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

  • Reasons for Seasons (Springvale)

    Foundation students had a wonderful opportunity to engage in hands-on science experiments when scientists from “Science for Pre-Schoolers” visited. Read More

  • WHISE Program for Senior Students (Springvale)

    Keeping in mind the vision of the school in creating well informed active Australian Muslims, Senior students of Minaret College Springvale Campus are engaged in an extensive program in collaboration with WHISE. 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

  • Information Session – Parents of students in E.L.C (Officer)

    Minaret College’s Early Learning Centre at Officer Campus had a parent information session for our prospective Foundation students starting in 2019. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter has been sent to parents / guardians providing information about dates & times for the upcoming celebrations and College closure for Eid al Adha. Read More

  • Executive Principal Addresses Year 12 Students (Springvale)

    The Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim, took the opportunity to address the Year 12 students as they head towards the remainder of their final year of Secondary schooling. Read More

  • Mt Buller Trip (Officer)

    On August 1st, Year 10 and 11 students of Officer Campus spent an enjoyable day in the snow at Mt Buller. Read More

  • Australian Federal Police – Cyber-Safety (Springvale)

    On Monday August 6th, the Australian Federal Police visited Minaret College Springvale to speak with students from Year 2 to Year 9 and to educate them on cyber-safety. Read More

  • VCE Information Night (Officer)

    VCE Information Night was held at Officer Campus on Monday 30th July. The occasion was designed to assist parents and their students of Yr 9 - Yr 11. Read More

  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Visits (Springvale)

    Through the generosity of Westpac Bank, Minaret College received a flying visit from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Primary School students watched as the helicopter circled the school and landed. Read More

  • School Captain Elections (Officer)

    On 23rd July, seven Year 11 students delivered one-minute speeches to Secondary School students as part of their campaign to run for School Captaincy 2019 at Officer Campus. Read More

  • Inter-School Debating (Officer)

    This year, several Year 10 and 11 students partook in the annual Victorian Debaters Association inter-school debating competition. Read More

  • VicSRC Congress Camp

    Six students from Minaret College attended the Vic Congress Camp held during Term 2 holidays at Ormond College, University of Melbourne. Read More

  • Eid Card of Good Wishes (Springvale)

    Year 6 student leaders presented the Executive Principal and Head of Campus with a special Eid card of good wishes and signatures. Read More

  • Building Harmony Track & Field Sports (Officer)

    Year 6 Officer students participated in a Track & Field sports carnival organised by Windermere Community Services as part of the Building Harmony Program. Read More

  • Early Learning Centre Students Create Beautiful Mosque Model (Officer)

    Students in in the Early Learning Centre at Officer Campus helped to create a beautiful model of a mosque. Read More

  • Children Learn to Recycle & Minimize Waste (Springvale)

    The Pre-School students of Minaret College (Springvale) had an interactive session to learn about recycling & minimizing waste. This was run through the City of Greater Dandenong. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians to communicate important information for Eid and End of Term. Read More

  • G.A.T. VCE Exam 2018

    A record number of Minaret College students sat the VCE G.A.T. Exam on Wednesday 13th June. A combined number of 200 students from Springvale & Officer undertook the G.A.T. Read More

  • Year 12 Iftar (Officer)

    Year 12 students from Officer Campus took the initiative to organise and host an Iftar at school, where students, families & teachers attended. Read More

  • Fundraising for Syria (Springvale)

    The ‘Be the Change’ committee organised a fundraiser with the help of the Australian Syrian Association Victoria. 100% of the funds went towards Syrian refugees facing crisis. Read More

  • Student Leaders meet Parliamentarian (Officer)

    A Student Leaders Lunch was hosted by Mr Brad Battin MP, State Member of Parliament, on Thursday 17th May at Akoonah Park Centre, Berwick. Read More

  • Visit to Retirement Village (Springvale)

    A number of Year 2 students recently paid a visit to Lexington Gardens Retirement Village to meet and spend time with some of their residents. Read More

  • Fundraiser for Syria (Officer)

    Year 11 & 12 students at Officer Campus conducted a fundraiser in Term 1 and raised $2850 for Syria. Read More

  • Building Bridges 2018

    Minaret College students are taking an active part in the 2018 Building Bridges Program, being ambassadors of their faith and exploring the values of acceptance and tolerance. Read More

  • Important Information for Ramadan

    A letter has been sent to parents/guardians outlining important arrangements for the month of Ramadan. Read More

  • Past Student Visits the College

    Omar Eletr, School Captain from 2001, visited the College recently. During his visit he met with members of Senior Executive and some of his past teachers. Read More

  • Hifz Program Surprise Breakfast

    As celebration for the commencement of the Hifz Program & to acknowledge our student’s commitment to the program, the College held a surprise breakfast at each campus. Read More

  • Green Hat Workshop (Springvale)

    The Year 5 students had a wonderful time working together - creating towers, bridges and tall buildings - as part of the Green Hat Workshop. Read More

  • Visit to Parliament House (Officer)

    Year 6 Minaret students at Officer recently visited Parliament House for a role play and guided tour. Read More

  • Year 8-12 Parent Information Evening (Officer)

    Year 8-12 Parent Information Evening at Officer Campus provided an opportunity for a large proportion of parents in the Secondary School community to interact with teachers and school management. Read More

  • V.C.E. Holiday Classes

    During the upcoming school holidays, the College will be running a number of VCE subject classes. Classes are designed to supplement and enrich student’s studies in preparation for the VCE exams. Read More

  • Upcoming Education Forum

    The 2nd Australian Islamic Education Forum will be held on Saturday 28th April – organised by the Centre for Islamic Thought & Education (C.I.T.E. – University of South Australia) and hosted by Minaret College. Read More

  • Secondary School Investiture - 13th March (Officer)

    The Secondary School Investiture at Officer Campus was held on Tuesday 13th March. The purpose of the ceremony was to acknowledge student leaders from Year 7 to 12. Read More

  • Middle School Investiture (Springvale)

    Badges of Leadership were awarded to 48 students at the Middle School Investiture for 2018. The occasion was attended by all Middle School students & staff. Read More

  • Chess Club (Springvale)

    The Minaret College Chess Club (MCCC) is an avenue for students to regularly gather together and share their common interest in chess. Read More

  • Primary School Clean Up Day 2018

    Primary School students at both campuses participated in the annual National School’s Clean-up Day. Each year we observe this day to create an awareness of litter and its problems. Read More

  • School Photos – Springvale & Officer Campus

    Individual & class photographs are scheduled to be taken at both campuses of Minaret College. Aussie School Photos will be taking these and supplying photos for parents. Read More

  • Primary Parent Information Evening (Officer)

    Primary Parent Information Evening at Officer Campus was the perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to interact and discuss the upcoming school year. Read More

  • Junior Primary Investiture (Springvale)

    Junior Primary Investiture was held on Friday 23rd February where Junior School Representatives and Usrah Captains were officially invested into their 2018 roles & responsibilities. Read More

  • Then and Now (Springvale)

    Year 1 students were treated to an interactive storytelling incursion which looked at aspects of everyday life in Australia throughout history. Read More

  • Foundation Information Evenings (Springvale & Officer)

    Foundation Information Evenings were held on Thursday 15th February at both Springvale and Officer Campus. It was great to see so many families in attendance. Read More

  • Early Learning Centre Graduation (Officer)

    Students at the Early Learning Centre of Officer Campus recently celebrated the end of year with a Graduation afternoon. Read More

  • Year 12 Graduation (Officer)

    Officer Campus held its inaugural Year 12 Graduation on Friday November 17th. Read More

  • Notice to Officer Campus Parents

    A letter has been sent to parents of Officer Campus regarding traffic arrangements for the first day of school (29th January). Read More

  • Middle School Awards Day (Springvale)

    The Middle School Academic Achievement Awards for 2017 was held on Friday 8th December at Springvale Campus. Read More

  • Year 12 Graduation (Springvale)

    Heartiest congratulations to our 67 Year 12 Graduates of 2017 at our Springvale Campus. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Springvale)

    A large number of parents came to see their children graduate to Secondary School at Springvale Campus on Monday 27th November. Read More

  • Fundraiser for Myanmar (Springvale)

    On Friday the 17th of November, Middle School students at Minaret College held an awareness campaign for the Rohingya Muslims suffering in Myanmar. Read More

  • Students win awards at the ISRA Symposium & Awards Ceremony (Officer)

    Six students of Minaret College received awards at the ISRA Symposium & Awards Ceremony. The students were chosen from over 800 participants. Read More

  • Mosaic Art (Springvale)

    Foundation students invited the children from Kindergarten to join them for a fun craft activity of creating mosaic art. Read More

  • Recognition for commitment in teaching Mathematics

    Minaret College would like to commend one of our teachers, Shafia Ajmal, on being selected as a Champion of Australian Maths Teaching. Read More

  • BBQ Lunch for Year 12 Students (Officer)

    Prior to exams, Officer Campus hosted a farewell BBQ for their Year 12 students. This was an opportunity for teachers & staff to wish the students well. Read More

  • Hifz Program Information Sessions

    This week, the College has scheduled two Parent Information Sessions for the Hifz Program 2018: Officer Campus – Tuesday 14th Nov (5:30pm) & for Springvale Campus – Wednesday 15th Nov (5:30pm). Read More

  • A Visit to Myuna Farm (Officer)

    Foundation students at Officer Campus paid a recent visit to Myuna Farm as a part of their exploration into "Living Things". Read More

  • VCE Chemistry (Officer)

    VCE Chemistry students at Officer Campus have been working on practical investigations. Read More

  • Year 7 Orientation (Springvale)

    Two events have been held at the school to assist Year 6 students with their transition to Secondary School next year. Read More

  • Eat Healthy, Live Healthy (Springvale)

    Students of Year’s 3 & 4 were enthusiastic participants in last week’s Market Fresh Incursion. Read More

  • STEM Projects (Officer)

    Year 4 students have been building carnival games to showcase their knowledge of ‘Force’, as an expression of their newly developed STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Read More

  • Tour of the Yakult Factory (Officer)

    Year 9 students from Officer Campus had the opportunity to visit the Yakult Factory. Read More

  • Science Competition – Future Earth (Springvale)

    Primary School at Minaret College conducted a Science competition during Science Week featuring the National Science Theme of 2017 - Future Earth. Read More

  • Visit of Author / Illustrator (Springvale)

    As part of Book Week, Year 5 students enjoyed a presentation from author and illustrator Gabrielle Wang. Read More

  • Year 2 Students - Prayer (Officer)

    Monday 31st July was a very special day for the Year 2 students at Officer Campus where they all started performing their daily Zuhr prayers at school. Read More

  • Understanding Visual Perception (Springvale)

    Year 11 Psychology students visited the National Gallery of Victoria to help them with their understanding of visual perception. Read More

  • Kindergarten – Understanding Plant-Life (Springvale)

    As part of the Kindergarten’s Early Learning Program, students are discovering the essentials of ‘how plants grow’. Read More

  • Our Little Woodworkers (Springvale)

    Students from Foundation enjoyed having Jim, from Little Woodworkers, teach them how to build their own model airplanes. Read More

  • Breakfast Club (Officer)

    Breakfast Club at Officer Campus is a welcoming place for students to mingle and form friendships with others. Read More

  • Quran Competition Winners

    The Quranic Studies Department conducted its annual Ramadan Quran competition for students of both Springvale & Officer Campus. Read More

  • Silver Jubilee Launch

    Minaret College held a very special event on Saturday May 20th as part of its 25th Anniversary - the Silver Jubilee Launch. Read More

  • Fundraising for Somalia

    In cooperation with Human Appeal International, the College’s annual Ramadan fundraiser focused on Somalia, which has been severely affected by drought and food shortage. Read More

  • Inter-School Cross Country Competition (Officer)

    On the 18th May, Minaret College students participated in the Secondary Inter-School Division cross country. Read More

  • Building Harmony Project (Officer)

    Minaret College’s Year 6 students hosted the “Building Harmony Project” on Thursday 25th May, bringing together students from five schools of Cardinia Shire. Read More

  • Invited by the local Member of Parliament (Officer)

    On Tuesday 28th March, Year 4 students from Officer Campus had the privilege of attending an event that was hosted by local Member of Parliament, Mr Brad Battin. Read More

  • Excursion to Marysville (Springvale)

    Year 11 Students from Unit 1 Geography ventured out to Marysville in country Victoria on May 18th for a Geography excursion. Read More

  • Tamana Geyasi Receives Premier’s VCE Award

    Student Tamana Geyasi was recently recognised at the Premier’s VCE Awards for achieving a perfect score of 50 in the 2016 VCE subject of Texts & Traditions. Read More

  • Dux of School Award

    A trophy has been awarded to the 2016 Dux of School, Aamna Hameed, in recognition of her achievement. This was presented by the Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim. Read More

  • College App – Means of Communication

    The Minaret College App is designed to provide information to parents & the school community in ‘real time’ Read More

  • Like Us On Facebook

    Minaret College is pleased to announce the launch of its official Facebook page. Please connect with us on Facebook and ‘Like’, ‘Comment’ & ‘Share’. Read More

  • Celebrating 25 Years

    To celebrate the College’s 25th Year Anniversary, we will be holding a Family Fun Day and Silver Jubilee Launch on Saturday 20th May. Read More

  • Officer Campus Planting Ceremony

    Officer Campus is introducing a Planting Ceremony with its Foundation students on March 29th. Read More

  • Student Leaders at Officer Campus

    On 24th February, deserving young talents of Officer Campus were bestowed the responsibility of leading their school as members of the Student Representative Council. Read More

  • Primary School Clean-Up Day at Springvale

    Primary Students participated in the annual National Schools Clean-up Day. Read More

  • Junior Primary Leaders 2017 - Springvale

    Student leaders of Junior Primary were instated in a special assembly held at Springvale Campus on Friday 24th February. Read More

  • Officer E.L.C. Graduation

    Minaret College’s Early Learning Centre at Officer Campus had a wonderful graduation ceremony on 24th November where we celebrated our children’s efforts and achievements. Read More

  • Officer Campus introduces the STEM Initiative

    Minaret College is assisting its students in building their skills of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics through the introduction of the STEM Initiative Read More

  • Record Number of Tertiary Offers in 2017

    Minaret College would like to congratulate its VCE Graduates on achieving a record number of tertiary course offers. Read More

  • VCE High Achievers Celebrated

    Following successful VCE results in 2016, the College held a special awards occasion to recognise its high achieving students. Read More

  • Middle School Academic Awards

    Middle School, at Springvale Campus, held its Annual Academic Awards on Wednesday December 7th, recognising the efforts & achievements of students in Year’s 7, 8 & 9. Read More

  • Year 2 Special Assembly

    A special assembly was recently held at Springvale Campus to farewell the Year 2 students as they move from Junior Primary School through to Senior Primary. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Springvale Campus)

    On November 21st, Year 6 students of Springvale Campus celebrated their graduation. The theme of the night was “Together We Belong”. Read More

  • Science Week Awards (Springvale Campus)

    Congratulation to the winners of the National Science Week competition held in the Primary School at Springvale Campus. A special Awards Assembly was held on October 10th. Read More

  • Earth’s Place in Space (Officer Campus)

    Students in Year 5 visited the Planetarium at Scienceworks and raised the question of “How to calculate Prayer times”. This was answered by looking more closely into Astronomy. Read More

  • Premier’s Reading Challenge

    Minaret College has been actively participating in the Premier’s Reading Challenge every year since it was first launched in 2005. Read More

  • Food for Thought (Officer Campus)

    Officer Campus Year 8 students took on the challenge of coming up with a menu consisting of two meals for three people on a budget of $10. Read More