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

  • 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

  • Junior Primary Welcome Ramadan (Springvale)

    Junior Primary students welcomed Ramadan through performances in the Multi-Purpose Hall and taking home dates to share with their family Read More

  • Crescent Wealth Eid @ Luna Park 2019

    Minaret College is excited to be partnering with Crescent Wealth to help enable one of the most exciting days for the Muslim community this year! After the blessings and toil of Ramadan, give your family or friends a day they will NOT forget. Read More

  • Letters to Parents / Guardians - Eid Mubarak

    Campus-specific letters have been distributed to parents and carers confirming that Eid Prayer will be held at Springvale Campus on Wednesday 5 June starting at 8 am Insha Allah. Read More

  • End-of-Semester Exams

    Semester 1 exams for Secondary School will commence mid-June. Years 9, 10 & 11 will be held from 13th – 19th June and Year 7 & 8 from 20th – 26th June. Read More

  • Pre-Ramadan Camp (Officer)

    Year 6 & 7 students attended a 2 day Pre Ramadan Camp which included informative sessions and activities to assist students in their preparation for Ramadan. Read More

  • Gumbuya World Program (Officer)

    Victoria Police organised a program at Gumbuya World for our Year 8 to 11 students in order to build a positive relationship between the Police and young adults. Read More

  • Canberra Camp for Year 7 & 8

    Year 7 & 8 students visited the National Capital of Canberra. The camp focussed on Civics & Citizenship and included tours of Parliament House and the Electoral Education Centre. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents/guardians to communicate important dates and information for Eid al-Fitr. Read More

  • Letter from Executive Principal

    A letter has been sent to all parents/guardians in relation to the upcoming Ramadan, advising of adjusted school hours and times of Taraweeh Prayers at both campuses. Read More

  • Students’ Wellbeing (Officer)

    There have been a number of activities & events to assist students’ wellbeing at Officer Campus over the past couple of months. Read More

  • Trees Adventure: Year 10 (Springvale)

    Year 10 students went to Trees Adventure on the last day of Term 1. The excursion was a momentous occasion for all - in celebration of a successful term. Read More

  • Year 10 RoadSmart Program (Officer)

    On April 2nd, Year 10 students attended a RoadSmart education session about driving and road safety. Read More

  • Cyberbullying and Cyber-Safety Awareness (Springvale)

    Members of the Australian Federal Police visited the College to give an important presentation to our Primary students about the implications of Cyberbullying and how to stay protected online. Read More

  • Access Monash Mentor Program (Springvale)

    The Access Monash Mentor Program by Monash University commenced on Monday 18th March with 22 students from Year 11 & 12 participating. Read More

  • Two New Uniform Items – Winter Jacket & Blazer

    There are two new uniform items now available from the uniform shop. These are for secondary students. The uniform items are: winter jacket and blazer. Read More

  • Senior School Halaqah (Officer)

    Senior School students at Officer Campus gather each Thursday & Friday for spiritual reminders and to seek answers to some of their questions. Read More

  • Letter from the Executive Principal

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians to communicate important information in the lead up to Term 2, 2019. Read More

  • Student Leaders Conference (Officer)

    Primary student leaders from Officer Campus attended the Student Leaders Conference planning session at Cardinia Shire Council’s offices. Read More

  • Vacancies for Early Learning Centre (Springvale)

    There are a limited number of vacancies for 3 year old children at the Early Learning Centre of Minaret College - Springvale Campus. Read More

  • VCE Peer Tutoring Program (Officer)

    VCE students are proud to be part of the VCE Peer Tutoring program, an initiative connecting students with peers through student-led tutoring and mentorship. Read More

  • Reminder of Term Dates - 2019

    A letter has been sent to Parents / Guardians as a reminder of Term Dates for 2019. Read More

  • Testing Out Their Senses (Springvale)

    Foundation students participated in a hands-on science incursion about the five senses. Students learnt how the five senses work and how they help us. Read More

  • Learning & Performing Zhuhr Prayers (Springvale)

    As part of their learning experience for performing Zhuhr prayers at school, Year 2 students were excited at the opportunity of performing prayers in the Place of Assembly. Read More

  • Yr 12 Motivation Workshop (Springvale)

    A motivation workshop was held for our Year 12 students on February 27th at Springvale Campus. Read More

  • History in a Box (Springvale)

    Year 1 students recently participated in the “History in a Box” incursion. This incursion helped students experience and observe the differences in schools, technology and clothes from past history. Read More

  • Letter from Executive Principal

    On Monday 18th March the Executive Principal Mohammed Taksim wrote to parents detailing the measures Minaret College already has in place in light of events at Christchurch on Friday. Read More

  • College Founder Tours the New VCE Centre (Officer)

    The Founder of the College, Mr Mohamed Hassan OAM, made a courtesy visit to Officer Campus where he was taken on a tour through areas of the new VCE Centre. Read More

  • Students’ Voice Infused (Officer)

    Students from Years 5 & 6 were given the opportunity to have their say in choosing Primary School Captains & Vice-Captains for 2019. Read More

  • Students Win Prizes in Local Competition (Springvale)

    Two Minaret College students participated in the Summer Reading Club’s Curious Creatures Competition and won prizes in both the quiz & reading sections. Read More

  • Year 2 Students Commence Zuhur Prayers (Officer)

    Year 2 students at Officer Campus commenced their Zuhur prayers at school from the beginning of week 3. Read More

  • Letter from Executive Principal

    A letter is being sent to all parents/guardians from the Executive Principal. The letter seeks to update information of student’s details, including residential address. Read More

  • Parents/Guardians - Meet & Greet

    Parents/Guardians Meet & Greet was a new initiative at Minaret College this year. The occasion was held at both campuses prior to the commencement of the school year. Read More

  • First Day of Foundation (Springvale)

    Foundation students began their first day at Minaret College on Wednesday 30th January. Parents were invited to stay for a special assembly before students headed off to class. Read More

  • First Friday Prayers (Officer)

    The first Friday Prayers for 2019 was held on Friday 1st February. This was a combined gathering of Primary and Secondary School and held on the College Oval. Read More

  • Students Win SRC Awards

    Minaret College won a number of awards at the 2018 National SRC Awards Night organised by the Australian Muslim Youth Leadership Association. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians from the Executive Principal, Mr Mohammed Taksim. The letter communicates new and positive developments at the College for 2019 and beyond. Read More

  • Year 12 Graduation (Officer)

    Year 12 Graduation for Officer Campus was held on Sunday 25th November. College management & staff, along with parents/guardians, enjoyed the graduation of 21 students from Officer Campus. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Springvale)

    Year 6 Graduation for students of Springvale Campus was held on Wednesday 30th November. The event was a Year 6 celebration and all students were presented with a Graduation certificate. Read More

  • Year 2 Special End-of-Year Assembly (Springvale)

    The End-of-Year Special Assembly for Junior Primary School highlights Year 2 students as they make their way into Senior Primary for 2019. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Officer)

    Year 6 Graduation for Officer Campus was held on Friday 30th November. Certificates & awards were presented along with a number of speeches, performances & compiled video clips. Read More

  • School Bus Services for 2019

    The school provides bus services through OTOBUS. If families require the bus service for next year, please submit your application online before Friday 14 December 2018. Read More

  • Foundation Transition Program (Springvale)

    As part of the Foundation Transition Program, Foundation students were delighted to be joined by our young visitors from Kindergarten for a special session presented by Springvale Library. Read More

  • Middle School Exam Timetables

    Minaret College Middle School – at Springvale & Officer Campuses – will be holding their exams from Friday 23rd November until Thursday 29th November. Read More

  • Your Choice, Our Future (Officer)

    On 25th October, seven Officer Campus Year 9 students participated in a video conference with other schools on the topic of Australia’s Islamic Relations. Read More

  • Secondhand Book Sale – Springvale & Officer

    Minaret College in partnership with Lilydale Books will be holding a secondhand book sale at both campuses. Read More

  • Senior School Exam Timetables

    Minaret College Senior School, Springvale & Officer Campuses, will be holding their exams from Thursday 8th November until Friday 16th November. Read More

  • The Weather Around Us (Officer)

    In Term 3, Foundation students from Officer Campus went on an excursion to Scienceworks to enhance their learning about “Weather Around Us”. Read More

  • Middle School Elections (Springvale)

    Middle School Elections were recently held at Springvale Campus. Candidates made speeches to the whole of Middle School and students then voted using an Electronic Voting System. Read More

  • Farewell to Year 12 (Officer Campus)

    Last week Secondary School staff and students came together in a Final Assembly to farewell our Year 12 students, which was followed by a special lunch with their teachers. Read More

  • Senior School Leadership Elections (Springvale)

    Senior School held their elections for student leadership positions in 2019. Read More

  • Year 4 Camp (Springvale)

    Year 4 students embarked on a two day camp at "Anglesea Valley Lodge". The children enjoyed many activities such as archery, rock climbing, rope course and bike riding. Read More

  • Cybersafety - Yr 4 to Yr 6 Students (Officer)

    A Cybersafety session was presented by the Australian Federal Police to students & parents of Years 4 – 6 students at Officer Campus Read More

  • Bottle Caps Project (Springvale)

    The Earth Day theme for 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution”. In a bid to support the global effort of eliminating single-use plastics, the Minaret College community participated in a ‘Bottle Caps Project’. Read More

  • Whole School Jummah Prayer (Officer)

    A whole school Jummah was conducted on the oval at Officer Campus to mark the end of Term 3. Read More

  • Past Graduate Shares Her Insight (Springvale)

    Tamana Geyasi, Minaret College graduate from 2016, shared her experience & insight about sitting the VCE Texts & Traditions exam with students undertaking Unit 3 & 4 VCE. Read More

  • Building Harmony – Literacy Day (Officer)

    Year 6 students at Officer Campus participated in the third Building Harmony event for 2018. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians to report on the College’s progress and to share information on new developments as we move forward. Read More

  • Literacy and Numeracy Week

    Students delighted themselves in Literacy and Numeracy Week celebrations. To foster a love of reading, students and teachers were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. Read More

  • Foundation Transition Day (Officer)

    Officer Campus held a successful Transition Day for prospective Foundation students on August 16th. Read More

  • Year 7 Parent Information Night (Springvale)

    The Year 7 Parent Information Night provided parents and guardians with an insight into the transition process involving students from Primary to Secondary School. Read More

  • Workshops Organised by Richmond Football Club (Officer)

    Students from Year 6 participated in two separate day-long workshops organised by players from AFL club, Richmond. Read More

  • Think Before You Drink (Officer)

    In the Early Learning Centre, we arranged an activity to encourage children to make healthy choices when drinking flavoured refreshments. Read More

  • Monash Champions Program (Officer)

    On August 30th, students of Year 9 and 10 from the Monash Champions Program presented their projects to their fellow students. Read More

  • Inter-Usrah Spoken Word Poetry Competition (Springvale)

    An Inter-Usrah Spoken Word Poetry Competition was held for Middle School students of Springvale Campus. Nahili Jemal Harun of 9B won the competition. Read More

  • The Maths Show (Springvale)

    The Maths Show, an incursion about Maths, was run over two days for Foundation to Year 6 at Springvale Campus. Read More

  • Science Week – Taskworks (Springvale)

    As part of Science Week, Year 4 students were treated to a Taskworks Incursion on the topic of ‘Forces’. Read More

  • Year 1 Mini-Beasts Incursion (Officer)

    As part of their Inquiry Topic, Year 1 students participated in an exciting visit by Labcoat Learning, who brought with them a range of amazing insects & other mini-beasts. Read More