News

There are many events, activities and achievements in the life of Minaret College each year.  We actively acknowledge and celebrate College news & events and, in turn, archive these as part of our school’s history.

Minaret News & Activities

  • CED process for VCE students

    To account for the impacts of COVID-19 this year, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) will be implementing the Consideration for Educational Disadvantage (CED) process. Read More

  • Updates for VCE students and families

    The Victorian Government has recently announced some changes for VCE students. The below letter from our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim and Minister for Education James Merlino outlines details of these important changes. We recommend all VCE students and families read the letter carefully and take advantage of the vaccination webinar tonight from 4pm. Read More

  • Community Webinar - tomorrow at 6:40pm

    A message today from our Executive Principal regarding our upcoming webinar with Dr Micheal Carr-Gregg starting at 6.40pm tomorrow InshaAllah. The zoom link will be shared tonight on the Sentral Parent Portal. We hope see you at the event! Read More

  • VCE Information Webinar – Registrations Open.

    Our annual VCE Information Webinar for Year 9 to 11 students and families will again be held online this year. The webinar will showcase our VCE pathways and subject offerings and we encourage all parents to join to plan for the future of your child/children. Read More

  • Junior Primary Starting Zoom From Monday

    Alhamdulillah the introduction of Zoom classes for Year 3 and 4 students has been very well received and so from Monday, we will start connecting with all Junior Primary students via Zoom each day. Read More

  • Introducing Zoom classes for more Primary students

    Last year we extended live online lessons for Year 5 and 6 students on Zoom. Live classes allow students to connect directly with their teacher and classmates. Read More

  • Online Learning from Friday 6 August

    As per the announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews earlier today, from 8pm tonight Victoria will enter a 7 day lockdown. The lockdown requires schools to revert to online learning from tomorrow (Friday 6 August). Read More

  • Students Returning to Onsite Learning

    Alhamdulillah with today’s announcement from Premier Daniel Andrews, all students will return to learning onsite from Wednesday 28 July. Details of the announcement are available in the letter below from Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim. Read More

  • Return to remote learning after Eid Holidays

    Following the announcement by the Victorian Premier, Mr Daniel Andrews that the current lockdown has been extended till 11.59 PM next Tuesday. Read More

  • Lockdown Starting 16 July

    Earlier today, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a snap 5-day lockdown starting at 11.59pm Thursday 15 July. Read More

  • Return to Face-to-face Learning and Bus Changes

    We're excited to welcome back our staff and students and request the support of our parents to keep our College community safe. Read More

  • Launch of Sentral Parent Portal

    From next week, families will receive a letter about the launch of our Sentral Parent Portal. Instructions to register, including the unique access code will be in the letter. Read More

  • Learning during continued lockdown and launch of Sentral Parent Portal

    Today we’re excited to share two important announcements with our families: Year 11 and 12 students will return to learn onsite with their teachers from Friday 4 June 3, 2021 and We’re launching our Sentral Parent Portal Read More

  • Online Learning from 28 May 2021

    As you are likely aware, Acting Premier James Merlino announced this morning that Victoria will go into a 7 day ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ from midnight tonight. During the lockdown period, ELC will continue to operate as usual however Primary and Secondary students will be learning from home. Read More

  • Returning to Online Learning

    The College Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim has recorded a message for families communicating our transition to online learning. Stay safe! Read More

  • Exciting News: Eid Prayers – Springvale AND Officer

    We are excited to share that from this upcoming Eid, in addition to prayers at Springvale campus, Minaret College will also now host prayers at Officer Campus. Read More

  • Ramadan Reminder Three with our College Imam, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Zyka

    Ramadan Reminder Three with our College Imam, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Zyka. Read More

  • Quran Competition

    This week our annual Quran Competition commenced. Serving to motivation students to revise Quran during the month of Ramadan, students are assessed on accuracy of memorisation and tajweed. Read More

  • Ramadan Reminder Two with our College Imam, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Zyka.

    Ramadan Reminder Two with our College Imam, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Zyka. Read More

  • Ramadan Mubarak to our Minaret Family

    We hope Ramadan is going well for all our families. Each week the College Imam, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Zyka, will be sharing a reminder to keep us focused and motivated throughout the month. Read More

  • Taraweeh Starts Tonight

    Consistent with the advice of the Board of Imams Victoria, taraweeh prayers will start tonight at both campuses. Isha athan will be called at 7:15pm with prayer starting at 7:30pm InshaAllah. Read More

  • Community Announcement - Jummah Prayer

    For Ramadan the College will be operating on our Ramadan timetable. This means that jummah prayer for community members will change slightly during Ramadan. Read More

  • Year 12 Archery & Horsemanship Excursion (Officer)

    Towards the end of term, our Year 12 students enjoyed the sunshine and experienced the Sunnah sports that our Prophet (SAW) engaged in, namely archery and the training of horses. Students explored the likeness between good horsemanship and their VCE journey. Good horsemanship requires focus, confidence, assertiveness, and a sense of awareness. Read More

  • End of Term Letter

    Students will today return home with an end of term letter from our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim. The letter shares some important announcements regarding arrangements for Ramadan, Taraweeh and Eid Prayers (Springvale and Officer) as well as general reminders in preparation for Term Two. Read More

  • Morning Tea with the Executive Principal (Doveton)

    Little students can still have BIG responsibilities! Our Doveton class captains recently met with the Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim. Read More

  • Bright SPARKs (Springvale)

    Over the break we extended some of our covered areas to give our students more protection from the elements. Seeing teachers and students outside today for an impromptu class make those investments all the more worthwhile. Read More

  • Islamic Cup Girls Soccer – 3rd place! (Springvale)

    Embracing their natural talents and exhibiting great sportsmanship, Year 9 and 10 students competed in the Islamic Cup Girls Soccer Tournament. The girls played awesomely and were awarded third place! Read More

  • A Visit from our Neighbours (Doveton)

    As a College we exist to serve our community and we know our community is best served when we share with others. Yesterday leaders from our neighbouring Ilim College visited our Doveton Campus. Read More

  • Arrangements for School from Monday 15 February

    As per the recent government announcement, schools will be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Today our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim shares below how we will support students' learning over the coming week. Read More

  • Important Announcement from Executive Principal

    The Victorian Government has announced that from midnight tonight, Victoria will enter five day Stage Four Lockdown. Read More

  • Great news! Alhamdulillah!

    Our 5 day lockdown will end at midnight tonight and InshaAllah students will return to school tomorrow (Thursday 18 February). Read More

  • Letter regarding traffic at Officer Campus

    The start of the new school year has seen some unexpected challenges for Officer Campus regarding traffic. Today, the below letter from our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim and Head of Officer Campus Rashdan Rashid has been distributed to parent Read More

  • IMPORTANT: Jummah from tomorrow

    Each week Jummah prayer is held at each Campus and members of the community are welcome to attend. Due to COVIDSafe restrictions we have had to review the arrangement now that students have started back at school. Read More

  • Countdown to return of students

    We’re busy preparing our classrooms for the return of our students InshaAllah. We’re optimistic about the year ahead and we look forward to sharing news and progress of our students throughout the year. Read More

  • Doveton Campus Information Webinar - Wednesday 18 November

    Families of students enrolled to start at Doveton campus next year are invited to an online webinar on Wednesday 18 November. In the session, families will meet the Doveton team and will be provided with essential information to get prepared for exciting new beginnings in 2021 InshaAllah!. Read More

  • 2021 Bus Registration

    Families of students who take the bus to and from school each day are reminded to complete the bus registration form if they wish to continue using the bus in 2021. Read More

  • 2021 Uniform List

    The uniform list for 2021 is now updated and available. Families can shop online on the Academy Uniforms website or visit the Academy Uniforms store in person. Full details are now available. Read More

  • Alhamdulillah our Doveton Campus team has already grown by two!

    Families with students starting at Doveton Campus in 2021 will have the opportunity to meet sr Vanessa and sr Azkiya and our full Doveton team in an upcoming webinar (details to be provided soon InshaAllah). Read More

  • 2021 Senior School Captains

    The votes have been counted and our 2021 Senior School Captains have been announced! Congratulations to all students who ran for a position to represent and lead the Senior School next year. Read More

  • Best Wishes to Year 12 Students (Springvale)

    Our Year 12 students will now start preparing for their final exams, but they need not feel alone. They have the support, best wishes and dua from ALL of us for their hard-earned success. Read More

  • 2021 Year 7 Parent Information Evening Webinar – 5 November 2020

    It's an exciting time for Year 6 students who are preparing to enter Secondary School next year. To help students and their families for this transition, InshaAllah next week we will be hosting an online information event for students starting Year 7 with Minaret College in 2021. Read More

  • COVIDSafe Plan Update

    Our goal is that our students will experience an uninterrupted finish to 2020 InshaAllah. Working in partnership with our parents is a critical component for us to achieve our goal. Read More

  • Letter to Families of VCE Students.

    Yesterday our VCE students were briefed on their ability to contribute to the Consideration for Educational Disadvantage (CED) process. A letter for parents is now available from our Executive Principal. Read More

  • 2021 Foundation Information Webinar

    Families of students starting next year in Foundation are invited to attend our information webinar this coming Thursday. Read More

  • Update for Parents

    Alhamdulillah it's been an awesome week having the majority of students back learning face-to-face. Today our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim shares an update. Read More

  • Student Wellbeing and Conversation Starters - Resources for Parents

    Student wellbeing is our focus for Term 4 - and probably yours too! Students are more resilient to life stressors when they have developed some of the skills Read More

  • Welcoming Students Back to Face-to-Face Learning

    From Monday, InshaAllah many of our students will be returning to learning on-site. We're excited to be welcoming them back and can't wait for Year 8 and 9 to join us on Monday 26 October to make our family complete. Read More

  • Year 12 students sit the GAT today.

    This morning students studying a Unit 3/4 subject sat the General Achievement Test (GAT). We've all heard the word 'unprecedented' many times this year, but for our Year 12 students, this year truly has been like none other. Read More

  • Returning to Term 4

    We're excitedly preparing for our students to return to face to face learning in Term 4 InshaAllah. Today, our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim shares which students will return to face to face learning from Week 2. Read More

  • VCE Exam Revision Lectures

    Recently we announced that Minaret College has gifted all VCE students a scholarship with The School of Excellence (TSFX). As part of their scholarship, students studying a Unit 3 & 4 subject will be able to attend online revision lectures. Revision materials will be soon delivered to our students InshaAllah. Read More

  • Return to Term Four and iPads Now Available

    Today our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim shares our plan to return students to face to face learning in Term Four InshaAllah. He also announces some exciting news for our Foundation to Year 4 students - iPads are now available for subsidised lease via the College. Read More

  • Meet our Doveton Campus Team!

    Our preparations continue for the opening of our Doveton Campus in 2021 InshaAllah. This week we introduce the team who will be serving our young Doveton students. They’re filled with professional experience and diversity in strengths MashaAllah. Our Doveton campus families will be well served by some friendly, familiar faces. Read More

  • 2021 VCE Handbook - Now Available

    As students prepare for VCE next year, it's critical they are armed with the important details they need in order to make the best decisions. With this in mind, our 2021 VCE handbook is now available for students and their families. Read More

  • Virtual Tour Series

    Sadly due to current restrictions, our ability to welcome guests to tour our College is limited for the foreseeable future. We have therefore created a virtual tour series for the community to get to know more about the College, as well as 'meet' members of our team and our students. Read More

  • Announcement for Our Year 12 Students

    It has been an uncertain time for our Year 12 Students and despite the challenges of 2020, they have been working hard to perform at their best. Today, our Heads of Campus share some exciting news for our students and their families. Read More

  • Updated Learning Guide for Year 5 & 6 Students - Now Available

    From Wednesday 2 September our Year 5 and 6 students will commence live online classes via Zoom. It's an exciting time of change for students (and teachers!). Read More

  • Chromebooks now available for Year 5 and 6 students.

    Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim shares some exciting news for our Year 5 and 6 students - Chromebooks are now available and we're starting online classes via Zoom. Read More

  • Online VCE Information Webinar

    Onsite or online, planning for the future of our students continues at Minaret College. We invite all parents with students from Years 9 to 11 to attend our 2020 VCE Information Webinar on the 13 August 2020 from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm. Read More

  • Secondary School Online Parent-Teacher Interviews

    This term, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held online. Secondary School Leaders have distributed the below letter via Edmodo and parents will be SMS’ed this week to reserve their interview times. Read More

  • Online Learning Recommences for All Students Today

    Last night we announced that all students will recommence online learning from today. This is in alignment with Stage Four restrictions and the best way for us to keep our community safe InshaAllah. Read More

  • Return to Online Learning for All Students from Monday 3 August

    Today, Premier Daniel Andrews announced increased restrictions starting from 6pm tonight. While the coming six weeks will be difficult and disruptive to many, InshaAllah the sacrifices we make today will protect us all and those we care about. Read More

  • Eid Mubarak - Stay Safe!

    We hope our Minaret Family have all had an enjoyable day creating special Eid memories within each household. Alhamdulillah we are blessed with technology to keep connected with those we miss, whether they be down the street or across the world. Read More

  • EP Letter to Families

    Today, a letter from Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim will be distributed to students onsite and communicated via Seesaw and Edmodo for families at home. The letter shares important information for our families and reminds the community of the College being closed for the Day of Arafat on Thursday and Eid on Friday. Read More

  • Term Three Online Learning Guides - Now available.

    Our Online Learning Guides have been updated for Term Three. The guides provide students and families important information about our approach to online learning in the coming weeks. Read More

  • ELC Enrolments 2021

    Our ELC is now accepting applications for enrolments for 2021. Please contact us for details or to request an application form. Read More

  • Return to Term Three for All Students

    On Sunday, Premier Daniel Andrews shared that Foundation to Year 10 students attending public schools will return to learning online from Monday 20 July. For the ongoing safety of our Minaret Family and consistent with public health advice, Minaret College will be adopting the same approach. Read More

  • Update Regarding Term Three

    Today Premier Daniel Andrews announced a return to online learning for Foundation to Year 10 students from Monday 20 July. As the decision for public schools is based on best practice health advice, Minaret College will also resume online learning for Foundation to Year 10 students after this week. Read More

  • Announcement Regarding the Return of Students to Term Three

    On Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced stage three restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne. In relation to advice for schools, some decisions were shared and more will be announced soon. Today we share our approach to school next week. Read More

  • End of Term Two – Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim.

    Before we all take some time off for a well-deserved break, our Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim shares his appreciation to the community. He also shares an update regarding COVID-19 and our request for the community to be safe over the holiday period to minimise further disruption InshaAllah. Read More

  • Springvale Campus Drop off and Pick up

    Alhamdulillah we’re so pleased to have our Minaret Family back together again. The following is a reminder for parents/carers regarding Springvale Campus pick up and changes to drop off effective from tomorrow Read More

  • Changes to Pickup Arrangements.

    To prepare for all students returning to face-to-face learning from Tuesday 9 June, both campuses are introducing some changes to the procedures for student pick up. The changes are designed to create a system that is safe, efficient and compliant with public health guidelines. Read More

  • Important Announcement Regarding Tuesday 9 June

    Due to the passing of the Founding Director of the College, Mr Mohamed Hassan (OAM), the College has declared 3 days of mourning which will finish on Tuesday 9 June. Read More

  • Return to face-to-face learning

    We were pleased to hear the announcement from Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Dr. Brett Sutton earlier this week – it is safe for students and staff to return to face-to-face learning. Alhamdulillah! Read More

  • COVID-19 Financial Assistance

    This week, families will receive a letter in the mail from the Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim regarding support for families impacted by COVID-19 and resulting restrictions. Read More

  • Update Regarding Online Learning

    Our Heads of Campus br Omar Marzouk (Springvale) and br Rashdan Rashid (Officer) today reflected on our first week of Online Learning. Read More

  • We’re ready to start learning online from Monday InshaAllah!

    The start of a new term is always filled with excitement and anticipation – and this term is like NONE OTHER! Read More

  • Update for families Term Two – Online learning

    Term Two Start on Monday 20 April – We’re going ONLINE. Read More

  • Update for families regarding Term 1

    To wrap up Term 1, our Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim and our PE team have recorded some updates and reminders for our Minaret Family. Read More

  • COVID-19 Update (24 March) – Update for our Minaret Family

    On Friday, we were able to say goodbye to our students at each campus, but the learning must go on! The Minaret Team has been working hard to minimise disruption to student learning. Read More

  • Coronavirus Update (17 March) – Announcement to our Minaret Family

    This evening, we are announcing an important decision regarding the operation of the College. Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim has recorded a personal message for families below. Read More

  • Coronavirus Update (16 March) – Letter to families from Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim

    With plenty of information circulating regarding COVID-19 and the impact on Schools, today we are updating our Minaret Family on the actions Minaret College is implementing to manage the ongoing welfare of our students. Read More

  • Coronavirus Update – Letter to families from Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim

    With the announcement yesterday by Premier Daniel Andrews regarding the potential for School closures, we felt it was an opportune time to provide a further update to our families. Read More

  • Foundation Information Session (Officer)

    Only a few weeks into the year and our foundation students lead their own information evening for parents. Parents were left speechless by the confidence and amazing presentations by our students MashaAllah. Read More

  • Enrol at MINARET COLLEGE for 2020

    Minaret College is now accepting applications for next year from Foundation to year 12 at both Springvale and Officer Campus. Read More

  • Minaret Café - Officer Campus

    The start of a new term brings great news for our Officer students! InshaAllah from Monday our new canteen will be operating with a FULL menu. Don’t forget, orders can be made also using the FlexiSchool App for your convenience. Read More

  • Australian Muslim Youth Leadership Awards 2019

    On 23 December 2019, Minaret students were recognised for their leadership at the AMYLA (Australian Muslim Youth Leadership Association) Awards Night. Read More

  • End of Year Letter from Executive Principal

    The end of year letter from Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim has been posted to families this week. The letter contains some important updates and reminders for end of 2019 and preparation for 2020. Read More

  • Pink Hijab Day (Springvale)

    On 2nd December, students and staff held an important event called Pink Hijab Day. The event raises awareness and funds for Cancer Council Victoria. Read More

  • Executive Principal Letter to Families & Carers Term 1 - 2020

    To start 2020, the Executive Principal, Br Mohammed Taksim has sent a letter to parents preparing the College community for the year ahead. The letter is also available here. Read More

  • Dialling NASA, Officer calling!

    Year 9 student, Rama Salah had an idea, so we made it happen! Dialling in from the Boardroom at Officer, selected year 9 students participated in a session with Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, NASA. Read More

  • Booklists and Second Hand Book Sale

    Last week, booklists for next year were distributed to students. Also included was details of the second hand book sale to be held at each campus in November. Read More

  • Year 7 to Year 10 End of Year Exams

    The exam season starts this week with VCE student sitting their final exams at Minaret College. We wish them well and look forward to celebrating their achievements in the weeks to come InshaAllah. Read More

  • Healthy Lunchbox Workshop – ELC Springvale

    Minaret ELC in conjunction with the ELC Mother's Friendship Group were happy to host a Healthy Lunchbox workshop for parents run by Sr. Derya Kucukali. Read More

  • Year 9 & 10 Monash Champions - (Officer)

    Throughout Term 3, our Year 9 & 10 Monash Champions have met with the Monash mentors to brainstorm, plan and implement two different projects. There were some obstacles along the way but Alhamdulillah the teams developed and delivered their projects. Read More

  • Minaret College Open Day – You’re invited!

    Minaret College would like to invite all members of the community to our upcoming Open Day on Saturday 26 October starting at 10am. Read More

  • Executive Principal Letter to Families & Carers

    Families will today receive a letter via the eldest child enrolled at the College. The letter makes a special request to our families and provides some important updates. Read More

  • Minaret ELC Book Character Dress Up (Springvale)

    Minaret ELC celebrated book week through character dress up to encourage the passion for reading. Children and teachers came to the ELC dressed up as their favourite book character and with the storybook. Read More

  • Primary School Fundraising Project (Springvale)

    Recently our Primary School Students initiated a fundraising project to support the Myanmar Community and to build water wells in less advantaged countries. Alhamdulillah our students collected $3,586. Read More

  • Interim Committee Members of MCAA

    After a successful inauguration of the Minaret College Alumni Association (MCAA), we are pleased to introduce the MCAA Interim Committee Members. Read More

  • VicSRC Congress 2019

    From 9-11 July, three of our senior students participated in the VicSRC Congress 2019 at the University of Melbourne. Read More