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Spiritual Message of the Week

This week’s message is :-

Manners Towards Neighbours

Assalaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu

It would give me a great pleasure as the newly appointed Deputy Head of Middle of Unity Grammar College to wish all our parents, staff and students a blessed Ramadan. I ask Allah (S.W.T) to help us all in attaining Taqwa during this blessed month and to grant us His pleasure and forgiveness.

It has surely been a busy yet fruitful beginning for me in what is truly a vibrant and accommodating environment. In the last six months our students have participated in a range of academic as well as extra- curricular events.

One of the highlights was the participation of our year 10 and 11 students in the Bobbin Heads Cycling Challenge. Our students were involved as volunteers at the event where they earned the praise and respect of thousands of cyclists as well as the event organisers who asked our students to come back in the following year. The college also helped raise over $1500 for cancer research at Westmead Hospital, in addition to the tens of orphans we currently sponsor.

This year our college was represented in a number of events such as debating, Bill Turner Cup (Soccer), ISD football and Bashar Al Haouli cup where UGC team made the grand finals for the third year in a row. Our 14s rugby league team were semi finalists in the competitive Wests Tigers competition and we are the ISD zone touch football premiers again after winning the Grand Final. UGC ASX team performed exceptionally well in their first year finishing off in the top 1% of the country.

I had the pleasure of taking some of the year 8 student’s to Melbourne where they participated in the interstate Muslim Schools Competition. The boys showed great behaviour and represented the college in the finest way possible. InshaAllah I am looking forward to accompany all high school students in the school camp held in December this year.

Our students are well prepared for life post their Year 12 schooling through a careers program involving work experience, university/expo visits and a dedicate lesson within the curriculum.

At UGC we strive to give our students a complete experience which is aimed at enriching their bodies, minds and soul. As a part of our Islamic program this year the College will hold an Iftaar for the boys and girls followed by Itikaaf for year 9-12 students. Last week we also launched our first Umrah trip to year 10 -12 students and staff in May 2017. The trip is designed to allow our students to connect with their roots and experience first-hand life in Makkah and Madinah, the cities from which our beloved prophet (s.a.w) began his Da’awa.

This year I was really fortunate to welcome new staff who settled in well to become valued members of the UGC team. Together with existing team members our staff make up a vibrant, caring and committed group of educators who hold a deep passion to foster quality teaching and provide our students with engaging learning opportunities.
This year we allocated each grade with a welfare officer to ensure that students in different grades have a central person who will act as their mentor and role model. Welfare offices will also make it easier and more efficient to communicate and work with parents for the betterment of their child’s education and wellbeing.

Academically, UGC endeavours to provide students with quality and challenging learning experiences that will lead them to success well beyond their schooling years. We recently introduced accelerated mathematics classes for high achieving students. These classes aim to ensure that our high achieving students are challenged to reach their potential. The college also provides equal opportunities for lower ability students to be able to flourish in a caring and supporting environment.

As parents, the most important investment we can ever make is in the education and wellbeing of our children. The UGC executive and teaching staff look forward for the opportunity to provide your children with an engaging, caring and challenging experience which will Insha-Allah help them become the leaders of the future.

I welcome you and your children to be part of the Unity Grammar College community in the near future.

Mr O. Merheb

Deputy Head of Middle School