Posts Tagged ‘Muslim students’

Calls for more Islamic schools to cater for Muslim children’s needs

Monday, June 17th, 2019

One of two Islamic primary schools in the country says there is a desperate need for more schools for Muslims. Iqra Elementary School in West Auckland officially opened its new building in New Lynn last Wednesday. It has come a long way since it first started in 2016 when it had only 15 students, crammed Read more

Muslim chaplaincy service for the University of Otago

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A long-planned Muslim chaplaincy service for the University of Otago will be officially launched today. Two chaplains are taking up part-time, voluntary roles providing pastoral care and spiritual support to Muslim students – retired political lecturer Dr Najib Lafraie, a former Afghanistan foreign minister who fled the Taliban, and Salmah Kassim, a former diplomatic officer Read more

Islamic school keeps watchful cyber eye on students

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Teachers at New Zealand’s biggest Islamic school are monitoring students’ online activity in light of increasing international concerns over how extremist groups are using the internet to recruit members. Principal of Mangere’s Al-Madinah School, Asin Ali, told the Herald on Sunday that cyber-monitoring of his 550 students was being conducted, including scanning for extremist-related material. Read more

Catholic schools in Indonesia forced to teach Islam

Friday, February 1st, 2013

To avoid the threat of closure, six Catholic schools in Indonesia have agreed to teach Islam to their Muslim students. A local ordinance in Blitar city, East Java, requires all Muslim students, wherever they might be educated, to be able to read and write verses from the Koran. A representative of the Islamic Anti-Discrimination Network Read more

Catholic college won’t let Muslim students wear hijab

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

A Catholic college in the southern Philippines is refusing to allow its female Muslim students to wear a hijab veil. The school, run by the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, said: “Our origin is Roman Catholic and we cannot deviate from that origin. It is true we cater to students of different Read more

Catholic school in London has 90% Muslim students

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

A Catholic primary school in London, that was built in the 1930s to cater to large numbers of Irish families moving to the area, now boasts 90 per cent Muslim students. All pupils at the Rosary Catholic Primary, irrespective of their religion, attend Catholic assemblies in the morning and Mass at the nearby church, while Read more