News

There are many events, activities and achievements in the life of Minaret College each year.  We actively acknowledge and celebrate College news & events and, in turn, archive these as part of our school’s history.

Minaret News & Activities

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians from the Executive Principal, Mr Mohammed Taksim. The letter communicates new and positive developments at the College for 2019 and beyond. Read More

  • Year 2 Special End-of-Year Assembly (Springvale)

    The End-of-Year Special Assembly for Junior Primary School highlights Year 2 students as they make their way into Senior Primary for 2019. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Springvale)

    Year 6 Graduation for students of Springvale Campus was held on Wednesday 30th November. The event was a Year 6 celebration and all students were presented with a Graduation certificate. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Officer)

    Year 6 Graduation for Officer Campus was held on Friday 30th November. Certificates & awards were presented along with a number of speeches, performances & compiled video clips. Read More

  • Year 12 Graduation (Officer)

    Year 12 Graduation for Officer Campus was held on Sunday 25th November. College management & staff, along with parents/guardians, enjoyed the graduation of 21 students from Officer Campus. Read More

  • School Bus Services for 2019

    The school provides bus services through OTOBUS. If families require the bus service for next year, please submit your application online before Friday 14 December 2018. Read More

  • Foundation Transition Program (Springvale)

    As part of the Foundation Transition Program, Foundation students were delighted to be joined by our young visitors from Kindergarten for a special session presented by Springvale Library. Read More

  • Middle School Exam Timetables

    Minaret College Middle School – at Springvale & Officer Campuses – will be holding their exams from Friday 23rd November until Thursday 29th November. Read More

  • Your Choice, Our Future (Officer)

    On 25th October, seven Officer Campus Year 9 students participated in a video conference with other schools on the topic of Australia’s Islamic Relations. Read More

  • Secondhand Book Sale – Springvale & Officer

    Minaret College in partnership with Lilydale Books will be holding a secondhand book sale at both campuses. Read More

  • Senior School Exam Timetables

    Minaret College Senior School, Springvale & Officer Campuses, will be holding their exams from Thursday 8th November until Friday 16th November. Read More

  • The Weather Around Us (Officer)

    In Term 3, Foundation students from Officer Campus went on an excursion to Scienceworks to enhance their learning about “Weather Around Us”. Read More

  • Middle School Elections (Springvale)

    Middle School Elections were recently held at Springvale Campus. Candidates made speeches to the whole of Middle School and students then voted using an Electronic Voting System. Read More

  • Farewell to Year 12 (Officer Campus)

    Last week Secondary School staff and students came together in a Final Assembly to farewell our Year 12 students, which was followed by a special lunch with their teachers. Read More

  • Senior School Leadership Elections (Springvale)

    Senior School held their elections for student leadership positions in 2019. Read More

  • Year 4 Camp (Springvale)

    Year 4 students embarked on a two day camp at "Anglesea Valley Lodge". The children enjoyed many activities such as archery, rock climbing, rope course and bike riding. Read More

  • Cybersafety - Yr 4 to Yr 6 Students (Officer)

    A Cybersafety session was presented by the Australian Federal Police to students & parents of Years 4 – 6 students at Officer Campus Read More

  • Bottle Caps Project (Springvale)

    The Earth Day theme for 2018 is “End Plastic Pollution”. In a bid to support the global effort of eliminating single-use plastics, the Minaret College community participated in a ‘Bottle Caps Project’. Read More

  • Whole School Jummah Prayer (Officer)

    A whole school Jummah was conducted on the oval at Officer Campus to mark the end of Term 3. Read More

  • Past Graduate Shares Her Insight (Springvale)

    Tamana Geyasi, Minaret College graduate from 2016, shared her experience & insight about sitting the VCE Texts & Traditions exam with students undertaking Unit 3 & 4 VCE. Read More

  • Building Harmony – Literacy Day (Officer)

    Year 6 students at Officer Campus participated in the third Building Harmony event for 2018. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians to report on the College’s progress and to share information on new developments as we move forward. Read More

  • Literacy and Numeracy Week

    Students delighted themselves in Literacy and Numeracy Week celebrations. To foster a love of reading, students and teachers were invited to dress up as their favourite book character. Read More

  • Foundation Transition Day (Officer)

    Officer Campus held a successful Transition Day for prospective Foundation students on August 16th. Read More

  • Year 7 Parent Information Night (Springvale)

    The Year 7 Parent Information Night provided parents and guardians with an insight into the transition process involving students from Primary to Secondary School. Read More

  • Workshops Organised by Richmond Football Club (Officer)

    Students from Year 6 participated in two separate day-long workshops organised by players from AFL club, Richmond. Read More

  • Think Before You Drink (Officer)

    In the Early Learning Centre, we arranged an activity to encourage children to make healthy choices when drinking flavoured refreshments. Read More

  • Monash Champions Program (Officer)

    On August 30th, students of Year 9 and 10 from the Monash Champions Program presented their projects to their fellow students. Read More

  • Inter-Usrah Spoken Word Poetry Competition (Springvale)

    An Inter-Usrah Spoken Word Poetry Competition was held for Middle School students of Springvale Campus. Nahili Jemal Harun of 9B won the competition. Read More

  • The Maths Show (Springvale)

    The Maths Show, an incursion about Maths, was run over two days for Foundation to Year 6 at Springvale Campus. Read More

  • Science Week – Taskworks (Springvale)

    As part of Science Week, Year 4 students were treated to a Taskworks Incursion on the topic of ‘Forces’. Read More

  • Year 1 Mini-Beasts Incursion (Officer)

    As part of their Inquiry Topic, Year 1 students participated in an exciting visit by Labcoat Learning, who brought with them a range of amazing insects & other mini-beasts. Read More

  • STEM Learning (Officer)

    As part of STEM learning, Yr 6 students at Officer created a solar oven from a shoe box. The students built and tested their model by following the engineering design process. Read More

  • Celebration of Book Week (Springvale)

    The theme for this year’s Annual National Book Week was “Find Your Treasure”. The library mounted some impressive displays and also organised a range activities for students. Read More

  • Students Invited as Audience of Q & A

    Year 11 and 12 students were invited to be part of the audience for the ABCTV program Q & A - Australia’s leading current affair program. Read More

  • Respectful Relationships – A Collaboration (Officer)

    The Deputy Head of Middle School (Br Djimaleh Ainan) and Primary Well-Being and Pastoral Care Specialist (Ms Parveen Jahan) visited Pakenham Lakeside Primary School as part of the Respectful Relationships program. Read More

  • Access Monash Program (Springvale)

    A group of Year 9 students led a special assembly outlining information they had gleaned from the Access Monash Program. Read More

  • Reasons for Seasons (Springvale)

    Foundation students had a wonderful opportunity to engage in hands-on science experiments when scientists from “Science for Pre-Schoolers” visited. Read More

  • WHISE Program for Senior Students (Springvale)

    Keeping in mind the vision of the school in creating well informed active Australian Muslims, Senior students of Minaret College Springvale Campus are engaged in an extensive program in collaboration with WHISE. Read More

  • Information Session – Parents of students in E.L.C (Officer)

    Minaret College’s Early Learning Centre at Officer Campus had a parent information session for our prospective Foundation students starting in 2019. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter has been sent to parents / guardians providing information about dates & times for the upcoming celebrations and College closure for Eid al Adha. Read More

  • Executive Principal Addresses Year 12 Students (Springvale)

    The Executive Principal, Mohammed Taksim, took the opportunity to address the Year 12 students as they head towards the remainder of their final year of Secondary schooling. Read More

  • Mt Buller Trip (Officer)

    On August 1st, Year 10 and 11 students of Officer Campus spent an enjoyable day in the snow at Mt Buller. Read More

  • Australian Federal Police – Cyber-Safety (Springvale)

    On Monday August 6th, the Australian Federal Police visited Minaret College Springvale to speak with students from Year 2 to Year 9 and to educate them on cyber-safety. Read More

  • VCE Information Night (Officer)

    VCE Information Night was held at Officer Campus on Monday 30th July. The occasion was designed to assist parents and their students of Yr 9 - Yr 11. Read More

  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Visits (Springvale)

    Through the generosity of Westpac Bank, Minaret College received a flying visit from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Primary School students watched as the helicopter circled the school and landed. Read More

  • School Captain Elections (Officer)

    On 23rd July, seven Year 11 students delivered one-minute speeches to Secondary School students as part of their campaign to run for School Captaincy 2019 at Officer Campus. Read More

  • Inter-School Debating (Officer)

    This year, several Year 10 and 11 students partook in the annual Victorian Debaters Association inter-school debating competition. Read More

  • VicSRC Congress Camp

    Six students from Minaret College attended the Vic Congress Camp held during Term 2 holidays at Ormond College, University of Melbourne. Read More

  • Eid Card of Good Wishes (Springvale)

    Year 6 student leaders presented the Executive Principal and Head of Campus with a special Eid card of good wishes and signatures. Read More

  • Building Harmony Track & Field Sports (Officer)

    Year 6 Officer students participated in a Track & Field sports carnival organised by Windermere Community Services as part of the Building Harmony Program. Read More

  • Early Learning Centre Students Create Beautiful Mosque Model (Officer)

    Students in in the Early Learning Centre at Officer Campus helped to create a beautiful model of a mosque. Read More

  • Children Learn to Recycle & Minimize Waste (Springvale)

    The Pre-School students of Minaret College (Springvale) had an interactive session to learn about recycling & minimizing waste. This was run through the City of Greater Dandenong. Read More

  • Letter to Parents / Guardians

    A letter is being sent to parents / guardians to communicate important information for Eid and End of Term. Read More

  • G.A.T. VCE Exam 2018

    A record number of Minaret College students sat the VCE G.A.T. Exam on Wednesday 13th June. A combined number of 200 students from Springvale & Officer undertook the G.A.T. Read More

  • Year 12 Iftar (Officer)

    Year 12 students from Officer Campus took the initiative to organise and host an Iftar at school, where students, families & teachers attended. Read More

  • Fundraising for Syria (Springvale)

    The ‘Be the Change’ committee organised a fundraiser with the help of the Australian Syrian Association Victoria. 100% of the funds went towards Syrian refugees facing crisis. Read More

  • Student Leaders meet Parliamentarian (Officer)

    A Student Leaders Lunch was hosted by Mr Brad Battin MP, State Member of Parliament, on Thursday 17th May at Akoonah Park Centre, Berwick. Read More

  • Visit to Retirement Village (Springvale)

    A number of Year 2 students recently paid a visit to Lexington Gardens Retirement Village to meet and spend time with some of their residents. Read More

  • Fundraiser for Syria (Officer)

    Year 11 & 12 students at Officer Campus conducted a fundraiser in Term 1 and raised $2850 for Syria. Read More

  • Building Bridges 2018

    Minaret College students are taking an active part in the 2018 Building Bridges Program, being ambassadors of their faith and exploring the values of acceptance and tolerance. Read More

  • Important Information for Ramadan

    A letter has been sent to parents/guardians outlining important arrangements for the month of Ramadan. Read More

  • Past Student Visits the College

    Omar Eletr, School Captain from 2001, visited the College recently. During his visit he met with members of Senior Executive and some of his past teachers. Read More

  • Hifz Program Surprise Breakfast

    As celebration for the commencement of the Hifz Program & to acknowledge our student’s commitment to the program, the College held a surprise breakfast at each campus. Read More

  • Green Hat Workshop (Springvale)

    The Year 5 students had a wonderful time working together - creating towers, bridges and tall buildings - as part of the Green Hat Workshop. Read More

  • Visit to Parliament House (Officer)

    Year 6 Minaret students at Officer recently visited Parliament House for a role play and guided tour. Read More

  • Year 8-12 Parent Information Evening (Officer)

    Year 8-12 Parent Information Evening at Officer Campus provided an opportunity for a large proportion of parents in the Secondary School community to interact with teachers and school management. Read More

  • V.C.E. Holiday Classes

    During the upcoming school holidays, the College will be running a number of VCE subject classes. Classes are designed to supplement and enrich student’s studies in preparation for the VCE exams. Read More

  • Upcoming Education Forum

    The 2nd Australian Islamic Education Forum will be held on Saturday 28th April – organised by the Centre for Islamic Thought & Education (C.I.T.E. – University of South Australia) and hosted by Minaret College. Read More

  • Secondary School Investiture - 13th March (Officer)

    The Secondary School Investiture at Officer Campus was held on Tuesday 13th March. The purpose of the ceremony was to acknowledge student leaders from Year 7 to 12. Read More

  • Middle School Investiture (Springvale)

    Badges of Leadership were awarded to 48 students at the Middle School Investiture for 2018. The occasion was attended by all Middle School students & staff. Read More

  • Chess Club (Springvale)

    The Minaret College Chess Club (MCCC) is an avenue for students to regularly gather together and share their common interest in chess. Read More

  • Primary School Clean Up Day 2018

    Primary School students at both campuses participated in the annual National School’s Clean-up Day. Each year we observe this day to create an awareness of litter and its problems. Read More

  • School Photos – Springvale & Officer Campus

    Individual & class photographs are scheduled to be taken at both campuses of Minaret College. Aussie School Photos will be taking these and supplying photos for parents. Read More

  • Primary Parent Information Evening (Officer)

    Primary Parent Information Evening at Officer Campus was the perfect opportunity for parents and teachers to interact and discuss the upcoming school year. Read More

  • Junior Primary Investiture (Springvale)

    Junior Primary Investiture was held on Friday 23rd February where Junior School Representatives and Usrah Captains were officially invested into their 2018 roles & responsibilities. Read More

  • Then and Now (Springvale)

    Year 1 students were treated to an interactive storytelling incursion which looked at aspects of everyday life in Australia throughout history. Read More

  • Foundation Information Evenings (Springvale & Officer)

    Foundation Information Evenings were held on Thursday 15th February at both Springvale and Officer Campus. It was great to see so many families in attendance. Read More

  • Early Learning Centre Graduation (Officer)

    Students at the Early Learning Centre of Officer Campus recently celebrated the end of year with a Graduation afternoon. Read More

  • Year 12 Graduation (Officer)

    Officer Campus held its inaugural Year 12 Graduation on Friday November 17th. Read More

  • Notice to Officer Campus Parents

    A letter has been sent to parents of Officer Campus regarding traffic arrangements for the first day of school (29th January). Read More

  • Middle School Awards Day (Springvale)

    The Middle School Academic Achievement Awards for 2017 was held on Friday 8th December at Springvale Campus. Read More

  • Year 12 Graduation (Springvale)

    Heartiest congratulations to our 67 Year 12 Graduates of 2017 at our Springvale Campus. Read More

  • Year 6 Graduation (Springvale)

    A large number of parents came to see their children graduate to Secondary School at Springvale Campus on Monday 27th November. Read More

  • Fundraiser for Myanmar (Springvale)

    On Friday the 17th of November, Middle School students at Minaret College held an awareness campaign for the Rohingya Muslims suffering in Myanmar. Read More

  • Students win awards at the ISRA Symposium & Awards Ceremony (Officer)

    Six students of Minaret College received awards at the ISRA Symposium & Awards Ceremony. The students were chosen from over 800 participants. Read More

  • Mosaic Art (Springvale)

    Foundation students invited the children from Kindergarten to join them for a fun craft activity of creating mosaic art. Read More

  • Recognition for commitment in teaching Mathematics

    Minaret College would like to commend one of our teachers, Shafia Ajmal, on being selected as a Champion of Australian Maths Teaching. Read More

  • BBQ Lunch for Year 12 Students (Officer)

    Prior to exams, Officer Campus hosted a farewell BBQ for their Year 12 students. This was an opportunity for teachers & staff to wish the students well. Read More

  • Hifz Program Information Sessions

    This week, the College has scheduled two Parent Information Sessions for the Hifz Program 2018: Officer Campus – Tuesday 14th Nov (5:30pm) & for Springvale Campus – Wednesday 15th Nov (5:30pm). Read More

  • A Visit to Myuna Farm (Officer)

    Foundation students at Officer Campus paid a recent visit to Myuna Farm as a part of their exploration into "Living Things". Read More

  • VCE Chemistry (Officer)

    VCE Chemistry students at Officer Campus have been working on practical investigations. Read More

  • Year 7 Orientation (Springvale)

    Two events have been held at the school to assist Year 6 students with their transition to Secondary School next year. Read More

  • Eat Healthy, Live Healthy (Springvale)

    Students of Year’s 3 & 4 were enthusiastic participants in last week’s Market Fresh Incursion. Read More

  • STEM Projects (Officer)

    Year 4 students have been building carnival games to showcase their knowledge of ‘Force’, as an expression of their newly developed STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Read More

  • Tour of the Yakult Factory (Officer)

    Year 9 students from Officer Campus had the opportunity to visit the Yakult Factory. Read More

  • Science Competition – Future Earth (Springvale)

    Primary School at Minaret College conducted a Science competition during Science Week featuring the National Science Theme of 2017 - Future Earth. Read More

  • Visit of Author / Illustrator (Springvale)

    As part of Book Week, Year 5 students enjoyed a presentation from author and illustrator Gabrielle Wang. Read More

  • Year 2 Students - Prayer (Officer)

    Monday 31st July was a very special day for the Year 2 students at Officer Campus where they all started performing their daily Zuhr prayers at school. Read More

  • Understanding Visual Perception (Springvale)

    Year 11 Psychology students visited the National Gallery of Victoria to help them with their understanding of visual perception. Read More