Why Taqwa School?

Taqwa School is an inclusive Independent Islamic school that welcomes students from all cultural backgrounds and faiths. We are administered independently and have close and positive links with the Muslim community of the ACT. Whilst we are a developing independent school in the ACT landscape, we have a strong foundation of excellence in education. Uniquely, we offer Islamic Studies, Arabic, and Qu’ran to all our students. Our students come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Australia, to name a few. Our current staff is Australian trained yet ethnically diverse having backgrounds based in Australia, Algeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.


Islamic Education Curriculum

  • Values Education – character development with a key focus on respect and trust (intercultural understanding)
  • Biography of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
  • Hadith (Authentic tradition of the Prophet, PBUH)
  • Quran stories of the great prophets – Isa (Jesus), Musa (Moses), Ibrahim (Abraham), Nuh (Noah) Yusuf (Joseph), Ismail (Ishmail)
  • Quran recitation and memorisation
  • Cultivating Islamic personal hygiene practices (Wudu)
  • Supported by the Imam Council of ACT (Imam Mohammed Swaiti, Imam Adam Konda, and Imam Nourredine Laraibi)

Student-centred, Family-focused Learning Environment

  • Interdisciplinary enquiry-based learning
  • Multi-age learning groups
  • Personalised learning plans
  • Extension and support as needed
  • Excellent qualified teachers
  • Arabic from Kindergarten
  • Safe, caring environment sensitive to Muslims’ needs
  • Affordable school fees
  • Approachable and responsive school governance
  • Sports and recreational activities
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