Weekly Updates – 10 December, 2016

Global Product Committee
Saturday 10 December, 2016
10 Rabi Al Awwal 1438
Dear SIM Volunteers,
Salaamun Alaykum

In this week's communications:
  • Thank You Message from the Principal
  • Term 3 Marks & Report Cards - Due 15 Dec, 2016
  • Learning 4 Life Day - 18 Dec, 2016
  • Management Changes for 2017
  • Safeguarding - Educare & Upcoming Course
  • Recruiting Teachers and Assistants
  • Neuro-Psychology of Learning (NPL) program, 17-18 December 2016
Thank You Message from the Principal

As the Academic Year 2016 comes to an end, and two teaching weeks remain, I would like to express my utmost appreciation for your selfless dedication and contribution to the Madressa and the mission of imparting the teachings of Ahlul Bayt (AS) to our children.

Needless to say, my gratitude extends to not only teaching volunteers but equally to all other volunteers who contribute to the smooth running of the Madressa on a weekly basis. - every volunteer's contribution is essential for our Madressa to operate successfully.

I can only say a simple 'Thank You', and only Allah (SWT) can reward you duly for the selfless service you provide to our esteemed institution and the impact you will have in nurturing our children well beyond their time at Madressa.

Our 3rd and final term will end on Sunday 18th December, 2016 with a Theme-based event day. However, it is a normal teaching week and regular attendance is mandatory to deliver a successful event and end the term on a celebratory note; both students and teachers alike. 

Please take a few moments to read the important updates outlined below.

I wish you and your families a good and spiritual break and look forward to seeing you back at the Madressa on Sunday 8thJanuary 2017. This first week of the new Academic Year 2017 will be our mandatory Teachers Induction Day.

Salaams & Du'as

SIM Principal

Term 3 Marks & Report Cards
Due 15 Dec, 2016

Term 3 Assessments - Marks

Upload of marks to the Teachers portal - marks are out of 100%. For details on how to upload please refer to the user guide link below.

Updating Report Cards
As a class teachers you would have completed reports on student performance for Term 1 & 2.

Using the SAME report, you are asked to review the comments made last time and update as needed taking into consideration the student performance in Term 3 - you are NOT asked to create new reports but to just review the existing ones and update as needed.

This will then form the final report for the students that Parents can take part of and also fellow teachers and more importantly it will help future teachers to understand past performance which they can use to further nurture the students in the right direction.
User guides:
Due Date for Marks and Report Cards: 15 December 2016.

Learning 4 Life Day - 18 Dec, 2016  

Our 'Learning 4 Life' Theme based day will be held on Sunday 18th December, 2016, the last day of our Academic Year 2016.

The tentative program guide is as follows:

10:00am - 10:15am - Registration
Students will report to their classes as normal

10:15am – 10:30am - Address by Key Note Speaker
Key note speaker will address the students on the 3 personalities to whom the day is dedicated.

10:30am - 12:05pm - Activities
Classes 5 & 6 - Treasure Hunt

Classes 7 & 8 – Arts & Crafts: Making Tasbeehs, Decorating T-Shirts, Mugs, and Much more!

Classes 9 & 10 - Blockbuster Style Quiz

ALL teachers are asked to be present on this final day and to be s part of the programme and contribute to a positive conclusion of the year.

Management Changes for 2017  
Please take note of the following changes in the Management for the Academic Year 2017.

Junior Classes (1-4) at Kenmore Park School
Overall Coordinator: Sr. Shenaz Dhalla
Classes 1-2: Sr. Nazira Mamdani Shah
Class 3: Sr. Maasuma Jagani
Class 4: Sr. Rumeena Jaffer
Qur'an: Sr. Atia Kazmi

Learning Support: Sr. Tahera Sumar

Senior Classes (5+) Ladies at Stanmore
Year Group Coordinator: Sr. Fatim Panjwani assisted by Sr. Nishaat Bhimani
Morals, Ethics & History: Sr. Farzana Kirmani
Belief & Actions: Sr. Fatim Ladak assisted by Sr. Zeeshan Merchant
Qur'an: Sr. Zeenat Datoo

Learning Support: Sr. Ruby Sowah

Senior Classes (5+) Gents at Stanmore
Year Group Coordinator: Br. Raza Kirmani
Morals, Ethics & History: Br. Imran Chatoo assisted by Br. Aamir Jiwa
Belief & Actions: Nishatabbas Rehmatulla and Br. Ali Raza Rajan
Qur'an: Br. Murtaza Kanani

Learning Support: Br. Shams Kermalli

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who have served the Madressa, and continue to serve the Madressa. A warm welcome to the new members of our Management and wishing you great success in your respective roles.
Safeguarding - Educare & Upcoming Course  
The MCE (Madrasah Centre of Excellence) has recently made arrangements with the organisation Educare, to produce 4 bespoke online programmes for Child Protection Awareness, Preventing Bullying Behaviour, Health & Safety and Fire Safety.

As the online platform for these programmes is being prepared, teachers should now have received an email with their login details and instructions on completing these online programmes. If you did not receive your login details please get in touch with simofficeteam@madressa.net

Please keep these safe, as completion of these programmes will be mandatory for all active Teachers and Volunteers in 2017.

Monday 16 January 2017
Level 2 Working Together to Safeguarding Children/Young People

Please find details to an upcoming Safeguarding Course (Level 2) to be held in Harrow on Monday 16th January, 2017 between 5:30pm and 8:30pm. For more details, cost, and how to register, click here.
Recruiting Teachers and Assistants  

The S I Madressa is looking for new teachers and assistants for their 2017 Academic Year. Reach out to your friends and family members to be a part of the team that makes a difference!

They don't have to be the core teacher for the class. Join the team as an assistant in classrooms, or a support aide for children with special needs. Together, we can journey towards nurturing the leaders of tomorrow. 

If they can dedicate even a few hours on a Sunday morning, in whatever capacity, guide them to visit www.madressa.net and register their interest.
Neuro-Psychology of Learning (NPL) program,  17-18 December 2016  

Please see details for the forthcoming Neuro-Psychology of Learning (NPL) program.

This exciting 2 day program aims to help madrasah teachers understand themselves and their students better so that they are able to positively engage and inspire the next generation.

At the end of this two day program, participants will have:

  • Experienced a comprehensive self-assessment covering key psychological frameworks involved in learning
  • Reviewed in detail the learning needs, energies and thinking approaches for different students
  • Identified the inherent strengths and challenges they might face as a teacher based on their needs, energy and thinking approach
  • Learned how to adapt their style to teach more effectively
  • Established an action plan to apply these skills and techniques in everyday situations

Saturday 17th  – Sunday 18th December 2016

Harben House, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, MK16 9EY

Please note that this is an intensive 2 day program and participants have to commit to attending both days from start to finish. We will start at 9 AM and aim to finish by 7:30 PM on both days.

There is no fee for attending this program. All meals and course materials will be provided. Participants are requested to cover their travel cost to the venue and back home. This is a residential program and overnight accommodation will be provided on Saturday 17th December 2016.

Demand for these programs is usually very high and participants are requested to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please apply online using the link below

Should you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Br. Aly Nasser at secretariat@coej.org

Quick Links
Easily access some of the below:
arrow1 Parent Portal
arrow1 Madressa Policies
arrow1 2016 Student Timetable
Diary Dates
Sunday 11th Dec, 2016
Teaching Week 27 (Open)

Sunday 18th Dec, 2016
Teaching Week 28 (Open)
L4L day - Theme based event

Sunday 25th Dec, 2016 - 1st Jan 2017

Sunday 8th January, 2017
Teachers Induction Day - Mandatory attendance
To access all communications sent out this year to date, please click here
Key Policies
Kindly make note of the key policies that will apply in 2016:

Attendance / Absence

Behaviour Management

Please also note:

NO cell phones or electronic gadgets are permitted in Madressa.
No Food or Drink (except water) allowed during lesson
Using the Parent Portal
Report Student Absence
View Student Profile
Update Details
...and more!

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