Welcome from the Principal
Aslam u Alaykum (Peace be unto you)
Welcome to Iqra Elementary School. As a school community we are immensely proud of our school and the journey of growth we have been on over the years. It’s a privilege to be leading a school with such an important vision and strong reputation for being committed to providing the best education that covers all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum, Quran, Arabic and Islamic Studies. We congratulate our families on sending their children to Iqra Elementary School as choosing the right school is the most important decision you will make in shaping your children’s personalities, education and future.
At Iqra Elementary School we pride ourselves on doing the very best for all our students, all of the time. This occurs by our staff’s strong commitment to their own professional learning and ensuring our programmes are engaging, motivating and challenging for all learners. It is also important to us that our students feel happy and safe at school. We provide a nurturing environment that has Islamic values and practices embedded in the daily routines of students.
We believe that students and parents are partners and active participants in the learning process and should have all the necessary information about the students’ progress, achievement levels and learning goals to assist them in their learning. We use evidence-based practices that are guided by research and have the largest positive impact on student progress and achievement.
Together as a community we have shared our dreams and goals for Iqra Elementary School and have developed strong pathways to help us to fulfil these dreams. On behalf of the Iqra Elementary School’s Board of Trustees, staff and students, I thank each and every one of you for your prayers, good wishes, contributions, and support that has enabled our school to be successful.
We look forward to working with all of you on our journey to making our school a leading Islamic School to ensure our students stay connected with our religion, languages, cultures and strong heritage.
Fatima Zahid MEd, PGDipEd, BEd (Tchg)
Creating Active Learners, Contributors and Participants