicing writing sentences in the present, past and future tens along with the use of punctuation.

Numeracy

This term, Year 1’s learnt about telling time-both digital and analog. They also learnt about 3d shapes. The students also developed their understanding of addition and subtraction as well as number value and place value.

HASS

In HASS, year 1s learnt about family traditions, why they are special. They also learnt about past and present. In geography, they learnt about weather symbols and explored the map of Australia.

Science

In Science we explored and our understanding about biological sciences, which included learning about different living animals and different parts of their bodies, as well as looking into their habitats. This term we also focused our time for our STEM projects, which will be exhibited on term 4.

Health

In Health we learnt about keeping safe and expressing our emotions in a safe and cohesive way. We participated in lots of discussions. Year 1s also learnt about friendship, how we can make friends, how should we behave with our friends.

Arts

In Art this term we explored the use of visual arts. This time round we turned our focus to a famous children’s author and illustrator, Eric Carle. We focused on the different illustrating techniques used by Eric in his many beautiful books. The children enjoyed collaging and applying lots of beautiful strategies to make gorgeous pieces of art.

Year 2

Literacy

2A – We shared ideas and work collaboratively to create a narrative story.

2B – The students engaged in Sharp Reading

2C – We explored various ways of communicating.

Numeracy

2A – We used manipulatives to measure things around us with a non-standard measurement unit

2B – We Learned division through grouping.

2C – We played multiplication and grouping games using dice and counters

Arts

2A – We explored the elements of art to create original artwork.

2B – We drew some beautiful overlapping images.

2C – Created colour wheels to show primary and secondary colours using oil pastels.

Science

2A – We conducted an experiment to observe how plants grow from seeds.

2B – Students learnt about different stages of Germination.

2C – Students conducted an experiment to observe the way seeds grow.

Health

2A – We role-played to understand how it feels to live in the olden days.

2B – Students communicated and interacted for health and wellbeing. They cut and pasted some healthy choices.

2C – Students participated in a friend scavenger hunt. They asked their classmates questions and recorded answers as a strategy to making new friends.

HASS

2A – We role-played to understand how it feels to live in the olden days.

2B – Organising then and now ways of living.

Special Events

2A – Character dress up day

2B – Character dress up day

2C – Character dress up day

Year 3

The Term 3 journey began with flying colours. We delved into investigations and school events such as book character dress up, science week, literacy week and numeracy week. Nevertheless, that wasn’t the only exciting thing we done this term there was so much more to come.

Literacy

In Literacy this term we developed our 7 steps writing skills focusing on narrative and persuasive writing. We took part in Sharp Reading which is a teaching and learning framework that provides direction for students and equips us to be SHARP (efficient, cutting edge) in our understanding of reading. In Reading Comprehension, we used comprehension strategies to build our literal and inferred meaning and began to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features. In Grammar and Spelling we learned a range of grammar concepts including technical nouns, prefixes, suffixes, command verbs and prepositions

Numeracy

In Numeracy we explored concepts of Number and Algebra where we counted to and from 10 000. We classified numbers as either odd or even and recalled addition and multiplication facts for single- and double-digit numbers. Concepts of Measurement and Geometry taught us to identify symmetry in the environment and match positions on maps with given information. And Last but not least concepts of Statistics and Probability had us conducting chance experiments and listing possible outcomes. We also conducted simple data investigations for categorical variables and interpreted and compared data displays.

Science

This term for science we investigated biological sciences we learnt and read all about living things and grouping them on the basis of observable features and distinguishing them from non-living things. We explored the school garden, looking at various forms of living and non-living things.

National Science Week

This term, we celebrated science week. We all took part in creating our very own science experiments in class and ended science week with an experiment in assembly where we all excitedly watched the scientist present us with elephant toothpaste.

HASS

This term in year 3, we studied about the importance of rules: who makes rules, why rules are important, and the consequences of rules not being followed. We learned about the historical origins and significance of celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world and those observed in Australia, such as Chinese New Year, NAIDOC Week.

Visual Arts

This term in Visual Arts, we extended our understanding of the visual elements as we reflected on our use to create artwork using different mediums. We experimented with varying techniques and explored the different properties and qualities of materials that can be used creatively. We explored art from other cultures and considered where and how artwork is presented to an audience.

Year 4

Return to School

Alhamdulilah, we’ve been blessed beyond measure to kick off the term with an ease on COVID-19 restrictions. Concurrently, coming back to school with mask free faces, was the icing on the cake. Our term has been jam-packed with wonderous adventures, special guests and a rewarding learning journey. We had incursions, science week, fun run ceremony, book week, basketball and netball excursions which were all incredibly set up – Allahuma barik!

Science

During this term, the year Four students have become Botanist! We have been delving into ‘Life cycle of flowering plants and parts of a plant’. We focused on what’s inside a seed, bean seed germination/flowers and pollination, plant life cycle and parts of a bee and its role in pollination. Our botanists have planted, observed, recorded and investigated the conditions of plant growth. We also carried out experiments planting bean seeds and students recorded their observations of the progress of germination for fourteen days. Additionally, our plant biologists directly experienced planting flowers in different environments/ecology to observe how the condition of plants are impacted by its surrounding and natural growing areas. We have utilised curiosity and inquisitiveness this term to unravel various phenomena.

Science Incursion

Meet the Researcher’ Incursion Program:  The year 4 cohort celebrated National Science Week 2022 by inviting a real-life Telethon Kids researcher into our classrooms. We found out exactly what a real career in science looks like. Students watched how a researcher brings STEM subjects to life through attractive activities and games, to demonstrate the value of science in life and careers. The ‘Meet the Researcher’ incursion program was aligned to the Year Four curriculum, providing students with a valuable learning experience.

Visual Art

The year 4 students engaged in visual art forms. They were fostered an artist connection with their emotions, memories and learning. Students learnt about how perspective drawing brings two dimensional drawings and paintings to life, and how perspective drawing make 2D objects appear three dimensional. Like a new physical exercise, the visual arts heal the mind by activating creative brain cells, thereby stimulating oxygenated blood flow to depleted regions. Our students always enjoy a great lesson of art to end a week. 

Literacy

Our writing journey has taken us on a trip to learning how to persuade our readers. Students in Year 4 are learning about the salient characteristics of a successful narrative writing using show do not tell sentences to possess audience to the author’s purpose where they introduce a character/problem solution verses personal experience and children’s’ wild imagination. Throughout the term our year four students have learned to use focused skills such as a sizzling start using onomatopoeia, action or dialogue, pebble, rock boulder to create a tightening tension and end their narratives in a fine resolution. The year four students also learned procedural writing. Yes! They now know how to follow a recipe. Not only that, but our year fours have also been exposed to various procedural writing such as creating a procedure for a paper cup telephone. It was a pleasure viewing how their imagination is creative and wild. Indeed, they are all authors and know how to entertain their audience.

Numeracy

Year fours were also introduced to equivalent fractions, converting mixed fractions to improper fractions and vice versa and adding and subtracting like fractions. That was challenging but our students managed this topic well. Phew!  Students also explored length and measuring masses. They also investigated decimals and how to round of decimals. Students also dived into probability where they jumped into different events and chance outcomes. Students warm up before starting each lesson by recalling maths facts such as multiples, factors and formulas of area, volume and perimeter.

In our numeracy investigations students have employed their skills experientially. Students have conducted experiments by measuring different objects and converted their measurements from centimetres to millimetres and vice versa. Students are dealing with real world situations in numeracy to help prepare them for the future.

HASS

Overall, this term in HASS students have understood and explored the journeys of Captain Cook and his settlement in Australia and how life was during the 18th century. Students also explored the first fleet journey and learnt about the convict’s life and connected this to colonial local government and the local government today. Students also explored the continent, explored the African savannah, and compared it to Australian savannah. Our year four explorers also carried out extensive research where they selected an African country and compared it to Australia’s climate vegetation and savannah. Across this eventful term, we were engulfed in inquiry-based learning when exploring these intriguing topics. It has been a wonderous journey in year 4 – to learn about early settlements and different geographical features in Africa and Australia.

Year 5

Literacy

In literacy this term we have been building on our skills through our literacy block. In the first 20 minutes of our literacy block students have been rotating through editing, comprehension, vocabulary activities, Reading eggs and Sharp reading with the teacher. Students are becoming more settled in the routine and are able to keep themselves on task. During our second 20 minute block students are led through Spelling Mastery with a mixture of dictation and building words using morphographs. In our final 20 minute block students have been focused on creating narratives that follow the 7 Step format. We have been particularly focused on using descriptive language such as personification and hyperbole to help situate our readers in our stories. We can’t wait to read their latest creations!

Numeracy

In numeracy this term we have been exploring how budgeting can help us in our day-to-day life. Students got some hands-on learning experience through planning and budgeting for a proposed school camp. Students have also been able to deepen their knowledge about decimals. We have begun to add, subtract and order decimals and inshallah we will be able to multiply and divide them soon. We have also started to learn about angles. We have learned to read angles, measure angles, draw and angles and answer word problems about them.

Science

In science this term we have been exploring structural, behavioural and physical adaptations. We have learned a lot through theory but even more through our experiments. We constructed hypotheses and planned our investigations. Students have conducted experiments about how surface areas effect water retention and heat loss. Students have graphed their results and are able to explain whether their hypotheses were correct and if they were not, they were able to explain why it was not. Mashallah Year 5’s!

HASS

Our HASS this term has helped the students explore Australia’s beautiful and diverse landscapes. We have learned about traditional farming methods and how they were sustainable methods compared to our modern farming methods. Students have also discovered what to do to prepare themselves and their houses in the event of a bushfire. They can read a bushfire alert scale and act/plan accordingly.

Health

In today’s modern society technological literacy is a must. This term we have been learning about classifications for media and how to identify appropriate content. With our modern world leaning heavily into social media it is important that out students are able to navigate these platforms with ease and are able to make informed decisions.

Art

Our artists have been hard at work this term creating and critiquing Aboriginal artwork. We have analysed Jimmy Pike artwork and have been critiquing the methods used to create various types of artworks. Students have also been trying their hand at smudging and shading to create depth in their artwork. We can’t wait to see what amazing pieces students will create with their newly acquired skills.

National Science Week

National Science Week bought us two very special visitors from high school to demonstrate some wonderful science experiments. The wonderful chemical reactions we witnessed have definitely stoked the curious scientific minds of the year 5 students.

Year 6

Assalam O Alaikum
Dear Parents and guardians,

We have had a marvellous term filled with a variety of enlightening experiences as we undertook experiments, investigations, and educational school events.

Literacy

We begin our day with a productive 60-minute literacy block. Students explore and consolidate their learning as they take part in presenting their knowledge of literacy concepts during the literacy warm up. This is followed by sharp reading; students go on to develop their reading comprehension skills through sentence de-construction and explanation of varying texts. Students then delve into their spelling mastery as they develop their knowledge of morphographs. To finish off, students explore the topic of narrative writing as they construct imaginative texts which maintain their seven steps conventions.  

Numeracy

Our Numeracy journey begins with our daily warm up, students consolidate their mathematical understanding of known concepts as they complete a series of questions within a set period of time. Students have explored equivalent fractions, multiplication of decimals, division of numbers larger than 999, finding equivalent fractions, dividing decimals, and converting fractions to decimals. Students have also developed their abilities to deconstruction word problems through the use of their CUBES strategy, this enables them to comprehend complex mathematical problems through a series of acquired steps.

Science

This term, students delved into the fungi kingdom and identified varying types of fungus and how particular fungi can be beneficial while others are sometimes harmful.  Students went on to investigate the influence of yeast on producing CO2 and made predictions on the effectiveness of yeast in combination with varying ingredients. Students also explored how fungi benefits us as they hypothesised on the effect of yeast in bread making and why it is useful, it was delicious!

Students explored how and why mold grows, along with its integral role in creating medicine to serve humanities health needs.

HASS

Our HASS experiences were heightened as we explored the continent of Asia. We delved into the 4 regions of Asia and how they vary in culture, linguistics, population, area, and religion.  Students researched a country within Asia and went on to orally present their projects to their peers. It was so interesting!

Visual Arts

Students explored one-point perspective art pieces, they identified the main concepts and themes presented within this style. Their knowledge was further enhanced as students went on to create their own one-point perspective art pieces.

National Science Week

For National Science week, students took part in a series of experiments. This began with the creation of elephant toothpaste, students watched on in bated breath to see the result as the thick foam of toothpaste shot into the air. This was then followed by the creation of slime; students followed a series of instructions in order to form a chemical reaction between two ingredients, resulting in slimy goodness.  

Book Week – Character Dress up Day

Students dreamt with their eyes open as their imaginations and interpretations of story characters were brought to life during book week. Worlds collided as students shared their favourite book titles and showed off their wonderful costumes. What a wonderful learning experience!

Religion – Primary

All praise is due to Allah Ta’aala our Creator and Nourisher. With the grace and mercy of the Almighty we are quickly approaching the end of Term 3 2022.

Alhamdulillah usual teaching and learning went well over the term as our students were enlightened by our wonderful teachers regarding many different topics in Islamic studies. The year 6’s in particular have learnt extensively regarding the Seerah The life of prophet Muhammad and taken great lessons from the Seerah. Students have also progressed well in Qur’aan reading and memorisation.

Students at AIC Kewdale primary have extensively been trained in calling out the Athaan and will soon compete to call out the best Athaan in a special event that will be held at the end of term.

Students were also reminded to be grateful to Allah for all His blessings as we witness the chaos and havoc in many parts of the world especially Pakistan where the floods have affected almost 30% of the country. May Allah bring ease and Aafiyah to all those who are affected.

Alhamdulillah we are always trying our best at AIC to help our wonderful students to love Allah Ta’aala and fulfil the purpose of our creation.

Jazaakallah Khair

Abdullah Haffejee

Religion Department

Kewdale primary

Physical Education

Welcome to our third edition of sport news for school zine! As always, we were off to a great start here at AIC Kewdale Primary, we kicked off with our sport classes where students were learning new skills of the world game SOCCER! We also had extra sporting clinics such as tennis, netball and basketball clinics happening this term thanks to the sporting schools’ grants!

We held our annual fun run ceremony on 3rd of August 2022 in the school gym. It was a momentous occasion recognizing the top 15 fundraising students.  We had the lovely Cassie Rowe MLA in attendance who donated the bikes and two lucky winners walk away with brand new bikes. We look forward to another fun year in 2023 as it will be our 10th year anniversary of fun runs. Stay tuned in what will be bigger and better for next year!

Our top 15 fundraising students!

  • Arfan – Kindy B
  • William Askar – Pre-Primary C
  • Johan – Pre-Primary A
  • Talal – 1B
  • Amanful – 1A
  • Aesha K – 2A
  • Hafsah Parkar – 2A
  • Urwah – 3C
  • Josephine – 4A
  • Kawther – 4C
  • Hammaad – 4C
  • Kinan – 4C
  • Saleh – 5C
  • Neer – 6C
  • Esther – 6A

We also had many excursions where our students in year 4, 5 and 6 represented the school in the following competitions:

  • School basketball slam series (August 4th) for year 5 & 6 boys and girls.
  • School basketball slam series (August 24th) for year 4 boys.
  • Multicultural Netball Carnival (August 26th) for year 4, 5 and 6 girls.

Our year 6 girls finished 3rd in the competition for the girls’ basketball, narrowing missing the grand finals. First time in history an AIC girls team has made it to third position in a basketball competition. Well done to the girls.

Another special mention to our year 6 green team who finished runner up at the netball carnival, having 4 straight wins, one tie and one loss. They narrowly missed out on top spot. It is a great effort by those girls.

Our netball girls

  • Hamida Hussein
  • Sumaya Aliyi
  • Rahaf Salih
  • Nurain Hossain
  • Malika Mohasseli
  • Deeqa Handule
  • Amna Noor
  • Salma Abdi
  • Nadiah Syed
  • Rahma Moftar
  • Weam
  • Khadijah Du Toit
  • Aisha Mahdi
  • Anzal Yassin
  • Hamedah Mohammadi
  • Suntus Musa
  • Alya Ahmed
  • Balqees Ahmadzai
  • Nadira Dirshe
  • Zaynab Usman
  • Amina Dizdar
  • Rahma Warsame
  • Aseel Alkoud
  • Laila Mead
  • Marah Salih
  • Maram Omer
  • Nafiso Muhudin
  • Hamda Mire
  • Jihan Mohamed
  • Afnan Rashid
  • Zeynab Mohammed
  • Amira
  • Reanna Didan
  • Aisha Mohamed Abdirahman
  • Ruwayda Moftar
  • Ruqiya Aalat
  • Nour Mohamed Soliman
  • Farhia Ali
  • Maryam Raja
  • Juwan Fatani
  • Kawther 4c

Our year 4 boys basketball team

  • Hassan Abdallah
  • Ibrahim Abdulwehab
  • Wafiy Ismail
  • Muhammed Kamal El Dine
  • Abdullah Aliyi
  • Liban Muhammed
  • Farhan Khan
  • Yunus Khan
  • Ismail Ismail
  • Nasrudin Ali
  • Hammaad Haffejjee
  • Haider Al Asadi

Our year 6 boys and girls team for the basketball competition

  • Yusuf Abdallah
  • Yahya Rooble
  • Nurain
  • Bilal L
  • Zakariya
  • Alya
  • Ahmed Idris
  • Yaseen Balqees
  • Ahmad Alhameed
  • Abdullah Fayeez
  • Maryam Sanbur
  • Elias
  • Khalid M
  • Malikah
  • Mourad
  • Omar Ibrahim
  • Nawal
  • Abdallah Fuad
  • Ahmed Ahmed
  • Asiya
  • Jamal
  • Tamim
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  • Obyda
  • Yusuf S
  • Suntus
  • Bashir
  • Maaz
  • Rahma M

HPE

Asalaamu’alaykum Dear Parents and Community Members.

Alhumdulilah we have had another great and productive term. We have hosted our First Annual Interschool Badminton Tournament, which was a great success with multiple schools competing. During this term we also hosted Our Annual Interschool Volleyball Tournament. Our students did very well and represented our school in the best of manners. Well done!

During this term we have also competed in the Interschool Cup for Volleyball and the Live Lighter Inter School Badminton Competition. We participated very well and came second place in both competitions. We are very proud of our participants as they all made it to the final rounds which is a massive achievement and 2 of our teams made it to the Grand Final and finished as runners-up.

The Bachar Houli Foundation Academy along with the Football Commission of WA had a trials day in which 15 of our students participated. Students from other schools attended and Alhumdulilah the top 5 students selected were our students. They will now have an opportunity to join the Bachar Houli Foundation Academy and further their improve their skills and leadership qualities insha’Allah.

The Annual Multicultural Cup, as always was fantastic this year. We had 4 teams from High School and 4 teams from Primary School represent our school. The students carried themselves very well and showed great sportsmanship. We are very proud of all the girls who participated and represented our school.

We look forward to an activity packed term 4 as the Annual School Sports Carnival takes place. From there, the top athletes will participate in the interschool athletics carnival taking place at the end of October Insha’Allah.

We are grateful for your continuous support. Thank you to Our School’s management team and Our Community who are always willing to support us in every manner. JazakAllah.

Technologies

Term 3 is generally very full-on for the teachers. Number one, because this term is the final term for year 12s. Teachers are under immense pressure to complete the syllabus and at the same time provide reasonable revision for the MOCK and WACE exams.

  1. Year 12 ATAR exams begin in week 10 of term 3, and we wish them all the very best for their upcoming exams. This also marks the final term for year 11s and 10s. Both these cohorts will begin their new academic year in week 2 of Term 4 2022.
  1. Year 11 ATAR exams being in week 8 of term 3.
  2. Year 10s will be writing their end of term tests in week 9.

May Allah (SWT) make these difficult times easy for these students.

WARP 2022 competition

Two teams from year 9 boys class participated in the WARP (Western Australian Robotics Playoffs) 2022 Innovation challenge that took place on 27th August 2022 at Curtin University. The challenge for students was to investigate a real-life primary industries problem and present a possible solution. The boys were given four weeks to prepare a presentation with the solution.

Team 1 comprising of Abdul Gaffar, Nubaid and Luqman chose the topic of: How can we reduce the number of harvester fires in WA? This team came 3rd in the competition and won $250 as the prize money that the school can utilise in purchase of STEM items

Team 2 comprising of Ahmed Nabeel, Hussein and Shafiq chose the topic of: what is the next big plant-based meat product for the Australian market This team came 2nd in the competition and won $500 as the prize money that the school can utilise in purchase of STEM items. They provided the vegan option by using mushrooms to cook the very Aussies staple – meat pie.

The judges were impressed with the preparation of the teams, the depth of knowledge and their confidence with which they presented. They especially commended the students on simple trouble shooting techniques and the attitude as they remained unfazed by the fact that there was no projector. This showed the students willingness to deliver the presentation even if there were obstacles and admired their ‘come what may’ attitude.

PRESENTATION IN THE ASSEMBLY

The efforts of these boys were recognised in the assembly in week 8 by awarding them with trophies and cash money of $20 EACH. Well done and tremendous effort and best of luck for next year.

STEM outreach incursion by curtin university

On 2nd of September 2022, two representatives from Curtin University who are involved in STEM outreach program came to present a hands-on activity to the year 9 students at the Kewdale campus. The details of the activity are mentioned below:

Coding & Automation: Speedy-bots

Design and adapt a programmable Lego robot to move and manipulate objects around a field. Best suited to students as an introduction to coding.

Students got an opportunity to mechanically improve the robot by adding Lego arms and also improve the performance of the robot using a program. All in all, students enjoyed this activity as it gave them an opportunity to get involved in a hands-on activity, build, and improve the design of the robot and also use a programming language (scratch) to make the robot work.

The Year 10’s this term were delving into the creation of databases via the use of Microsoft Access. A database allows students to gather data into information and store it securely. A database program allows the data to be processed into information, something that can be communicated and understood. The main significance of using a database in comparison to Spreadsheet programs such as Excel is that it can be securely protected and requires specific keys to be able to be viewed (for example they cannot be emailed unless put into a winzip/rar file).

Through the use of this program students had created their tables via entering their field names (their headings) and selected appropriate data types for them via the design view – this ensures that no data of the incorrect type is input in (for example putting in letters where only numbers should be written like for a phone number).

Once the field names are constructed the students can then go back into the datasheet view and type in their data – if any incorrect type of data is input the program will pick this up through the data type that was selected when designing the table. The program also detects duplicate data and would not let you proceed if duplicate data for what we call our primary key – an identifier such as a name or ID which is unique to that entry.

Microsoft Access has a variety of different features that make it an exceptional database program including being able to creating reports so the data is presented in a printable and formal format and a query which lets the user not only sort out and find specific data with multiple criteria but also input calculations. The most unique feature that makes it pleasing to the eye in presentation is the creation of a data entry screen via a form, which creates uses a drag and drop feature from your data, automatically showing data records one at a time through an aesthetically pleasing platform. Using Microsoft Access using the ascending/descending, filter and criteria tools makes it easy for organization and location of suitable information.

The students have worked exceptionally well on creating 4 different databases on a variety of different scenarios in which they delved into exploring these skills and features.

Braille Blocks for STEAM

Two students in year eight are creating Braille blocks using TinkerCad, a web application. This project is for helping visually impaired people. The protrusion is attached to the surface so that it can be recognized with the touch sensitivity of the foot sole and the cane. They are creating the alphabet A-Z and Numbers 0-9.

Students are also creating Box for Braille blocks to keep it secure and more presentable.

Spaceship for STEAM

Two students from grade 7 are working on another STEAM project and creating Spaceship. Students are using their foundational skills for innovation using Engineering and design that they have learned from Engineering and 3D design.

Creating an animated Game using Roblox

Another student in grade seven is creating a game using ROBLOX, in which programming language is used to create a game. In the game, there is a character moving, and different characters can change in color, size, material, and transparency.

Microbit e-Pet

A year 9 student, Aatika Haqqi, came up to suggest creating an e-Pet toy to mimic a real-life pet without the hassle of having a real live one. She says the pet would be able to be fed, entertained and kept clean all through the use of a Micro:bit chip. Her application and understanding of basic biology, psychology and human entertainment value makes this project commendable.

Arabic

Indeed, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an that you might understand. (12:2)

The Arabic language is a unique, beautiful, and rich language. It is not the language of one country; it is the language of nearly 30 countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East. There are more than 400 million native speakers around the globe. Linguists classify the Arabic language into two main versions: the first one is classical Arabic, the language used in the Holy Quran, and there is no alteration to it. The religious scholars use the Classical version. The other one is Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This version is practically identical to Classical Arabic and is used in schools, universities, media, politicians, poets, authors, and newsreaders.

The Arabic department in AIC Kewdale High School has organised Arabic poetry and written words competitions across the three AIC campuses to encourage students to love and learn Modern Standard Arabic (العَرَبِيّةُ الفِصْحَى). When the announcement was made in the school assembly in week 2, a significant number of students were eager to register and participate in the competition.

Besides the Arabic competition, the department celebrated an important event, which was languages week. The Arabic department has honoured and disseminated the significance of celebrating the diversity and the values of learning languages. Teachers and students were busy producing a variety of language posters that attracted the school community.

Languages Week

Below are two girls from the year 12 cohort conducting a presentation for languages week. These two girls conveyed a well-prepared, informative PowerPoint presentation that kept the attention of the whole school assembly. After they finished their presentation, they received big applause and joy from the audience.

They reminded the audience that diversity of languages and colours is one of the signs of Allah SWT. Diversity is recognised and highly praised in the Quran.

And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for those of sound knowledge. (Quran 30:22)

Spoken Words

The Arabic Poetry competition was held at Kewdale Highschool in week 7, Term 3, 2022. The contestants were from year 7 to year 12. It was the first time that students participated in a poetry competition. Although the timeframe to prepare for the competition was short, the students displayed great courage and confidence to memorise an Arabic poem with its translation and recite it aloud in front of their peers. Some of those who competed in poetry were talented and displayed their hidden qualities and ingenuity.

Below is the poem the year seven students had to present in the competition. The message of this poem is the importance of developing an organised lifestyle to adopt good habits and maintain a happy routine.

The following images show the year seven students performing the above poem. The students captivated the judges and audience with their performance and talent.

The year eight students performed a poem on the language of the ancestors. The message of this poem was the value of maintaining one’s native language, as it is an essential factor in retaining personal identity.

The year nine students recited and entertained the audience with the below poem on travelling. The essence of this poem is the importance of travelling and its experiences.

Vocabulary and Written Words Competition

The following images represent students participating in the 2022 Vocabulary and Written Words Competition. Students received 50 words to memorise and use in meaningful Arabic sentences. Most of the students demonstrated their well-developed literacy skills by producing eloquent Arabic sentences.

Learning Arabic language with technology

It is a privilege to have access to technology. Our college is fortunate to have laptops to improve their reading and writing skills. Technology in language learning transforms students from passive recipients to active learners and allows more profound and enriching linguistic immersions.

The Arabic department recognises and appreciates the school management for providing the necessary equipment that improves students learning experience.

The images below illustrate students utilising laptops during their Arabic lessons. Using the laptops also provides opportunities to improve their typing skills using Arabic keyboards.

High School Religion

Dear Readers

The Religion Department is having a productive term 3. Students in all year levels are engaged in Islamic learning on a variety of topics. The teachers ensure that these topics are made relevant to the lives of the students. The topics are age appropriate and are intended to spark curiosity in the minds of the students about the Islamic perspective. Various activities are used to positively engage students in learning.

Year 7

The Year 7s studied multiple surahs (chapters) from the Quran. The objective of these topics is to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of the Quran. This study is also intended to develop the skills to extract meaning and life lessons from the Quran.

Students were placed in groups to extract meaning from the Surah and to display the information on an A3 sheet.

Year 8

The Year 8s studied topics such as Modesty, Justice, Forgiveness, Cruelty to animals and major & minor sins. The objective of these topics are to develop in the students the admirable qualities of a good human being. The students realized that the Quran and Sunnah promotes these admirable qualities extensively.

Year 9

Year 9s studied topics such as Etiquette of sleeping, Hygiene, Matters of dress and adornment, and Permissible livelihood. These topics will enlighten students about the Quran and Sunnah directive on good health and good manners.

Year 10

Year 10s studied topics such as Honesty, Modesty, Courage, Following passion, Relationships. The students study hadith on the various topics and develop a deeper understanding of these topics from on Islamic perspective.

Year 11

Year 11s studied topics such as Classical groups, Hadith 73, Environmental ethics in Islam, Proof of Prophethood. The Year 11s found these topics very interesting and relevant to the world that they live in now. The Environmental ethics discussion gave students a renewed energy to defend the environment from corruption.

Year 12

Year 12s studied topics such as Nation state and citizenship and End of life and life after death. The latter topic was well received by all students. They found the descriptions of life after death very inspiring to work towards a good ending of life. The student engaged in enjoyable groups activities such as debates, quizzes etc.

High School HASS

Year 11 Politics and Law ATAR students participate in multi-school event at the WA Constitution Centre.

On Thursday, 1st September, AIC students of Yr 11 Politics and Law participated in the 2022 State Schools’ Constitutional Convention. The following students participated: Zahra Anwary, Farwa Nahoori, Yara Soliman, Mariama Diallo, Hadja Jalloh, Esma Serin, Mohammed Essa and Faris Ghoniem.

The all day event was attended by more than 90 students from schools all over Perth including AIC Kewdale, Trinity College, St Mary’s Girl

High School Art

AIC Collective at Belmont Art Hub

This year, Australian Islamic College were invited by the City of Belmont to host an exhibition in their public Art Hub space at Ruth Faulkner Library in Belmont. This is a very exciting opportunity for both the school and our students showcasing what we have to offer at the Australian Islamic College, and highlighting the talent and creativity of our students.

On the 18th of August, the school held an opening event for our exhibition titled ‘AIC Collective’. Our exhibition showcases a total of forty-nine artworks from the talented students from year 7 to 12 of the Australian Islamic College’s Kewdale Campus. The opening event was a great success with honorary members of the school including members of the Belmont City Council, the school’s executive and management teams in attendance, and has been receiving glowing reviews and comments from the public.

The exhibition would not have been possible without ongoing support of the Arts from the school and Br Mohammed Nazer Ahmed Khan, Belinda Cobby (Arts Officer at Belmont City Council) and her assistance leading up to the exhibition, the Food Technology department for their catering, and of course the Visual Art teachers Sr Grace and Sr Carmen, along with their Head of Leaning Area, Dina Magar. This exhibition is to highlight the hard work and efforts of our students, who without, this would not be possible.

High School Math

NAPLAN RESULTS -Years 7 AND 9

NAPLAN results arrived in the school recently. Congratulations to those students who now achieved Great results. It is especially pleasing for those students who have worked really hard and have taken advantage of the support provided at home and at school. A hard copy of Naplan Results would be provided to students to take home.

For the year 9 students who did not achieve band 8 in any of the component, will have to sit for OLNA in 2022 Term4 Week 3-4. Additional support will continue to be available.

ICAS External Assessment For Yr 7-10

This year about 85 students participated in the ICAS Assessments for year 7-10 for Mathematics, English, Science and Digital technologies online. We would like to thanks students, parents and staff for their commitment towards the external assessments.

ACARA Item Trial 2022 – Testing NAPLAN Questions

Students from year 7 and year 9 were selected to participate in the trial NAPLAN test. The purpose of the Item Trial is to evaluate potential NAPLAN test questions (‘items’) for use in future NAPLAN test. The tests were administered at the school by external test supervisors.

Students doing their Mid-term Assessments in the exam hall

OLNA –Year 10-12

Some of the Year 10-12 students who did not achieve category 3 in first Round of OLNA in March, sat for the second round of OLNA in week 7 and week8 of term 3. After school online classes were conducted for these students and the students practiced the questions from https://olna.com.au/

We would like to thank students, teachers, and parents for the hard work and efforts they put in. The results will be released in Oct 2022.

Maths students at work (Br Donald’s class)

From Kite to Pythagoras

The Year 7 Maths Extension Class were asked to design a kite. In doing so they learnt important skills such as unit conversions, area, sustainability (maximum fabric had to be used), and how scale ratios apply in real life. The students came up with many colourful designs. The idea of kite was then extended to introduce Pythagoras theorem given that the two diagonals of a kite intersect at right angles. Students were then shown a model of Pythagoras theorem.

Seen in picture are Elif Baser, Fatimah Patel and Zoya Basit with kite designs and discussion on Pythagoras theorem.

Maths students at work (Sr Katherine Muller’s class)

Year 9 girls working on Water Park investigation.

Year 9 working on Education Perfect

Year 9 working on a 3D model (using Autodesk TinkerCAD)

Year 10 girls working on DESMOS (graphing parabolas)

Year 9 Girls – starter activity – Drawing NETS of 3D shapes

Year 9 Girls – making a cylinder from the Net

Year 7 Starter Activity – calculations

Maths students at work (Br Afzal’s class)

Year 8 students, Zakaria Mashadani, Bassam Al-Azzawi and Ammar Furqan participated in the University of Melbourne: Mathematics and Statistics Research Competition 2022, in the intermediate category. The students found a solution to a complex competition question using Python code and Excel spreadsheet, prepared a formal report and submitted the report to the competition committee on 10th August 2022.

Maths students at work (Br Donald’s class)

Year 9 Extension Class were asked to design a theme park. They had to apply their knowledge of Linear Concepts involving the Cartesian plane, distance between two points, mid-points and equation of a line. The design had to be practical in terms of accessibility to facilities and easy movement within various theme-based activities such as waterslides and children’s pool area. Featured below is a design by Lojain Shams.

Numeracy Week

During Week 7 Term3, Maths Department students and teachers celebrated the Numeracy week. Presentations, competitions and activities were organised by Maths teachers and students and presented in the school assembly.

Muslims’ Contribution in Mathematics

High School Science

National Science Week is an opportunity to reflect on the many works done by the various scientists across the globe.

In 2022, the world observes the UN-declared International Year of Glass.

Celebrating what the UN describes as one of the most important, versatile, and transformative materials of history. Glass will continue to have an enormous impact into our future, not only for its many applications, but also for the integral role it will play in sustainable development.

The AIC, Kewdale science team organised a display of different demonstrations to honour the works of these many scientists. Demonstrations and presentations in assembly as well as an exhibition set up on the new, Ibn Al-Haytham Science Block (Named after- Pioneering Scientist- Father of Modern Optics).

Students had the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on experience with the equipment and demonstrations.

Enjoy a few pictures below!

  • Student precipitation reactions.
  • Precipitation can be used in wastewater treatment to remove contaminants.
  • Unblocking blocked drains at home

Br. Frank Setting up a titration experiment.

Titrations, among other areas, are used in medicine to analyse purity of medicines.

Student performing a titration

The science team launched a rocket to kickstart science week celebrations.

Australia has launched a space plan from 2021-2030 which is aimed at advancing national interests and priorities in space.

Our students will have the opportunity to explore space as it has never been done before.

They say, “The sky is the limit!” Well, at this point, this is highly debatable…….

Year 7 Students, Ayman Shariff and Farid Ahmed making a presentation in assembly about the process of making glass and its uses.

We had the opportunity to make ice-cream using liquid nitrogen.

Liquid nitrogen allows for a superquick-freezing process, the spectacular, smoky effect produces and the soft textured ice cream.

This is because the ice crystals in the ice cream remain very small, due to the extremely low temperature of the liquid nitrogen.

Four senior school teams battled out over a science quiz.

Testing their general knowledge and understanding of various sciences areas. Great display of teamwork. Congratulations to the Physics Philosophers, for the outstanding win!

Sr. Pashtoon Waheedy , laboratory technician with the help of Haneen Ahmed (yr11) performing a hydrogen pop test.A balloon filled with hydrogen gas is ignited.it then makes a deafening pop sound, a test for hydrogen.

Science department members listening to a presentation in assembly

High School English

Term three has been another very busy productive period for the English department at the Kewdale campus.

 One of the ways that we love to use in getting the students to be very active in their learning is the use of ‘poster reviews’ or ‘annotation of topics and concepts taught’ in our classrooms.

 The poster work that we have shared represents the work of our year 7, 9 and year 11 ATAR students.

 By getting students to work in small groups and review the concepts that have been taught over a period of time is a fun an exciting way of knowing whether or not the students have retained the content and skills shared in the classroom.

This particular method of teaching encourages collaboration between students, leadership and the reinforcement of curriculum content in a non-threatening way that all students enjoy participating in. We use this strategy from year 7 -12. Most importantly our students are having fun while learning. 

Regards

Michael Phillips HOLA English

High School Uni-Ready

Assalamu alaikum!

Our school has been liaising with Curtin University for the past two years to offer the UniReady Enabling Program to a carefully selected group of Year 12 General students. These students, on successful completion, will achieve a 70 ATAR and eligibility for university entry to pursue tertiary subjects of their choice, in sha Allah.

At AIC, this special program runs concurrent with school courses during which students complete two core subjects (Academic Writing and Communication) and two elective subjects. The students will round off their studies with an exclusive tour of Curtin University Bentley Campus in Term 4.

Since this is an intensive course that requires high academic skills, sincere effort, regular attendance, working against tight timelines while balancing school, UniReady subjects and workplace learning, let’s hear what some of our students have to say about the program:

On Track to a Teaching Degree

Firstly, I would like to say that I was very privileged to be able to do this course in Year 12 instead of having to do it after school. I chose UniReady because it was the best pathway for me to enter university and begin my journey in tertiary education. UniReady will give me a 70% ATAR which will open may doors for me in university where I can continue my studies. The units I did in UniReady were Fundamentals of Academic Writing, Foundations of Communications, Introduction to Commerce, and Applying Mathematics. I chose these units as they were the most useful for me and what I want to study in the future. My future plan for university is to study Teaching, Insha’Allah. My journey so far in this course has had many ups and downs. UniReady is much more different to school subjects as the standards are much higher. For example, the due dates and plagiarism checks are much stricter than they are at school. The easiest thing I found in UniReady is that every unit has many resources that help you through your assessments. The most difficult thing I found in this course is the strictness on plagiarism and the many different types you can do even by accident. Another important skill needed in this course is time management, as every assessment has a due date, and you will need to manage your time to be able to complete it. My advice for future UniReady students is to pay attention in class and to read your weekly topics on a regular basis.

– Sara Tarin

The Power of UniReady

If you’re not doing ATAR and you would like another way to enter university, then Alhamdulillah our school has given Year 12s doing the best option -UniReady!

I chose UniReady as it was the best option for me and the workload I could take. This will allow me to pursue in university what

I’m most passionate about i.e., Major in Law and my Minor in Business. By doing UniReady you can also apply to university early which can help you tremendously especially in competitive degrees that may be hard to get into. The course content is difficult to understand at first because the standard is university standard, but with the help of the amazing teachers who teach this course and their advice, knowledge and support allow us students to grasp the content easily. It is a big adjustment at first but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier. You will need to obtain good time management skills as it takes a while to complete assignments and study for exams alongside schoolwork. I always had a monthly calendar/planner on my door and look at it every day I come home from school to see what assignments I need to start on and when they are due (I also do this for my school workload) this ensures that I know what I need to get done, set my priorities and accomplished my goals! Some advice I’d like to give is that although it can be difficult at times completing Uniready is rewarding and a big step into the future, just know your teachers are there to help you along the way, they want you to succeed and for you to do well!

– Zahraa Almajbool

Sight Set on Medical Sciences

Alhamdulillah in Year 12, I got the chance to be part of the UniReady program and to be able to realise my dream of going to university. I chose to study Health Studies and Applied Mathematics as I plan to study Laboratory Medicine at Curtin University. There are stressful times while studying but with focus and effort, it will be worth it. There are times where you have to pull all-nighters to finish studying a topic and memorise loads of content or complete an assessment, but the end result pays off. The main advice I would give to future UniReady students: don’t stress because it won’t help and revise each and every topic at home. And write down your own notes for every topic because you will thank yourself later during a test.

-Manija Raskekh

Designing My Dreams

I chose to enrol in UniReady because I want to major in Interior Architecture at university and eventually design my own mosque as my ultimate objective. I’ve taken courses in Academic Writing, Communications, Commerce, and am currently completing Humanities. As far as my experience goes, it was quite nerve-wracking, especially when it came to time management and assessments. I’d advise being methodical with your time management, concentrating, and making sure you finish everything before the due date to achieve success.

-Sara Omer

Building Blocks of My Future Career

I decided to do UniReady because I saw this as an opportunity from the General pathway to go university to pursue a career in construction management. The content in UniReady is completely different to what we learn in school, the standard is higher, and it has improved my general work habits, making me a hard-working student. The take-home assignments are slightly easier than the exams because there is much content to memorise for the exams. Time management is key skill in UniReady – procrastinating is practically impossible as there is so much content to learn and deadlines to meet. I recommend UniReady for students who feel like they missed their opportunity to go into ATAR but who are ready to do work at a university standard at school and in the future.

-Farhan Rofik

Pathway to My Passion in Health

I chose UniReady because it allows me to have a good understanding of the work needed in university. I study Health sciences and Mathematics as my electives as these subjects will help me do a Bachelor of Health Sciences and later, study Medicine. The core subjects Academic Writing and Communications prepare you for university – the work requirements are completely different from school expectations such as referencing and the formal style of responses. The journey so far was a bit difficult at first but once you understand what is needed in the assessments needed it becomes easier. My advice for future UniReady students is to have good time management and a good understanding of the content taught in class as well as going through all the information whenever your free, and ALWAYS check the rubric on the questions before answering the actual questions as the rubric helps you a lot on how the answer should be answered.

-Iftu Mohamed

VET

Vocational Education and Training (VET) department at the Australian Islamic College has been working with other Registered Training Organisations to make sure that our students have every available option for them when looking at a career after they leave the college.

Current students are on track to complete their courses and InshaAllah this will give them four (4) C grade equivalents towards their WACE graduation. Vocational Education and Training courses have also proved very beneficial not by just getting employment but also towards gaining entry into university where the VET courses they have completed has shown that our students have the required skills to gain entry into university.

Alhamdulillah most of the year 11 and 12 students have almost completed their courses and have been issued their certificates. Congratulations to them on completing their qualifications

The applications for North and South Metro TAFE have been submitted. We have 18 students that have applied for courses with them next year. InshaAllah all are accepted.

The Vocational Education and Training Sports and Recreation and Sports Coaching Certificate II students also completed their Senior First Aid certificates, which goes towards the course completion. Alhamdulillah the college has invested and trained two of our teachers to be qualified first aid trainers.

Course that are going to be offered next year 2022

Certificate II Workskills Development (Yrs 11 and 12)

This certificate allows students to gain a variety of skills and knowledge needed to undertake administrative roles in a business environment.

Certificate II Sports and Recreation (Yrs 11 and 12)

This course is a blend of hands-on theoretical learning about the Sport and Recreation industry and is a great entry level qualification for students

Certificate II Community Services (Yrs 11 and 12)

This certificate allows students to develop the skills and knowledge to undertake community services work such as providing support and assistance to a variety of clients including childcare, the elderly and the disability sector.

Certificate II Hospitality (Yrs 11 and 12)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of hospitality, operational skills, and basic industry knowledge. This qualification provides a pathway to work in various hospitality settings, such as restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, cafés, and coffee shops.

Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies (Yrs 11 and 12)

This Certificate II level program develops some of the most common and transferable skills and knowledge in order to prepare students for entry level positions in the ICT services industry. It can also lead to further study in general ICT pathways or in a particular IT specialization.

Certificate II Sports and Coaching

This qualification provides a pathway to work in entry-level assistant coaching roles, working or volunteering at community based sports clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry. The course provides a defined and fundamental range of elementary coaching skills needed to engage participants in a specific sport, under the supervision of a senior coach.

On behalf of the VET Team

Tengku Shahrul Shah

VET Coordinator