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Important Dates Western Grammar School started 2013 with the name of

Allah (SWT) by organizing a wonderful Professional


9 March: Good Friday Development program of three days. The purpose of PD
was to prepare the staff for achieving set targets of 2013. Our commitment is that through sincere and paramount
1 April: Easter Monday efforts WGS will strive to work for the character building of forthcoming generation, to achieve this goal it is equally
important that we should try our best to have responsible role models (Teacher) for our children. Therefore it is
11 April: Last day of Term 1 important that we program our PDs accordingly. Hence our PD started Monday the 28 January and finished on 30
January 2013. During three days of PD training sessions each and every aspect of education was covered. WGS
29 April: 1st Day of Term 2 past, present and future was presented to staff through PowerPoint. Admin related matter, HR and facilities at WG
were explained. ADHT, Autism, OH&S, first aid and issues related to the safety of student were also discussed.
14-17 May: NAPLAN Effective teaching, WG environment and expectations, roles and responsibilities of WGs staff, annual theme of
assemblies and educational theme were other main topics of PD. Last day of the PD started with highly motivated
and inspirational lecture on the topic of role models, delivered by one of our board members: our legend and our Assalam O Alaikum
mentor brother Sari Awad (Abu Bakr). Mashallah brother Abu Bakr has a dynamic personality with extensive
amount of knowledge and experience in the field of education. PD session concluded with very short and sweet 2013 has started with new
talk of chairman school board brother Subhan Ali. He provided with short term and long term targets for year 2013 challenges ahead of WG. All
and onward. He is confident and positive about the inauguration of Western Grammar. Alhamdulillah we have
started year 2013 with lots of enthusiasm, motivation and commitment. This year we have an additional edge of
praise is due to Allah (SWT) who
highly competent, committed and honorable staff. We have embarked our journey; destination is clear and within has enabled us to accept and deal
with lot of challenges and
our sight. Irfan Afzal hardships of the year 2012. We
put our trust in Him (SWT) that He
Alhamdulillah it is another great help from Allah will help us in our future
endeavours for the betterment of Message from Chairman School Board
(SWT) that He (SWT) has provided us with such
a dedicated team and good leadership. Our Chairman of the school board is a highly competent person and
dedicated community worker. He has achieved gold medal in Bachelor of Architecture Engineering. It is my
our future generations. It was only
honor that I have had a long association (since 1990) with brother Subhan Ali. When I was in New Zealand the Almightys will and help that Assalam o Alaikum
Brother Subhan was working for Manukau City Council at a senior position. He also worked for the Ministry we were able to establish this
of Education and Department of Housing of New Zealand. During his stay in New Zealand he served institution despite all odds. We I am humbled and honored to be asked to contribute to Western
community and worked for FIANZ (Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand) as assistant secretary would like to extend our gratitude Grammar Schools first newsletter for 2013. It is indeed a great
and NZMA (New Zealand Muslim Association) as secretary. He was a designer and founding chairman of to all of the parents, friends and blessing of Allah SWT for giving the opportunity to lead the school
Al-Madinah School (Auckland). He represented Fiji Government and attended seminar on Human Habitat
other community members who board in 2013.
in Indonesia. He received many awards throughout his career for his excellent performance. He has remained Western Grammar School is in its infancy and there are exciting times
on managerial positions for many years and is currently serving TAFE as manager. Brother Subhan has are whole heartedly supporting ahead Inshah Allah. The Board will continue its efforts to support the
countless achievements and he possesses very high credentials. He was also chairman of the school board of us. Due to their support we have development of this new school to serve the Islamic community in the
Minaret College, Melbourne 2010 to 2012. He is still a school board member of Minaret College. We are started 2013 with more than west of Sydney. In 2013 our enrollment is approximately 65 students
thankful to him that he has accepted the responsibility as Chairman of school board of Western Grammar double the strength and the and there are already signs of growth. We are targeting 100 students in
School. On behalf of the entire staff, I welcome Brother Subhan Ali and other board members and I believe students number is still growing. 2013 Inshah Allah. The Board as a whole and through its committees
that under their supervision our school will excel (Inshallah) and will achieve its aims & objectives. has addressed various improvements in its governance responsibilities
Irfan Afzal, CEO/Principal We have started the year 2013 th h d l thei school
Alhamdulillah li i has started
d d a small entity with committed brothers and sisters with forethought
from
under the supervision of well- on education for our children in the western suburbs of Sydney. There is an emerging need of a quality
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founded and competitive school educational institution for our community. Inshah Allah Western Grammar School endeavors to provide quality
board. The Chairperson of the education to our children. To support quality education, spiritual and social development, we are not only
school board and other members focusing on quality facilities but dedicated staff. The school will continue with infrastructure improvements as
Whether it's for school or work, packing a 1 1/2 cups shredded barbecued demands increases through enrolments.
are related with the field of
lunch box can be a bit of a chore, but this chicken (see note)
education and they are highly
collection will make it easier. Don't forget 1 cup grated tasty cheese I would like to commend the brothers and sisters who have worked hard to bring this school to this stage of
experienced.
to look up our tips for packing a healthy development. May Allah SWT reward you immensely for your commitment and dedication. I also would like to
Method welcome on board the students, teachers and parents who have joined in Western Grammar and taken this
lunch box for kids. Combine tomatoes, corn, onion, and Alhamdulillah we have developed journey with us. Inshah Allah Western Grammar will be a beacon for the best education source in the
Ingredients: sauce (if using) in a bowl. Arrange 2 computer lab for our students and Western Suburbs of Sydney and Australia. Thank you all for your fantastic efforts in supporting Western
125g cherry tomatoes, quartered lettuce leaves over 1 half of each school is in the process of getting Grammar School. I see hope in the future for our children as Western Grammar excels itself with strong
125g can corn kernels, drained lavash sheet. Top with tomato smart boards. New computers are foundation for its graduates to become dedicated and responsible Australian citizens.
2 green onions, finely sliced mixture, chicken and cheese. Roll up also installed in the class rooms.
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce In conclusion, my very sincere thanks to the fellow board members for their commitment and I look forward to
tightly from 1 short end to enclose their support throughout the year. We have a very important responsibility to groom the future for our children.
(optional) New prayer room with brand new
filling. May Allah SWT continue to guide us to serve our community (Ameen).
8 butter lettuce leaves air conditioner is also built,
Cut each wrap in half. Secure with
4 sheets wholemeal lavash bread students are praying their Zohar
baking paper or string. prayer in the Mussllah and this is
Subhan Ali JP
B.Arch, RAIA, GradDipBS, GradCertFM, CFM
another very good addition to our Board Chairperson 2013
campus. Inshallah proposed plan Western Grammar School
for new building is in process and
we hope to improve our facility
this year. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned people can change world.
15 Cannery Road, Plumpton NSW 2761, Ph.: 02 9677 9229 Western Grammar Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead
mail: admin@westerngrammar.com.au
Australian Fauna & Flora Ms. Layla Sbbet: the risks of over exposure to interaction with their parents,
Aboriginal culture, their food,
Ms. Sbbet is a young energetic the sun and how to be sun elders, peers, and teachers. In
Western Grammar students are clothing and tools they use.
and passionate lady with a lot smart in PD Health. addition to this, students will be
currently being taught about We also pondered how
of good qualities. Because of We have been exploring the rewarded for their demonstration
Australian Fauna and Flora. Australia was colonised by the
her lovely manner of teaching text 'The Little Red Hen' and and application of these weekly
Australia boasts an amazing and British. We have made
she is very popular among look forward to starting a new themes by way of awards and
diverse range of unique animals models of mythical creatures
students. Ms. Sbbet is an book 'Koala Lou' by Mem prizes.
and plants, and a high value is during CAPA classes. They
placed on our plants and excellent addition to our Fox. The class has also have also done paintings and
teaching staff and parents are teacher at Western Grammar. I enjoyed reading stories like Students have started this year
animals. The fauna of Australia colourful pictures of insects,
very happy about her being will be assisting teachers with 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald with a concentrated focus on
that inhabit the continent are dragons and other mythical
part of Western Grammar Dahl and 'Jungle Drums' by numeracy and literacy where prior
endemic to Australia. This high delivering quality teaching and creatures. All the students
School. Welcome Ms. Sbbet! learning within the classroom. Graeme Base in English. We learning outcomes are being
level of endemism can be have beautifully adapted to
have been doing a lot of revisited and strengthened. This
attributed to the continent's long We will be working together to their new classroom
Mr. Usman Malik: ensure our students receive the hands on learning for Math, will provide the students with the
geographic isolation, tectonic environment. In PDHPE
Mr. Malik is another very this approach to learning has cognitive thinking skills necessary
stability, and the effects of an quality learning and support students studied Road Safety
popular figure among the they require to meet their set created a fun learning to maximize their learning
unusual pattern of climate and taking care of personal
students, teachers and parents outcomes in each KLA environment which has a opportunities as numeracy and
change on the soil and flora over health, balanced meals and
alike. With his decent and InshaAllah. I welcome all fantastic effect on the literacy forms the foundation of all
geological time. exercise. I strongly feel that all
polite attitude, he is liked previous students, parents, new students' learning outcomes. Key Learning Areas in stage 3.
my students if given the right
across the board. He is young students and parents to the Each week, the students Furthermore this will allow
guidance and support, have
Our Key to Success is our and energetic person with a school. I urge all parents to take participate in an art activity students in year 5 to prepare for
the great potential to excel.
magnetic personality. He an active interest in your interrelated with the other Key their upcoming NAPLAN
Let us all work together to
enjoys teaching as teaching is learning subjects which are examinations early term 2.
childrens learning and achieve excellence. Insha
his passion. He will be the best education to ensure consistent proudly displayed in the For Science and Technology in
Allah. Mrs. J Shabnam term 1, students are learning
academic, physical and high achievement for your child. classroom. Alhamdulillah, its
spiritual resource for our Please take the time to meet a very rewarding feeling when Year 5 and 6 about the planet Earth, including
Western Grammar is I observe such an enthusiastic the forces that continue to shape
students. with your childs teacher and Western Grammar School is
committed to reduce its approach to learning by pleased to have its first batch it. Using the Holy Quran as a
keep up to date with the
carbon footprint on the students with such great of year 5 and 6 students in primary source of information
progress of your childs
environment; therefore We welcome our part education should you have any potential. May Allah swt, 2013. The year has started off students will integrate learning
the school has gone a time, casual and concerns or need any increase their thirst for with many notable outcomes with sacred knowledge
At Western Grammar we and captivating personality.
step ahead and is now teachers aid staff assistance in supporting your knowledge and bless them achievements and already the of Islam consequently answering
understand that a talented,
fitted with 7KW of solar members including Ms. with every success in this life students seem to be thriving many key questions such as how
quality workforce is the most We welcome her in her new childs learning. Ms. Qadan
energy panels. We are Aliyya Ayyub, Ms. Ifrana and the hereafter. Ms. Sbbet in this positive learning old the earth is? What do we
important source for quality role as primary coordinator at
committed to take part in environment. The students already know about it? What life
outcome and especially for Western Grammar and wish Dean, Ms. Momil Rana
are settling in well day by day forms are found on earth? What
making this planet a any educational institution. A her all the best. We trust she and Ms. Afaf Zafrullah.
global environments and
livable place for the number of new staff has joined will put her zeal and passion of and have demonstrated this in
Ms. Saadiqa Davids: the classroom through their landforms are found on earth?
generations to come. us this year. Below is a brief teaching to serve community
Ms. Davids is a renowned excellent behavior, work and how the earth reacts to
introduction to our new staff. with the best of her abilities
commitment and passion to natural disasters?
We expect that our improved and will help in building a Islamic teacher, having around
Important Info human resource will help us characterful future generation 10 years of teaching succeed. In 2013 we have
Parent teachers meeting is achieve our goals of making experience. She is a graduate introduced Islamic themes Finally, year 5 and 6 students
of Western Grammar.
being conducted on 21 in Arabic grammar & tajweed Year 1 and 2 Year 3 and 4 where each week the
will be taught that indicators
this institution one of the top of student success are not only
and 22 March. Parents from Jeddah. Ms Davids is teachers introduce, explain
educational facility in Australia. Ms. Jennet Shabnam: I extend a warm welcome to limited to academic
have been informed We want to set a benchmark Ms. Shabnam is another very good in teaching Quranic The year commenced quite performance but also they
recently about their all parents. Insha Allah with smoothly with very
in providing quality education young, energetic and and Islamic Studies. She is a include their positive
appointments. hard work and parent support, enthusiastic and motivated
at a nominal price. dedicated teacher employed very sincere team member of behaviors, social skills &
Excursion for this term is I endeavor to make this a students. We have covered
by WG. She is an experienced Western Grammar and she is etiquette.
being planned; date and successful learning year for whole numbers, addition and
Ms. Mona Qadan: teacher. She taught in exclusively employed for
time will be announced each of my students. So far subtraction so far in Maths. In Most importantly the students
Ms. Qadan is a very well prestigious schools of Sydney. Quran & Islamic studies.
next week. we have learnt about the Science we focused on are enjoying themselves in an
reputed and experienced Her devotion and enthusiasm Kindergarten
School has managed to difference between living and Australian flora and fauna. In environment where they will
teacher; she has been towards her profession will I take this opportunity to firstly
organise transport on non-living things in Science, literacy we covered recount
InshaAllah thrive to achieve
teaching in Islamic Schools. definitely be a very good thank Allah (SWT) for giving
nominal charges, please the different shelters around and narrative text types. and demonstrate Islamic
many milestones in the future.
Mona has done Masters of contribution and will be an me the ability to be part of this
contact office for info. the world, their purpose and Students also had shared values and attitudes that help
Teaching from University of asset for Western Grammar. vibrant school. I am Ms. Mona Mr.Usman Malik
how they cater for the reading and they enjoyed it a shape the learning and
Parents are requested to Western Sydney. Students will Qadan and I am the primary
different needs of humans
pickup and drop-off their enjoy their studies at Western Welcome Ms. Shabnam! coordinator and the Early lot. In HSIE we discussed teaching within the classroom
and animals in HSIE, and provide a guide to
children from school Grammar under her magnetic Stage One (Kindergarten)

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