The Al Iman Curriculum is a self-made, self-designed curriculum, created to accommodate the individual child. The curriculum celebrates the unique creation of each child and provides the individual with an education that equips them with the skills necessary to live life in this world and the hereafter.
Our curriculum moulds the young into confident and capable young adults living life to the fullest while accommodating needs of others. Students gather ‘useful’ aspects such as, true worship, housing, cooking, parenting, money management, to name a few…
The Curriculum ‘Living Islam’: Spiritual and Academic intertwined
An education that develops a child, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. One that brings him/her closer to his/her Creator and develops him/her into a responsible social being. This however is not possible without dynamic knowledge and the internalization of Islamic values and moral teachings coupled with sound technical know-how of secular subjects.
The ideal intended outcome would be that Our Students turn out to be a blessing to other communities and stand as model inspiration for their families and others.
- Seerah: Towards teaching character and discipline
- Arabic: Towards understanding The Word of Allah
- Reading and learning of Quran contents WITH general meaning: Towards contemplating on the revelation
- Hifz: Towards memorizing the most beautiful words in the most beautiful language.
- Akhlaq: Islamic etiquette
- Du’as: Supplications that constantly praise Allah, invoke blessings upon oneself and seeking protection from satan.
- Islamic History and Civilization
- Quran and Science
- Mathematics for life
- Geography: The where’s and whereabouts, the amazing creations of the ‘non-living’ world
- Language Development for Communication
- Physical education for nutrition, fitness and general well being
- Life-skills of electronics, plumbing, cooking, money management, personal relationships building etc
The curriculum is designed in such a way that Our Students experience a cohesive, dynamic curriculum program characterized by excellence, creativity and depth.
What is DAP? (Developmentally Appropriate Practices)
Developmentally Appropriate Practices often shortened to DAP, is an approach to teaching that is grounded in the research on how children develop and learn. Hence this involves use of knowledge about child development, to create a program that is suitable to the age and stage of development of each child. Thus,
- Individual Appropriateness which recognizes each child as unique;
- Learn through Play where child play is supported as a means to learn and;
- Cultural and Social Responsiveness to know child’s background to help provide a meaningful, relevant, and respectful learning experiences for each child and family are core in DAP to enhance self-initiated learning.
In order to strike a balance between the Academic and Spiritual curriculum and to achieve integrated excellence in doing so, the Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) has been adopted as the foundation on which our own unique curriculum of Al Iman Schools has been built upon from the ground centering around understanding the needs of Our Children in Our Community
*Al Iman students are groomed to sit for the London Edexcel offered by Pearson Education Limited for formal certifications.
Pearson has been the parent company of the awarding organization Edexcel since 2003.
In 2010, the legal name of the Edexcel awarding organization became Pearson Education Limited (Pearson) and from April 2013, the awarding organization listing on the Register for Regulated Qualifications changed from Edexcel to Pearson.
It is one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s five main examination boards, and is part of Pearson PLC, the world’s leading learning company. The company offers a variety of qualifications, including A levels (GCEs), GCSEs and the BTEC suite of vocational qualifications.