Iqra Islamic School is an educational institution that promotes discipline and academic excellence, respect, and responsibility, in a moral and safe learning environment.
Our code of conduct is patterned after the Ontario Code of Conduct for schools and the basic principles of Islam. All members of our school community, whether they are students, parents or teachers, have the right to feel and be safe. In addition, all students have the right to be educated in an atmosphere which promotes critical thinking skills. With this right comes the responsibility to behave as good Muslims and to be accountable for actions that put at risk the safety of others or oneself.
We ask that families review this Code of Conduct so that all parties are familiar with school expectations and procedures.
Montessori is an educational method aimed at studying and enabling the development of the child from birth to maturity. The goal is to develop patterns of concentration and thoroughness in early childhood in order to produce a competent learner in later years.
Primary (3-6 years)
The Montessori primary class is composed of children aged 3 through 6 years. Each class offers a wide range of activities, which support and reinforce the Montessori goals of individualized work, timely progress, and independence. The interaction of different ages allow children the opportunity to learn from each other, and permits older children to reinforce skills by sharing their knowledge with younger children. Since Montessori recognizes that children learn best through their own efforts, the role of the Montessori teacher is that of an “objective observer”. The teacher prepares the classroom, observes the children, and provides them with new lessons as they appear ready to do so. The teacher steps into the background, yet supports the children as they develop responsibility and self-direction. The following areas of activity cultivate the children’s adaptation and ability to express and think with clarity:
Practical Life exercises instill care for self, for others and for the environment. Activities such as sweeping, pouring, sponging, polishing, washing, food preparation, etc., are designed to develop the child’s sense of order, focus, concentration, sequential memory, fine and gross motor skill, and hand eye coordination. These are fundamental disciplines required for further academic learning. Lessons in grace and courtesy are presented to develop social skills.
Sensorial materials serve as tools for development. Children build cognitive skills, and learn to order and classify impressions by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, listening, and exploring the physical properties of their environment.
Language development is vital to human development. The Montessori environment is rich in oral language opportunities, allowing the child to participate in conversations, stories and poetry. The sandpaper letters help children link sound and symbol effortlessl