The Islamic Schools of Victoria (Werribee College) Inc was established in June 1986 after its founder, Mr Omar Hallak realised the importance of educating young children in an Islamic Environment.
With this inspiration in mind, over 50 acres was purchased in Sayers Road. The first school year commenced with one portable and a total of 25 students, the College was on the road to educational excellence.
The College has grown considerably since its inception, offering education from the Preparatory years to VCE.
Al-Taqwa College established a horticultural and agricultural campus in Derrimut Road, Tarneit. The campus is now RTO accredited delivering nationally recognised and accredited training and assessment services.
In 2008 a sister college was officially opened in Indonesia called Al-Taqwa College YIISI, Sentul Campus. The campus offers the Australian curriculum and VCE diploma for their students. Sentul is a co-educational College where the majority of its students are local and from within the Asian continents.
Our students live in an increasingly globalised world with many responsibilities. To prepare our students for leadership in a global society, we offer students an annual exchange program with our Sentul Campus. This program is available for students in Year 9 to 10. The experience allows our students to develop into confident, independent young adults.
In 2009 a Masjid was built on the Al-Taqwa College grounds. The Masjid was fully funded using community donations, costing approximately $4.5M