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Empowering Students to Think Critically

The curriculum is delivered using a variety of strategies to ensure effective teaching and learning is taking place. The curriculum is delivered to empower students to think critically and to develop skills essential to future success. The staff at International MaarifSchools of Australia are committed and dedicated team members. The teaching staff ensures a variety of strategies are used to deliver the curriculum. The friendly staff at International Maarif Schools of Australia use strategies to constantly motivate the students to achieve excellence.


Primary Curriculum

At International Maarif Schools of Australia, the NESA (New South Wales Standards Authority) NSW Syllabuses are implemented, from Kindergarten to Year 6, which covers four stages of learning:

  • Early Stage 1: Kindergarten
  • Stage 1: Year 1 and Year 2
  • Stage 2: Year 3 and Year 4
  • Stage 3: Year 5 and Year 6


The syllabus frameworks provide a set of broad learning outcomes that summarise the knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes essential for all students in all learning areas to succeed in and beyond their schooling.

There key learning areas that are covered:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) – History and Geography
  • Languages – Turkish and Arabic
  • Islamic Studies and Qur’an Studies

Our bilingual curriculum enriches academic experiences for all students and enables them to become more aware of the world around them. Bilingual education enables learners to enhance their creative thinking and problem solving skills by developing greater linguistic awareness. We have Turkish language teaching integrated into selected key learning areas: Mathematics, PDHPE, HSIE, Science and Creative Arts for Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 students, and direct Turkish language teaching for all grades from Year 3 to Year 6. Kindergarten students have also been introduced to the Arabic language this year, where the above mentioned subjects are delivered in the Arabic language in addition to Turkish.

Islamic Studies curriculum incorporates character building, focusing on Islamic manners and essential practices where, in turn, students strive to be ‘Good People’ who become future leaders and role models of society. Qur’an Studies involves learners learning to read the Qur’an with the support of the Religion teachers and aides.

We cater for diverse learners including students who require additional support by offering intervention programs and students who require extension by engaging them in higher order thinking tasks.



Secondary Curriculum

Secondary School offers the New South Wales Education Standards Authority NESA curriculum:

  • Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8)
  • Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10)

Students complete mandatory and optional courses in both Stage 4 and 5.


Stage 4

In Year 7 and 8, students learn a variety of subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Technology Mandatory, Music, Visual Arts, PDHPE. In addition, students learn the following school-based subjects; Turkish, Quran and Islamic Studies.

Stage 5

In Year 9, students continue to learn the mandatory subjects, Turkish, Quran and Islamic Studies. In year 9 students are offered elective subjects for the first time. Students can choose 3 subjects from the following:

  • Commerce
  • PASS
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • Geography elective
  • Information and Software technology
  • Music
  • History elective
  • Arabic
  • Food technology
  • Photography and Digital Media
  • International Studies
  • Visual Arts

In secondary school, Islamic Studies places a strong emphasis on nurturing character development and reading the Holy Qur’an. The Islamic Studies curriculum centres on essential practices and etiquettes, instilling in students a desire to embody virtuous qualities. This preparation equips them to become outstanding individuals within society. Furthermore, Religion teachers guide students in learning to read the Qur’an, starting from mastering the letters and progressing towards proficient reading of the Holy text.