Senior Primary School
The Senior Primary School comprises of students from Years 3-6, allocated in sixteen classes with ages ranging from eight to twelve years.
As students step from a more protected, nurtured environment in Junior Primary into Senior Primary, they are encouraged to take more responsibility for further shaping their own learning and character and becoming prepared to enter Secondary School with confidence.
Inspired by the Minaret College motto, “Faith, Knowledge and Practice,” and the teachings from the Holy Quran and Sunnah, the caring, dedicated Senior Primary staff aim to provide an integrated secular and Islamic education for our students. We aim to maximise the learning outcomes of our students, promoting positive behaviours and the accomplishment of personal best, through the delivery of quality, differentiated educational programs. This will assist them in becoming life-long learners prepared with the required skills to face the continuous changes and challenges of
the 21st century.
As quoted by Robert Hutchins, “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives” and Martin Luther King, Jr, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”
Islam emphasises a need to seek and acquire knowledge and wisdom. The first few verses of the Holy Qur’an that were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mention the importance of reading, the pen and teaching for human beings. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also said “The best amongst you are those who have the best character and manners.” (Al-Bukhaari)
By focusing on the integration of ICT in the curriculum, students are prepared for a technology rich future. Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Teachers undertake continuous professional learning to update themselves with new trends and best practice in education.
The overall development of students is enhanced through participation in extra-curricular activities, such as camps, swimming/sports, excursions/incursions and much more. Safety at play and good sportsmanship are encouraged on the ovals and other play areas.
Regular assemblies encourage SRC involvement and student participation in various performances, plays, songs and presentations. Dhuhr (Midday) prayers are conducted daily, and thought-provoking Jumu’ah Khutbahs are offered on Fridays.
We hope to establish a strong home-school partnership and believe that a positive and supportive relationship is essential for successful student learning.