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On Friday 17th October, Arkana College will be hosting its loudest day ever. Are you wondering how this can be possible?
Loud Shirt Day is a really fun way to GET LOUD and raise funds for children that are hearing impaired. Funds raised through Loud Shirt Day will help to give the gift of sound and speech through the early intervention programs run within The Shepard Centre. The funds raised on the day will go directly to The Shepard Centre so that they are able to provide spoken language therapies and support to the many children diagnosed with hearing loss.
Students are encouraged to wear fancy stripes, florals, polka dots or paisley. Loud, bright and screaming colours will be perfect for Loud Shirt Day. Two students from each stage will receive a prize for the loudest outfit. Along with a gold coin donation, Arkana students will have the opportunity to raise more funds by purchasing a LOUD Cupcake on the day.
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The term holidays begin on Monday 22nd September to Tuesday 7th October inclusively. The children resume school on Wednesday 8th October 2014.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 parents are encouraged to assist their children in the afternoon.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
Eid Mubarak to all our families and friends. The school will be closed on Monday (28/7), Tuesday (29/7) and Wednesday (30/7).Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
Ramadan Mubarak to all our families and friends. May Allah SWT accept our fasting, prayers and duas during this blessed month.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
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.Read More >>
The school will be closed on Monday 9th June 2014.Read More >>
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).Read More >>
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.Read More >>
- Years 3-6 : ‘Stranger Danger’ with Constable Piazzetta in the School Hall on 6/5;
- Year 4 Digital Animation Workshop on 14/5;
- Bravehearts Incursion for K-2 on 22/5;
- Anti-Bullying ‘Power of One’ Incursion for K-6 on 4/6;
- Interfaith for Years 5-6 on 24/6
The children on K-6 will participate in the Tri-Skills ‘Gymnastics’ program every Friday throughout Term 2.Read More >>