Islamic Program in Conjunction with Ontario Curriculum 

 

As English Native Speakers, we are prepared to train our students in the art that is education through a variety of ways. First, we are dedicated to teach Islamic values and norms, by encouraging and teaching our students to follow the Prophet's (PBUH) sunnah's and teachings. Second, we are prepared to match and exceed the Ontario Curriculum. The curriculum will serve the Muslim community academically, and abide by the laws of the Qu’ran and the Sunnah. It will transmit a common set of beliefs, values and norms, emphasizing on developing each students level of understanding and communication. Al-Ameen aims to help our students develop spiritually and morally, take pride in being Muslims, and achieve moderation in daily activities, as taught by the Prophet (PBUH).

 

The most important features of our Elementary School education and curriculum, includes an integrated review of all units on a weekly basis, additional practice sources, an instruction framed in Islamic studies, assistance with the learning and corrective practice of the Islam, impart key beliefs, norms and values along with a moral guidance for students living in Canada. The curriculum meets the needs of the Ontario Education Board and has been prepared to include an assimilation of the recent educational program with religious theories and frameworks. Professional educators who are experienced in designing such a task and who are familiar with our target group prepare the curriculum. The most recent techniques and educational sources are used and the highest of quality processes are accomplished.

 

The main elements of an Islamic education integrated with the Ontario Curriculum include the teachings of the Qu’ran, the doctrines of Oneness of God, Islamic Jurisprudence and the language of Arabic. The idea is to reinforce the proper linguistics basis for English-speaking students, provide an environment where Arabic can be learned easily, enable students to evade making mistakes, provide an integrated curriculum that also discusses mental differences, diversity and needs. The school wants to consider the culture as a main determining factor in these students’ lives and wants to respect it, providing an environment where it can be possible. The school also wants to reinforce principles of forgiveness and etiquettes for disagreements. The schools wants to help students develop spirituality and academic intelligence, emotional intelligence and religious understanding, helping them achieve balanced life styles with morals above all.

 

Our program follows different stages of development for students. By focusing on the approach, we are also guaranteeing the results. Therefore, while our education is integrated, it is also thematic, academic, and ethical.

 

Key Stage #1

 

Al-Ameen Elementary School, we take the strength of Ontario Curriculum and together with the expertise of qualified teachers, we deploy methods of teaching and learning. The curriculum enables students to achieve their academic potential and ensure that each child becomes a life-long learner. Literacy, Numeracy and Science compose the framework of this stage. In addition, Arabic and Islamic studies including humanities, history and geography are also taught. Technology, robotics and arts/design are part of our curriculum during this first stage giving every student the advantage to reach their highest of potentials.

 

Key Stage #2

 

In this stage, students follow the Ontario Curriculum and are encouraged to follow the foundations established during the Key Stage 1. They are motivated to think independently, use initiative and participate in a meaningful learning process. The approach is based on investigatory skills, active research, question and debates, and the progression of these skills to further their knowledge gained throughout the years with us.

 

Key Stage #3

 

During this stage, the students must qualify for high school and a range of subjects is provided including English, Mathematics, ICT and PE, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Accounting, Economics or Business Studies,  Arabic as a Modern Foreign Language, Environmental Management and Islamic Education.