Al-Taqwa College aims to produce good reflective self-directed learners who have problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities. It aims to be a place where the individuality of each person is recognised, and where that recognition is reflected in the College’s curriculum diversity and flexibility, diverse teaching strategies and student centered processes. The College aims to create a school environment that instills in students love and obedience to Allah (swt) in accordance with the sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) and enables them to benefit from the teachings of the Holy Al-Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammad (May peace be upon Him).
Al-Taqwa College supports and promotes the principles and practices of the Australian democracy including a commitment to:
• elected government
• the rule of the law
• equal rights for all before the law
• freedom of religion
• freedom of speech and association
• the values of openness and tolerance
The Prophet Mohammad said ‘He who does not care about the youngest and does not respect the oldest, does not belong to the Muslim community’. It is this sense of caring and respect that underpins our school values. In doing so it adheres to the provision of:
- Quality learning – providing a high quality and inclusive education
- Honesty – being true to ones-self and true to others
- Respect – showing care and concern for other people and property
- Trust – instilling confidence that each person doing their part – trust in our teachers, trust in our programs
- Tolerance – understanding and celebrating diversity and individual differences
- Caring – encouraging the development of empathy
Al-Taqwa College will provide education opportunities to students in a caring, safe and healthy learning environment, which promotes quality education, and Islamic values and beliefs. Students are nurtured to be lifelong learners and encouraged to be proud Australian Muslim citizens of tomorrow.
• The richness of the Islamic tradition, values and teachings will guide the direction and operation of the College within the Australian context and law.
• In accordance with the Islamic concept of justice – every individual in the school will be treated fairly with no distinction of color, race, religion or gender.
• We will respect and protect the rights of students – to be heard and to express themselves, to protection of their physical well-being and their dignity, and most importantly, their right to quality education that will prepare them for the future.
• Young people are active learners and will be encouraged to strive to do their best to achieve their full potential.
• We will deliver quality education grounded on Islamic principles and values, which will be affordable and accessible to any families who share and believe in these same values and principles.
• We will ensure the holistic development of students by delivering a well-balanced, experientially rich and diverse curriculum that respects learners as individuals. At the same time cultivating their appreciation and sense of responsibility as a part of the larger community in line with the Islamic concept of the Ummah.
• We will promote and implement the restorative approach to student’s wellbeing and management.
Stemming from the school’s commitment in achieving excellence within an inclusive educational framework that is grounded on Islamic values and teachings, the College will:
- Create a school environment that instills in students the love and obedience to Allah (swt) in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Al-Quran and the sayings and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) the Sunnah.
- Provide quality and a holistic education that will develop students’ talents and capabilities to their full potential whilst meeting the aspirations and needs of the College’s Islamic community. This holistic education will ensure an all round development of students physically, mentally, socially and spiritually, guided by Islamic principles and teachings, and cultivating an understanding and appreciation of our Islamic cultural heritage.
- Produce graduates who are proud of their identity as Australian Muslims while retaining respect and appreciation of the Aboriginal cultural traditions and the diversity of Australian ethnic cultural groups.
- Develop students who are competent, adaptable and resilient life long learners with an appreciation of the nature and place of work in our society, opportunities to develop good work practices, and a respect for the rights of others in the work place.