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Issue No 166

Friday 4th December 2009 | Friday 5 Muharram 1430




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December 2009 02 Muharram 03 NEWS FROM AIC DIANELLA COLLEGE

Australian Islamic college --Perth Ultimate Vision



05 MESSAGE From Acting Principal

06 The Scholastic Book Fair 2009



11AIC Kewdale Kitchen MOROCCAN CHICKEN Cooking classes at AIC

12 December Prayer

Times and Halal outlets

13 IN YEAR ONE LEARNING Sports carnival 2009

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is themonth with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified.”

upheld and the Holy Quran referred to them as the “sanctified months”.

These four months, according to the authentic traditions, are Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. All the commentators of the Holy Quran are unanimous on this point, because the Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, in his sermon on the occasion of his last Hajj, declared: “One year consists of twelve months, of which four are sanctified months, three of them are in sequence; Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram, and the fourth is Rajab.”

Fasting During the Month

The specific mention of these four months does not mean that any other month has no sanctity, because the month of Ramadan is admittedly the most sanctified month in the year. But these four months were specifically termed as sanctified months for the simple reason that their sanctity was accepted even by the pagans of Makkah. In fact, every month, out of the twelve, is originally equal to the other, and there is no inherent sanctity that may be attributed to one of them in comparison to the other months. When Allah Almighty chooses a particular time for His special blessings, the same acquires sanctity out of His grace.

Muharram has certain other characteristics special to it, which are specified below.

The Noble Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, has said: ‘The best fasts after the fasts of Ramadan are those of the month of Muharram.” Although the fasts of the month of Muharram are not obligatory, yet one who fasts in these days out of his own will is entitled to a great reward by Allah Almighty. The Hadith cited above signifies that the fasts of the month of Muharram are most rewardable ones among the Nafl or voluntary fasts. The Hadith does not mean that the award promised for fasts of Muharram can be achieved only by fasting for the whole month. On the contrary, each fast during this month has merit. Therefore, one should avail of this opportunity as much as he can. .

Thus, the sanctity of these four months was recognized right from the days of Sayyidina Ibrahim, alayhi salam. Since the Pagans of Makkah attributed themselves to Sayyidina Ibrahim, alayhi salam, they observed the sanctity of these four months and despite their frequent tribal battles, they held it unlawful to fight in these months. In the Shariah of our Noble Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the sanctity of these months was

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Students are recognised for their personal endeavor, achievement and contribution to the community, participation and a real concern for the environment.

An initiative that began in 2004 by Sutherland Primary that included the local Jewish and Muslim schools’ Upper Primary students to run team building and social events.


The core purpose of this initiative is to build friendship and understanding amongst different cultures, nations and religions.

A quarterly event that takes place each term is our Morning Tea with the Principal. This was initiated in 2002 to encourage students to form a good habit and take pride in performing extra school work during the term breaks (as a homework package) to enhance their Literacy and Numeracy skills. The number of students receiving this honour has grown exponentially over the past 6 years.


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THERAPY FOCUS COMPETITION Therapy Focus and DET, in their annual state-wide health promotion that promotes inclusion, diversity and the abilities of children with disability, invited all primary students to illustrate or paint a picture for a story book that taught students the value of tolerance and understanding for people with disabilities.

80 of our students entered this competition and were rewarded with a complimentary copy of the published book, The Hidden Treasure of Moondyne Joe.

DIANELLA SOCCER TOURNAMENT Our Yr 5 -7 boys have been participating in the Champions School Soccer Competition. After losing the finals last year (on penalties) the boys and their coach Br. Mac were out for victory. With great pride Br. Mac informed the whole school how the boys played with tremendous effort, skill, team spirit (winning 4 and drawing 1 out of the 5 games). They finished equal top, however, were denied the trophy due to ‘a goal difference’. December 2009





This years NAPLAN was conducted throughout Australia as one Literacy and Numeracy test to ascertain the students’ levels. Through diligence, hardwork, conscientious efforts of both staff and students (and parents who brought their children for the Saturday classes) we have received commendations for our outstanding results from AISWA and the DEWER panel who visited our school for the recent reregistration. An overview of our achievement is outlined below.

I want to take this opportunity to thank our parents for their commitment, our staff for their stirling efforts, and our students for their tenacity, diligence, and for being such amazingly, unique special children. Jazaka-Allah for an exceptional 2009! Wasalaam

MESSAGE All Praises are due to Allah (swt) alone – the Creator of the Universe, who is the All-Knowing, All-Hearing, AllSeeing. May Peace and Blessings be Bestowed on our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw), his Family, Offspring, his Companions and his Ummah (us), Insha Allah! Ameen! It is my pleasure to provide you with a brief overview of the DIANELLA COLLEGE’S aims, philosophies, achievements, and successes this year. Firstly, I thank Allah (swt) who has Blessed our College with the responsibility (Amaanat) and well-being of 721 students this year. This is a challenge that the staff and I undertook with full commitment, loyalty and dedication; we strive to provide every child in our TRUST with the opportunity to excel (academically and spiritually) Insha Allah! If you have had your children in DIANELLA then you will know why I can make this statement with such confidence. DIANELLA COLLEGE (staff, students, administration) is a ‘FAMILY’ – where foundations of trust, respect, honesty, sincerity, loyalty, tolerance, acceptance and gratitude as well as the ability to utilize all the GIFTS that Allah (swt) has Bestowed us with is practiced and implemented DAILY with conviction. Our ethos and philosophy, students impeccable behaviour, positive attitude, confidence, high self-esteem, good strong moral values, tolerance, honesty, sincerity, perfect manners and RESPECT for ‘ALL’ are just some of the things that we strive to instill in ALL our students. Our golden rule that we all live by is, “Everyone has the right to be safe, to be happy and to learn”. All our students are encouraged to excel in secular and non-secular subjects, integrate with other communities and strive towards a goal in life. They are encouraged to make their aspirations a reality. Our students are also taught to promote and propagate Islam by participating in various inter-school activities. Examples of these include celebratory occasions such as Harmony Day, Multicultural day, Inter-Faith Sports for Peace Carnival, Students Uniting Nations (SUN) Summit, and Inter-faith visits to our neighbouring schools.

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MESSAGE From Acting Principal Sr Nasreen Ahmed

using phones or any other electronic device during school hours they will be followed up with 5 negative points and their phone will be confiscated and only handed over to their parents. If your child needs to contact home in an emergency they will be able to contact home through the school office. Also avoid sending large amounts of money with the children to school as the school will not be responsible for loss of any personal property.


Asslamu-Alaikum Warahmatullahi-Wabarakathuhu. May this message find you and your family in the highest of Islamic spirits. Ameen.

• Regarding the school uniform please make sure your children come with the right uniform to school, to promote the value of unity, uniformity and responsibility. To purchase the school uniform for year 2010 please contact The school during the holidays.



The last day of term 4 will be Friday, 11th December followed by school holidays.

Enrolments are open from Kindy to year 12 during the school holidays



The first day of school in term 1 will be Wednesday 27th January 2010 with the normal school timings. All students must attend the first day of school before the census as it is a requirement from the Department of Education. Failure to this will result in double payment of the school fees for the students.


Parents whose children are going to go to years 3, 5, 7, & 9 are requested to fill in the Naplan student data collection form already sent home at the earliest. Please make sure students are completing all H.W as a preparation for the Naplan for 2010.


Secondary assistance forms will be available at the front reception during the school holidays. Please bring your Pension card/Health card to claim eligibility for secondary assistance.


An award ceremony for High school will be held on Friday 11th December from 2:45pm-3:50pm


The book list for 2010 will be given to the students. Please make sure you buy the books and stationery for your children. If you do not receive the book list you can contact the school reception during the holidays.


The school office can be contacted during the holidays from Monday to Friday between 8:30am-4:30pm. Thank you once again. I hope your family has a lively and safe school break and I look forward to seeing you all in the coming year, Insha Allah. May Allah grant us all good health, strength and patience to remain in His path. Ameen

• Students are not encouraged to use or bring any electronic devices including mobile phones to school. If they are found

Nasreen Ahmed


Mahir Mohammed

Brahim Adouani

The multimedia team is responsible for maintaining the various AIC websites, creating promotional items such as videos, flyers and brochures, maintaining AIC videos on youtube, production of the Wake Up Call magazine and day to day multimedia needs of the college.


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The Scholastic Book Fair 2009 THIS TERM

The Australian Islamic College

library in Kewdale organised the Scholastic Book Fair as an opportunity to fundraise for the school library and also provide an excellent opportunity for school students to purchase their favourite books. It ran through a week from 5th Nov 09 to 11th Nov 09, with the official opening ceremony taking place on Friday morning, 6th Nov 09.

The library had great support from all the parents and the kindy, pre-primary, primary and high school teachers, and especially all the volunteers. They have all contributed immensely into making the Book Fair a pleasant success and great fun. All in all, it would perhaps be right to say that the Scholastic Book Fair was thoroughly an exciting, fun and productive event!

Not only that, but all of the students who had come to visit the library during this week were also awaiting a special visitor. This was none other than Clifford the dog who contributed to the much expected enthusiasm surrounding the Book Fair. So how was the Scholastic Book Fair? It The students, especially from the kindy was an exciting week for the AIC school and primary years, were simply overjoyed library at Kewdale; starting from the by his entry each time, and they had a preparations, right till pack up on the last chance to have loads of fun with him on day! The students, as well as parents were several occasions during the week. welcome to the library during its opening hours all through the event, giving them a chance to skim through books they found interesting, so that they may purchase them at a later visit during the week. The opening ceremony in itself also generated a lot of excitement with all the guests of honour that included Mr Abdallah Magar (Founder of AIC), Sr Nasreen (Acting Principal) and Sr Zainap Akoojee (Head of Primary), who all graced the event. All the invited guests who arrived to support the Scholastic Book Fair were warmly welcomed by the library staff, its volunteers, and sweet little visitors from kindy.

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New South Wales Competitions The 2009 competition was conducted across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, and the Pacific Region (1.7 Million participants). Our students participated in English, Writing, Spelling, Science and Mathematics. Alhumdulillah we did exceptionally well, I am so proud of all our students (as I can see that they are well on their way to becoming future leaders of our country, Insha-Allah)! Students were awarded certificates based on the following categories: High Distinction - top 1% of entrants Distinction - top 10% of entrants Credit - top 20% of entrants Achievement - top 20% of their year level at the school

This whole-school event (initiated by the diligent

A brief overview of our results is listed below:

library staff ) invited all classes (Yr1-10) to present a play, song or parade of creations that celebrates the love of reading. This year’s theme was “SAFARI”. The students presented African song and dance, interesting mask and hats parades, popular stories with twists, exciting and very entertaining plays.


Healthy competition, cheering and sporting prowess dominated the atmosphere as the four factions (Red, Blue, Orange and Green) via for FIRST place in events of Leaderball, Pass Ball, Flag Race, Hurdles, Races and Relay. Even parents and staff joined in on the excitement and fun. A very enjoyable, fun-filled event which culminated with the GREEN FACTION as the 2009 Dianella Carnival Champions


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the school’s fourth attempt at this program, we managed to exceed our Target in both the reading of books and the money we raised from previous years. This initiative began as a promotion of literacy in our students and also teaching them the value of helping others in need in this case the Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. The school once again received a plague and a trophy acknowledging the school’s effort in reading the most number of books in Western Australia.

The Year 8 students and their science teacher (Ms Diana Phang) organised and ran a week long Science fair that encouraged Science Investigation and learning in the lower primary students (Years 1-3 and ESL).

Years 2006 2007 2008 2009

Books Donations 2732 $3438.10 3456 $3471.30 8006 $7041.65 8841 $9500.00

INTERFAITH ACTIVITIES Building Bridges Conference And Together for Humanity Program Sh. Faizel Bedford has been preparing and accompanying our This annual event that began in 2001 has been an effective program to encourage peer teaching and cooperative learning amongst the older students and to promote the fun of Science investigation to the primary students Science topics covered in the fair include electricity, magnetism, kitchen science, micro-organisms, light and sound.


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High school girls to Peter Moyes, Carmel, and St. Mary’s School. Through dialogue and powerpoint presentations the girls impressed the other participants with their knowledge and keenness to forge and foster friendship and understanding of the diverse religions.

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* School based assessment

2-Your Goal

I want you all to AIM HIGH in all that you do. Don’t just aspire to be a doctor, engineer, teacher and leader etc. Aspire to be the BEST Doctor, Engineer, Teacher and Leader! In order to fulfill such a goal, remember that you need to utilise two things For ultimate success;

A- Your Mind-For Invention and Creativity

Knowledge, skills and understanding THE MEANS; 12 POINTS TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 1-Positive Action/Optimism-2-Discover Your Talents/Skills -3-Be Innovative And Creative 4-Organise Your Thinking 5-Appreciate The Power Of Knowledge-6-Appreciate The Power Of Time 7-Have Initiative 8-Have A Good Role-Model 9-Organise Your Priorities -10-Develop Intelligent Social Skills 11-Overcome Challenges And Show Perseverance - 12-Plan For The Future

B-Your Spirit-For Quality Control

Values, Morals, Behaviour, Connection with the Creator, Guide for Social Interaction

News From AIC DIANELLA South Asian Pacific Interfaith Conference 2009

It was an honour to be invited by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Stephen Smith to this auspicious event. Mr. Smith acknowledged his involvement with AIC Dianella as the then local MP. Fatima Payman and Imran Abdi were thanked for their participation in the play which highlighted that ‘whilst we are different, we are the same in so many ways’.

VACANCY Kindergarten to Year 7 Primary English, ESL and Islamic Studies


LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY Please forward All applications to: The Principal Australian Islamic College PO Box 252 CLOVERDALE WA 6985 Fax: 9355-2988 Email:

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AIC Kewdale Kitchen As third year Nutrition students at Curtin University, we have enjoyed running the Nutrition and Cooking classes at AIC during the last couple of months. Most of us have never worked in a Muslim environment before and we enjoyed the opportunity it gave us to interact and get to know the students of AIC. We appreciated the enthusiasm that the students have for cooking with many of the students requesting copies of the recipes that we have made in class. The students seemed to improve in their cooking skills over the time we worked with them and also improved in their knowledge of healthy foods and kitchen safety. Thank you to the teachers and principal for allowing us this opportunity. Being involved in the cooking program at the school was a great experience. The students seemed to really enjoy the cooking sessions and it was a rewarding exercise to be a part of. The program has great potential to teach the students about healthy eating, as well as teaching them about new cooking skills. It would be great if the program could become a regular program run at the school and could really benefit the students at the school. Working with newly arrived students from AIC has been a great learning experience for me. The students are very respectful and welcoming. Many of them were very enthusiastic about the cooking sessions and were willing to try new foods. The students were fully engaged in our activities and were keen to assist us as well as eager to acquire new cooking skills. I thoroughly enjoyed my experiences being involved in conducting the cooking workshops at the Australian Islamic College. I found it very rewarding meeting kids from all around the world and from such different backgrounds to my own. The students were mostly enthusiastic and interested in learning new skills both in and out of the kitchen. I think that they gained quite a lot out of the sessions and I hope that they will continue in the future with the help of the teachers and volunteers. The students and their teachers have been very welcoming. I have enjoyed the friendliness, enthusiasm and good manners of the students and have a lot of fun with them. I have enjoyed working with Rabab and the Teachers too. Sally McKinnon, Zamzam Alim, Natalie Scott, Cindy Gear and Patricia Marshall

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MOROCCAN CHICKEN Ingredients • 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 lemon, juiced • 2 tsp ground cinnamon • 3 tsp ground cumin • 4 tbs sultanas • 4 tbs pine nuts • 40ml (2 tbs) olive oil • 800g chicken fillets, cut into thin strips • 1 orange, halved, sliced • 4 tbs freshly chopped mint

Method 1. Place chilli, chilli flakes, garlic, lemon juice, cinnamon, cumin, sultanas, pine nuts, half the olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Mix well. Add chicken and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large frypan. Add the chicken pieces and cook on one side for 1-2 minutes or until golden. Turn over, add the orange slices and cook for 2-3 minutes until cooked through. Stir through the mint. Serve with couscous and some low-fat yoghurt. December 2009


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what students Know, What they want to know and lastly what they have learnt.


Fostering curiosity is of great importance in early childhood as it’s the beginning of inquire. It is here that students start to question the world around them. Interesting questions are then formulated and students begin to understand their environment.

chart. We then integrated technology through a program called photo story. Here students took digital photos of their learning journey. They took turns to transfer their photos on the photo story program which enabled them to view their experiences through a digital story like book. Music and digital effects where added to enhance the story.

In year one learning is more then

just pen to paper much of students learning experiences are hands on and context embedded. This year the student in 1c Sr Donia’s class have been given the opportunity to show some of theses experiences through the use of technology. For the past term room 1c have been investigating plants through an integrated approach to learning in the science and technology learning area. A KWL was introduced at the beginning of the term to establish

Thought context embedded learning students have been given the opportunity to grow bean seeds and then plant them on school grounds. Student have been watching them grow for the past 5 weeks and recording their data on a visual growth

At the end of term 4 the digital story will be finished and students will be able to take a copy home to show their learning journey to their family on DVD format. By. SR Donia Elbakdadi


Pre – Primary School Sports Carnival On Thursday 12th November the Physical Education Department held the lower primary (pre – primary – yr2) school sports carnival inside the gymnasium from 9.15am until 12.30pm. The Physical education department had decorated the gymnasium with lots of colours and the students were welcomed by yr 11 student cheering s quad and Clifford the mascot. Many parents and family were present taking photos, videos and cheering for their little ones. The students had racing events as well as novelty event such as bean bag relays and egg and spoon races. The parents and teachers also joined in the events with backwards racing and a fun dress up relay. Many thanks to all the teachers and parents for their support and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

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Ant and Dove

One hot day, an ant was searching for some water. After walking

around for some time, she came to a spring. To reach the spring, she had to climb up a blade of grass. While making her way up, she slipped and fell into the water. She could have drowned if a dove up a nearby tree had not seen her. Seeing that the ant was in trouble, the dove quickly plucked off a leaf and dropped it into the water near the struggling ant. The ant moved towards the leaf and climbed up there. Soon it carried her safely to dry ground. Just at that time, a hunter nearby was throwing out his net towards the dove, hoping to trap it. Guessing what he was about to do, the ant quickly bit him on the heel. Feeling the pain, the hunter dropped his net. The dove was quick to fly away to safety. Moral of the Story: One good turn deserves another.


crossword puzzle

from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) Narrated Abu Musa:

Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.” [Al-Bukhari ].

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CONGRATULATIONSTOALL STAFF &STUDENTS 3 of our students achieved a score of 99 28% of our students scored above 89 56% of our students scored above 79

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Monthly magazine of the Australian Islamic College Perth Western Australia

Wake Up Call Issue 166  

Monthly magazine of the Australian Islamic College Perth Western Australia