Islamic Studies

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Arabic

The Arabic language is one of the great major international languages spoken around the world by millions of people. It is the only language that has remained preserved in its original form for centuries across long history of human society.

 

Long before the era of Renaissance that followed the medieval ages (in Europe), many types of various useful theoretical and applied sciences were written in Classic Arabic  for centuries, and continued to be so until our modern age.

 

Today Arabic is the official language of more than twenty five states in the Middle East, North and East Africa, and it's the mother tongue of the majority of their population. It is viewed as a sacred language by millions around the world as well.

 

Arabic is very vivid, colourful, intense, expressive, unique and rich, with a very wide range of vocabularies and styles.

 

For years, our school has had the honour of making notable improvements in contributing to the next generation becoming familiar with the Arabic heritage, and practices through written text.

 

Our students enjoy learning essential foundation words, and structures that enable them to understand Arabic sentences related to many aspects of our daily subjects and practices. They come prepared to express themselves in simple, but sound Arabic style with correct expressions.

 

Our students are now able to read Arabic properly and have acquired skills in using the Arabic alphabet and basic grammar to compose and write meaningful words and phrases.

 

Many Varieties of beautiful Arabic teaching aids are used, along with educational "Anasheed" and Arabic poems which were happily memorised and fluently chanted by our students on various occasions across most terms of this year. This has decorated the studying milieu and made the learning atmosphere visually appealing and stimulating.

Arabic is a fundamental language that holds a high position among other languages due the fact that Al-Quran is in Arabic, and Arabic is spoken widely in many countries. People around the world refer to Arabic as the language of the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran has preserved Arabic in its purest form. It's important that we teach Arabic at Al Noori Muslim School at its highest level in order to fulfil the needs of our religion.

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Creative Arts

Al Noori classrooms are filled with vibrant colours that are visually pleasing. Students have tackled the arts like never before. Teachers create welcoming and nurturing working environments for their students. The display of artwork allows students to reflect on their work and to recognise their efforts. Students have a better understanding that learning is a process of growth, not just a process of mastery.

 

Students have learnt to incorporate various techniques and have explored different methods such as paining, sketching, print making and 3D art forms. They have also learnt to appreciate the value of making unique pieces of artwork that are artistic and unique. Though Creative Arts, children have numerous opportunities where they can recall experiences that are meaningful. The arts also promote problem solving skills and stimulate motivation.

Creative Arts can "open young minds to creative adventures capable of bringing enjoyment for a life time" (Clements & Wachowaik, 2010). Creative Arts produce positive learning outcomes, such as creating positive attitudes to learning, developing a greater sense of personal and cultural identity and fostering more creative and imaginative ways of thinking in young children.

This is what Al Noori Students have been showing; nothing less than true talent and creativity that has been depicted in their artworks. It allows them to express their feelings and appreciate the arts. Getting involved in all of the various art forms allows students to develop their own identity and confidence and to develop a sense of pride.

Creative Arts offers students an opportunity to learn from each other and to respect and appreciate the work of others. Thus, students establish a strong sense of classroom community.

Pdhpe

At Al Noori we believe physical education is an essential part of every student's education. We have strived to create quality physical education programs that help increase students' physical aptitude, health related fitness, self-responsibility and  enjoyment, which they will carry into their adult lives. We believe we can only achieve this by providing such benefits in our well-planned and well-implemented lessons.

We have provided athletics, gymnastics, and swimming programs, as well as a great variety of games and sports. These activities provided our students with the opportunity to develop into well rounded, confident and energetic individuals.

We endeavour to: 

1. Improve physical education

2. Develop skills

3. Provide regular physical activity

4. Facilitate responsibility and self discipline

5. Expand moral self judgement

6. Decrease stress

7. Strengthen peer relationships

8. Increase self-esteem and confidence. 

Hsie

I remember when I was first introduced to HSIE and when a student asked the teacher what HSIE stood for. His response was Holy Smoke it's Everything! and boy, was he telling the truth. HSIE encompasses everything in our civilization - both flora and fauna, natural and man-made and past and present events. There is such an array of things for students to learn about, like the people in Australia and other parts of the world and the social and physical environments in which we live.

 

So, what do Al Noori students learn? Students have the opportunity to delve in the realms of exploring their local area, the need for shelter, living in communities, state and National Parks, identity and values, transport, celebrations and visiting countries in South East Asia.

 

Throughout the year, students work towards acquiring social skills and engaging in civic participation and the enquiry process. This is evident throughout each stage and in each key learning area.

 

During these sessions, students are able to show off prior knowledge, understanding and acceptance of other cultures, their roles and their responsibilities in living in society. Also, students gained an appreciation of the environment in which we live in and how we must be mindful of our surroundings and appreciation of our unique world. This was evident though students' work samples and models which they created during the course of the year.

Technology

Developing a Scientific mindset with questioning and problem solving is critical to enhancing our students' cognitive growth, logic, and reasoning. These skills will help students be the best adults they can be, whether they gain an interest in becoming a doctor, lawyer, teacher, investor, or entrepreneur. Our lessons aim to give our students a real chance to learn science before they start to think it's too hard and in turn, we believe this will open many new and wonderful doors for our students.

Science

let's face it, technology is taking the whole world by storm, and it is without a doubt grounded in SCIENCE! Teachers at Al Noori continually endeavour to create new opportunities for students to learn and love Science. We believe if we foster this joy of Science at an early age, we may be lucky enough to educate the next Einstein, Newton of Jobs. Our goal is to establish a basic love of learning and help students experience and understand the science they see every day.

There are three simple reasons why science is important for our kids at Al Noori, these include:

1. Science engages their curiosity;

2. Science provides practical tools for understanding every day life; and

3. Science advances critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity in early learners.

Numeracy

We recognise that numeracy, like literacy, is a crucial pillar of learning and an indispensable component of our school curriculum. We strongly believe numeracy is about students having the confidence to choose and use mathematics skills they learn at school in every day life, as well as the classroom.

As teachers, we feel it is important for children to have a variety of materials to manipulate and we continue to develop lessons that give all students the opportunity to sort, classify, weigh, stack and explore. We believe this helps children to construct mathematical knowledge through experience. It is our belief that valuable learning occurs when students actively create their own mathematical understanding, which we feel at Al Noori, is best taught using concrete materials.

Our school has been involved in a variety of stimulating mathematical activities and programs. A stand out program we feel has been an amazing success, is Mathletics. Our year 4-6 students participate in this computer based program, which allows each student to complete maths tasks online. These activities are an extremely engaging way for our students to be involved in maths. Every self-guided lesson brilliantly corresponds with what is being taught in the classroom for that particular grade. Every student has access to their own Mathletics account from both school and home. Also, students have the opportunity to participate in 'Live Mathletics'. This is where students can challenge their peers form all around the world. Teachers are also able to gain access to students' results, allowing them to closely monitor student' progress. Mathletics is truly a great tool for students and we hope that you encourage your child to participate.

Math-A-Fun is another exciting mathematical activity that Al Noori students are a part of. Students complete a stimulating and challenging quiz. Thank you to al those fabulous people who donated money to this great event in the past. All money goes towards buying wonderful mathematical resources for Al Noori Muslim School, so we can continue to create creative hands on mathematics lessons.

Literacy

Literacy is crucial to the success of individuals in both their career aspirations and their quality of life.

 

Literacy is the ability to read and write appropriately in a range of contexts. It is used to develop knowledge and understanding, to achieve personal growth and to function effectively in our society. Literacy involves the integration of speaking, listening and critical thinking with reading and writing. It involves continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential and to participate fully in their community and wider society ( UNESCO).

 

Literacy is the single-most important part of education. Without literacy, all other learning is impossible. Without the ability to do any of these skills, there is absolutely no way to acquire more knowledge. Therefore, competence in English will enable students to learn about the role of language in their own lives and other cultures. They will then be able to communicate their thoughts and feelings, to participate in society and to make informed decisions about personal and social issues. They will also be able to analyse information and viewpoints to use their imaginations and to think about the influence of culture on the meaning made with language.

 

At Al Noori Muslim School, we are dedicated to providing rich, engaging and significant literacy experiences to enhance the knowledge of our students and make them proficient learners. This involves engaging students in complex questioning, challenging them to evaluate the texts that they listen to, read and view, write about familiar and unfamiliar texts. They then self reflect to highlight their areas of strengths and work together to improve their weaknesses.

 

Our students participate in many enjoyable literacy based activities including the writing competition, book week, National Literacy Week and our annual character parade. These events are highly successful and encourage our students to develop and appreciate a love for reading and rewarded students for using their creativity and imagination in their writing. 

 

Contact Information

Al Noori Muslim School
75 Greenacre Road
Greenacre NSW 2190

Opening Hours:
8am to 4.30pm

Phone: 
+61 2 9790 5726

Fax:      
+61 2 9709 4122