Arkana College Primary School

Arkana College is a registered and certified independent, non-government, primary school which was first established in 1960, and currently run completely by a Muslim board of directors. Our aim is to make Arkana College an advanced educational institute for Muslim Children. Read more About Us or Our History

Latest School Announcements

Swim School 8/9-19/9

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.

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Numeracy Week 1/9

K-2 Taronga Zoo Visit

An excursion has been organised for Years K-2 to visit Taronga Zoo on Monday 1st September 2014. The excursion complements Numeracy Week. The students will be completing a ‘Maths Trail Adventure’ through the zoo, participating and completing Mathematics activities and tasks.

Years 3-6 Luna Park Visit

An excursion has been organised for Years 3-6 to visit Luna Park on Monday 1st September 2014. The excursion complements Numeracy week.  The students in small groups will be given various mathematical problem solving questions to answer on the day and then they can enjoy the rides.

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Literacy Week 1/9-4/9

AUTHOR VISIT

On Wednesday 3rd September, Arkana College is very lucky to have the Graphic Artist/Author/Photographer and parent, Peter Gould, conduct 3 interactive and innovative workshops that complements the Australian English Curriculum content.   The workshops conducted will consist of a brief presentation of Peter’s talents, inspirations and achievements, followed by students completing Literacy oriented tasks utilising different forms of technology. He will take the Arkana students on a journey into space with his Noor Quest Muslim Space Kids series.  The activities will include creating stories and helping Peter create and design a new book live on screen.

Peter Gould has demonstrated his talents through a range of creative award winning artworks globally.   His intention is to ‘develop the world’s most exciting and respected Muslim-oriented brands, products and creative experiences’. His artwork has been rendered in various media and has been commissioned by such diverse entities as the Australian Government and Royal House of Saudi Arabia.   For over a decade, having embraced Islam in 2002, Peter Gould’s unique perspective has reverberated throughout his incredible award-winning photography, shared through the lens of a devoted believer. For further information, please visit Peter’s website www.peter-gould.com

BOOK CHARACTER PARADE

Furthering our celebration of Literacy and Numeracy Week, Arkana College will also be celebrating the week with a Book Week Character Parade on Thursday 4th September (Week 8). Students are to dress up as a character from a book, preferably a character from one of their Premiers Reading Challenge books, read this year. To show who they are they must either carry the book that contains the character or have a sign with the name of the character and the book displayed on it. We wish to encourage the children to focus on books in this activity, not TV or film characters (unless they are also a book character). All parents are more than welcome to attend. The parade will be commencing at 2:15pm. Parents are invited to the parade. Prizes will be awarded to those that have the most well thought out and unique costume.

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Anasheed Concert and Fete 31/7

The school’s Anasheed concert is scheduled for Thursday (31/7) beginning at 10am. Parents are welcome to attend the concert. The school’s Parent Council have organised a myriad of activities for our fete afterwards including the Gymbus, an animal farm, clown, Falafel Rolls, desserts and many other treats. Come along and enjoy the celebration.

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Eid Holidays 28/7-30/7

Eid Mubarak to all our families and friends. The school will be closed on Monday (28/7), Tuesday (29/7) and Wednesday (30/7).

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Iftaar Dinner 18/7

We will be having our annual Iftaar Dinner THIS FRIDAY, 18/7 in the school hall. The Parent Council will be selling tickets after school. Alternatively, you can contact the Parent Council directly or the school office for more details.

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Food Drive Begins 14/7-24/7

We will be conducting our annual food drive once again in collaboration with the Ansaar Project. We are requesting donations of non perishable food items including; rice, pasta, pasta sauces, tea, coffee, cereal, long life milk, tinned tuna, canned fruits, etc. All donations can be left in the front school office. Your generosity is kindly appreciated.

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Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak to all our families and friends. May Allah SWT accept our fasting, prayers and duas during this blessed month.

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Term 2 School Holidays

Term 2 School Holidays begin Monday 30th June til Sunday 13th July inclusively. We wish all our students a safe and enjoyable holiday. School resumes on Monday 14th July.

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Parent Teacher Interviews 27/6

Friday 27th June is a Pupil Free Day. We have scheduled parent teacher interviews throughout the day. Parents can discuss their child(ren)’s progress with the mainstream, Arabic and Quran teachers. During this time, semester reports will be issued to parents.

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Arkana’s own ‘World Cup’ Soccer Tournament 25/6

Mr Puglisi will be organising a ‘World Cup’ soccer tournament for our students on Years 3-6 at Peter Lowe Reserve on Wednesday 25th June. Parents are more than welcome to come along and support their children.

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Interfaith 24/6

Arkana College and Mount Sinai College students will collaboratively prepare a culinary feast and cook up a storm at the Big Kitchen in Bondi. The children will also have the opportunity to share a meal together.

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School Photos 16/6

The school photos will be taken on Monday 16th June. Children are reminded to be in full school uniform. Family photos can also be organised on the day.

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Queen’s Birthday 4/6

The school will be closed on Monday 9th June 2014.

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Athletics Carnival 27/5

The annual Athletics Carnival at Hurstville Oval (Dora St, Hurstville) has been set for Tuesday 27th May 2014. All parents are welcome to attend. Come along and support your child(ren).

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Blanket Drive 19/5-30/5

In collaboration with the Ansaar Project, we are requesting donations of new blankets to distribute to the homeless of Sydney in the lead up to Winter. Please help us support this worthy cause. All blanket donations can be dropped off to the school’s front office any time during this fortnight.

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Term 2 Incursions
  1. Years 3-6 : ‘Stranger Danger’ with Constable Piazzetta in the School Hall on 6/5;
  2. Year 4 Digital Animation Workshop on 14/5;
  3. Bravehearts Incursion for K-2 on 22/5;
  4. Anti-Bullying ‘Power of One’ Incursion for K-6 on 4/6;
  5. Interfaith for Years 5-6 on 24/6
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Gymnastics 2/5-20-6

The children on K-6 will participate in the Tri-Skills ‘Gymnastics’ program every Friday throughout Term 2.

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NAPLAN 2014 13/5-15/5

NAPLAN for our Year 3 and 5 students is fast approaching. The NAPLAN dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 13th May : Language Conventions and Writing
  • Wednesday 14th May : Reading Comprehension
  • Thursday 15th 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.

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ANZAC Ceremony At Arkana 29/4

Mr Puglisi will be conducting our very own ANZAC Ceremony at Arkana College with our Years 3-6 students. The Kingsgrove RSL Diggers will be attending and various children will have allocated roles to perform during the service.

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Arkana College Building Fund

School Notices

Kindergarten enrolments have closed for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Quote of the Moment

If God helps you, none can overcome you. If He forsakes you, then who else is there other than Him who can help you? Therefore, in God let the believers put their trust. - Quran, 3:160
Arkana College’s solar electricity system was installed by Solar Switch

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Important Notes!

Remember to bring your hats on sunny days!

Always be kind to your parents, teachers and other students!

Always remember to do your homework and complete any assignments on time!