A warm WELCOME to Australian Islamic College, Kewdale
Australian Islamic College is an independent, co-educational, faith-based school. Its Kewdale in Western Australia offers students a rigorous education from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our syllabus is relevant to the most selective vocational colleges of higher learning and universities in Australia and abroad.
The school is highly multicultural with different nationalities and language groups. Our school is committed to providing a caring and supportive environment, enabling students to thrive socially, academically, and spiritually.
Our school provides contemporary education encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academics, sports, cultural heritage, and spiritual growth. The students enrolled in Kindergarten enjoy their educational experience with the same peer group over fourteen years until graduating from high school. This unique opportunity allows students to form strong bonds and mutual trust, all in an atmosphere of integrational teaching and learning.
We make continuous efforts to realize the vision and mission of AIC by nurturing Islamic values, inquiry, creative and positive forward-looking minds. Today, Alhamdulillah, Australian Islamic College is not only a school but indeed a place of constant purpose with intense dedication and strong faculties. It is an icon of the Muslim community in Perth with students ranging in their backgrounds from over 58 different countries around the world.
The school’s motto, “Academic excellence & Islamic values for children’s success in this life and the hereafter” underpins all activities in the school. From our daily morning assembly to the theme of the week and embedded school values in our teaching programs, we promote a culture of tolerance and harmony, love and respect, citizenship and leadership, and a spirit to learn and contribute as a good Muslim and law-abiding citizen of Australia. The school strives to nurture the potential of every child, enhancing their knowledge, skills, and wellbeing and promoting a positive and healthy approach to learning and life.
Alhamdulillah, the school provides an exceptional standard of education to children. We offer the West Australian Curriculum with nationally benchmarked assessment procedures. We offer creative depth as well as academic breadth in the quality of our curriculum and teaching for 21st-century classrooms. Students and staff are involved in a wide range of events and activities to celebrate their achievements. Our teachers are committed to excellence in daily teaching and learning practices with a continuing focus on students’ learning. We are a forward-thinking school that sees every young person as an individual, with specific needs and talents.
Students learn in re-designed ICT spaces across all its buildings. In addition to providing students access to all components of the West Australian Curriculum, we offer an extensive program in Religious and Quranic Studies. We have also designed Accelerated and Enrichment programs to personalize the learning experience to meet the differentiated needs of all students.
All programs are aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum, Early Years Learning (EYL) Framework, and the National Quality Standards (NQS). To ensure that we meet high standards, educators have the flexibility within their class to differentiate to meet the needs of their students.
Our Senior Studies program, which involves students in years 10, 11, and 12 provides all students with a tailored individualized pathway, allowing for informed student choice. The College offers a broad range of opportunities to senior students including Endorsed programs, Vocational Education and Training, and an extensive selection of courses allowing students an opportunity to achieve the West Australian Certificate of Education (WACE).
The school also offers the Curtin University UniReady Program to Year 12 students. UniReady is an ‘alternative entry to university,’ run by Curtin University. Eligible Year 12 students can select the UniReady Program as one of their school subjects and undertake the UniReady Program while still at school. The students can complete this course of study at school. Each unit is taught by a university-trained teacher, in line with Curtin University standards for delivery.
This course provides an opportunity for the students who will not be able to enter university via an ATAR pathway. Students are required to meet certain prerequisites to be eligible for the UniReady Program. Upon successful completion of these units, they are awarded an ATAR of 70. This ranking can be used to gain entry to many courses at Curtin University.
The personalization of learning across the school is intended to ensure every individual student is provided with the most appropriate pathway for success at school, in WACE, and their career of choice after year 12. The vision of the Australian Islamic College is to pave the way in producing upright and moral citizens capable of achieving success in this life and the hereafter.
The school implements an evidence-based learning model. The staff is supported to develop and implement High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) and Framework for Improving Student Outcomes (FISO). The school adopts a whole school approach to Performance and Development, using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, where planning, goal setting, and feedback are evidence-based and rigorous.
Staff meet weekly and are supported by the school principal, deputy principals, professional learning teams, and guest presenters from AISWA. Together, they plan with one another, focusing on identified priority professional learning, deepening knowledge of curriculum, and high impact practices.
Deputy Principal and Head of Learning Area regularly examine student- achievement data in a focus area to refine programs and to deliver evidence-based teaching practices.
The school management undertakes instructional rounds as part of the whole school process to develop a shared practice of observing, discussing, and analyzing learning and teaching witnessing High Impact Teaching Strategies are implemented consistently in all learning areas.
Sport is a mandatory part of our curriculum. We place great emphasis on the students’ wellbeing, extra-curricular activities, such as sports and art. All our students are encouraged to join soccer, netball, basketball, badminton, and table tennis. Our students learn the thrill of challenge and competition, the importance of teamwork, and a sense of accomplishment.
The school provides a caring environment, enabling the students to thrive socially, spiritually, and academically. The student wellbeing department implements the You Can DO It educational program; it provides quality pastoral care to ensure students feel loved and supported.
The school encourages parents to get involved in school life and appreciates their involvement in the Parents & Friend Association.
Mohammad Nazar Khan.