Latest School Announcements
On 13-15th October, students in Kindergarten to Year 6 will take part in the Global online event – ‘The World Education Games’ with the focus being on English (13/10), Mathematics (14/10) and Science (15/10). It will allow students to join over 5 million other children from across the world to compete in a range of enriching, challenging as well as fun filled activities. Medals and trophies for winning students and schools will be made available. The event is entirely free.
Warm up activities have started for the event. Students may access the activities by logging into the Mathletics website. They are to use their current Mathletics password and are to click on ‘Live Mathletics’.Read More >>
The children will participate in Gymnastics this term for sport. Every Friday, the children, K-6, will jump off the beam, flip off the bars and reach for the stars!Read More >>
To celebrate Eid Al Adha, the parent council will be organising a Eid fete beginning at recess (11am). There will be an array of activities for the children to participate in. Parents are most welcome to attend and enjoy the day with the child(ren). Children are to come to school in Mufti / comfortable clothes and shoes (closed shoes only).Read More >>
Our Prelit classes, every Thursday and Friday mornings from 9-11:30am will begin on the 8th October 2015 and conclude Friday 4th of December 2015.
Prelit is a skills-based, early literacy preparation program for preschool children in the year before school. It is designed to complement a play-based learning environment and provides children with a sound foundation for learning to read. It is essential for Kindergarten students who have started school without the necessary emergent literacy skills.Read More >>
We wish every student a happy and enjoyable holiday. School will resume on Tuesday the 6th of October 2015.Read More >>
The Kindergarten students of 2016 and their parents are invited to attend Orientation Day on Friday 11th September 2015. It will be an opportunity for the students to be introduced to the Principal, the current Kindergarten teacher/coordinator and Arabic and Quran staff.
This opportunity will also allow parents to be briefed on the history and the daily running of the school, as well as shown the uniform attire . The current Kindergarten teacher will address parents in relation to preparation for school and be given an overview of curriculum areas that are covered.
The pre-kindy children will have the opportunity to complete some relevant learning tasks in Literacy and Numeracy, as well as meet their buddies. Families will be given Information Packs with a variety of materials to allow for a smooth transition into the Arkana community for 2016.
The pre-kindy classes, due to commence in Term 4, will also be elaborated on and the parents will be given an opportunity to ask any questions they would like addressed.Read More >>
Mr Ali Kourouche has been busy organising swim school for the final two weeks of Term 3. The children will be swimming at the Hurstville Aquatic and Leisure Centre daily. Swim times are indicated below:
- Years 5 & 6 12:15-1pm
- Years 3 & 4 1-1:45pm
- Years 1 & 2 1:45-2:30pm
- Kindergarten 2:30-3:15pm
Kindergarten parents are encouraged to assist their children in the afternoon.Read More >>
To celebrate Literacy and Numeracy Week, Arkana College has organised a myriad of activities for the students spread over the term. They include:
- Author Visit on Thursday 13/8
- Book Character Parade 28/8
- Mathematics K-6 Incursion 1/9
- Spelling Bee K-6 3/9
The children will come to school in the favourite denim jeans to support Jeans 4 Genes Day. Arkana College will get behind the day and raise valuable funds for Children’s Medical Research Institute’s fight against childhood genetic disease. A gold coin donation per student is requested on the day.Read More >>
We will be having our annual Anasheed Concert on Friday 24/7 in the school hall from 2-3:30pm. The classes have paired up this year and the children are ready to SING. Come along and enjoy the presentations prepared for you. The Parent Council will also be organising a sausage sizzle prior to the concert for our students.Read More >>
Inshallah, you have all had an enjoyable break and a blessed Ramadan and Eid. We will resume Term 2 on Tuesday 21st of July Inshallah.Read More >>
Eid Mubarak to all our families and friends. Inshallah, you all have an enjoyable day surrounded by all your loved ones.Read More >>
Ramadan Mubarak to all our students, staff and parents. May Allah swt accept all of our fasting, prayers and duas during this blessed month.Read More >>
We will be having our annual school photos on Monday 1/6/2015. Please ensure your child(ren) come to school in their full winter school uniform.Read More >>
The ‘CoverMe 2014′ blanket drive collected 800+ blankets which were distributed to those in need. The CoverMe 2015 blanket drive operates as part of the Anssar Project which was initiated in Sydney in 2003. The project has since spread nationally and the primary theme is to create a positive change in our local communities by reaching out and getting the community involved in offering some form of relief to individuals and families in need. The blanket drive is held annually during winter in order to collect sleeping bags and blankets from the community and redistribute within our local areas to ensure those in need are kept warm during the cold winter nights. The project is scheduled to officially kick off in May and run till early June.Read More >>
The annual Athletics Carnival at Hurstville Oval (Dora St, Hurstville) has been set for Thursday 21st May 2015. Parents are most welcome to attend. Come along and support your child(ren).Read More >>
NAPLAN for our Year 3 and 5 students is fast approaching. The NAPLAN dates are as follows:
- Tuesday 12th May : Language Conventions and Writing
- Wednesday 13th May : Reading Comprehension
- Thursday 14th May : Numeracy
We have endeavoured to prepare our students well for all aspects of NAPLAN and inshallah, they will make us proud of their achievements.Read More >>
The school’s Captains and Vice Captains will take part in an ANZAC Commemorative Service in Hyde Park once again on Thursday 23/4/2015. The remainder of the Years 3-6 students will take part in an ANZAC Ceremony at school with the Kingsgrove Diggers on Friday 24/4/2015 at 10am.Read More >>
The children will begin holidays on Thursday 2/4/2015. They will resume school on Monday 20/4/2015. We wish everybody a safe and enjoyable holiday.Read More >>
On Friday 13th March, Arkana College will be partaking in Crazy Hair Day for the Leukaemia Foundation. A gold coin donation to this worth cause would be most welcomed. For an additional gold coin, students may have their hair sprayed with temporary hairspray.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s Vision to Cure is being achieved by funding the best research. Decades of research have improved survival rates and treatment for people with Leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders. However, blood cancer remains the second biggest cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming a life every two hours – so ongoing donations and help from the Australian public is vital. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.Read More >>