10 Mar School programs
ISLAMIC ELEMENTARY PROGRAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH ONTARIO CURRICULUM (5 TO 14 YEARS OLD)
With 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 teaching Islamic values and norms, leading our students to be the best they can be. Second, we are prepared to match and exceed the Ontario Curriculum allowing students and parents the opportunity to choose the priorities as per their family and religious beliefs. The curriculum will serve the mission of Muslims and abide by the laws of the Qu’ran. It will transmit common set of beliefs, values and norms emphasizing on upgrading their level of understanding and communication. Muslims worldwide share a common set of values based upon the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad(s). The material aims to help students develop spiritually and morally, take pride in being Muslims, and achieve balanced personalities that reflect the moderation of Islam.
The most important features of our Elementary School education and curriculum include an integrated review of all units on a per-week 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 other 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.
Along with the Ontario Curriculum, an Islamic Studies curriculum will be integrated. Students will require specific books which include ICO Islamic Studies Textbook Grade 1 to Grade 6 by Paul Addae, Ashraf Ajam and Abdel-Salam Al-Drouby designed specifically for elementary school students (ISBN Codes are: 9960968138; 9960968146; 9960968154; among others1 ). There are the workbooks required for extra practice and the Teacher’s manuals available on the website for order. Because our school will have 8 classes, one for each grade (JK, SK, 1-6), there will be 1 class per grade running for the year of 2015-2016. It has yet to be determined if the parents will be required to purchase their own materials or if the school will provide it directly. Further exposure to the industry will allow for a decision to be made in this matter. Nevertheless, the overall cost for 19 children per class, 1 http://www.noorart.com/school_section/ico_islamic_studies_islamic_curriculum in 8 grades (listed above) and 1 teacher per grade, is exactly $6,571.32 per year2 .
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, we take the strength of our Ontario own 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 or Hindi as a Modern Foreign Language, Environmental Management and MoE Islamic Education and Arabic.