Experiences at ISNA High School

“Towards Enlightened Generations” is not only the motto of ISNA High School, but it is our vision and goal. Empowering students to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually with pleasing Allah as their inspiration is what we believe will create enlightened generations. With the help of Allah, the dedication of the staff and the talents of our students, we are able to hold many activities and events to strengthen school spirit and enrich the school learning environment every year. It is our philosophy to involve students with organizing and running many of the activities and events held throughout the year to help nurture and foster leadership, and instill a sense of confidence in the students.

Opportunities for growth are provided to students through differentiated instruction, independent study and team projects. Provincial and national competitions, such as contests in math, science and modern languages, enable motivated students to stretch their learning in specific subject areas

ISNA School experience ends with a Senior Grade 12 trip to perform Umrah. This completes the Islamic School experience and puts into perspective the Islamic Teachings the students have learned and they are able to visualize the path taken to establish Islam.

Student Life at ISNA High School

Getting involved in some of the many activities at ISNA High will enrich your school life and create lasting skills, memories, and friendships. Student life involves your academics plus a whole lot more.Take a risk; join something new or outside your comfort zone. Find like-minded students and share your skills or develop new ones. Be a leader or learn to become one!

There’s many ways to get involved by joining clubs, sports teams, Student Activity Council. Want to start a new club? Great, we’re always looking for students to use their creativity and initiate new activities for students. Your experience at ISNA High is how you want it to be.

Students can get involved with:
Yearbook Club
Newsletter Club
Student Activity Council
Various Sports for Boys and Girls
Art Club
Media Committee
Tech Club
Photography
Dawah Committee
And a whole lot more!
Student Activity Council (SAC)

ISNA High believes strongly in providing opportunities for every student to have a voice and to develop his/her leadership skills. It is our responsibility to prepare students and to develop their skills and personal characteristics to be a successful leader. All students are expected to support the leadership of those in formal roles who have the responsibility to carry out specific duties. These leadership opportunities encourage the development of skills that will serve the students at school, their personal goals and ambitions, and serve the community as future leaders.

The purpose of the Student Activity Council (SAC) is to raise school spirit and participation, as well as awareness of various social issues, through activities and events that engage the student body.

It’s elections time boys and girls! The SAC election process for the 2015-2016 Presidents and Vice-Presidents is underway. The SAC is the largest and most active club at ISNA High.

It is responsible for some of the most of memorable and noteworthy events that take place during the year such as:

The annual Eid trip
The Water-Well Project
Sports intramurals and tournaments
Weekly lunches
Boys qiyams and girls movie/chill nights
School BBQs and the year-end picnic
Monthly cup of tea sessions
And so much more!
Announcements

A big SHOUT OUT and JazakAllahu khair to this year’s SAC for working extremely hard week in and week out to give us a memorable year! Your continued dedication and enthusiasm has been crucial to a successful year alhamdulillah. With a little over a month left, you’re almost at the finish line!

Now, back to the elections… If you are interested in running for one of the following four positions, please pick up the nomination form from the office and have it returned to Ms. Al-Tarawneh or Mr. Sardar by Thursday, May 14.

Positions:
– President Boys
– Vice-President Boys
– President Girls
– Vice-President Girls

It is in your best interest to hand in your application on Wednesday, May 13 as the school field trips are on Thursday insha’Allah and you might forget to hand it in.

Please note the following important dates and deadlines during the election process:

1. May 12 – Pick up nomination forms from office
2. May 13/14 – Hand in completed application form to Ms. Al-Tarawneh or Mr. Sardar
3. May 19/20 – Candidate interviews with school admin
4. May 21 – Announcement of the runners
5. May 22 – Campaigning begins
6. May 25 – Speeches during LIFE
7. May 27 – Elections
8. May 28 – Announcement of elections results

Please note that the selection process for the remaining SAC positions will commence following the announcement of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Keep an eye out for updates on those dates in the coming weeks!

The remaining positions on the SAC are as follows:

1. General Administrator – Boys and Girls
2. Spirit Coordinator – Boys and Girls
3. Junior Representative – Boys and Girls (Incoming Grade 9s 2015-2016)
4. Sports Coordinator (IHAC President) – Boys and Girls
5. Treasurer* – Joint Position
6. Charity Coordinator – Joint Position

* – Executive position along with Presidents and VPs

For detailed roles and responsibilities of each position, please read the SAC Constitution, which has been posted below. If you are interested in applying for a position but aren’t sure which position best matches your skills, experiences, and personality, don’t feel shy to have a chat with Ms. Al-Tarawneh, Ms. Mohsini, Mr. Thakur, Mr. Qureshi, or Mr. Sardar. Or any of the teachers or administration for that matter! Remember, these positions are an amanah (trust) and it’s critical that we fulfill that amanah by making the right decisions!

#SACElections #2015-2016 #ExcitingTings

ISNA High Newsletter

See what’s happening in and around the school. The ISNA High Newsletter is issued several times per year to showcase events and activities that take place at the school. The newsletter also features poems, articles, and other surprises that makes the newsletter entertaining and something to look forward to.

Please click the newsletter thumbnail to open the newsletter in LightBox and enjoy flipping through the content.

ISNA High Insider - October 2019
ISNA High Insider - January 2019
ISNA High Insider - November 2018
ISNA High Insider - September 2018
ISNA High Insider - September 2019
ISNA High Insider - December 2018
ISNA High Insider - October 2018
Awards and Recognition at ISNA High School

Student recognition and appreciation is given a lot of importance at ISNA High School. The purpose of our awards and recognition programs is to promote and encourage academic excellence, leadership, exemplary conduct, and service to the community.

We also emphasize healthy active living and athletics through our awards and recognition program.

Awards with detailed selection criteria
Student of the Month
Honour Role
Honour Role with Distinction
Principal's Award
Community Leadership Award
Valedictorian
Athlete of the Year
Other
Annual Umrah Graduation Trip

With the help of Allah, and the support of the community, ISNA High School has been organizing annual Umrah Graduation Trips for grade 12 students and their families since 2011. The trip takes place around March Break and is partially subsidized by donations from the community.

The purpose of this trip is to to give graduating students a memorable trip to reconnect with the roots of their faith as they embark on to their next phase of life and continue their studies at post-secondary institutions.

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THINKTech Initiative at ISNA High School

In adopting 21st century educational practices in technology, ISNA schools’ THINKTech initiative paves the way towards enlightenment by preparing students for the future, today. ISNA High has become a Google School where each and every student has a Chromebook Laptop with staff continuously incorporating various Google Apps into the learning process.

Further, this initiative also aligns with ISNA High’s focus on leadership training for students. By using various Google tools, students in leadership roles develop important skills such as organization, planning and communication, which allows them to develop essential lifelong skills towards becoming leaders for the community.

Many staff have become Google Certified Teacher’s in the process and more are becoming certified by September 2015.

ISNA schools is a pioneer amongst Islamic Schools in Canada to adopt this 21st century educational practice. It hopes to become an exemplary schools to help and guide other Islamic Schools.

Our Vision

L.I.F.E. (Learning Islam For Excellence) Program

Fostering opportunities to integrate Islam into daily student learning is a key objective of the school. The LIFE program is a twenty minute per day session that is conducted by one of the Imams of the Masjid, school staff, or a guest speaker from the community. Students cover various topics that are relevant to them or reflect on current affairs pertaining to the community locally or globally. This is a school wide program that is conducted after Dhur (noon) prayer.

Student Handbook

This handbook has been produced to provide students and parents[1] with information about the structure of the school program, school routines and requirements and the academic and social responsibilities of students. While an attempt has been made to be as detailed as possible, you may still have questions that have not been answered after reading this Handbook. If this is the case, please do not hesitate to contact the school at any time. Please click on the handbook below to access the full document.

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[1] Throughout this document, the term parent is understood to include legal guardian(s), and child/daughter/son to include ward(s).

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