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Scripture classes in NSW Public Schools are a part of the biggest Islamic education project in Australia.
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Important announcement

ISRE (Scripture program) Community Update The Islamic Council of NSW (ICNSW) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) to provide enhanced Special Religious Education (SRE) services to Muslim students in schools across New South Wales.

Commencing Term 1, 2021 Insha’Allah, ANIC will take over the delivery of Islamic scripture classes to Muslim students in NSW public high schools. ICNSW will continue to manage scripture classes in NSW primary schools.

The agreement will pool community resources, and allow the respective providers to focus their efforts and ensure our young people receive an Islamic education that is tailored to their needs.

ICNSW is proud to be at the forefront of investing in the spiritual growth and development of the next generation. In 1983, ICNSW was granted approval to provide special religious education by the Department of Education. Initially, its small team of dedicated volunteers ran classes which served around 200 students. Today, there are 20 regional volunteer supervisors and 600+ volunteer teachers who deliver over 1,300 sessions for over 25,000 students in 350 schools every week. The high quality of our syllabus and training is also recognised and shared by other states in Australia.

ICNSW looks forward to collaborating with ANIC to continue its vital work in ensuring the message of Islam finds its way to the hearts and minds of the next generation.

ICNSW would like to take this opportunity to thank the Muslim community, businesses and donors for their continued support in order to ensure the teaching of our faith reaches our sons and daughters. We would also like to thank our volunteers, past and present, for their efforts in ensuring that our children love Allah SWT, and are inspired by our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). We ask that Almighty Allah rewards and purifies the intention and actions of all those involved.

Please join ICNSW in welcoming ANIC as an approved provider of special religious education. We look forward to working together to ensure our children grow to become upstanding citizens and role models that benefit their wider community.

Best regards
Khaled Sukkarieh
Islamic Council of NSW

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Simple Ramadan Guide:

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