Assalamu’alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wabaraktuh 

 Dear Respected Parents, Students and Community,  

It is with great pleasure and a profound sense of gratitude that I extend a warm welcome to all members of the Australian Islamic College Forrestdale community. As a former student of the College, I am delighted to now be part of the team nurturing the future generations of the campus. Our commitment to excellence is deeply rooted in Islamic values, providing a strong foundation for academic success. 

At AIC Forrestdale, we believe in the integration of Islamic principles and academic excellence. We believe that by instilling strong moral principles alongside a commitment to scholastic achievement, we are shaping well-rounded individuals ready to contribute positively to society. It is a privilege to guide our students on this journey, drawing on the rich traditions of AIC. 

In our pursuit of educational excellence, we place a strong emphasis on innovative teaching methodologies. Inquiry-based learning, a holistic approach, and the strategic implementation of HITs strategies form the cornerstone of our commitment to providing the best possible learning experience for our students. These approaches not only foster a deep understanding of academic subjects but also encourage curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. 

We believe in fostering a positive learning environment through various means, including positive reinforcement. Our merit awards and sports house tokens are integral to this approach, serving as avenues to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our students. These tokens, earned through academic excellence, exemplary behaviour, and active participation, lead to different rewards that motivate and inspire our students to reach their full potential. This system not only encourages a culture of achievement but also instils a sense of pride and accomplishment among our student body. 

Beyond the classroom, we endeavour to create an environment where students not only excel academically but also relish their learning journey. Our commitment extends to a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including Sports, Arts, STEM and Design activities, coding, and Islamic-related competitions. These activities not only provide avenues for self-expression but also contribute to the overall development of our students. 

In my role as Principal, I am dedicated to strategic planning that goes beyond educational growth. It is my vision to create a well-rounded curriculum that not only prepares students for academic success but also promotes diversity and inclusion. My aim is to empower students with the tools they need not only for academic achievement but also for a lifetime of continuous learning. 

Through my leadership, I aim to equip our students with lifelong skills essential for the 21st century – skills that include critical thinking, creativity, effective problem-solving and adaptability. Fostering a culture of compassion, integrity, and respect is integral to our mission, ensuring that our students are well-equipped for a bright and promising future. 

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and development of your children. Together, as a community, we are steadfast in our commitment to uphold the core values of the Australian Islamic College. Our collective endeavour is dedicated to fostering an environment where the pursuit of excellence in Islamic values seamlessly aligns with academic achievements, creating a harmonious synergy that defines the essence of our institution. 

Thank you. 

Fadhilah Baktir 
Australian Islamic College, Forrestdale