School plays a very important role in a child’s life; it is the homeschool connection and communication that ensure student success. We as educators, parents and active members of the community are partners in our children’s education. By supporting each other as a team, Insha-Allah we shall achieve our common goal of excellence and higher academic achievement making Al-Hijra an Olympic level organization. A well-established parent-school partnership works in the best interest of students, by keeping an open communication we can provide our students much needed support in a timely manner to increase opportunities of success and higher academic achievement.

Alhamdulillah, we are blessed in our community with Al-Hijra – an ideal Islamic institution, professional educators, committed parents and community members who take this responsibility entrusted to us by Allah SWT very seriously. We want the best for our children and this institution is committed to providing the best, both Islamic knowledge and practice along with a well-integrated curriculum laying the foundations of student success. This is reflected through Al-Hijra graduating students successfully performing at various professional and academic programs. Our students compete and shine at all levels of local, regional and national levels. The outcomes of standardized testing (CAT tests); science fair, math contest, spelling bee, and chess competition are good indicators of our professional commitment to student achievement and excellence.

As a principal, I believe my role is very challenging. Insha-Allah I shall strive to lead with a vision and work as a facilitator and a coach. Creating a true Islamic environment and application of our core Islamic values of justice, discipline and respect shall remain our guiding principle. On the management side, we shall try to mobilize resources and strengthen our infrastructure to provide a sound base for our success. It is essential to establish higher academic and social standards and provide well-integrated Islamic curriculum for our staff in order to build stronger student character and achieve academic excellence. It is also our responsibility to provide a conducive environment, opportunities and appropriate skills to our children so that they become well grounded in Islamic ideals and practices. It is our duty to prepare our children to be exemplary citizens and proud role models capable of meeting the demands of future. They must be trained and well equipped to face the challenges and solve problems as they arise – making positive choices and informed decisions throughout their lives, insha’Allah.

Quran and Sunnah provide us a complete discipline and comprehensive code and ideals of life. Being Muslims it is our most important duty as parents, educators and community members to provide our children Islamic environments and education to help them succeed in this world and the next, as they are the foundations of our Ummah- our future. The Prophet Muhammad may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said: “Each of you is a shepherd, and all of you are responsible for your flocks.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim) Alhamdulillah, our community is blessed with families which are highly educated, proactive and committed to the values of Islam. Al-Hijra and its staff are a valuable asset in our struggle to follow and practice the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet SAW.

It provides us with an opportunity to fulfill the responsibility entrusted to all of us by Allah (SWT) regarding our younger generation. In the fast changing and challenging world of today, we are bound together by our commitment to the eternal values and guidance of Islam. The same ideals demand that we strengthen each other by communicating and working together. In the light of Allah SWT commands, we should get together as good Muslims and work towards a common vision- to build our future through our children providing both Taleem and Tarbeeha in its best forms. May Allah guide and help us in our efforts to make our children good practicing Muslims and a Sadaqqa e Jarriya for us.

“Our task is to provide an education for the kind of kids we have….Not the kind of kids we used to have or want to have or the kids who exist in our dreams”. (Anonymous)

 

Sr.Waheeda Khan

Principal, Al-Hijra Academy