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Year 6

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Parents

What an eventful term that came along with its own set of challenges and difficulties. Alhamduillah, we have managed to persevere and tackle the challenges head on. In year 6 we focus on preparing students for high school and providing them with the necessary skills that will enable to thrive and succeed in all subject areas.

Literacy

The Warm-up – 10 mins

Its short, its sweet, it most certainly is effective. What is now a part of our every morning routine. Students start off the morning with literacy warmups that helps develop students’ comprehension skills, vocabulary, creativity and phonics knowledge.

Rotations – 15 mins

It’s a smooth transition from the warm-ups to the rotations activity.  students know exactly where to go and what to do and are immediately on task. Students are divided up into 5 groups each group doing a separate activity with the tasks being rotated everyday. Each week the groups rotate between guided reading, ReadingEggs, complex sentence writing, text exercises and task cards. Each of the activities develop students literacy skills and provides students with a strong foundational knowledge of literature and literacy.

Spelling Mastery – 15 mins

No game can be played without understanding the rules. A well develop textbook that breaks down the most complex rules of the English language into bite size, easy to understand activities. The Spelling Mastery text is an all-in-one pack that focuses on English rules, vocabulary building and phonics knowledge.

Writing – 20 mins

They’re warm, they know the rules they got the tools now its time to play the game. Students were argumentative, definite and very persuasive in their writing. Students argued for against a number of topics such as homework, 4 days schooling, masks mandates and more!

Numeracy

Every lesson begins with a warm-up that cover past mathematical knowledge. We are putting Prime Math to the test. At the Australian Islamic College, we are always looking for the best text for our students. Prime is new to the school but not the world of Mathematics. The students dabbled with fractions, area and perimeter, decimals and percentages, multiplying and dividing decimals. This year we have also incorporated a lesson with rotations that incorporate word-problems, Mathletics and games to demonstrate how math’s is found in all areas of life.

Science

Science this term was electrifying… literarily! Students explored the electrical world and their origins, created circuits both parallel and series and identified multiple sources of electrical energy such as mechanical, hydro, solar and heat. Then explored the journey of electricity from the power plants all the way to our homes.

Health

A topic that covers more than diet and fitness. This term we focused on acceptance and personalities. We are all unique, we are all different and more importantly we all deserved to be treated with integrity and respect, a common theme off the Australian Islamic college. Students explored different personality traits and how we are all a combination of these various skills and qualities.

HASS

The federal election was the hot topic of Western Australia as well as the year 6 classroom. Students took a step outside the classroom and into the house of parliament dissecting the upper house, lower house, federal, state and local government from head to toe and built a sound understanding of the roles and duties each of the political powers that run our society.

Drama

No, I am not talking about arguments amongst the year 6s. The Oscar nominations will not know what hit them once these students graduate from the fine arts of Australian Islamic college. Students engaged in role play and acting focusing on facial expression, vocals and character presentation. Scripts were planned, written and presented in fine dramatical performances that were deserving of the world stage.

Eid Festival

Why Celebrate it once when you can celebrate it twice with family and peers. You would have mistaken the school for Disneyland with the number of rides and activities on site! Students had a blast and so did the teachers then fueled up with bubble tea and all the delicious food the trucks had to offer.

Fun Run

It was exactly that. Students and teachers got more than their daily 30 with this event. Tomato lake was the venue where some students challenged their peers and teachers for a race while others were happy to smile as they strolled around the lake waving to the Belmont residence as they walked by!

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Year 5

This term, our year 5 students completed their first NAPLAN tests! We are super proud of the efforts put in from home at school, so we had to celebrate in style.

Mathematics

In numeracy, we have focused our minds on fractions – converting mixed and improper fractions, simplifying and finding the equivalent fraction- as well as exploring the duration of time. Prime maths has also led us down the path to describe locations using grid references on maps.

Literacy

This term in literacy, we have continued to develop our Narrative and Persuasive writing skills using Seven Steps. Procedure writing and poetry are also some amazing writing genres we have really enjoyed creating. From jelly to chocolate balls, we used various command verbs, adverbial and adjectival phrases to explain how me made these yummy treats!

Health

We have been looking into our rights as children, how to keep safe and create a safe, positive environment. This term, we have looked at the 12 rights we have as children, the benefits of physical exercise and how to get along. These are important things to learn as we grow and start becoming more independent.

Science

This term, we have explored how light travels and how shadows are formed. We are also looking into how periscopes work and will be creating one soon!

Art

This term we focused on Drama elements for art. In class, we explored the story of Sadako and her paper airplanes before creating a short skit based on her story.

HASS

In HASS, we focused on Civics and Citizenship. Particularly, what democracy is, how it came to be and the various levels of government and voting systems.

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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 our Eid Festival, which was incredibly set up – Allahuma barik!

Science

During this term, the Year Four students have become Engineers! We have been delving into ‘the physical sciences’, focusing on forces (pull/push), gravity, air resistance, magnetism and friction. Our engineers have hypothesised, observed, asked many questions and they reached intriguing conclusions. We also carried out an experiment on magnetism, whereby, the students observed the push and pull forces between magnets. I think it is safe to say, that it felt … magical. Additionally, the 4D bunch skilfully crafted their own parachutes and dropped them and other objects like marbles and tennis balls on various surfaces, to test air resistance. In essence, we have utilised innovation and curiosity this term to unravel various phenomena.

Drama

The year 4 students utilised their public speaking skills and became Actors and actresses! It was incessantly delightful seeing the kids use the various elements of drama play to perform, flawlessly. Their uniqueness in their acting was evident when they focused on voice projection, eye contact and body language. We also reviewed the utilisation of props to capture and mirror the storyline of the chosen scripts. Drama was a splendid and entrancing avenue to explore.

Literacy

Our writing journey has taken us on a trip to learning how to persuade our readers. Students in Year 4 are learning about persuasive writing with a focus on ‘planning for success’ and ‘sizzling starts’, to engage and grab the reader’s attention. Throughout the term, our year four writers have learned to use persuasive devices such as rhetorical questions, statistics, hyperbole, the rule of three and slogans. It has been a pleasure seeing their persuasive writing progress and have them use statistics, which was a challenge – indeed!

Numeracy

Year fours are being introduced to measuring area and perimeter and solving multiplication questions and long division from 2 digits by 1 to 3 digits by 1. Students are deciphering multi-step addition and subtraction word problems using the cube strategy. They 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 surveys on preferred ice cream flavours, tallying up the results and representing the results on a bar chart. 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 world navigators such as Christopher Columbus and Vasco Da Gama – in the late 18th century. Students have learned to connect sequence of historical events on a timeline. Our year 4 historians have carried out extensive research on Vasco Da Gama, they explored trade routes and cruciality of spices during the 15th and 16th centuries in the world. 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 the navigations of historical explorers.

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Year 3

English

Sharp Reading

Sharp Reading is a teaching and learning framework that provides direction for students and equips them to be SHARP (efficient, cutting edge) in their understanding of reading. Sharp Reading allows students to THINK while reading in order to unpack and understand text. This is our daily morning routine since the beginning of term 1 with the year 3 students.

Persuasive & Narrative Writing

Persuasive Writing aims to present an idea to a reader and persuade them to agree with the writer’s point of view. Learning to write persuasively is a crucial ‘real life’ skill for students. The year 3 students have been focusing on specific structures when writing persuasive texts. Some of the elements we have been following include sizzling starts, global statements, connectives, high modal verbs and ending with an impact.

Reading Comprehension

The students used comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and began to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features.

Grammar & Spelling

The students learned a range of grammar concepts including that verbs represent different processes, for example doing, thinking, saying, and relating and that these processes are anchored in time through tense.  Year 3 students have been focusing on segmenting words as well as a spelling skill weekly for term 2 and how words are made up of morphographs.

Numeracy

Number and Algebra

The students have count to and from 10 000. They have classified numbers as either odd or even. Students have recalled addition and multiplication facts for single-digit numbers. They have recognised the connection between addition and subtraction and solve problems using efficient strategies for multiplication. Students have modelled and represented unit fractions. They have represented money values in various ways. Students have correctly counted out change from financial transactions. They have continued presenting number patterns involving addition and subtraction.

Measurement and Geometry

Students have identified symmetry in the environment. They have matched positions on maps with given information. Students have recognised angles in real situations. They have interpreted and compared data displays. Students have used metric units for length, mass and capacity. They told time to the nearest minute. Students made models of three-dimensional objects.

Statistics and Probability

Students have conducted chance experiments and listed possible outcomes. They have conducted simple data investigations for categorical variables. Students have interpreted and compared data displays.

Science

Students have been learning about physical science and heating up of objects and materials. Physical science is the study of how things move, the structure and properties of matter and how nonliving things change forms (i.e., ice to water). Children can “immediately observe the results of their actions” as they engage with objects and materials such as cooling down, heating up, insulators and conductors.

HASS

The year 3 students have studied about the importance of fossils to our history. Students have learnt that Australia has six states and territories which can be represented on a map. Each state and territory have a leader and a head. There are three levels of government in Australia. Students have also identified who lived in Australia first and how Australian flora and fauna are unique. They have learnt about the arrival of first fleet in Australia and its related details.

Visual Art

In Year 3, students extend their understanding of role and situation as they create improvised and devised drama. Students begin to experiment with selected forms and styles when improvising or devising drama. They continue to develop improvisation, voice and movement skills. Students are introduced to the elements of space, character and time. Students experience drama as performers and audience members. They begin to use rehearsal processes to support audience engagement and continue to learn appropriate responses to the drama of others. As they make and respond to drama, students identify and reflect on the elements of drama used in a performance. Students can experience drama from a range of cultures, times and locations.

Health & Physical Education

The students worked on range of health topics including: what are rights and responsibilities; what their own identity is and how to identify people they can trust; what power means and the different types of power; what trust is and how to develop a trusted network; the meaning of each of seven values and importance of putting values into practice; what it means to get along and why it’s important to get along with classmates and teachers.

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Year 2

Literacy: Reading We Can Read!

Every day we practice reading with the SHARP reading strategy. We are now have become confident readers.​

Literacy: Writing We Can Write!

We share and exchange ideas before we write our story.​

Numeracy: We Can Count!

We get involved in lots of hands-on experiences to master the numeracy skills.

Science: We Explore the World with Our Senses!

We conducted many science experiments to help us understand how the world works.​

HASS: We have learnt about the history of Australia.

We enjoyed exploring the map of Australia as we identified and labeled the states and territories across the map. ​

Health

We discuss and communicate our feelings.

Arts

Exploring our talents and creativity in visual art and drama

Special Events

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Year 1

We started Term 2 with a bang right after the blessed month of Ramadan! The Year 1s were busy learning and exploring and became more independent and responsible citizens of our school.

Let us take a sneak peek on what they did this term:

Eid Poster and Cards

The students were extremely excited about Eid and made Eid cards for their family, friends or teachers. They created their Eid cards and posters using different words, pictures, paints, pencil, markers and crayons. The cards and posters were displayed on the classroom windows and they took a lot of pride to view and share their thoughts about the cards and posters!

Morning Fitness

Maintaining good health and fitness is important at any age.  Not only does it improve overall physical wellbeing, but it also improves mental health too!  We got our Year 1s started early in life on good health and fitness habits. 

SSEND teacher visits Year 1A:

A teacher from School of Special Educational Needs: Sensory (Department of Education, Statewide Services) visited the Year 1A class. Ms Bron read a light-hearted book to the children and  highlighted the value of effective communication.

Achievements

In Term 2 we celebrated the hard work and talent of our year 1 students in the core subjects as well as for Quran and Islamic Studies. These are the top 3 positions from the Year 1 cohort Ma Sha Allah!

1A

  • 1st Ama Amanful;
  • 2nd Syed Hashir Ali;
  • 3rd Bareerah Abdullah Haffejee

1B

  • 1st Nubair Hassan;
  • 2nd Omar Ali;
  • 3rd Talal Bin Abid

1C

  • 1st Tobias Mahoney;
  • 2nd Norah Lugumaan;
  • 3rd Shaheer Aijazi

Literacy

Narrative writing: In writing we have been learning about the narrative structure. We have been using the 7 steps to learn how to piece together our own writing. Be careful parents – the children are superstars! I am sure they will surprise you with their awesome piece of narrative writing!

Reading

A lot of focus has been given on reding this term. We follow the Sharp Reading  procedure. It is a teaching and learning framework that provides direction for students and equips them to be SHARP (efficient, cutting edge) in their understanding of reading. Sharp Reading allows students to think while reading in order to unpack and understand text and then answer the comprehension questions. This has been our daily morning routine since term 1 with the year 1 students.

Numeracy

We have had an exciting and hands on term, exploring and broadening our understanding on the basic concepts such as addition, subtraction, mass, 2D shapes, 3D shapes and more.

Science

In science we focused on physical sciences this term 2. We learnt about the 5 senses and how these senses help us in life. We discussed that Allah is the best of creators and that He has fashioned us in the best form Alhamdullilah.

HASS

During HASS we continued to develop both our geographical and historical understanding. In History the children have been learning about the concepts of past, present and future as well as the categorization of time into months and days while in Geography the children explored the use of different spaces, they looked closely at spaces in school like the oval and library and spaces in the community such as parks, shops and the zoo.

Health

In Health we learnt about keeping safe and expressing our emotions in a safe and cohesive way. We also learnt about the importance of eating healthy and keeping fit.

Drama

This term we explored the use of drama. We learned about performance skills, including how to express feelings to an audience. We also explored the three element of drama which are voice, movement, and facial expressions and how to respond to drama e.g., audience behavior. Year 1A learnt how to present the nasheed ‘The Arabic Alphabets’ in their drama lessons. They learnt about facial expressions, tone and pitch of your voice to make your presentation enjoyable and to communicate with a large group of audience (both children and adults) in a positive way.

Eid Carnival

The school organised the Eid Carnival whereby our children got to experience the true essence of Eid! It was a day filled with fun and frolic where the little ones enjoyed every moment!

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Pre-Primary

Alhamdulillah for another wonderful term with the lovely Pre-Primaries.

This term has been filled with many School Events that have enriched our term. The children have worked so hard in all aspects of their learning. It is nice to see them feeling more at ease with the nature of full-time school and excel in their social relationships.

Literacy

In Pre-Primary, we have adopted the PLD Approach to teaching Phonics which has really assisted in building a solid foundation of sounds. We have begun to consolidate the Letters and Sounds and at the same time began to blend and segment simple 2-3 letter words. We have focused on Oral Language skills as most if not all students speak English as a second language. To do this, we have adopted “News” where children have a go at speaking to their peers in a more formal setting. “News” builds confidence and encourages the development of grammar as well as vocabulary. It also gives the children an avenue to express themselves. The topics we have explored this term were aimed at developing their Descriptive Language.

Library

We also officially visited the Library this term. We made our very own Library Bags and we also got to borrow books. We are teaching the children responsibility by taking the books home for shared reading, learning how to turn the pages, and also bringing the book and bag back to school on the correct day.

Numeracy

In Numeracy, children are still learning the Numbers 0-20 and how to write them accurately. We have been focused on counting and representing quantities up to 20 and ensuring that we can touch and count the correct amount. We also introduced 3D shapes, the children have been practicing their cutting and folding skills by making a 3D shape using the net provided. It is an amazing opportunity to learn about shapes in a hands-on way as well as further developing their fine motor skills.

Science

This term we are exploring Physical Sciences- movement and materials. We explored different ways people and animals can move. We also researched the different types of materials and their attributes. The Pre-Primaries investigated how we move in the playground. They observed their friend doing different things in the playground and recorded the different body parts used to create this movement.

The Arts: Drama

Our focus in The Arts this term is Drama. Children learn the different skills of Drama such as using Voice and Movement. We have participated in many learning experiences that practice these skills like Animal Walk, Facial Expressions, integrating and making actions for the Nasheed- Allah made everything. We are also exploring Tableau or Freeze Frames, as a photograph that tells a story. Children focus on the beginning, middle and end and have to change their actions and expressions for each frame.

Specialist Classes

Physical Education

This has been an Active term for the Pre-Primary children! Sr Nuria has organised a 4-week Footy Clinic for the children where they learn the rules of the game, the skill of footy and how to play together in a team. We have unfortunately had to miss a few sessions due to the rain but will pick it back up before the term ends InshaAllah.

Fun Run

We also participated in our Annual Fundraising event: The Fun Run around Tomato Lake. Children raised funds for the school through sponsorship from their friends and family and win a prize! It was a lovely morning with beautiful weather, for our walk around Tomato Lake.

Early Childhood Sports Carnival

We also had the Early Childhood Sports Carnival that is a great pre-cursor to our Athletics Carnival at the end of the year. The Pre-Primary children had running races and participated in an Egg and Spoon Race, Bean Bag Race and Flag Race.

Events

Constable Care Incursion

We had an amazing experience at the Constable Care Incursion at our school. The topic we engaged with was about First Aid Emergencies. We were treated to a puppet show that discussed different scenarios where an emergency can occur. We learnt to speak to an adult and dial 000 in the event of an emergency. The incursion was extremely engaging and interactive.

Eid Festival

We were so excited for the much anticipated Eid Festival which took place this term. The Pre-Primaries had an Animal Farm and some Bouncy Castles. We also set up some activities for the students and our very own Pre-Primary Teachers provided Face painting to the children. They had a wonderful time and always enjoy petting and feeding the cute, cuddly animals.

It has been wonderful being able to connect with the parents again as the school opened its doors with eased restrictions. It is always so important for parents and teachers to build a strong relationship to support the needs of the children. Thank you to all the parents for connecting with us on this journey for their child’s success.

With that, we have come to the end of the First Semester of Pre-Primary and what a journey it has been. The next semester will be about learning more skills, consolidating and extending knowledge as well as deepening relationships built.

Semester 2, we are ready for you!

Pre-Primary Team

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Digital Technologies Primary

A Warm Welcome Dear Parents/Guardians,

Another great term has been completed by the students of AIC Kewdale primary.

Some highlights to look forward to in this terms newsletter are:

  • Hardware and Software
  • Input, output and storage devices
  • Infographics
  • Digital Citizenship
  • CoSpaces – exploring augmented and virtual reality
  • Scratch – Coding platform
  • Robotics

Year 1 & 2

This term students continued their learning about basic computer hardware. We also looked at online safety and how to be good citizens online.

Students have also used computers and started practice on the keyboard using BBC Dance mat and Typetastic.

Year 3

This term students have been introduced to Ozobots. We were exploring coding through robotics. They identified different routes and actions the Ozobot sensors read as they explore various colour codes.

Year 4

Students have been learning about input, output and storage devices. They participated in various activities to identify the devices. Students have used Class Notebook to complete their tasks and have created a PowerPoint on Office365 to showcase their understanding.

Year 5

This term students were exploring coding through Scratch and creating project to explore the various coding features.

Students logins were also created to ensure that they can save, share, explore and practice using Scratch at school and at home.

Year 6

This term students developed strategies on how to be a responsible digital citizen and be safe online.  

We began our term by exploring Digital Citizenship. Students explored various software/apps and researched how to act as a good Digital Citizen while using the app/software. Students also created an Infographic on Canva to show their knowledge of ICT etiquette.

Our students have also had the opportunity to explore the features of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) through CoSpaces. CoSpaces is a mixed reality web-based application that allows users to create and engage with interactive media content.

Students created an All About Me and creative environment project that can be featured through VR.

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Physical Education

Welcome to our second 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 in the great Aussie game of AFL! We also had a special visit from a legend AFL Muslim player Bachar Houli!! We were lucky to have Bachar come to our school and be part of our assembly and be involved in a clinic with our students.

We also had many other events- Our PP students were involved in a four week AFL clinic and our year 4s and 2s were involved in soccer clinics, all thanks to the sporting school grants.  We officially held our leadership ceremony in week 5 announcing our 2022 leaders. Our year 5/6 boys represented the school at the first ever Freo Docker Shield competition and did an amazing job on the day!

We had our fun runs for years 4-6 and pre-primary and two of our kindy classes which was a very fun day for all. We also had our Early childhood carnival for out little ones in Kindy and pre-primary and year 1!

2022 Leadership Ceremony

Here at the Australian Islamic College, Kewdale Primary, student well-being and student leadership is an integral focus. This year we have selected the leadership group consisted of head boy/girl, deputy head boy/girl, prefects and house captains.  We officially inducted our students into the leadership group. It was a wonderful ceremony enjoyed by all students, teachers and parents.

Head Boy Head Girl
Waiz  Feroze Shabnambi Bin Shafiq
Deputy Head Boy Deputy Girl Boy
Dawood Syed Rayanna Abdirahman
Class Prefects
1A
Ama Amanful
1B
Taha Ait Benali
1C
Norah Lugumaan
2A
Salsabila Arbi
2B
Rufaida Almehdawi
2C
Manha Naveed
3A
Maten Ali Mohammadi
3B
Adnan Al Mahameed
3C
Amira Mohamed Khalif
3D
Abdalla Ali
4A
Hassan Abdallah
4B
Abdullah Aliyi
4C
Zeynab Mohammed
4D
Juwan Fatani
5A
Hawa Khan
5B
Hasin Hasib
5C
Breshna Fidaie
5D
Nabil Hasan
5E
Naba Tubar
House Captains
Red House Captain
Suntus Musa
Red House Captain
Jihan Mohamed
Red House Captain
Nadiah Syed
Red House Captain
Abdurahman Yusaf
Red House Captain
Lian Saedam
Yellow house Captain
Hamedah Mohammadi
Yellow house Captain
Abdalla Mohamed
Yellow house Captain
Xamse Hassan
Yellow house Captain
Rahma Moftar
Yellow house Captain
Deeqa Handule
Green house Captain
Nurain Hossain
Green house Captain
Sumeiya Aliyi
Green house Captain
Ahmad Al Mahameed
Green house Captain
Yusuf Abdallah
Green house Captain
Zahra Abdulwehab
Blue House Captain
Fayaaz Mahmud
Blue House Captain
Nawal Ali
Blue House Captain
Alya Ahmed
Blue House Captain
Amna Noor
Blue House Captain
Hajira  Sheikh
Sports Prefect
Balqees Ahmadzai
Sports Prefect
Salma Abdi
Sports Prefect
Anzal Yassin
Sports Prefect
Ilham Shukuri
Sports Prefect
Palwasha Khan

DOCKERS SHIELD BOYS TEAM

Congratulations to the following boys who represented the school in the competition.  

# Year 5/6 boys Year 5/6 boys Year 5/6 boys
1 Mahmed Hakun Xamsa Hassan Ahmed Idris Omar
2  Abdullah Fayeez  AbdiSalam Khair Suleiman Koroma
3 Momen Mohamed Ali Abdallah Mohamed Jaffar Hamid
4 Abdul Aziz Mehamed Yusuf Abdallah  Ahmad Al Mahameed
5 Haroon Abo El Atta Omar Ibrahim Yahya Rooble
6 Elias Daabaj Yusuf Surur Mourad Omari
7 Tamim Elmisallati  Bilal Mahamud Oybda Khalil
8 Musa Musa Abdulkhaaliq Mahdi Khalid Mohamud
9 Hussein Shawi Hudayfa Jamal Nabil Abdulfarag
10 Mustafa Duale Salem Salem 5C Ahmed Ahmed
11  Mousa Alhujami Mohamed Alhawari Abdullah Aliyi
12 Yaseen Reda Ahmed Hamid Umar Jalloh
13 Zakiraya Abshir
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Kindergarten

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Quran Primary

All praise is due to Allah Ta’aala our Creator Sustainer and Nourisher.

We had a very exciting term at Kewdale Primary that was full of events. The highlight of the term was undoubtedly our Annual Inter Campus Qur’aan recitation contest which was hosted by Kewdale Primary. The event was a great success and the students done excellent in their performance on the day, Alhamdulillah. We pray and hope that the Almighty will accept them to be the servants of Qur’aan InshaAllah and make all our students from the people of the Qur’aan.

The following students were the finalists who made it through the preliminary rounds of testing and represented our campus in the contest. Religion teachers had dedicated a lot of time in testing and helping these students excel in all aspects of Quraan reading. May allah bless all for their efforts. Aameen.

I would like to express my thanks to management for supporting and encouraging such events and to the judges Sh Khaiata, Sh Abdullah Daahi and Sh Muhammad Hassan for attending the event.

  • Year 1 Khadija Hassan
  • Year 2 Nafisa Nur
  • Year 3 Jabir Salam
  • Year 4 Hammaad Haffejee
  • Year 5 Ridwan Abshir Mohamed
  • Year 6 Zakariya Abshir Mohamed

I pray to Allah Almighty to accept all the efforts of one and all.

Abdullah Haffejee

Islamic Studies Department

Kewdale primary

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Islamic Studies

During Term 2, we have been learning all about Salah.

Five times a day, the Mua’dhin calls out the Athaan to remind Muslims that it is time for Prayer.  Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims pray to Allah five times a day. Fajr is prayed in the morning before the sun rises. Zuhr is prayed after mid-day. Asr is prayed in the late afternoon. Maghrib is prayed after the sun sets and Isha is prayed at night. Praying Salah and understanding its meaning brings us closer to Allah. Salah helps our bodies and our minds too. Whenever we feel worried or upset we should pray Salah as it will help us feel better. Salah is also the key to Jannah. It is the most important act of worship in Islam. On the day of Qiyaamah, the first thing Allah will question us about is our Salah.

“Once Nabi Muhammed (SAW) came out of his house. It was autumn and the leaves were falling off the trees. He caught hold of a branch of a tree and shook it and the leaves began falling in large numbers. He said to his companion ‘Oh Abu Zarr, when a Muslim offers Salah to please Allah, his sins fall off him just as these leaves have fallen off this tree.’” (Ahmad)

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Deputy Principal Primary

Assalamu Alakum

Dear parents and guardians, staff and the wider community

 I hope this message finds you in the best of health and Iman in sha Allah. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, parents and teachers for their continual efforts and initiatives to make our school a home and a place where students feel a sense of belonging. I would like to highlight some of the wonderful activities.

School events

  • School life this term has been tremendously full of wonder and excitement. This term, the school has engaged in wonderful activities such as the fun run around Tomato lake, sausage sizzle, pizza day orders and a leadership ceremony where students took the oath of leadership as well as the Kindy and Pre-primary sport carnivals. We have had 2 competitions this term in the areas of religious instruction. One was a Sunnah competition during Ramadan where students engaged in doing as many good deeds as possible and a Quran recitation contest where Kewdale Primary took 5 out of 6 first place positions. We were so incredibly proud of the students and their teachers that helped assist the students to develop in their Quran recitation. The highlight of the term is where the students had an Eid day festival at Kewdale primary. The students indulged in a beautiful day of fun and wonder to help celebrate the Eid festivities.

I would also like to shed light on some important items that I would kindly request all parents to reminded of:

  1. Punctuality
  • It is critical for students to be on school grounds from 8:00 am- 8:20 am. Students need to be on time to start the day off with the recitation of Allah’s names, his book and daily supplications that provide students the best opportunity to start their day on the right foot.
  • Also, the reading lesson is the first lesson of the day. If students come late, they miss out on one of the most crucial part of Instruction which the school has implemented starting from 8:30 am. So please have your children arrive on time so they do not miss out on important announcements and instruction time.
  1. Uniform
  • Now that wintertime is here, I want to see all students take pride and honour in their daily presentation of their uniform including solid black school shoes. School jackets are part of the uniform and students must come to school in the correct uniform. Students need to make sure a clean and tidy uniform is presented daily.  I would like to thank all the parents who send their students to school every day with a high standard of presentation every day.

I hope in sha Allah the future is bright and fruitful for you, your families, and your loved ones.  I hope to see you all real soon inshaAllah.                                                

Zana Hassan

Deputy Principal

Kewdale Primary

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Executive Principal Message

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Dear Parent/Guardian and Community Members

Providing quality education, which is full of Islamic manners and values, is indeed a real challenge with current global pandemic. I ask Allah (SWT) to help us all accomplish the objectives we have set for AIC. I am sure that with the grace of Allah (SWT), parental support, and the help of the community we will Insha’Allah be able to face the challenges and will achieve our goals. I shall continue to work with you for the best interests of our beloved children and our community at large.

AIC has been working on swimming pool complex building project for more than two years, and I am now pleased to inform you all that the swimming pool complex at Kewdale Campus is ready for students for Term 3, 2022. We will update you of the start date for swimming classes for Term 3, 2022 and the swimming uniform purchases in collaboration with One World Uniform.

Australian Islamic College on behalf of Human Appeal, took part in fundraising campaigns this term to raise funds for Somalia and Yemen in Ramadan and have raised around $30,489.26. Thank you to all our staff, students and their parents and community who contributed to these very worthy causes. May Allah (SWT) reward you all abundantly.

Make sure you look for AIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms for regular updates on all that is happening in and around our campuses.

Jazak’Allah Khairan for entrusting your child to us. I can assure you, we are more than willing to do all that it takes to make sure our schools are outstanding institutions, where our students get both their souls and minds nurtured. Such a mission is not possible without your continued full support and cooperation, and I look forward to working together now and into the future.

We call upon Allah (SWT) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, to continue to provide, protect and guide us all and I wish our staff and students a happy term break.

Kind Regards,

Abdullah Khan
Executive Principal

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Executive Principal Message

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Dear Parent/Guardian and Community Members

Providing quality education, which is full of Islamic manners and values, is indeed a real challenge with current global pandemic. I ask Allah (SWT) to help us all accomplish the objectives we have set for AIC. I am sure that with the grace of Allah (SWT), parental support, and the help of the community we will Insha’Allah be able to face the challenges and will achieve our goals. I shall continue to work with you for the best interests of our beloved children and our community at large.

AIC has been working on swimming pool complex building project for more than two years, and I am now pleased to inform you all that the swimming pool complex at Kewdale Campus is ready for students for Term 3, 2022. We will update you of the start date for swimming classes for Term 3, 2022 and the swimming uniform purchases in collaboration with One World Uniform.

Australian Islamic College on behalf of Human Appeal, took part in fundraising campaigns this term to raise funds for Somalia and Yemen in Ramadan and have raised around $30,489.26. Thank you to all our staff, students and their parents and community who contributed to these very worthy causes. May Allah (SWT) reward you all abundantly.

Make sure you look for AIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms for regular updates on all that is happening in and around our campuses.

Jazak’Allah Khairan for entrusting your child to us. I can assure you, we are more than willing to do all that it takes to make sure our schools are outstanding institutions, where our students get both their souls and minds nurtured. Such a mission is not possible without your continued full support and cooperation, and I look forward to working together now and into the future.

We call upon Allah (SWT) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, to continue to provide, protect and guide us all and I wish our staff and students a happy term break.

Kind Regards,

Abdullah Khan
Executive Principal

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Executive Principal Message

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

Dear Parent/Guardian and Community Members

Providing quality education, which is full of Islamic manners and values, is indeed a real challenge with current global pandemic. I ask Allah (SWT) to help us all accomplish the objectives we have set for AIC. I am sure that with the grace of Allah (SWT), parental support, and the help of the community we will Insha’Allah be able to face the challenges and will achieve our goals. I shall continue to work with you for the best interests of our beloved children and our community at large.

AIC has been working on swimming pool complex building project for more than two years, and I am now pleased to inform you all that the swimming pool complex at Kewdale Campus is ready for students for Term 3, 2022. We will update you of the start date for swimming classes for Term 3, 2022 and the swimming uniform purchases in collaboration with One World Uniform.

Australian Islamic College on behalf of Human Appeal, took part in fundraising campaigns this term to raise funds for Somalia and Yemen in Ramadan and have raised around $30,489.26. Thank you to all our staff, students and their parents and community who contributed to these very worthy causes. May Allah (SWT) reward you all abundantly.

Make sure you look for AIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms for regular updates on all that is happening in and around our campuses.

Jazak’Allah Khairan for entrusting your child to us. I can assure you, we are more than willing to do all that it takes to make sure our schools are outstanding institutions, where our students get both their souls and minds nurtured. Such a mission is not possible without your continued full support and cooperation, and I look forward to working together now and into the future.

We call upon Allah (SWT) the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, to continue to provide, protect and guide us all and I wish our staff and students a happy term break.

Kind Regards,

Abdullah Khan
Executive Principal

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Student Leadership

The Student Leadership Team consists of student representatives from our school who aim to embrace and model all values and expectations of our school culture. It is an opportunity for students to grow and flourish in roles of responsibility and act as a point of liaison for the student body.

After a thorough application process, our high school cohort was given the opportunity to vote for their student representatives. The positions were awarded as follows:

  • School Captain/SRC President – Rokaya Al Shaibani Year 10
  • Vice School Captain/SRC Vice President – Fatima Al Modaffer Year 10
  • SRC Secretary – Daania Siddiqui Year 8
  • SRC Events Officer – Ifrah Abdullahi Year 10
  • SRC Events Officer – Lenah Hamid Year 8
  • Mamluks Captain – Raneem Ahmed Year 9
  • Mamluks Vice Captain – Abdullahi Abdirahman Year 7
  • Rashidun Captain – Narjes Rahimi Year 9
  • Rashidun Vice Captain – Zaynab Ali Year 9
  • Ottomans Captain – Zahraa Ramozi Year 9
  • Ottomans Vice Captain – Mariam Albustanjy Year 10
  • Qurtuba Captain – Rauba Ahmed Year 9
  • Qurtuba Vice Captain – Miski Hassan Year 10

We look forward to working with them this year. Congratulations to all.

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Korean Languages Club

Hello everyone. We have been having an amazing time in the Korean Club, we have studied hard and learnt some basic phrases in the language. We have been learning how to say some basic phrases, such as Yes, no, hello and goodbye as well other simple sentences in Korean. We were able to try some very yummy Korean Snacks during our last club session which made for a very exciting end.

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Masterchef Club

Greetings from the most delicious club in high school! Term two went extremely quick but the cooks in MasterChef managed to whip up some incredible dishes over the last few weeks. From sushi to oreo lasagne and mini cheesecakes in between, these culinary hopefuls battled through some tough recipes and worked in different team-based challenges to create tasty, attractive dishes.

Each week students gathered fresh ideas for potential dishes to prepare and participated in the club activities with heightened enthusiasm. They exuded creativity and originality as they completed various sweet and savoury dishes and learned some handy cooking tips along the way.

We look forward to more culinary brilliance from our students for the remainder of the year, with the hopes that the high school kitchen will be ready for use in the next few months, Inshallah! Until then, we shall keep calm and cook on!

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Coding Club

This term, the coding club had taken a step away from Code Avengers. Having a new teacher and following on from some parent’s feedback, we had opted for a simpler and more familiar tool. Our goal for the term was to prepare and publish a “Scratch-based” animation, and the ideas ranged from a gas leak in our club, to the coding club saving a mother who was getting kid-napped on campus (wouldn’t that be mother-napped?).

The students had managed to create their own sprites, and were due to begin the animation, but some things just were not meant to be. Disruptions had resulted in students being split and the teacher assisting with other matters, leaving the club-project in limbo. With the term at an end, and unable to share our non-existing animation, the coding club students have opted to share their experience:

In the coding club this term we were educated about how to use scratch. Scratch is a coding app where beginners get used to coding and how coding works. For the few weeks that we have coded, we have discovered how to make a game, make characters and saw how other people made games. It was a fun few weeks but woefully, we had distractions, so we couldn’t learn more than what we have.

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Basketball Club

Back by popular demand, the basketball club continues to run at AIC Dianella during the last two periods on Fridays. We have a mixture of new and returning students with the latter being more than the former. There are currently students from year 7 and year 8 boys. The year 7 students have come with a lot of energy and chemistry, after playing together for over a year during recess and lunch play. They love the game and motivate each other to become better. The year 8 students make up for this with experience and by playing smart.

The club usually begins with some feedback and guidance by Mr. Bruce of what students need to work on and what they have done well. Captains are then asked to pick players one at a time. Teams are formed and then a warmup for the body and mind is held. The captains then fight it out to see who can hit a 3 pointer to determine the order the teams play in. We run a full court 5 on 5 without substitutions unless there are uneven number of players.

Week 7 was the first time a team has gone undefeated for the day, winning 7 matches without a loss. This was a team of year 8 boys who often play together. Their chemistry is nearly unmatched and they played the game fairly. They showed sportsmanship by telling the truth when the ball went out of bounds and gave an opponent some opportunities when the opponent’s team wasn’t as good as theirs.  There were times when they were down 2-0, but they ended up coming back to win 2-3. This shows courage and a never give up attitude to come back from the brinks of defeat. In the coming weeks a format change may be tested. This will allow quicker games hopefully, with a more intense focus on defence.

Basketball can be more than just a game. The hope is that whatever positive skills students learn during basketball, such as hard work, determination, persistence, they will be able to replicate these skills in other areas of their lives such as school or work Inshallah.  

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Candle Making Club

Students in candle making have been learning how to create a candle from scratch, using wax, dye and different fragrances. Before students make their candles, they watch videos to see how to make the candles and follow the steps as a group.

In the first half of the term, students could take their completed candle home. As the term progressed, students started making candles to raise funds for different charities, for example UNICEF and Muslim Women Support Centre of WA (MWSC). This has been a wonderful experience for students as they learn the valuable lesson of sharing with others.

The students in candle making thoroughly enjoy the process of making candles, and are learning wonderful life skills that they can use later in life. We look forward to the next few weeks of candle making and sharing candles with local charity organisations. 

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Year 6

This term, our students were taught to expand their persuasive writing skills using the ‘Seven Steps of Writing’. Students learnt how to apply their ‘Sizzling Starts’ into persuasive writing. The cohort spent the first half hour of almost every day of the week sharpening their writing skills by creating fantastic introductions and first arguments for their persuasive pieces. This term, there is a greater emphasis on developing the students’ editing skills,  which is fundamental to further excel in writing.

The students revelled in the process of their STEM project. They had to plan and create – with the correct measurements, a farm which contains a house, lawn, and various farm animals. After planning accurately, they then designed a miniature version of the farm before constructing it using recyclable materials. Concepts such as area, perimeter and ratio were tested here and of course, children can surprise us with their creative minds!

Our focus for science this term was on electricity. Students learnt about sources of energy which create electricity and delved deeper into the topic of switches (closed and open). They certainly enjoyed the experiments as they learn to discover how a switch works.

For HASS, students continued to learn about Australia’s governing system and history. For drama and health, students were required to create ‘Tableau’ (Freeze Pictures) on bullying. The students were very excited with the challenge, faced it head on and have given it their best shot.

Our focus for science this term was on electricity. Students learnt about sources of energy which create electricity and delved deeper into the topic of switches (closed and open). They certainly enjoyed the experiments as they learn to discover how a switch works.

For HASS, students continued to learn about Australia’s governing system and history. For drama and health, students were required to create ‘Tableau’ (Freeze Pictures) on bullying. The students were very excited with the challenge, faced it head on and have given it their best shot.

This term proved to be another very busy yet eventful term for us all. The quality of our assessments, resources and teaching has improved and we are on the right track to make sure that our Year 6 children receive the academic excellence they are entitled to when they embark their learning journey with AIC Dianella. Inshallah, better progress and higher achievements can be attained in the following terms ahead.

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Year 5

The year 5 students have been working hard in improving their writing skills this term. They have acquired the essential skills to start developing further their written narrative and persuasive writing skills. Apart from their daily literacy block writing sessions, students continued practicing their written expressions and vocabulary building during our drama lessons where they have written and presented their own play script to the class.

In math this term, our students have been learning to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers; elapsed time – working out start and finish time involving 2 days, and chance and data. During our math sessions, students are immersed in a variety of rich mathematical tasks that promote problem solving, reasoning and higher order thinking.

In science, students have been exploring how light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected, and refracted. These concepts were investigated through a peek-box experiment. Students quickly discovered that they would be unable to identify the object located in the enclosed box until a light source travelled to the object and then to the observer’s eye.

This term in health we have focused on understanding the difference between rights and power, character strengths and how to develop them, and the importance of exercise. Students particularly enjoyed identifying and sharing their strongest character traits.

Students have enjoyed learning about the government in HASS this term. They were able to make connections between Australia’s recent election and new understandings of the country’s three levelled, representative government and election system. Many students were surprised to learn the responsibilities that each level of government holds.

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Year 4

Maths has been exciting this term with the introduction of new concepts such as the area and perimeter of a figure and applying it in real-life situations such as floor covering, wallpaper and paint. We broadened our horizons with multiplication (4-digit by 1-digit numbers) and division (long division of 2- and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit number). We also investigated different methods of data collection and data display, evaluating the effectiveness of different data displays, and comparing them. Students found that it is easier and faster to read the bar graph compared to other types of graphs. Although some of the concepts have been challenging for the students, they were enthusiastic about learning new concepts.

The students have thoroughly enjoyed science this term. With hands on experiments on a weekly basis, the students were regularly interested in what they would investigate next. The focus area of our learning was on forces. A favourite among the experiments was making their own catapults to demonstrate the forces of push and pull, and how a direct force is needed in order for the object to move.

The students have also loved learning about the different elements of drama. They have watched some theatre productions such as Pinocchio and some live monologue performances by children their age. Having seen others, they got to perform a monologue of their choice which they were very excited to do. Some students went the extra mile to make props and even put on amazing accents during their performance. 

For HASS, our students have been highly engaged learning about how the rise of the Ottoman Empire, inspired the Age of European Exploration in the 1400 to 1600’s. The famous voyages of Bartolomeu Dias, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, and others, were explored, and their impacts on the economic, political, and religious landscape of the world were discussed. Such a topic opened itself very easily to the analysis of Muslim influences in history, and students were afforded insights that may have otherwise gone unnoticed.

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Year 3

In math, we began the term by learning about the multiplication tables of 2, 3, 5 and 10; we learnt that numbers could be multiplied in any order to get the same answer. We have been on a journey which led us to find that scales can be used to measure masses, which can then be compared (with the right units – grams and kilograms). We also learnt to solve one and two-step problems involving mass.

For writing, we have reviewed narratives and persuasives. We wrote on a variety of topics, and it was a pleasure to have many of our students declaring that the ‘hero award’ should be awarded to their mums in their persuasive text on ‘Hero Award’. The students wrote many captivating stories, with suspense especially when they wrote their favourite narrative ‘In my new house’.

In science, we have been learning about heat in physical sciences this term. The students have learnt that heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another. They have learnt to take the reading from a thermometer using the calibration. They also have become familiar with the terms, conduction, convection & radiation.

In HASS, we started the term with geography, understanding that Australia is an island in the Pacific Ocean along with many other island nations. These islands are Australia’s neighbours with similarities and differences. Students researched about their neighbouring countries, namely New Zealand and Papua New Guinea and compared the many ways they are similar and different to Australia. In history, students learnt to sequence key changes in early colonial Australia. They reviewed patterns of colonisation. Students also learnt to identify major changes in methods of transportation.

In design and technology, the students researched on many features that make a playground attractive. They proceeded to plan and design their playground using recycled materials.

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Year 2

Within writing this term, Year 2 students have been focusing on how to write a persuasive piece. We have spent a great deal of time looking at the structure of a persuasive text and the elements involved in writing one successfully. The children have learnt how to write the introduction using the “4-sentence”, structure. Although rhetorical questions have been a little challenging, one of the students when thinking about children playing team sports wrote “Don’t you know that teamwork makes the dreamwork?” we thought that was fabulous! By the end of this term the children will be able to demonstrate their success with writing a detailed persuasive text.

For math, term 2 started with subtraction without regrouping. We have learnt different techniques to help us with subtractions. We have learnt how to use the split strategy, jumping strategy, bar modelling and vertical subtraction. Some children prefer to use different strategies when subtracting. The second part of the term has focused on measurement. We have used both formal and informal units to measure and compare different items including our hands, feet, and arms.

Our focus in science this term has been forces. We have explored different objects that can be pushed and pulled by us. We have conducted a variety of experiments this term including, making a zip line for a teddy bear, changing the surface for a toy car to ride down, making different sized paper helicopters and our STEM project of catapults. The term has been very hands on and the children in year 2 have loved it!  

In HASS this term, we have had a geography focus. The children have demonstrated their understanding of Western Australia as a state, what we have within our state and how big our state is. We spent some weeks expanding our knowledge from the whole of Australia to the seven continents and oceans of Earth. The children have enjoyed learning about our country, and they have discovered places they want to visit with their families.

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Year 1

The Year Ones have had a fantastic term of learning and laughter! We are so grateful to be back in our classrooms after our online learning experience last term.

We absolutely loved the Eid Festival this term! We ate lots of yummy food, rode camels, jumped on bouncy castles, rode bumper cars, and carefully patted some farm animals. We all behaved very well and looked out for our friends. It was an amazing day!

In math this term, we have been learning all about measurement. We have measured our feet, hands and legs with informal units of measurement and used scales in class to measure the mass of different classroom objects.

The Year Ones have been very busy with Writing this term! We started off the term with learning about reports. Every week we researched and wrote a report about a different animal. We absolutely loved learning about the features, habitats, diets and predators of different common animals. During Art each week, we made the animals to match our report. Then, we learnt about procedure writing! We followed procedures as a class to make popcorn, fairy bread, s’more pops and pancakes! It was so much fun to eat what we wrote about!

We can’t wait for Term 3!

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Pre-Primary

The Pre-Primary’s have had a very busy term!

We celebrated Eid in Week 2 and created some beautiful artwork for the occasion. We later got to enjoy the Eid Festival and had an amazing day riding the camels, petting the animals, jumping on the bouncy castle, and riding the bumper cars with our friends. We ended the day by enjoying a sausage sizzle and watching a movie! We had so much fun together.

We have been hard at work in class! In science we have been learning about forces, such as push and pull. We have done some experimenting to test out which objects move by a push or pull force. We learnt if objects could move by sliding or rolling and tested it out by building a ramp and letting different objects go down it such as books, toy cars and water bottles.

In HASS we have learning about our place in the world. We learnt that the world is huge, and there are lots of important places in the world, such as our bedroom, home, community, city, and country. the children in our classes come from countries all over the world, and it was interesting to explore this and learnt about different places.

It has been a great term, and we are excited for the rest of the year! We hope everyone enjoys the holidays.

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Kindergarten

Kindergarten Dianella students have had a busy Term Two. There was lots of excitement amongst the students in Week 2, about celebrating Eid ul Fitr. In week 5, on Friday the 27th of May, we had more excitement and fun at the school Eid festival. We started off with camel rides, and then moved on to the bouncy castles. Then we visited the animals at the petting zoo set up in Area B and finally got to ride in the bumper cars. The children loved the different jumping castles and spent lots of time enjoying the activities with their friends. It was also wonderful to see parents support the Eid festival.

In English, we are continuing to learn alphabet letter names and sounds. Thank you to all the parents who have been supporting their children with their learning; practice leads to growth! For math, we have been investigating numbers, shapes, patterns, and sorting. In integrated studies our focus is science, and we are investigating living and non-living things. Our students were very excited to plant bean seeds as part of our inquiry into living things.

What a wonderful term of learning and fun it has been. Keep shining Kindergarten Superstars!

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Principal’s Message

Dear Students, Parents and Community.

Assalamu Alaikum

It is a great privilege and honour to be a part of supporting young minds in their pursuit towards academic excellence. Excellence that entails both their social and emotional needs to become confident and resilient individuals that will be of benefit in this world.

Term 2 has come to an end, and I’d like to take this opportunity to run through the amazing work and progress we have achieved as a school. Firstly, the Eid Festival that was organised and run by our incredible high school students was a great success Alhamdulillah! Students were given the opportunity to celebrate and get together to mark the ending of the blessed month of Ramadan.

We also appreciate and acknowledge all NAPLAN students that have successfully completed their tests during the challenging times of COVID. We recognise your efforts and dedication and give all credits. Likewise, to our devoted staff, we cannot convey our gratitude enough to the way you go over and beyond to meet our students’ needs.  It is a pleasure working with such a committed team.

As for our Student Leadership Team, students were granted the opportunity to develop leadership skills on which to build a learning experience that will help them prosper throughout life Inshallah. With the support of our dedicated staff, we strived to meet the educational challenges faced by students through creating an environment that instils purpose whilst encouraging innovative ideas.

Great schools are a shared responsibility. Each member of our community is a learner, and each member is a teacher. We are fortunate at Dianella Campus to have a strong community and family involvement that ensures students are provided with higher standards of learning and are continually fostered with the best quality education.

We look forward to continuing the partnership with our devoted staff, families, and the broader community for our students to achieve the success we pursue. 

I invite prospective parents and students to visit our school and to take the opportunity to experience firsthand what makes AIC Dianella so special.

May Allah (swt) protect and bless you all.

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Deputy Principal High School

Alhamdulillah, Term 2 was once again a busy and demanding time for our students and teachers, filled with academic classwork, exams, assessments, and co-curricular activities.

We have a wonderful student body, and the vast majority are making the most of every opportunity available to them. In the coming term, we will be focussing on a couple of the ‘little things’ – respect and classroom expectations. It is these elements that can have a real impact on our community and the academic life of our students.

Alhamdulillah, Term 2 was once again a busy and demanding time for our students and teachers, filled with academic classwork, exams, assessments, and co-curricular activities.

We have a wonderful student body, and the vast majority are making the most of every opportunity available to them. In the coming term, we will be focussing on a couple of the ‘little things’ – respect and classroom expectations. It is these elements that can have a real impact on our community and the academic life of our students.

Term 2 holiday is a good time to reset and ensure we are starting Term 3 well. To assist with this, I ask that you have discussions with your child/ren about respect and class expectations over the coming weeks in the lead up to their return to Term 3.

School Expectations – In Class

Teachers are always keen to maximise class time. It gives us more time to teach concepts, to support those who need a little longer than normal to comprehend an idea or to extend those who are ready to grasp something a little more difficult – to teach your child as an individual.

Please speak with your child about how they can maximise the opportunity you are providing to them by sending them to AIC. The vast majority do it well, but it doesn’t hurt any of them to be reminded that to make the most of this they should be ensuring they are at class on time, bringing their equipment, doing their best and ensuring they are not interrupting the learning of others.

Year 10 – 12 Academic Support

Throughout semester one, senior school students have been counselled and presented to about setting targets, devising plans to action their goals and to constantly check back on their progress. Regular cohort meetings to share group progress has improved student’s motivation and commitment towards success.

From Study Skills sessions, Career Expo, weekend and after-school exam revision workshops, online after-school support sessions, our senior school students were busy focusing towards improving their academic skills and performance.

Year 10 and 11 students will soon embark on the course selection journey planning forward for 2022. We have conducted Pathway Planning sessions along with one-to-one Career counselling sessions taking place early Term 3.

Year 10 & 12 Tutoring Sessions

Year 10 & 12 after-school and weekend tuition sessions were conducted by Academic Task Force, ACE Tutors and our Year 10 & 12 teachers to feed-forward information that will assist towards delivering the content of current and upcoming curriculum units. Topics covered during these sessions range from understanding the curriculum intent to demonstrating the practical application of subject relevant strategies in exam specific revision sessions.

Student Leadership Oath Taking Ceramony

Congratulations to all the students who were nominated to be on the Student Council.

Student Leadership Oath Taking Ceremony was held at AIC Kewdale on 13 June 2022 where a new student leadership team, elected by students was sworn in.

The event was attended by special guest and AIC Alumni, Sr. Fatima Payman. She spoke to the students and shared her experiences of being in the student leadership at AIC and how it shaped her political career.

The following students have been selected by their classes to be representatives on the Student Council of 2022:

Head Boy: Adni Abdat

Head Girl: Sarah Saabi

Deputy Head Boy: Mohamed Essa

Deputy Head Girl: Hadja Jalloh

Student Council Names:

Year 7 Boys Year 7 Girls
Rida Alabbasi Sara Kushkaki
Abdullah Yacout Momina Khan
Ahmed Qureshi Nazeeha Khan
Wisaam Ismail
Year 8 Boys Year 8 Girls
Ammar Furqan Hafsah Hamidi
Anes Elkaseh Fatima Atra
Mohamud Mohamud Hibo Omar
Year 9 Boys Year 9 Girls
Layth Al-Obaidi Maida Mahamud
Abdul Gaffar Ramla Abshir Mohamed
Mohamed Mohamed Raha Anwar
Year 10 Boys Year 10 Girls
Abdulmawla Al Mahameed Ruba Ashami
Zakaria Naby Sehrish Roshan
Nikhat Sultana
Year 11 Boys Year 11 Girls
Zayd Rashid Rahma Abdelgadir
Tarek Hawchar Mariama Diallo
Year 12 Boys Year 12 Girls
Amir Hassan Habib Camelia Abdul Rahman
Farhan Islam Zahra Almajbool
Awabdi Mustafa Hamdi Ali

The Student Council is a committee of nominated students that represent the students of AIC Kewdale. They will be involved in organising fundraising, attending meetings, talking to their peers and to assist the facilitation of activities during field events. Members will be required to attend regular meetings to discuss events that may be approaching. They will be involved in some important decision-making processes across the school. Br. Shady and Sr. Rahat as Deans of Students will be coordinating the Student Council this year.

Excellence Awards

At the heart of Australian Islamic College is a desire for the full flourishing of each student, across religious, physical, cognitive, emotional and social domains.

Excellence awards are given to students across Year 7 -12 who have excelled in both their behaviour and academics throughout the term. To recognise and celebrate students who:

  • Achieve academic excellence
  • Demonstrate exemplary learning skills and work habits
  • Exemplify personal faith and values enabling them to contribute to the spiritual life of the College
  • Exemplify leadership and teamwork
  • Exemplify courage, generosity, community, and perseverance
  • Make outstanding contributions to community service and sport
  • Portray personal qualities enabling them to overcome obstacles and setbacks.

Eid Festival

AIC Kewdale hosted an Exclusive Eid Festival on 20 May 2022 for our high school students in celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The celebrations started with an Eid Exclusive assembly followed by events planned for the day.

3D and 5D Virtual Reality by Light Art VR was a big hit amongst students and staff. It was a one-of-a kind fully immersive experience that took viewers 1400 years back to Pre-Islamic Mecca, before Prophet Muhammad’s first revelation to the Miraculous journey of Isra and Miraj.

AIC had its first gaming competition on the Eid festival. Students had fun competing against each other on the enormous LED screen. A big thank you to Br. Kareem for arranging the gaming tournament.

We had food trucks, basketball matches, photo booth, henna, Movie theatre and cake stalls throughout the day which were enjoyed by one and all.

A big thank you to our student councillors and teachers for organising a day filled with fun and activities. We hope everyone enjoyed their eid celebration.

Year 12 Formal Dinner

By the grace of Allah swt, on Saturday, 4th June, Year 12 students, members from the management and staff attended the 2022 Year 12 Formal Dinner held at the River View Room at Optus Stadium Perth.

Mashallah it was a grand and splendid evening of celebrations and a blessing from Allah swt.

Students were offered soft drinks and juices on arrival, as they greeted, mingled and interacted with each other, before the start of the event. At the entrance of the River View Room a scrapbook was placed for the guests to write some farewell messages for the class of 2022. Students also had an opportunity to take fun photos in the photo booth, which attracted the huge crowd that evening.

The beautifully decorated tables at River View Room were a perfect setting to cherish the evening and to make some beautiful memories.

Gratitude is the path of loving Allah swt, keeping this theme in our hearts and souls, we sailed through that magnificent night beautifully, Mashallah. Gratitude is not only the heart and essence of Islam; it is also the key to attracting abundance, prosperity, peace, and success in one’s life. We can say that Gratitude and Shukr are the most important aspects of Islam. 

The blissful event started by the recitation of some versus from The Holy Quran. Br Abdullah Khan, CEO, and Br Mohamad N Khan, Principal gave some wonderful speeches to our promising year 12 students. The guests had a selection of scrumptious food through the night, followed by lavish desert.

The student’s council organized some very interesting, fun filled events like a Kahoot quiz, superlative nominations, and one of the main highlights of the event was the “Commendations Awards” for various students, which everyone enjoyed.

Alhamdulillah, it was a delightful, amazing and successful night, the college would like to recognize, acknowledge and congratulate the Yr 12 teachers, the senior management and the year 12 student councillors for their unmeasurable efforts. May Allah swt guide all of us to the right path always, and protect our youth, ameen.