On Friday the 21st of May we were absolutely thrilled to be able to host one of the College’s most anticipated annual events, the ICOM Eid Festival, for both Primary and Secondary students.
Marking the end of Ramadan, our Eid Festival provides students with an exciting & action-packed day to commemorate and celebrate Eid.
Our Secondary Debating teams have had a busy Term 2 with Rounds 2 and 3 of Interschool Debating taking place recently, and as always, our debaters did exceptionally well in representing the College.
On Wednesday the 5th May, eight teams from ICOM participated in Round 2 of debating at Williamstown High School. We are excited to report that ICOM scored three wins with many other debates decided by only one point. Congratulations to the following students for getting best speaker of the night: Ali Ali, Qistina Amani, Zainab Raza, Nosayba Aljibal and Caliph Bempah-Marten.
From everyone at Islamic College of Melbourne, we wish you Eid Mubarak! The blessed day of Eid is a day of celebration, joy and showing gratitude for all that Allah SWT has given us in our lives. May Allah SWT bless you and your family with strength & good faith, grant all of your prayers and fulfil all of your desires. May he accept your fasting and worship efforts this Ramadan.
All the best to our ICOM Interschool Senior Secondary Football team who are following the lead of our Junior Secondary Interschool Football team this week and competing in Interschool sports today. The Senior Secondary boys have a lot of experience behind them but will no doubt be facing strong competition.
Amazing results from our Secondary Interschool Boys Football team, they are the 2021 overall winners of the Wyndham Cup for AFL and will now progress through to the regional finals in week 10. Our most valuable players on the day were Koda Hawli, Ibrahim Abou-Zeid & Youssof ElHawli. Hard work pays off, well done boys and good luck heading into the regional finals!
Throughout the holy month of Ramadan the artistic talents of our students are always on full display. Led by our Secondary Visual Art & Design Teacher, Ms Mihaela Ranga, the Recess Ramadan Art Club has given our Secondary students a new outlet to express themselves during this time of heightened devotion and worship. The purpose of this activity is to celebrate and honour the holy month of Ramadan through the expression of art, allowing students to be fuelled by their creativity while fasting.
On Tuesday the 20th of April our Primary students were welcomed back to school by Ramadan Man to mark their first day of Ramadan with us for 2021. Ramadan Man visited all of our Primary classrooms throughout the morning, delivering a very special gift for all students which they could take home and enjoy after breaking their daily fast. Our students were overjoyed to have Ramadan Man with them in their classrooms, they were extremely grateful to have received such a sweet reward.
As both Primary & Secondary students started Term 2 today, we would like to wish all parents, staff and students Ramadan Mubarak, we hope you all have a blessed and happy Ramadan this year! To commence our Ramadan events this morning our Primary staff & students held a Ramadan Assembly where students made Quran recitations, performed and spoke about the meaning of Ramadan all while motivating each other through the challenges of this holy month.
On Wednesday the 31st of March we celebrated Multicultural Day here at ICOM with activities taking place all across the college. The highlight of the day for our Primary students was our Multicultural Day Parade being held in the ICOM Gymnasium. We focused on 7 countries this year, Bangladesh, Somalia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Lebanon and Palestine.
On Wednesday the 10th of March, Haijer Dennaoui one of ICOM’s Year 12 VET students was awarded the IVET Excellence Award to recognize her incredible efforts during her VCE VET Sport and Recreation studies in 2020.
Haijer displayed an enormous amount of enthusiasm and a keen interest in the subject area, consistently working hard to achieve her personal best. The Excellence Award is an external state-wide award, which gives a large amount of recognition to Haijer! Well done on being nominated by Ms Layal and ultimately winning the award along with a $500 prize.
Our Primary Interschool Sports cricket teams were competing last week and achieved spectacular results. Both of our teams made the finals on the day with the ICOM girls finishing in 1st place overall.
Congratulations to all of our ICOM cricketers who competed on the day, we look forward to seeing you all put to the test again in the future.
Both our male and female Primary Interschool Sports basketball teams were out and about last Wednesday as they took on some fierce competition.
All of the students who took part put their best foot forward,
displaying brilliant skills while being humble and well mannered in both victory and defeat.
On Wednesday the 10th of March the first round of debating for our Secondary Debating Teams took place at Williamstown High School. Islamic College of Melbourne had 10 teams compete over 4 divisions and managed to come home winning 3 debates. A special mention to Layal El Rifai and Razan Kamareddine who both won best speaker in their respective debates despite being on the losing team. Well done to them and all who took part.
Recently our Secondary SAP & Secondary SRC students took part in the High Resolves Social Progress incursion.
While being immersed in an energetic simulation of how countries deal with issues such as global warming, students were able to take on roles that involved negotiation, leadership and developing strategies to form collective action on important international social, economic and political issues.
On Wednesday the 10th of March our Foundation students participated in an engaging & educational themed day as they embarked upon their very first teddy bear’s picnic! The Foundation students were all invited to bring their favourite teddy bear or soft toy to school with them as they took part in a day packed full of activities focused around teddy bears and involving their toys in the fun.
During literacy and numeracy classes our Foundation students were excited to find the theme of the day was present here too, other activities included teddy bear counting, making their very own teddy bear apron, designing teddy bear head bands to wear for the day, teddy bear sorting and having teddy bear biscuits with chocolate milk for a snack and of course, fairy bread as a treat during lunch time.
Last week during the Secondary Interschool Sports carnival the ICOM girls Futsal team defeated AIA placing first overall and bringing the cup, scoring 4 goals to 1. The matches were competitive but in the end our girls prevailed, closing out the day impressively with Ayah Kaddour receiving the golden boot award for scoring an incredible 18 goals over 4 games.
Our Secondary boys Futsal team also did incredibly well on the day, finishing in second place overall. Well done to all of our Secondary students who competed last week, your sporting achievements reflect your drive, focus and discipline.
Congratulations to both of our Secondary Interschool Basketball teams who, as expected, performed exceptionally well this week!
Our Secondary girls Interschool Basketball team (Mariam Taha, Reehana Ibrahim, Razan Kamaredin, Anam Ali, Ayan Ali, Admira Ali, Yasmine Al Nachar, Khadra El Hawli & Jilnar El Bob) placed 1st overall defeating AIA in the grand final, 24-2 while the Secondary boys Interschool Basketball team (Aniq Arizan, Imran Hussein, Mohammad Chaolk, Talal Al Hawli, Sharif Hika, Noah El Houli, Mahmoud Chehade, Daniyal Rafaqat, Rafat El Houli & Zane Taleb) placed 2nd overall.
We wish our Secondary Interschool Sports Basketball teams all the very best today as they head off into competition. We expect great results from all of our Interschool sports teams competing this week as they always deliver an extremely high level of skill and professionalism during the course of this special week.
We recently held our annual Secondary Information Night for all Secondary parents. This yearly event is important on many levels, but none more so than providing our valued ICOM parents the opportunity to interact with and get to know their children’s teachers in an informal setting.