PERTH, Australia: Australian Islamic College (AIC) inaugurated the new buildings of high and primary schools at its Kewdale Campus on August 13.
Member for Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe, AIC board members including Haji Abdallah Magar, Dr Hamza Amira, Mona Amira, Nashwa Afifi and Ibrahim Roberts attended the ceremony.
“This is our vision for Australian Islamic College as we progressively strive to provide the best education and environment for our students and staff,” a message read on the AIC Facebook page.
“We would like to thank the school community for their continuous effort and contribution to the school.”
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Cassie Rowe said: “It may have been cold this morning, but that didn’t dampen the mood at the Australian Islamic College, Perth in Kewdale for the official opening of the new wing of the college.”
In a message on her Facebook account, she wrote: “It was wonderful to be part of this really special occasion for the school. The kids will be learning in truly state-of-the-art facilities. The science labs and art rooms were brilliant, lucky kids!”
Earlier this month, AIC planned two new campuses in Forrestdale and Henley Brook.
AIC will be seeking expressions of interest from prospective parents for primary enrolments for the start of the 2023 academic year subject to successful school registration by the Department of Education WA.
Australian Islamic College CEO and Executive Principal Abdullah Khan recently announced two new AIC campuses will commence operation in 2023 in Forrestdale and Henley Brook in Perth, Western Australia subject to successful School Registration by the Department of Education WA.
The Forrestdale College will be located within the South-Eastern suburbs, on an 8.7-hectare piece of land at 651 Nicholson Road, Forrestdale.
The Henley Brook College will be located within the North-Eastern suburbs, on a 6.3-hectare site located at 230 Henley Street, Henley Brook.
The college envisages Stage 1 will ease enrolment pressure at its existing primary schools in Dianella, Thornlie, and Kewdale which are operating at full capacity with extensive waiting lists.
The new college locations will provide families with state-of-the-art schools closer to home which will significantly reduce the travelling time of students.
Construction of Stage 1 will begin in 2022, with the Primary School buildings completed for the start of the 2023 school year.