Student SRC/Extracurricular Activities
Arkana College is engaged in a variety of student centred activities that contribute to a dynamic extra curricular program. Some of the more prominent activities are listed below. Further down the page is more information on these activities:
Interschool Exchanges (including interfaith)
Sport (AusRelief Cup, Swim and Athletics Carnivals)
Yr. 6 Graduation/Day Out
End of Year Fun Day
Arkana College has a vibrant SRC who are elected annually. The SRC have numerous duties including:
- Helping teachers supervise special areas of the school such as the canteen, wudu, prayer time, cleanliness of the school grounds, play area for younger children etc.
- Helping younger students during recess, lunch and assembly times.
- Bringing to SRC meetings students’ ideas & opinions for improving the school. The SRC also represents the school at official functions and may be required to give speeches.
INTER SCHOOL EXCHANGES AND DEBATING
Arkana College participates in a number of exchanges with students from other schools through our Interfaith programs and our interschool debating competitions. This includes other Islamic schools, other independent schools and government schools. This program keeps our students aware of the issues in different communities and allows exposure to a wide cross section of the Australian community. Awareness is created of different cultures, religions and traditions thus enriching the lives of those involved.
Halaqa operates each morning between 8:30 – 8:55. During Halaqa, children are given the opportunity to memorise parts of the Holy Quran and other prayers.
Arkana offers a wide variety of House sports and other activities during PD/H lessons. Structured sport is organised through Mr Ali Kopurouche, our specialist PDHPE teacher in Games and Sports, Gymnastics and Swimming. Arkana also competes in athletics, swim and cross country carnivals.
The school aim is to provide drama and music activities that address the Board of Studies syllabus and incorporate an Islamic perspective.
Excursions/Incursions are an important part of the Arkana curriculum and most classes attend one a semester. Canberra, Maritime Museum, Harbour Bridge Walk, SFS/SCG tour, Fairfield City Farm and Sydney Airport are just some of the excursion destinations visited.
Years 5-6 students have the opportunity to attend an annual school camp. Camps sites will alternate between two different sites. The children have the opportunity to visit Thredbo and take skiing lessons one year and then visit Canberra during the summer months the next year.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION AND ‘BIG DAY OUT’
The Year 6 graduation is an important part of the school calendar as is the Year 6 ‘BIG DAY OUT’. This is a special excursion for the graduating Year 6 class. The ‘BIG DAY OUT’ is a daytrip to Movie World on the Gold Coast! Yes, that’s right: a flight out early in the morning, a day at Movieworld and a flight back in the evening.
These are held twice a term and often include a choir presentation! Parents are welcome to attend!
An annual awards night at the end of the year with students performances to celebrate our students’ achievements.
Special assemblies/events to commemorate significant occasions on the Islamic calendar including Milad an Nabi, Badr/Uhud, Isra wal Miraj, Laylatul Qadr and the Islamic New Year.
PRINCIPAL’S AND PARENT COUNCIL TREATS
The Principal and Parent Council will take turns to provide a treat for students to purchase. Funds raised are used to improve school facilities.
Students wear orange and engage in a number of fun activities on this important day which acknowledges the diversity which makes Australia special.
Our SRC attend an official schools ANZAC ceremony and we also have our own school ANZAC ceremony attended by ex servicemen/women.
END OF YEAR FUN DAY
A picnic is organised for the last day of the school year. The picnic is held at Hurstville Aquatic/Leisure Centre.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART
At this fund raising event students get sponsored to skip for a length of time.
Charity is an important part of the Islamic faith and an important characteristic of being an Australian. Arkana College proudly supports the following charities:
- AusRelief (Orphanage program, Feed the Needy and Water Sanitation programs)
- Leaukemia Foundation (Crazy Hair Day and the World’s Greatest Shave)
- Westmead Children’s Hospital (Bandaged Bear)
- Children’s Medical Research (Jeans for Genes)
- NSW Cancer Council (Daffodil Day)
- International Centre for Eyewear Education (Sunnies for Sight)
- Red Nose Day (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
- First Voice (Loud Shirt Day to assist young hearing impaired children)
- CanTeen (Bandanna Day)
- White Ribbon Day