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Child Safe Standards

Written by ICOM admin office

In 2016, the Victorian Education Minister introduced compulsory requirements that will apply to all organisations that provide services for children. The introduction of these requirements were to help protect children from all forms of abuse.

There are seven child safe standards that form part of the Victorian Governments’ response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry.

The college is committed to child safety and to prevent potential child abuse incidences by creating a college culture and structure to address any issues related to child abuse. All staff, volunteers and school members are responsible for supporting the safety of children by adhering to the code of conduct.

ICOM has implemented policies, procedures, practices and standards relating to child safety and believes that is a positive step and will continuously strive to improve the safety of all students at the college.

For more information on the colleges policy with regards to child safety, please click the below links.

School Governance

Written by ICOM admin office

School Governance

The school is committed to the Australian Democratic Principles, which include a commitment to:
1. elected government
2. the rule of law
3. equal rights for all before the law
4. freedom of religion
5. freedom of speech and association
6. the values of openness and tolerance

These principles are communicated to staff, students, parents and the School community through the following process:

  • Parent information meetings
  • Parent teacher Interviews
  • School's monthly newsletters
  • Students' reports
  • Student, staff and parent assemblies
  • Staff meetings
  • Staff handbook
  • Student handbook

Bus Service

Written by ICOM admin office

We currently have a contract with a local bus company to offer a bus service to a number of local suburbs. The suburbs are divided into 3 areas, with each area having a different per term cost; please refer to the table below to see which area your suburb is under.

Please note: The bus service must be booked for the whole year.

 

Bus Services
Area 1 - $300/Term Area 2 - $350/Term Area 3 - $400/Term
  • Truganina
  • Hoppers Crossing
  • Tarneit
  • Werribee
  • Williams Landing
  • Wyndhamvale
  • Point Cook
  • Altona North
  • Newport
  • Altona Meadows

 

  • Maidstone
  • Keilor downs
  • Sydenham
  • Caroline Springs
  • Derrimut
  • Taylor Lakes

For further information or to book a place for your child please come into the office and ask for Nazooha, alternatively, you can fill out a bus service request form which is available on our forms page and email the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to the ICOM Library

Written by ICOM admin office

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh

 

Background:

 

We started the ICOM library from a small room with few books back in 2013. Al-hamduallah we now have a new spacious library with different collections including non-fiction, fiction, picture books, Arabic and Islamic books, take home readers, teacher reference books, guided readers and resources. We have currently catalogued 16,000 books and we are increasing our books day by day al hamduallah. We have an interactive whiteboard with computers for students to use to find information and complete their work. We are happy to help with researching for a book, finding information or a book recommendation.

Organisation of the books:

 

We have organised the fiction and picture books alphabetically, according to the first three letters of the author’s surname. Non-fiction books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal system ranging from 000-999.

The Ten Main Subjects For Non-Fiction Books 000 Computer science, information & general works 100 Philosophy & psychology 200 Religion 300 Social sciences 400 Language 500 Science 600 Technology 700 Arts & recreation 800 Literature 900 History & geography

Library sessions:

 

Students are borrowing and returning books during their scheduled library session. On this day students will borrow new books and return the books they borrowed before. They will also be learning about how to look after the books and how to research for information. Please ensure your child has his/ her library bag, diary/ communication book and a pencil. They should write the due date of the book into their communication book/ diary. Library books are to be returned in the return chute on time.

Lost and damaged books:

 

A friendly reminder any lost or damaged books, will incur a fine. A note will be given out if this occurs. Ma’shallah let’s keep up the fantastic work of taking care of the books and returning them back on time.

Upcoming events in the library:

 

  • ‘Scholastic Book Club’ is a catalogue that goes out to students for them to order books, posters, art and craft, educational games and much more. It comes back with the order form and money and the students will receive the items they have ordered.

    Each student will be given a catalogue according to their year level. We encourage every student to read various books.

    Students love to read to gain knowledge and students read for fun. We hope that this is an opportunity for them to purchase their favourite and wonderful books.

  • ‘Aligator Book Fair’ is where Islamic books are displayed visually for purchasing. It is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. There are Islamic and Arabic books, stationary, educational Quran and Arabic games.

    Family motivation in reading activities can have a strong, positive impact on a child’s educational achievement. The book fair will enable a hands-on experience where students can discover a love of books and ignite a life-long passion for reading.

    It is a great opportunity to purchase a gift for Ramadan and for Eid. Please make sure you send sufficient cash with your child so that they can purchase the book or item of their choice.

    We kindly encourage you all to support these great events as each purchase you make means we get more resources for our school library Inshallah.

  • ‘Book Week’ is a day where we share the wonderful books that we all love to read. We come dressed up in our favourite character and walk in the character parade. We have fun doing different activities based around the book theme for that year.

 

Some activities you can do while reading:

 

  • Choose a character from the book. Imagine you were that character. Would the story be different or the same?
  • Who is the author? Check out more books from the same author.
  • Who is the illustrator?
  • Predict what will happen next?
  • Create your own bookmark
  • Create your own character from the book using paper plates, for example an emu with feathers.

Useful educational websites: Literacy http://readingeggs.com.au/ http://www.abcya.com/ http://www.starfall.com/ http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (including Phonics) http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/libraries/welcome http://www.funbrain.com/ http://ictgames.com/dinosaurEggs_phonics/index.html Numeracy http://www.mathletics.com.au/ http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ http://smartmath.eb.com/practice?custID=0vofar7gYuXfBKt3gMcq ICT http://www.typingtest.com/games/keytower.html?keys=abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz Science/ Integrated studies http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/revision/Science/ http://www.cbeebies.com/australia/ New books and reviews: (Coming soon) Library catalogue: (Coming soon)

Our History

Written by ICOM admin office

The Islamic College of Melbourne (ICOM) was registered on the 1st of February, 2011. The school opened its doors for the first lot of students on the 7th of February, 2011.

Ninety seven students were arranged in four groups ranging from years prep to four. The classes commenced in newly constructed demountable buildings. Staff and students were excited to begin the year, it was such a memorable experience.

At present, the school caters for over 1,100 students and has 110 staff members, ranging from teachers, support staff and administration.

The Islamic College of Melbourne is a co-educational institute which is currently offering Foundation to Year 12.

Students are provided with opportunities to develop skills that will carry them beyond their school years. We offer excellence in Quran instruction, modern curriculum in relation to the secular subjects, hands on and practical approach to all the subjects, including the extracurricular activities. Our curriculum is diverse, and is taught by experienced and highly qualified teachers.

Our Vision

Written by ICOM admin office

The Islamic College of Melbourne’s purpose is to provide our students with the opportunity, motivation, environment and programs to each reach their full potential as healthy individuals and contributing members of the community; emotionally, socially, creatively and academically. The school’s approach will have as its foundation the development of productive and cooperative relationships between all members of the school community.

Our philosophy is reflected in the following shared understandings

 

  • Obey the commandments of Allah and seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave;
  • Think for yourself, think for others;
  • Like for others, what you like for yourself;
  • Keep a smile on your face;
  • Learn to wait, but don’t wait to learn;
  • Nobody is perfect, but everybody is important;
  • Strive for your best;
  • Respect others if you want others to respect you

 


 

Our Values

 

At the Islamic College of Melbourne we take pride in the following values:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Friendliness
  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Freedom
  • Tolerance
  • Inclusion
  • Openness
  • Trustworthiness

Every member of Islamic College of Melbourne community has the right to:

  • Fully participate in a safe, supportive and inclusive educational environment that stimulates and challenges students to be active participants in their learning
  • Learn or teach in a safe, secure and welcoming school environment
  • Be treated with respect, dignity and understanding regardless of their cultural, religious, racial and linguistic backgrounds

 

ICOM Rights & Responsibilities

All students have the right to: All staff have a right to: All parents/carers have a right to:
  • Learn in a supportive, friendly and safe environment free of interference or intimidation
  • Socialise and have fun
  • Expect a learning program that supports their individual need
  • Be treated with respect and fairness as individual

 

  • Work in a co-operative, calm and orderly environment
  • Receive respect and support from the school community
  • Know their children are in a safe, happy learning environment where they are treated fairly and with respect
  • Expect a positive and supportive approach to their child’s learning
  • Expect communication and participation in their child’s education and learning
All students have the responsibility to: All staff have a responsibility to: All parents/carers have a responsibility to:
  • Be prepared to learn and allow others to learn in a calm supportive environment
  • Be an active participant in achieving their learning potential
  • Show respect to each other
  • Show respect to teachers and other members of the school community
  • Build positive relationships with students as a basis for engagement and learning
  • Use and manage the resources of the school to create stimulating and meaningful learning
  • Ensure all reported incidents of bullying are followed up and support is given to both victim and perpetrator. Parents of any victim of bullying will be contacted
  • Treat all members of the school community with respect, fairness and dignity
  • Use discretion in the application of rules and consequences
  • Exercise their duty of care by monitoring use of digital technology at school
  • Support the school in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students
  • Build positive relationships with members of the school community
  • Ensure students attend school
  • Promote respectful relationships

A True Education

Written by ICOM admin office

Education, a life-long journey, is Learning to Know, to Do, to Be and to Live Together. The values of Openness and Tolerance as expressed in the Teachings of Islam and the Australian Democratic Principles are integral to this definition of learning.

At the Islamic College of Melbourne we believe in preparing students for lifelong learning.

Learning to Know

Although it is important to teach children how to read, write and to understand mathematics, it is also crucial to teach them learning to learn, so as to benefit from the opportunities education provides throughout life.

To Do

Students are continually given the opportunities to apply the knowledge they acquire. These opportunities equip them with the competence to deal with many situations and work in teams. In all areas of learning students are given the opportunity to explore and experiment.

To Be

The values of integrity, trust and respect are the integral parts of the teaching at the Islamic College of Melbourne. Through teaching of Islamic studies and Quran students develop the ability to act with greater autonomy, judgment and personal responsibility.

To Live Together

Students at the Islamic college of Melbourne learn to appreciate and respect the cultural diversity through the multicultural community of ICOM. We teach our students to live together by developing an understanding of other people and an appreciation of interdependence. Collaborative work and managing conflicts enable our students to respect each other and teach them the importance of mutual understanding and peace.