IQRA College

IQRA College Booklet

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PHILOSOPHY OF IQRA COLLEGE

 VISION

IQRA College will provide education opportunities to students in a caring, safe and healthy learning environment, which promotes quality education with Islamic values and beliefs. IQRA College aims to establish a generation of educated, respectful and beneficial Muslim citizens who will contribute to the well-being, protection and development of society and mankind.

 

MISSION

IQRA College aims to produce students with a sound and balanced understanding of Islamic principles, a healthy mind and body, within an atmosphere of respect, manners and the pursuit for academic excellence. It aims to be a place where the individuality of each person is recognised, and where that recognition is reflected in the College’s curriculum diversity and flexibility, diverse teaching strategies and student centred processes. The College aims to create a school environment that instils in students love and obedience to Allah (swt), in accordance with the sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and enables them to benefit from the teachings of the Holy Quran, and the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (saw).

 

SCHOOL VALUES

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said “He who does not care about the youngest and does not respect the oldest, does not belong to the Muslim community”. It is this sense of caring and respect that underpins our school values. In doing so it adheres to the provision of:  

  • Quality learning - providing a high quality and inclusive education
  • Honesty - being true to ones-self and true to others
  • Respect - showing care and concern for other people and property
  • Trust - instilling confidence that each person doing their part - trust in our teachers, trust in our programs
  • Tolerance - understanding diversity and individual differences
  • Caring - encouraging the development of empathy

 

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

  • The richness of the Islamic tradition, values and teachings will guide the direction and operation of the College.
  • In accordance with the Islamic concept of justice - every individual in the school will be treated fairly with no distinction of colour, race, religion or gender.
  • We will respect and protect the rights of students – to be heard and to express themselves, to protection of their physical well-being and their dignity, and most importantly, their right to quality education that will prepare them for success in the future.
  • Young people are active learners and will be encouraged to strive to do their best to achieve their full potential.
  • We will deliver quality education grounded on Islamic principles and values, which will be affordable and accessible to all members of the community.
  • Provides a holistic curriculum to encourage each child to achieve his or her full potential - intellectually, physically, creatively, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

 

OBJECTIVES

Stemming from the school’s commitment in achieving excellence, within an inclusive educational framework that is grounded on Islamic values and teachings, IQRA College will:

  • Create a school environment that instils in students the love and obedience to Allah (swt) in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Quran, and the sayings and deeds of our Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Sunnah.
  • Provide a quality and a holistic education that will develop students’ talents and capabilities to their full potential, whilst meeting the aspirations and needs of the College’s Islamic community. This holistic education will ensure an all-round development of students physically, mentally, socially and spiritually, guided by Islamic principles and teachings, and cultivating an understanding and appreciation of our Islamic cultural heritage.
  • Produce graduates who are proud of their identity as Muslim Australians, while retaining respect and appreciation of Aboriginal cultural traditions, and the diversity of Australia’s ethnic cultural groups.
  • Develop students, who are competent, adaptable and resilient lifelong learners with an appreciation of the nature and place of work in our society, opportunities to develop good work practices, and a respect for the rights of others in the work place.

 

Primary Curriculum

IQRA College caters for students from the Reception level to Year Seven in 2017. The aim is have two classes each in Reception, Grade 1 through to Grade 7.

IQRA College curriculum is designed to provide the students with a concrete foundation in literacy and numeracy. Our integrated study units include the English, Mathematics, Humanities (history, geography and economics), Science, Technology, Health & PE, Media Arts. Library, LOTE (Arabic), IT, Religion, Quran and Visual Arts are taught by specialist teachers.

IQRA College provides a comprehensive curriculum that offers students a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills. As children develop at different rates, various teaching strategies and learning activities are implemented to cater for the individual needs and learning styles of students.
Our Primary level sports program includes a swimming program, GymsKool, lower and upper Primary Sports Day programs and a curriculum that focuses on skill development in all areas.
Learning activities are designed to make the learning experience interactive and enjoyable, through special days and weeks (e.g. Harmony Day, Clean Up Day, Tree Planting Day, Islamic Week, Arabic Week, Book Week, Science Week, and Literacy and Numeracy Week), and through a variety of excursions and incursions throughout the year.

In addition IQRA College will be offering a “Parent – Student” objective setting program designed specifically to encourage and enhance student learnings and to set parent expectations in conjunction with each students Assessment and Reporting progress. Attendance of these lectures will be voluntary and will continue throughout each year as the student progresses.

 

Assessment and Reporting

Each student in IQRA College will have an individual assessment and objectives specified so as to encourage each student to achieve their highest potential in each subject at an early age.

Assessment is an integral and ongoing element of the learning process at IQRA College. It provides students with essential feedback and it informs and guides teachers in planning for learning activities. The depth of assessment practices enables teachers to build up a broad picture of how students are progressing, as well as their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Assessment results support teachers in developing differentiated learning programs, and the setting of individual student goals. At the beginning of the year, all students are assessed in the areas of reading fluency and comprehension, spelling and numeracy skills. Assessment results are recorded and tracked over the years. Areas of strength and weakness are identified and learning programs are developed accordingly. Other standardised and school-based assessments are carried out at varying times during the school year. Primary School assessment practices include:

Regular and ongoing analysis of reading development through PM Benchmark Kits.

  • Teacher-assessed tasks against identified National standards, usually in the form of written tasks and oral presentations (Integrated Studies).

  • Skill development in Numeracy and Literacy assessed against identified National standards.

  • Weekly spelling tests and topic pre-tests.

  • Standardised testing to support and guide our internal assessment practices.

  • Written reports will be provided to parents at the end of each semester covering all the key learning areas.

  • Throughout the year, Parent-Teacher Interviews also play a crucial role in the feedback cycle. These meetings occur twice a year.

 

2017 Student Fee Structure

Per annum First Child Second Child
Sibling Discount
Third Child
Sibling Discount
Reception $900 $765
15%
$630
30%
Years 1 to 7 $1,800 $1,530
15%
$1,260
30%

Please note students fees include the costs of tuition, books and stationary.  All uniform and excursion costs are not inclusive of this fee.