Issue 23 Autumn 2 2023
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are in the second week of Autumn 2 and are already impressed with the excellent progress our young learners have made. From engaging lessons to delightful activities, our students have embraced every opportunity, making this term a period of tremendous growth and fun revelations. We are thrilled to witness their achievements and the joyful moments of discovery they have experienced.
Read on to find out some of the things that we have been up to.
Hadith of the week
Signing the Steel Beam
– Do not block driveways or park on zig zag lines, as this causes safety hazards.
– Do not park in the estate next to the school, as children are often running and scootering through the area. Let’s keep them safe.
– Please do not cross the busy road near the school. For your safety and the safety of your children, please use the designated pedestrian crossing.
– Please park carefully and be considerate of others. Follow all parking rules so everyone can get where they need to go safely.
Thank you for parking responsibly and helping keep our children safe. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Iqra has started a Quran club to help students leave the school with an ability to read the Quran fluently. This is for Year 6 and 5, by invite only, and runs on Monday and Wednesday. Children need regular practice of the Quran as this is one of the main acts of worship which we need throughout our lives. If it is not secured early on, then it becomes more difficult to learn later on.
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him said: “The example of those who recite the Quran and memorize it is that of one who is with the ‘righteous and noble scribes’ (80:15); and the example of one who recites the Quran with great difficulty is that of one who receives a double reward.“
By developing fluency in Quran recitation through consistent practice in the club, our students will reap spiritual blessings, insha’Allah. We aim to equip them with a foundational skill that they can build upon through life.
We hope you found the evening informative and look forward to continuing our partnership to provide the best education experience possible for your child. Your involvement as parents is invaluable, and we thank you for your continued support.
Anti Bullying Week
Last Monday, as part of Anti-Bullying Week, our students participated in a special anti-bullying workshop centered around the theme “Make a Noise with Kindness.” They learned about defining bullying behavior and the importance of speaking up to help someone who is being bullied or to advocate for themselves. Students also discussed how small acts of kindness can make a big difference in creating a positive school community. The workshop empowered our students to recognize bullying behavior, stand up against it, and spread more kindness. It was an impactful learning experience that reinforced our school’s commitment to stopping bullying through active bystandership and nurturing empathy.