About the School
The Otago Muslim Association of New Zealand has been running the Sunday Islamic School since 2006. The main objectives of the setup of the school are:
To provide formal Islamic education to children of the Muslim community in Dunedin and Otago region
To enhance continous learning experience guided by principles of Islam and the teaching of the prophet SAW.
To create an islamic culture and positive environment for children
To bring together muslim children in the community
To make the masjid a fun and happy place to be for children
To promote high moral and ethical values according to the divine books
To produce responsible and contributing muslims in the community
Currently, the school has adopted curriculum developed by the IQRA’ International Educational Foundation (http://www.iqrafoundation.com/) in the United States which is widely used in the English speaking western countries as well as the age targeted syllabus by Islamic Religous Council of Singapore (MUIS).
Current principal of the Sunday School is:
Sis Nurulhuda Mohammed Thiyahuddin
Sis Nurul has been the principal of the Sunday school since early 2015. She is current a fulltime dentist in Dunedin. Her passion is to provide Islamic education to young children of muslim community in Dunedin and Otago region. Originally from Malaysia, she has been in Dunedin for 5 years. Realising the need for a properly structured Islamic Education in Dunedin, she has been actively involved with the school since she was back here.
Co-principal of the Sunday School is:
Sis Waad Alsayd and Zhargona Lafarie
Sis Zhargona has been involved in Sunday school since 2006. Apart from being a full time Neonatal nurse, Sis Zhargona is an active member of the Otago Muslim Association and a respected Dunedin community at large.
Sister Mariska Dini
Sister Aisyah Khatoon
Sister Nor Asyikin
Sheikh Asrarul Haq
Br Steve Johnston
Dr Haizal Mohd Hussaini
(OMA Secretary General)
Location and classes
The school is conducted every Sunday 10am to 1pm on normal national school term.
It is held at the Alhuda mosque, 21 Clyde Street, Dunedin New Zealand.
More about the mosque can be found at : www.otagomuslims.org