Page 1

3 Hadeeth

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”

APRIL 2010 19-22

Canberra Camp ( grades 5 & 6 )

Mon 26

Anzac Day Public Holiday

May 2010


Mon 03

Swimming Programme (years 5-8)

Tue 04

School Photo Day - Primary

Dear Parents, Staff and Students,

Thu 06

School Photo Day - Secondary



Assalamu Alaikum

Mon 17

Swimming Programme (years 5-8)


Education Week

Welcome back for Term 2. I hope all students, staff and parents had a safe and relaxing holiday. It is great to see our students and staff return from the holiday looking refreshed and prepared for another exciting term of teaching and learning.

Wed 19

Curriculum Day No school for students

Mon 24

Swimming Programme (years 5-8)

Tue 25

ICAS ICT Competition

Term 2 means that students will be involved in examinations, NAPLAN tests, Primary Canberra camp, ICAS competitions Year 10 students will be going for their two weeks Work Experience and Year 12 will sit mid-year VCE Exams. This term is a very busy time but I am confident that their teachers and students will successfully complete all tasks and enjoy all their subject activities at Ilim College.

Wed 26

Swimming Programme (years 5-8)

Mon 31

Swimming Programme (years 5-8)

Many thanks to the parents who attended parent-teacher interviews held on the 26th of March, in term one. From a parent and student perspective I hope you gained some valuable advice which may lead to new goal setting for term 2. I would like to inform you that all students are now required to wear the winter uniform in terms 2 and 3. I am pleased to inform you that we are planning to complete the Science and Language Building by mid August 2010. It is a good news that we are commencing the new Multipurpose Hall Building construction very soon at Ilim College. All construction programs are successfully proceeding ahead of schedule. At Ilim College we require the valued assistance of parents in disciplining our students and we would appreciate any further suggestions regarding school matters. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you all. Wassalam Mr. Yusuf Kirca Principal

22 APR 10

JUNE 2010 1-4

Year 9-10 Exams

Mon 07

Swimming Programme (years 5-8)


Year 10 Work Experience


VCE Exams

Wed 09

ICAS Science Competition

Thu 10

GAT Exam

Fri 11

Report Writing Day No School for Students

Mon 14

Queen’s B’day Public Holiday

Thu 17

Term 2 Ends Last day for all students

Fri 18

Parent/Teacher Interviews Semester Reports to Parents 9:30am - 6:00pm

Monday 25 April 2010

Anzac Day (Public Holiday) School will be closed

SCHOOL UNIFORM It is compulsory for every student to wear the school uniform. All new applicants are required to purchase the new uniform. New skirt sizes (18-26) have arrived for those who were waiting for them. Lost & Found is placed next to public phone infront of the office corridor. Please check for your items because at the end of each month they will be binned for hygiene purposes.

UNIFORM SHOP TRADING HOURS Normal Trading Hours: (until further notice) 8:45am - 10:00am & 3:00pm - 4:15pm

DROPPING OFF YOUR CHILDREN: Please ensure you have left your child’s class by 8:45am. Parents are asked not to occupy the teachers time with personal issues of their child in the mornings as classes begin at 8:50am. PARENTS, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SCHOOL CORRIDORS BEFORE 3:25PM TO PICK YOUR CHILDREN A great deal of noise and disruption is caused at the end of the day with a build up of parents that enter the school early. We kindly ask parents to wait outside or in their cars if they arrive before 3:25pm.  Thank you for your co-operation. CHILDREN MUST NOT BE DROPPED OFF EARLIER THAN 8:15AM AND MUST BE PICKED UP NO LATER THAN 4:00PM.  There is no supervision available before and after these times unless children are placed in after school care. For the safety of your child(ren) please ensure you adhere to the times.

USING SCHOOL BUS Bus bookings are now finalised for 2010.

EMA Education Maintenance Allowance IMPORTANT All EMA Applicants Please Note

Please remember, all bus bookings are for Mid March 2010 - Approximate date that a full year, however bus fees are charged parents choosing the EFT payment option each term. will receive the 1st instalment of EMA payment into their bank account. All students must be well seated and have their seatbelts fastened whilst travelling Late March 2010 - 1st instalment EMA on our buses facing the front at all times. cheques expected to arrive at schools. There is to be no side sitting or kneeling Parents will be notified once the cheques on seats, standing and walking in the bus have arrived. as this action is jeopardising the safety of the bus and its passengers. If a child does not follow any of the above rules then, he/ WINTER UNIFORMS she will have their bus service cancelled immediately after 3 offences. Winter Uniform now applies. Administration

EXTENDED ABSENCES Should your child be absent from the College for any reason for 5 consecutive days or more, the office should be informed and an “Extended Leave of Absence Form” must be filled out. Otherwise, student’s enrolment may be terminated. Parents should inform the homeroom teachers with notes or certificates of any absences less than 5 days. If a student is absent half the term or more, considering that they have filled and lodged an “Extended Leave of Absence form” before the actual absence starts, half of their school fees will be reimbursed.

Ensure your children are in correct uniform.

Please note, blazers must be worn to and from school daily. Primary: Please refer to uniform notice. Urgent Attention! Medication Authorisation Forms Parents should fill out an authorisation form which is available at the office for students on medication.

Please note that parent’s are responsible to finalize their account and return their library books and any other school belongings before they leave.


Any absence including overseas trips without notification to school in writing will result in payment in full.

Students with Asthma should carry their pump with them at all times. However, the school has spare pumps in the sick bay. Please provide an asthma action plan to the office. STUDENTS WITH ALLERGY

Please note: If a student is absent or is on an extended leave for more then one school term, they will be required to undertake an exam. The results of this exam will determine whether the student is promoted to the next year level or repeat the current year level. Administration

Students with Epipen should pass their Epipen to our school nurse Ms. Nese. An action plan must be also provided to the school. page 2



A long time ago there was a Pickle world and in Pickle world there lived Mr. Pickle and Mrs. Pickle. Mr. Pickle and Mrs. Pickle lived in a pickle house. Their house was amazing, they had statues and maps of the Pickle World. One day Mr. Pickle wanted to go to the Pickle Festival. Mrs. Pickle wanted to go too. They looked at the Pickle map to find out how to get to the Festival. When they got there it was closed, so they waited in their car. Once it opened they went into the festival and they went on the pickle Ferris wheel. When they went around to the top all of a sudden they heard a big bang, they were stuck. When they looked down they got scared. Then the pickle fixer came and tried to fix it but it didn’t work. All of a sudden they saw Super Pickle flying through the sky. Super Pickle was very strong; he pushed the Ferris wheel down. Mr. Pickle and Mrs. Pickle were saved by Super Pickle. After such an exciting day Mr. Pickle and Mrs. Pickle went back home. Emre Sezgin (3 - C)


During the term 1 holidays from 2nd to 4th April the Annual Australian Islamic Conference - 2010 was held at The University of Melbourne. This conference was organised by mercy mission and attended by hundreds of Australian Muslims of all ages. Students from Ilim College also participated in “Budding Writers Competitions”. Three of our young talented students were selected and awarded prizes for their essays. Nuzha Fatima Wazir (10 –A) 1st prize (13 -15 Year old; Living as a Muslim in Australia) Alisha Aziz Rawal (7-C) 2nd prize (10 -12 year old; My Muslim Role Model) Rida Saleem Warrarich (3-B) 3rd prize (7 - 9 year old; Story of a Role Model) Well done and Congratulations to all our very own budding writers! Keep up the good work! Dr Amina Rawal

We Can Achieve: Alisha (7C), Rida (3B) and Nuzha (10A) are happy with the outcome. page 3

My Muslim Role Model HAZRAT KHADIJAH: The great Muslim Lady I am lucky to have the knowledge of a person like Hazrat Khadijah (RA). I may have never met her, or have ever spoken to her, but her character is one that admire so much that I find that every day, I try to be more like her. Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was married to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) when she was 40 years old and he was 25 years old. They were married for 25 years and in that time they had six children; Qasim and Abdullah (also known as Tahir and Tayyib) (who both died at young age), Zainab, Umm-Kulthum, Ruqaiyyah and Fatimah (R.A.A). Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) passed away on 10th Ramadan in the tenth year of Hijrah, 620 CE, at the age of 65. Her death was a great loss to the Prophet (S.A.W). He said, “I cannot bear the scene, I believe that Allah has kept much good in it.” Through out her life, Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) did many things for the good of mankind. She often put her own needs aside so that she could help her loved ones. I sometimes have trouble doing the very things that Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) could do with such ease. When everyone was going through a time of great trouble and heartache, Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was able to put her own anguish aside and console others. “When none believed me, Khadijah (R.A) did. She made me a partner in her wealth.” Those are the words of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) about his wife the great Muslim lady, Hazrat Khadija (R.A). She was a very unselfish and altruistic person; this is the very characteristic that is so hard to find in people in today’s day and age. Overall, Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) is known for her ability to keep on going when times were tough. For me, I feel as though she personifies courage. No matter what hardship or struggle she was going through, Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was able to find strength within herself and would pray to Allah (S.W.T) for guidance. It is sometimes hard to not feel angry and helpless in times of need and seldom do we think of others when we are in strife, but Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was able to stand up and stay strong. We often hear that Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) could have changed the world. I think she did; through her knowledge of Islam and the faith that she gave to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) unconditionally. But most of all, I think she has changed me as a person, and has taught me to believe in myself and to keep going when things are tough. Alisha Rawal (7- C) Second Place

Living as a Muslim in Australia Latest fashions, hippest music, setting trends, hitting the beach and going out – how to cope with this modern way of life while being a Muslim in a westernised country like Australia? The balance of being a good Muslim and still fitting in is an issue faced by many Muslims, especially teenagers. Islam is portrayed as a restrictive religion by the media and even exMuslims. What happened to Australia being a free country? Islam in itself is not a religion – it is a way of life; furthermore, it is a way of life without any compulsions. It has been declared in the Quran, “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256). Allah has presented humans with consciousness, the ability to think and make choices, regardless to the country they are living in. The Prophet Muhammad (Sal) is reported to have said, "Among the things that people have found from the words of the previous prophets was: 'If you feel no shame, then do as you wish.'" This is clear Islamic evidence that Islam is a religion of freedom. As a teenage Muslimah, I find it easier to practice Islam in Australia. I come from a highly superstitious country and I now understand that this kept me away from performing my duties as I should have been. Women are not treated equally as Islam says and children are brought up to fear the community, not Allah’s wrath. I realised that in Australia, everything possible is done to ensure that only the truth is preached, with a minimum addition of personal beliefs and myths. We are given the freedom to put forth our doubts and ask questions that will hopefully clear certain misconceptions. Female Muslims are permitted to where hijab to almost all schools, universities and work places. But even Australia has its flaws. Australia isn’t wholly multi-cultural as it is said to be. Racism against Muslims in Australia is wide spread. A personal experience of such discrimination is having insolent language targeted at the veiled female students while on a school excursion. It is true that the rights of Muslims are not recognised at times; but when in such a situation, I take it as an opportunity to understand what my rewards will be for going through hardship. “If good befalls you, it grieves them, and if an evil afflicts you, they rejoice at it; and if you are patient and guard yourselves, their scheme will not injure you in any way; surely Allah comprehends what they do” (3:120). Moreover, it makes me feel special in a way, knowing that I am of the fastest growing religion in Australia. Australia is most certainly a free country and Islam is a free religion. But instead of using this freedom to adopt a modern Australian lifestyle, every Muslim should resist the temptation presented by the Shaytaan and take this freedom as an opportunity to practice Islam in the best possible manner. Fathima Nuzha Wazeer (10 - A) First Place

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Blessing for Mankind

and ask the kids to throw rocks on Him. They hurt him so much that His shoes were full of blood. When he went to the garden, angle Jibrial (AS) came to him and said ”If you wish, then I will give the order for two angels to crush the residents of Taif between the two mountains in which it lies.” But Prophet (SAW) said no and prayed for them to become Muslims.

My favourite personality is Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.). He was the last messenger of Allah (S.W.T.). When he was small, he was a thoughtful boy. He grew up to be a noble and perfect man. He was kind and loving person. People used to call him Al-Sadiq and Al-Ameen ( the truthful and When Prophet came back to Makah as conqueror, all his honest). He always helped the poor and needy peoples. enemies were in front of him. He could have take revenge He used to love children very much. If a child came to from them but he forgave them all. him, he would put him in his lap and kiss him. Whenever the Prophet received a new fruit, he always gave it to the He was also a very caring husband and loving father. Sometimes he used to help his wives with house chores. children first. He was very patient. When his grandfather, uncle, wife Anas bin Malik (RA) was ten years old. He used to work and sons died and the Kuffar teased him a lot but He never in the Prophet’s house. Sometimes the Prophet used to cried and complained. He was not only kind to Muslims, send him to buy something. But because Anas bin Malik but also to non-Muslims. We have so much to learn from (RA) was a small boy, he used to forget about what he was our Prophet’s life. He told us the very important message of supposed to do and joined the boys, who were playing in Allah (S.W.T.). He told us how to practice Islam in our daily the street and this made him late. Whenever he used to lives. come back, the Prophet (SAW) never got angry with him. If someone in the family got angry with Anas bin Malik I wish that I and all the Muslims follow his Uswa-e-Hasna, so that we will be successful in this world and the hereafter. (RA), Prophet would say, “He is just a child”. Insha Allah. The Prophet(SAW) was very forgiving. Once he went to the city of Taif to tell message of Allah to people of Taif. Rida Saleem Waraich (3 - B) Third Place They did not listen to Him. Instead they made fun of Him



How should you care for books? 1. Keep books in a library bag. 2. Have a special place at home for your library books. 3. Keep books away from babies & pets. 4. Have clean hands when reading. 5. Turn pages carefully. 6. Don't eat or drink while you read. 7. Make sure lids of drink bottles and lunch bottles in your bag are put on tightly

What happens if a book is late, lost or damaged? 1. A reminder note is sent to the class 2. An overdue note is sent home 3. A letter asking for payment is sent home If a book is damaged, please return it to school so we can try to repair it. If it is beyond repair an account may be sent home. Please do not repair the book yourself.

VISIT THE THINKUKNOW WEBSITE TODAY! It contains what every teacher, parent and carer will want to know about safe and secure use of the internet and mobile technologies (cyber safety and security) You will find: Practical information and advice about keeping kids safe online Tips for understanding how kids use the internet How to help kids stay in control online and how to report when things go wrong Information about Free ThinkUKnow presentations and the new online seminar

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When you change your address, telephone number, custody issues or any other details, please inform the college office as soon as possible. Not providing correct details of your residential address and contact numbers will result in termination of your child/(ren)’s enrolment. Offıce Staff can not change details verbally.

Attention to all parents: We have now started taking enrolments for 2011 Please note for the following dates

Last day for 2011 Primary Applications: Thursday 15 July 2010


The above items are not to be brought to school under any circumstances. All these items will be confiscated if students disregard this rule and attempt to use phones. If parents need to contact students during the day, this must be done through the college phone 93023770.


Prep Interviews: Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th July 2010 Primary Entrance Exam: Friday 6 August 2010

Parents please be advised that the Saturday Tutoring Classes has now commenced. Application forms are available from the General Office. Please see below for schedule.

Last Day for 2011 Secondary Applications: Friday 13 August 2010

All VCE classes will run from 17 April, 2010 to 5 June, 2010. VCE Classes are Chemistry, Text & Tradition, Biology and Psychology.

Secondary Entrance Exam: Wednesday 25 August 2010

Year 11 English Classes from 24 April, 2010 to 5 June, 2010. Year 7-10 English and Maths Classes from 24 April, 2010 to 29 May, 2010.

Şiir Gecesi- Sevginin Şiir Dili (Poetry Performance)

Grade 3 - 6 English and Maths Classes from 24 April, 2010 to 5 June 2010. Tutoring classes for Grade 3 to Year 10 costs is $10 per session. Please contact Ms. Rosela Saad from General Office for further enquiries. WRAPPER FREE LUNCHES & HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES We are encouraging wrapper free lunches for Primary Students. We request that you provide your child with fresh fruits, sandwiches in reusable plastic bags, snacks in containers and water in a plastic take home bottle. Please consider healthy food options - sultanas, carrots and cucumbers cut up, rice crackers etc. Thank you for your support.

Siir Gecesi is a theatrical performance as a tribute to Turkish poetry, arts and entertainment. With “love” as its theme, prepare yourself for a spectacular show with performances ranging from religious and national themes to love themes and even comedy ones. Each beautifully contextualised poetry will take you from tears of joy to those of laughter. With all proceeds going to the establishment of a new female multipurpose centre, be sure to support this show as its one of the first of its kind.

Date: Location: Time: Cost:

Saturday 1st May Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre 6:00pm - 9:30pm Adults $20 / Students: $15

Organized by: Sarera Youth For tickets contact: Aysel Ilhan 0402639295 or Zeynep Sertel 0433685000 DAEC Box Office: (03) 8470 8280 or

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‫‪ARABIC NEWSLETTER‬‬ ‫رسالة المدير‬ ‫أعزائي أولياء األمور والموظفين والتالميذ‬ ‫السالم عليكم‬ ‫أھال بكم مجددا في الفصل الربعي الثاني‪ .‬آمل أن تكونوا جميعا قد تمتعتم بإجازة مريحة وآمنة‪ .‬وإنه ليسعدنا أن نراكم‬ ‫راجعين منتعشين وجاھزين لفصل ربعي جديد من التعليم والتعلم‪.‬‬ ‫والفصل الربعي الثاني يعني االمتحانات‪ ،‬واختبارات ‪ ،NAPLAN‬ومخيم كانبرا لتالميذ االبتدائية‪ ،‬ومسابقات ‪،ICAS‬‬ ‫وذھاب طالب الصف ‪ 10‬إلى الخبرة العملية لمدة أسبوعين‪ .‬وھذا الفصل مزدحم جدا‪ ،‬ولكنني واثق أن المدرسين‬ ‫والتالميذ في كلية العلم سينجزون مھامھم بنجاح‪.‬‬ ‫شكرا جزيال ألولياء األمور الذين حضروا المقابالت مع المدرسين يوم ‪ 26‬آذار‪/‬مارس في الفصل األول‪.‬‬ ‫أود أن أعلمكم أنه يجب على التالميذ ارتداء اللباس المدرسي الشتوي في الفصلين الربعيين الثاني والثالث‪.‬‬ ‫ويسعدني أن أعلمكم بأننا نسعى إلنجاز بناء مبنى العلوم واللغة في نھاية آب‪/‬أغسطس ‪.2010‬‬ ‫ونزف إليكم أخبارا جيدة وھي أن العمل في بناء القاعة المتعددة األغراض في كلية العلم سيبدأ قريبا جدا‪.‬‬ ‫نحن في كلية العلم نحتاج لمساعدة أولياء األمور القيمة في ضبط سلوك طالبنا‪ ،‬ونثمن أية اقتراحات حول أمور تتعلق‬ ‫بالمدرسة‪.‬‬ ‫والسالم عليكم ورحمة ﷲ وبركاته‬

‫مع تحيات‬

‫يوسف كرجا‬ ‫المدير‬


NİSAN 2010 19-22

Canberra Kampı (5 & 6. Sınıflara)

Pazartesi 26

Anzak Günü - Resmi Tatil

Pazartesi 03

Yüzme Proğramı (5 - 8. Sınıflara)

Salı 04

Okul Fotoğraf Günü - İlkokul

Perşembe 06

Okul Fotoğraf Günü - Orta Okul


NAPLAN Sınav Günü

Pazartesi 17

Yüzme Proğramı (5 - 8. Sınıflara)

17 - 21

Eğitim Haftası

Çarşamba 19

Müfredat Günü Tüm öğrencilerimize okul kapalı

Pazartesi 24

Yüzme Proğramı (5 - 8. Sınıflara)

Salı 25


Çarşamba 26

Yüzme Proğramı (5 - 8. Sınıflara)

Pazartesi 31

Yüzme Proğramı (5 - 8. Sınıflara)

MAYIS 2010

HAZIRAN 2010 1-4

9-10. Sınıfların Sınavı

Pazartesi 07

Yüzme Proğramı (5 - 8. Sınıflara)


Year 10 Work Experience


VCE Exams

Çarşamba 09

ICAS Fen Bilimleri Sınavı

Perşembe 10

GAT Sınavı

Cuma 11

Karne Yazma Günü Tüm öğrencilerimize okul kapalı

Pazartesi 14

Kraliçenin Doğum Günü - Resmi Tatil

Perşembe 17

2. Dönemin Sonu (Tüm Öğrencilere)

Cuma 18

Öğretmen - Veli Görüşme Günü ve Yarı Dönem Karne Dağıtım Günü Saat 9:30 ile 6:00 arası

25 April 2010 Pazartesi

Anzakları Anma Günü Resmi tatil dolayısıyla Okul Kapalı Olacaktır

Sayın veliler, öğrenciler ve okul çalışanları, Essalamün Aleyküm 2. döneme hoşgeldiniz. Herkesin güvenli ve eğlenceli bir tatil geçirdiğini ümit ediyorum. Bütün öğrenci ve öğretmenlerimizin yeni bir eğitim ve öğretim dönemine zinde bir şekilde başladıklarını görmekten büyük bir memnuniyet duyuyorum. 2. dönem içinde öğrencilerimiz NAPLAN testi, ilkokul Canberra Kampı, ICAS ve 10. Sınıf öğrencilerinin 2 haftalık okul stajı ve 12. sınıfların yarıyıl VCE imtihanları gibi birçok aktivitilerde bulunacaktır. Bu dönemde öğrencilerimiz çok meşgul olacaktır ama inanıyorum ki bütün öğretmen ve velilerimizin desteğiyle öğrencilerimiz İlim Kolejinde bütün ders branşlarındaki aktiviteleri başarıyla tamamlayacaktır. Birinci dönem 26 Mart tarihinde düzenlemiş olduğumuz veli toplantısına katılan bütün velilerimize çok teşekkür etmek isterim. Umarım tüm veli ve öğrencilerimiz 2. dönem içerisinde kullanabilecekleri değerli bilgilere sahip olmuşlardır. 2 ve 3. Dönem içinde bütün öğrencilerimizin kış üniformasını giymesi gerektiğini sizlere bildirmek isterim. Fen ve Dil Bilimleri binasının Ağustos ayı ortalarında tamamlanacağını sizlere bildirmekten büyük bir memnuniyet duyarım. Çok amaçlı kullanmak üzere yapılacak olan salonumuzun inşaatına çok yakında başlayacağımızı sizlere bildirmek isterim. Bütün inşaat çalışmalarımız planlanan tarihlerden önce başarıyla tamamlanacaktır. İlim Koleji olarak öğrencilerimizin arasında disiplin sağlayabilmemiz için siz değerli velilerimizin yardımına her zaman ihtiyaç duymaktayız ve okul olarak bu konuda sizden gelen her türlü öneriye açık olduğumuzu sizlere bildirmek isterim. Allah’ın rahmeti ve bereketi üzerinize olsun. Selamlar

Yusuf Kirca


April 2010 Newsletter  

April 2010 Newsletter