From the Principal’s Desk
A warm WELCOME to Australian Islamic College, Kewdale
It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Australian Islamic College, Kewdale.
Established in 1986, Australian Islamic College is an independent, co-educational, faith-based school. Its Kewdale campus in Western Australia opened its doors in the year 2000 and offers students from Kindergarten through to Year 12 a forward-looking and rigorous high impact education 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 represented and has a faculty of trained and experienced staff of over 200 teaching and non-teaching personnel with an enrolment of 1750 students. 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 at Australian Islamic College make a continuous effort to realize the vision and mission of AIC by nurturing Islamic values, inquiry, creative and positive forward-looking minds. Alhamdulillah, today The 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, through 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 are committed to offering 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 and celebrate students’ success. 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 individual needs and talents.
Students learn in purposefully re-designed ICT rich learning spaces across all its buildings. In addition to providing students access to all components of the West Australian Curriculum, they are offered an extensive program in Religious and Quranic studies. Accelerated and enrichment programs are available 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). In Ensuring that we meet high standards educators have the flexibility within their class to differentiate to meet the needs of their students. Best Practices are happening all the time, at The Australian Islamic College.
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 enabling (bridging course) 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.
More information about the UniReady Program is available on the school website.
The personalization of learning across the school is intended to ensure every individual student is provided with the most appropriate pathway to ensure 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 supported by the school principal, deputy principals, professional learning teams, and guest presenters from AISWA to plan together and 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 concerning student attainment of goals.
The school management undertakes instructional rounds as part of the whole school process to develop a shared practice of observing, discussing, and analysing learning and teaching witnessing High Impact Teaching Strategies are implemented consistently in all learning areas.
Sport is a mandatory part of the curriculum. We place great emphasis on the students’ wellbeing, extra-curricular activities, sports, and art. All our students are encouraged to join, Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Badminton & Table Tennis, something that is of interest. 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 education program providing quality pastoral care to ensure students are supported to achieve their goals.
The school encourages parents to get involved in school life and appreciates the Parents & Friend Association contribution to the school.
Br. Mohammed Nazar Khan
Australian Islamic College, Kewdale
September 9, 2020
Staff Profile at AIC Kewdale (Primary & High School)
Australian Islamic College, Kewdale has a Principal, two Deputy Principals (High School & Primary), Head of Learning Area (High School), Curriculum Coordinator (Primary) and Behaviour Coordinators (High School & Primary) with an ACARA & WA Curriculum focus, who make up the leadership team.
The school has a strong faculty of 167 personnel with 119 Teachers, 13 Education Assistants and 2 Librarians. The school values the opportunity for all students to flourish within our innovative and caring environment. The teaching and learning program is implemented by our highly professional teachers and support staff who work in collaborative Professional Learning Teams to provide a stimulating and challenging environment. The School has an Islamic Religion Department which implements Islamic Curriculum that includes Tajweed, Recitation of Quran, Quran Memorization, and Islamic Studies.
The Principal has line management of all teachers direct and through Deputy Principals, Head of Learning Area and Curriculum Coordinator. The Principal is responsible for management of all programs and systems in the school but has a particular focus on training and development, implementation of new programs and curricula and implementing the teaching and learning improvement identified in the School Strategic Plan & School Operational Plan.
The Behaviour Coordinators have line management of all the teachers. The Behaviour Coordinators work in partnership with the Principal in all areas of the school management processes but have a focus on improved Teaching & Learning practices in classrooms, Students at Risk, and general Wellbeing of the students.
The staff work collaboratively as a whole and within the Learning Area. Primary School have THREE Learning Areas: Early Years, Middle Primary and Upper Primary.
A range of key programs operate throughout the school with a strong commitment to Literacy and Numeracy excellence. Specialist programs operating in the school include Islamic Religion Curriculum, Physical Education, Remedial Support, Intensive English, Art, Design & Digital Technology, and implementation of STEAM across all the curriculum areas.
Our professional, enthusiastic, and highly experienced teachers provide a range of exciting learning opportunities that engage, motivate, and inspire students to excel. Their strong curriculum knowledge is supported by a whole school pedagogy that promotes high aspirations, excellence, and respect. Teachers encourage students to have high aspirations, to strive for excellence in all pursuits, and to demonstrate respect for self, others, and the environment. Our teachers motivate, encourage, set challenging goals, communicate with parents, and expect high standards to encourage high aspirations for all students. Teachers believe every student can succeed and provide a range of opportunities to strive for excellence in all endeavours. Our Teachers encourage students to have respect for self, others, and the environment, providing a calm, safe and respectful environment for the students accepting individual student differences.
School Administration Staff:
Head of Learning Areas:
Curriculum Coordinator Primary – Sr Donia Albagdadi
Student Services, Wellbeing and Pastoral Care:
Head Coordinator (Boys) – Br Mohammed Shady Fouda
Kewdale High School – Parents & Friends
As salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu
Peace be unto you and so may the mercy of Allah and His blessings
The ‘Parents & Friends’ is open to all parents and friends of the Australian Islamic College Kewdale High School community.
P&F meetings are a great place to find out what is happening in the school, gain a better understanding about school policies and activities, make a comment, raise a concern or ask a question, and get to know other parents in our school community.
At AIC Kewdale High School, the P&F and the school have a very close and positive relationship. The P&F is one avenue you may like to explore to support the school in making AIC High School an even better place for your children and our students.
At AIC Kewdale High school the aim of P & F is to:
- Connect with each other socially and with the school
- Contribute to their children school activities
- Create opportunities to get together and be involved in the school community
- Build and strengthen community spirit and enhance communication within our family involvement in the AIC School community.
- Exchange ideas on current issues
- Give back through volunteering time and expertise
- Promote a positive learning and social environment;
- Act as a liaison between the school and parents;
- Support Class Representatives;
- Provide a forum for parents to find out what is happening and what is planned for the school;
- Raise funds to provide services, facilities and equipment for the school;
- Support school services including the Uniform shop, School canteen and school vegetable garden
- Supporting school graduation
- Provide support and advice to the Principal and Executive team;
Any parent/carer is welcome to participate as a member of the P&F. Nominations take place annually at the P&F Annual General Meeting. All parents, staff and any other members of the school community are welcome to attend the meetings.
Parents can come to the classroom to assist with activities like reading, art, Physical Education and many other things. Parents can involve in the curriculum and learning and teaching at the school by
- participation in discussions about these areas
- attending parent information sessions organised by the school
- attending parents meeting held once per term
- individual appointment with the teachers
- attending workshops e.g. social media, better parenting, managing challenging children etc. by external speakers organised by school.
Parents can share this information with the whole school community and can build on this by asking those parents who have little or no involvement to get involved in one of these areas and thereby building a school community that is active and involved.
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