Primary

Curriculum

Arrahman College develops the student’s whole personality, empowering each student to become an informed decision-maker and a lifelong learner.

Arrahman College seeks to make an outstanding impact and positive contribution to society through its students and the quality of its teaching and leadership in education.

 

Arrahman College will provide a positive, holistic learning environment where staff and students work cooperatively to achieve their personal best and develop a commitment to continuous learning and effective participation within the broader community. We are committed to fostering a community of learners and providing an academic curriculum that focuses on STEM to help develop a broad knowledge base while promoting the skills of critical and creative thinking.

 

By offering a variety of activities both inside and outside of the classroom that is guided by Islamic values and experiences, Arrahman College develops the student’s whole personality, empowering each student to become an informed decision-maker and a lifelong learner.

We offer an innovative curriculum in accordance with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements including:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) – History and Geography
  • Science and Technology
  • Creative and Practical Arts – Music, Visual Arts and Drama
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Languages – Arabic

In addition, we offer the following additional educational programs:

  • Islamic & Quran Studies
  • Library Studies
  • Life Skills
  • STEM

Opportunities for students to explore interests and relationships outside the classroom

At Arrahman College we create an environment designed to provide students with many and varied opportunities to experience connectedness. By providing opportunities for students to explore interests and relationships outside the classroom, we can help build their wellbeing in the relationships, inclusion, belonging and active participation.

Being part of a team or club is more than just opportunities to develop skills in extracurricular areas, it provides students with authentic ways of contributing to their connectedness.

At Arrahman College we will offer the following extracurricular activities to our Primary students:

  • Lunchtime clubs (literacy and numeracy)
  • STEM clubs (robotics)
  • Community programs
  • Islamic Choir
  • Sport Programs
  • Swimming Program from Year 2
  • School sports competitions across all year groups
  • Gymnastics and Movement classes from Kindergarten

The Premier’s Reading Challenge, National Literacy Week and our annual character parade.

Our students participate in many enjoyable literacy-based activities including writing competitions, the annual book week, the Premier’s Reading Challenge, 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 reward students for using their creativity and imagination in their writing.

 

Specific time is allocated to the teaching of literacy and numeracy on a daily basis, with a cohesive program of spelling and reading across all year levels. A comprehensive array of resources, including hands-on maths materials, ample reading books to cater for developing needs and digital materials, support children’s learning.

 

We offer Mini Lit and Multi Lit programs to students who require additional support in Literacy and develop specific programs for students who require additional support in Mathematics.

The approach we use is designed to promote the love for God and the appreciation of the Prophetic example.

The focus of the Islamic Studies curriculum at Arrahman College is to familiarize our students with Islamic beliefs and practices and to enhance their understanding of the practical dimension of their faith. The approach we use is designed to promote the love for God and the appreciation of the Prophetic example. The Islamic curriculum is built around a range of textbooks with value-based themes and incorporates age-appropriate learning materials and activities.

 

As students progress from one level to the next, they learn how to practice the necessary rituals of worship and the Articles of Faith. They learn essential parts of the life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and (Ahlul-Bayt), and recognise their significance to Muslims and the world. They learn about the lives of other prophets and analyse their stories for essential lessons. Students are also introduced to Islamic History and Civilization and learn about Muslims in the contemporary world.

 

We have adopted the Madrasah Centre of Excellence Curriculum Framework (Tarbiya Program) which aims to improve the learning outcomes of all students and to enable madaris to develop learning and teaching programs that meet the needs of their students and which responds to changes in their local communities.

 

The great majority of community students will attend madrasah from the age of 4 to the age of 15. It is important that during this time they develop into good practising Muslims, and acquire the tools to deal effectively with the challenges which they encounter, both now, as young people, and in the future, as adults. The Madrasah Curriculum Framework sets out what all students should know, understand, value and be able to do as a result of the programmes they undertake in madrasah from the age of 5 through to the age of 15 or 16.

 

The learning areas and outcomes aim to ensure that all students in the madaris have the Islamic knowledge, understandings, skills and values necessary to participate and apply in a changing world. They also aim to ensure that students achieve their personal best and develop a sense of pride in themselves, their madrasah, their community and their environment.

 

An essential part of student life at Arrahman College is the real-life applications of religious practices. Students begin the day by reciting selected chapters from the Quran and supplications from the Sunnah of the Prophet and his household. All students will perform the daily congregational dhuhr prayer and take part in the Friday congregational prayer.

At Arrahman College we embrace all Islamic events such as the month of Ramadan and Hajj and partake in celebrations of all Eids.

Our programs go beyond grammar and vocabulary - and are all about students embracing new sounds, broader expression and different ways of seeing the world.

Arabic is the language of the Holy Quran. We believe that the study of the Arabic language allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Our programs go beyond grammar and vocabulary – and are all about students embracing new sounds, broader expression and different ways of seeing the world.

 

Learning a language such as Arabic allows students to gain confidence and self-esteem in using an additional language resource to consolidate the knowledge, skills and concepts developed in all Key Learning Areas of the primary and secondary curriculum. The study of a language also contributes to students’ understanding of the influence of cultural context in communicating with others.