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CITE Conference

Welcome to the 2022 CITE Conference

5th Annual Australian Islamic

Schooling Conference: Showcasing Islamic School Renewal in Practice

(6th August 2022)

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

8:00am

Registration Desk Open

8:30am - 8:45am

Quran Recitation Acknowledge of Country

8:45am – 9:00am

Conference Welcome

Dr. Zachariah Matthews, Principal, Malek Fahd Islamic School

 

Opening & Introduction

Professor Mohamad Abdalla MA, Director, CITE, UniSA

 

Comments from ISAA, supporter of the Annual Australian Islamic Schools Conference

Mr. Abdullah Khan, President, Islamic Schools Association of Australia (ISAA)

9:00am – 9:20am

Renewal in Practice – Highlights & Challenges

Dr. Nadeem Memon, Director of Islamic Education; Mr. Dylan Chown, Lecturer, CITE, Education Futures, UniSA

9:20am – 10:35am

 

Workshops - 15 min each

Q & A – 30 min

Practice Showcase – Renewal of Policy (frameworks) for Practice

Lead Practitioners (School leaders, Middle leaders)

 

Practitioner presentations – Main Hall – Sharing practical insights on renewal of practice

 

  1. “Showcasing Islamic School Renewal in Practice: Behaviour Education

    Mrs. Houda Kbbar, Head of Wellbeing, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

     

  2. “Principles for working with student diversity and curriculum challenges in Arabic language classrooms at Australian Islamic Schools”

    Dr. Nadia Selim, University of Sydney (Sydney)

     

  3. “Integration beyond curriculum: the Irfan College Journey”

Ms. Eman Aweida, Primary Pedagogy and Curriculum integration Lead; Ms. Samah Taki, Secondary Pedagogy and Curriculum integration Lead, Irfan College (Sydney)

Q & A

 

10:35am – 10:55am

Morning Tea

10:55am – 12:10pm

Practice Showcase – Renewal of Policy (frameworks) for Practice

Lead Practitioners (Senior Educators – EY, Primary, Secondary)

5 min Introduction

Practitioner Workshops to Table Groups – Sharing practical insights on renewal of practice

Home Group Tables divide in 5, participate in 2 workshops each & report back

 

30min – 2 workshops

Workshop A Wellbeing the key to learning

Ms. Susan Scott, Chief Learning Officer, Islamic College of Brisbane (Brisbane)

Workshop C Flipping from Behaviour Management to Student Wellbeing

Ms. Silma Ihram, Educational Leader (Adelaide)

Workshop E Renewal through Tradition: Seeds and Souls

Ustadh Abrahim Al- zubeidi, Head of Illumination, Playford College (Adelaide)

Workshop G Renewal in Practice at Minarah College

Ustadah Nuraan Samodien, Associate Deputy Principal (Assessment, Curriculum, Faith and Australian Identity), Minarah College (Sydney)

Workshop I Renewed Philosophy of Assessment

Ms. Samah Taki, Secondary Pedagogy and Curriculum integration Lead; Educator (primary), Irfan College (Sydney)

Jig Saw Mixed Group

 

  • 10 min, Q & A (jig saw table)

     

  • 15 min, harvest & reflect (home table)

     

  • 15 min, harvest, reflect, discuss (Roving Microphone)

Workshop B Teaching & Learning Framework: Pedagogies of Engagement

 

Ms. Hibba Mourad, Primary Curriculum Coordinator, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop D Teaching with Love & Care

 

Ms. Merima Celahmetovic, Head of Campus, Australian International Islamic College (Gold Coast)

Workshop F Practical, faith-based responses to behaviour

 

Mr. Billal Khoder, Head of Wellbeing, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop H Integrating Wellbeing within Curriculum

 

Ms. Rania Charmand, Deputy Head of Campus, Head of Wellbeing (Primary), Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop J Creating Captivating Classrooms with Confidence, Compassion, and Inner Calm

 

Ms. Kathryn Jones, CEO Fitrah Mentoring Academy (Adelaide)

Q & A (following presentations) Table Discussion

Whole Conference Discussion

12:10pm – 1.45pm

Practice Showcase – Pedagogical Renewal Lead Practitioners (Senior Educators – EY, Primary, Secondary)

5 min Introduction

Practitioner Workshops to Table Groups – Sharing practical insights on renewal of practice

 

Home Group Tables divide in 5, participate in 3 workshops each & report back

 

45min – 3 workshops

 

- Microphone)

Workshop A Renewal of my practice as a science educator

 

Ms. Thamina Kassar, Secondary Educator, Science; Boys Wellbeing Coordinator (secondary), Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop D The integration of Islamic values and perspectives: a focus

on the work of Islamic alchemists

 

Ms. Houda Kbbar, Secondary Science Educator, Head of Wellbeing, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop G Islamic Values in the Science Classroom

 

Ms. Samara Jalloul, Wellbeing Coordinator; Secondary Educator, Science, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop J Renewal of my practice as an Islamic Studies educator

 

Ustadah Jinane Ghamraoui, Primary Educator, E.S.L, Arabic, Qur’an, and Islamic Studies, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop M Implementing Islamic principles in Mathematics

 

Ms. Doha Adra, Secondary Mathematics Teacher / Year 7 Girls Advisor, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

 

 

Jig Saw Mixed Group

  • 10 min, Q & A (jig saw table)

     

  • 15 min, harvest & reflect (home table)

 

15 min, harvest, reflect, discuss (Roving

Workshop B Implementing Islamic Principles in Business Studies

 

Mr. Billal Khoder, Head of Wellbeing; Secondary Educator, English / HSIE, Business Studies Lead Teacher, Malek Fahd Islamic School (Sydney)

Workshop E Invoking God consciousness in my classroom

 

Ms. Suraiya Girach, Primary Educator, grade 6, Islamic College of Brisbane (Brisbane)

Workshop H Muhasabah in Practice

 

Ms. Sefina Hassam, Australian International Islamic College (Durack);

 

Ms. Merima Celahmetovic, Head of Campus, Australian International Islamic College (Gold Coast/Brisbane)

Workshop K

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Ms. Rabia Guney, Ilim College, Dallas Campus, (Melbourne)

Workshop N Building Positive Relationships with All Learners in the Classroom

 

Ms. Mehr Iqbal, Primary Educator, grade 6 / Year Level Coordinator, Islamic College of Brisbane (Brisbane)

Workshop C Sacred Activism in the High School English

Classroom

 

Ustadh Ozan Angin, English Teacher, Debating Coach, Irfan College (Sydney)

Workshop F Prophetic Pedagogy: A contemporary Approach

 

Ustadh Abrahim Al- zubeidi, Head of Illumination, Playford College (Adelaide)

Workshop I The introduction of chickens; A result of prioritising the ever- developing Islamic integration project at

Irfan

 

Ms. Eman Aweida, Primary Pedagogy and Curriculum integration Lead; English educator (secondary), Irfan College (Sydney)

Workshop L Building a Culture of Care

 

Ms. Iram Khan, Head of Primary, Islamic College of Brisbane (Brisbane)

Workshop O

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Ms. Samah Taki, Secondary Pedagogy and Curriculum integration Lead, Irfan College (Sydney)

Q & A (following presentations) Table Discussion

Whole Conference Discussion

 

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Lunch and Dhuhr Salah

2:30pm – 3:30pm

School Leader Panel – Reflecting on Innovative School Renewal

School leaders, Governors, CEOs, Principals (across States)

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Conference Reflections and Closing

Ms. Aynur Simsirel, Principal Consultant, Independent Schools Victoria

3:45pm – 3:50pm

Closing Du’a

Shaykh Khaled Bouchafaa, Director of Faith, Malek Fahd Islamic School

3:50pm

Asr Salah and High Tea (Networking)