The AIC Difference
COLLEGE VISION STATEMENT
“To assist its students to achieve success in this life and the hereafter”.
The Australian Islamic College strives to provide the highest Islamic moral guidance along with quality education to prepare students for further education and equip them to live in and enhance society without losing their identity.
WHY ENROL AT THE AUSTRALIAN ISLAMIC COLLEGE?
Highly qualified and dedicated teachers.
Our school has a library, computer labs, well equipped science labs, and our class rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, computers or laptops, teachers have access to iPad, surface pro and that reflect the technological world of today. The school also have a well-equipped gymnasium, material design and technology lab, food and technology lab, visual art lab and facilities for professional soccer and basketball training.
The students in Years 7- 10 will study the Australian Curriculum in the following learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences. Studies in other learning areas will soon follow the Australian Curriculum and will fully be implemented by 2018.
AIC offers preliminary, general and ATAR WACE courses in Year 11 and 12 along with VET courses to cater for all ability group of students.
AIC also provides religious education by providing Arabic language course, Islamic studies and Quran reading in Year 7-10 and Religion and Life in Year 11 and 12.
Integration of Islamic Values across all Learning Areas. Values based education strengthen students’ self-esteem, commitment to personal fulfilment and help students exercise ethical judgement and social responsibility.
Students coming from non-English speaking back ground are supported by specialist ESL teachers.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS
AIC supports all students including students with special learning needs. If needed a student can access the services of
- Speech pathologist
- Visiting teachers supporting hearing impairment, vision impairment, physical and chronic health impairment
If the school believes your child would benefit from these services, the school will contact parents and ask for approval to use student services staff with the child. Information regarding the relevant referral process is available from the school.
EXTRA CURRICULUR ACTIVITIES
- Quran competition
- Poetry/story completion
- Swimming lessons
- Karate lessons
- Soccer training
- Charity fund raising
- Working with Homeless Connect
- Student council activities
Students at AIC have the opportunities to compete with students in AIC Thornlie and Dianella campuses and also with other schools in WA.
- Australian Schools Science, Maths, IT, HASS competitions
- Quran reading
- Soccer and Basketball matches
BUILDING THE BRIDGES
AIC has been actively involved in participating/organising seminars/workshops with other faith based schools to build relationships, promote respect and have appreciation for other faith traditions.
AIC promotes active citizenship by teaching students about Australia and celebrating
- Anzac day
- Harmony day
- Charity fund raising for Australia and overseas countries
- Clean up day
LEADERSHIP AND PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Students are encouraged to be involved in Student Representative Council and in programs within their local community. There are several leadership and peer support programs in schools in schools to encourage personal development and self-awareness. Students are encouraged and trained to present Jumah Khutbah, assembly presentations, various in-schools and out of school presentations and activities. Older students are assigned to help and support the newly enrolled students that teach the older students to take on leadership and responsibility.
QUALITY PASTORAL CARE
AIC focuses on Positive Behavior for Learning, teaching and counseling students the behavior expectations and our Behaviour Management Team provides quality pastoral care to ensure that students are supported to achieve their goals.
LOW SCHOOL FEES AND CHARGES
AIC charges very low school fees compared to other independent and catholic schools. AIC also supports parent if there is any concerns paying school fees and charges. Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns regarding school fees with the Business Manager or the Principal. Where appropriate parents will be able to make alternate arrangements to pay the fees. Parents are requested not to ignore notice of request for payment.
INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING SERVICES
AIC provides access to interpreting and translating services free of charge. Parents of students from non-English speaking background may request interpreters for parent-teacher interviews.
STUDENT WELL BEING AND COUNSELING SERVICE
A professional Islamic Scholar has been appointed to work with the Principal, Deputy Principals, Year Coordinators to provide wide range of student well being support in areas of
- Personal development
- Anti harrasment and anti-bullying education
- Emotional well being
- Drug Education
- Safe and ethical use of Social media
AFTER HOUR TUITION
AIC provides after hour tuition bringing experienced teachers from out side with minimum charge for the students. After hour tuition generally is organided for the preparation of
UWA FAIRWAY PROGRAM
AIC has been working with UWA to help and support Year 12 students with unsupportive study environment to gain entry to UWA with lower ATAR.
ENTRY TO UWA MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY
AIC has been working with UWA to help and support Year 12 students to gain entry to UWA Medicine and Dentistry with lower ATAR.
COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS
AIC promotes open and strong partnership with parents and wider community.
AIC PARENTS PORTAL
AIC parents’ portal provides parents easy access to their children’s progress reports, class work and home work activities given by teachers, timetable etc. Teachers can also send email to parents about students’ achievement, concerns, test dates, homework, class works etc.
Provides low cost bus services to and from school.
Students participate in the Zuhr and Friday prayers at the school.
AIC Canteen provides quality food during recess and lunch for the whole school.
TRANSITION FROM AIC THORNLIE, DIANELLA AND KEWDALE PRIMARY CAMPUSES
- Year 10 from Thornlie and Dianella to Year 11 in Kewdale High School
In an effort to familiarise Year 10 Thornlie and Dianella students with the Kewdale students and teachers the following events occur throughout the year.
- Attending Kewdale Yr 10 Parent-student information sessions in Year 10
- Attending Kewdale Career information session in Year 10
- Attending parent information session on course selections in Year 10
- Writing Year 10 Semester one and Two exams in Kewdale
- Transition programs
- Year 7 boys from Thornlie and Dianella to Year 8 in Kewdale High School
- Intercampus soccer tournament
- Transition programs in term 4
- Year 6 from Kewdale primary to Year 7 in Kewdale High School
- Transition program in Term 4
At the Australian Islamic College, we respect the right to be free from all forms of bullying (cyber, physical, and verbal) and harassment. Australian Islamic College expects its students to use Social Media in a respectful and responsible manner. Social Media should not be used to insult, present offensive or inappropriate content or to misrepresent the College or any member of the College community.
When using Social Media, Students are expected to ensure that they:
- Respect the rights and confidentiality of others
- Do not impersonate or falsely represent another person
- Do not bully, intimidate, abuse, harass or threaten others
- Do not make defamatory comments
- Do not use offensive or threatening language or resort to personal abuse towards each other or members of the AIC Community
- Do not post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic or incites violence against others
- Do not harm the reputation and good standing of Australian Islamic College or those within its community
Do not film, photograph or record members of the College community without express permission of the College or use film, photographs or recordings without express permission of the above.