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28 February 2022


The Australian International Academy of Education declares and affirms that school programs and teaching practices embrace the following important principles:
  • The promotion of peace, harmony and understanding through intercultural interactions.
  • All Australians have equal rights before the law. We reject any form(s) of discrimination based on race, religion or sex.
  • The rule of law and the respect of the rights of others.
  • The values of fairness, openness, sharing and giving a hand, looking after neighbours, tolerance, understanding and acceptance.
  • People are free to choose and practice their religions. But we reject those who preach violence and hatred in the name of any religion.
  • The right of individuals to enjoy the freedom of speech, expression and association. But we reject verbal and written abuses and transgressions against others under the cover of freedom of speech and expression.
  • The Australian system of democratically elected governments and councils is the best that serves the interest of all Australians.

Head of Campus

Ms Angela Florio
Head of Campus

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to the Australian International Academy, Caroline Springs Campus. Our 2022 school year has begun. We want to extend a warm welcome to our new students and their families. To our existing families, we look forward to welcoming you back to a new chapter in the lives of your children. We are off to a fantastic start, and I am very excited about our upcoming year.

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children achieve their highest potential. We recognise that our children need support from both the home and school to be successful in school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a significant difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our duties.

Our mission is to provide a quality education where students are nurtured in an enriching, comfortable and safe learning environment searching for academic and spiritual excellence.

We believe that every child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating environment to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially.

The key aim for all our teaching and learning is to provide all students opportunities to learn, enjoy and achieve. We encourage and stimulate the best possible progress and the highest achievement for all our students.

Our curriculum builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops children’s confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively. We promote skills that help our learners improve their learning and performance and help them work well with others.

We ensure that we are developing students’ physical skills, self-esteem, and emotional well-being. We encourage them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe.

We provide rich and varied contexts for students to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. Doing so enables our students to think creatively and critically, solve problems, and make a difference for the better.

The school strives to build and promote Islamic values, encouraging all school community members to develop relationships that reflect; Happiness, love, forgiveness and respect for others.

Strategic Plan for 2022

The schools Strategic Plan for 2022 focuses on the following goals:

  1. Clear and Shared Focus
  2. Excellence in teaching and learning
  3. High Standards and Expectations for All Students
  4. Effective School Leadership
  5. High Levels of Collaboration and Communication
  6. Curriculum and Instruction Aligned with Standards
  7. Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning
  8. Focused Professional Development for staff
  9. Supportive Learning Environment
  10. High Levels of Community and Parent Engagement

Welcome New Staff

Welcome to our new staff to Caroline Springs Primary School. The new 2022 staff are:

Melissa Mustafa Prep D


Jasmina Polimac Year 2C


Sabiha Sahin Year 3B


Kafa Zoghaib Year 3C


Elizabeth Borschman Visual & Performing Arts Teacher


Fuzia Shakh Ali Arabic/ Religion Teacher


Hanan Fatat Arabic/ Religion Teacher


Nadia Moosa – Library & Resources


Dunia Assafiri – Office Assistant


Omer Buday – ICT Administrator


Zeina Hassan – Support Staff


Muharrem Karabas – Maintenance


COVID-19 Message

We will endeavour to have the school gates open from 8:10 am – 8:40 am each day, and you can walk your child into the school grounds. At 8:30 am, when the bell goes, students may enter the classrooms, but parents will need to remain outside. If you wish to speak to a teacher, please arrange this with them in advance. Teachers must be in class with their students at 8:30 am, getting ready for the day’s learning. At 8:40 am, the gates will be locked. The main office area will be accessible throughout the day by parents. Please ensure to wear a mask.

If you are not vaccinated, please do not enter any school buildings, but instead, call the school on 91179252.

At the end of the school day, the school gates will be opened at approximately 3:00 pm.

Please continue to be COVID safe for the health and safety of students and staff.

Hours of Supervision

Parents are reminded that the hours of supervision in the yard are from 8:15 am until 3:20 pm. As such, parents are encouraged to ensure their child/ren arrives at school no earlier than 8:15 am and that they are prompt in collecting their child/ren at 3:05 pm. Your support in this matter is appreciated as we work together to ensure the safety of your children.

Late Arrivals and Students Picked Up Early From School

Classes begin at 8:30 am. It would be appreciated if students could be here on time. We understand that there are occasions where late arrival is unavoidable. However, learning starts at 8:30 am, and a late arrival means lost learning and disruption to the learning environment. Please, this needs to be avoided as much as possible. Parents need to be aware that students who arrive late must come via the office to receive a late slip.

Similarly, parents/guardians must have their child signed out at the school office if they need to pick their child/ren up early from school. If children are returned to school, their return must also be recorded at the school office by office staff. Children who are collected late (after 3.20 pm) will be directed to the school office by yard duty teachers.

Compulsory School Uniform

The school guidelines make it very clear as to the expectations of all students regarding school uniforms. Even at this early stage of the year, it is expected that all students adhere to these guidelines and that they are in full school uniform, including a school hat and black shoes. Staff will issue ‘out of uniform’ slips to those students who are not in uniform and do not have a note from home explaining this.

Severe Allergies & Asthma

The Caroline Springs Primary staff are highly aware of their duty of care when managing the students in their care. Students in our school have allergies to nuts, sesame, milk, dairy, and eggs. These allergies can result in students having an anaphylactic reaction (a potentially life-threatening situation) if exposed to these foods. Therefore, we would appreciate your assistance in maintaining a safe environment for our students through education. Please speak to your child about the importance of:

  • Washing hands (so that disease, infection or possible food is not transferred)
  • Students only eat their food (not sharing water bottles, drinks, snacks etc., and that lunch boxes, drink bottles, etc. are named.

Parent Participation

A feature of an effective school can be measured in part on parent participation and input. At Caroline Springs Primary Campus, we welcome and encourage parent participation as it supports everything we do. As the year progresses, parents will be given many opportunities to participate in the school. I encourage all parents to offer their assistance where and when possible.

We look forward to a brighter 2022 Academic Year.

Ms Angela Florio
Head of Campus


Term 1 Events 2022

21 – 23 February- Boys Camp

23 - 25 February - Girls Camp

28 February- Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge

9 March - Vision Screening Programme ( Prep-Year 2)

11 March - Curriculum Day

14 March - Labour Day (Public Holiday)

17 March - Maths Competition- Australian Maths ( Year 3-5 )

18 March - National Day of Action against bullying and violence

21 March - Harmony Day

23 -29 - March Victorian Education Week

29 March - Prep Grandparent's Day TBC

3 April - Ramadan Commences TBC

7 April - Last Day of Term 1

8 April - Parent -Teacher Student Conference

Positions of Responsibility

Welcome to AIA CSPC

Ms Zawat Souki
Deputy Head of Campus | IB PYP Primary Years Programme Coordinator | Language Acquisition Coordinator
Welcome to AIA Caroline Springs Primary Campus (CSPC) for the 2022 school year! We look forward to new beginnings, establishing educational partnerships and strengthening connections with our school community. We look forward to the year ahead, where students will build their conceptual understandings and knowledge to become active learners and take responsibility and ownership of their learning.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)- Learner Profile

"All IB programmes aim to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world." (

PYP learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These attributes are called the Learner Profiles, which is the heart of the PYP.

The PYP promotes the Learner Profiles to help students become responsible for local, national and global communities. They represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities beyond intellectual development and academic success for our children as global citizens for the 21st century.

The IB Learner Profiles play an essential role in the classroom and outside of school. Using authentic opportunities enhances students' understanding of each attribute by developing their knowledge, skills, independent critical and creative thought and international-mindedness.

IB Learner Profiles

AIA CSPC Learner Profile Challenge!

AIA students have been exhibiting the learner profile attributes. We want to display the IB learner profiles, using pictures of students demonstrating them. We will select the most creative representation of the learner profile to be a part of the school learner profile display.

Task: Select a learner profile and take a photo of you demonstrating it. Use your best artistic skills to bring the learner profile to life.

Submit: Email the photo to Include a captain describing the learner profile being demonstrated, name and grade of the student.

Due date: Friday 18th March


Knowledgeable: I love learning about Islam.


Arabic- Language Acquisition

Language is at the heart of all IB programmes. At AIA, we are committed to supporting multilingualism, as it is an integral part of increasing cultural understanding and promoting international-minded students.

At our campus, we have a dedicated Arabic teachers which consists of Ms Hannah Benchaban, Ms Hanan Fatfat, Ms Fuzia Shakhali and Ms Yasmin Elsawy, with the support of Ms Bushra, Ms Nelly and Ms Zeina.

Ms Zawat Souki

Deputy Head of Campus

IB PYP Primary Years Programme Coordinator

Language Acquisition Coordinator


Message from The Imam

Dear Students, Parents, Carers and Friends of Australian International Academy,

(السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ)

Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah (SWT) be with you.

It indeed is an honour and an absolute pleasure to welcome you all to the 2022 academic year as the Qur’an teacher and Imam of Caroline Springs Primary Campus.

Our dedicated team and I are at the service of our community in the footsteps of the AIA vision.

Term 1 is always a busy time in the school year, as our students settle into new routines and familiarise themselves with new timetables.

Our vision revolves around facilitating the development of our students in the following five ways:

  1. Islamic identity
  2. Academic results
  3. Manners, character & behaviour
  4. Leadership skills, and
  5. Physical and emotional welfare and wellbeing.

We intend to maintain discipline and order by empowering our students to portray a culture of self-discipline and good manners by following the Hadith: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.”

All we ask of students is to exert their very best effort within all the facets of their schooling life and we aim to achieve this vision by building a strong relationship with our students based upon guidance, care, discipline, and respect.

If we are to achieve our objectives, we will also require support from the home. Please assist us by encouraging your child to adhere to all the policies and procedures of the Academy.

Allah (SWT) says:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ إِنَّا لَا نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ مَنْ أَحْسَنَ عَمَلًا ﴿٣٠﴾

“Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds - indeed, we will not allow to be lost the reward of any who did well in deeds" (CH18:V30).

The Holy Quran has a special place in Muslim’s hearts for being Allah’s words and their guide to a better life. The Quran revives and gives light to Muslim’s heart, and guides to the straight path.

Dear respected parents,
Your sons and daughters have been especially chosen by Allah and granted the success to continue memorizing His Book.

You must realize that in the beginning this task will not be easy. It will require you to be patient and make sacrifices in order for all of you to achieve reward and honour in this life, as well as happiness and elevation in the next.

As you are helping them in their daily efforts and reminding them to memorize the Glorious Qur’an, you will find this plan will help you in shaa Allah.


The following Websites will help you in shaa Allah

Quran word by word

In this website you will find sound reading word by word, translation, transliterations and Arabic scripture as well.

House of Quran – Memorization Tool

Please always make Dua’s and ask Allah (SWT) for you, your family and the Muslim Ummah, because when the Rahma of Allah (SWT) comes it will cover everyone in your household.

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ،

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَأَهْلِي، وَمَالِي،

اللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ، وَمِنْ خَلْفِي، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي، وَعَنْ شِمَالِي، وَمِنْ فَوْقِي، وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي.

O’ Allah (SWT), We seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in this world and the next. O’ Allah (SWT), We seek Your forgiveness and Your protection in our religion, in our worldly affairs, in our family and in our wealth. O’ Allah (SWT), guard us from what is in front of us and behind us, from our left, and from our right, and from above us. I seek refuge in Your Greatness from all harms and diseases. Ameen.

We pray that Allāh (SWT) sends His mercy and blessings upon our students and grant us a great success.

We hope that we can have a very successful year working together as partners in the education of your children.

Before School Quran Program

I'm very pleased to inform you that the before School Quran Program (Building F – School Hall) has launched.

I'm hereby inviting your sons and daughters to attend this program.

May Allah bless you and your family.

The Importance and benefits of reciting the Holy Quran and Dua's in the morning

When we ask ourselves about the benefits of reciting the Holy Quran, countless answers circulate through our minds. Here are just a few miraculous advantages we can achieve by learning from the Divine Revelation, reading Quran and Dua's for approximately (10-15 minutes) in the morning:

  • Connect a few minutes with the one who provides your sustenance for the rest of the day
  • Creates a self-disciplinary routine.
  • Discipline sets you free, and routine helps with chaos.
  • Radiate the blessings of reciting the Quran to your home, family and neighbours
  • Build self-confidence in your ability to complete tasks you set out to do
  • Reading the Quran regularly reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Reading the Quran increases your self-worth to yourself, your parents, and our creator.
  • Waking up a little earlier to read the Quran starts your day off in a more relaxed and calm manner. Great for exam times.
  • Reading the Quran in the morning is best for reflection and contemplation when your mind is clearest. All successful people put aside time to reflect.
  • Reading the Qur'an on a regular basis sharpens our memory.


In shaa Allah, we will start the program at 8:15 am sharp by reciting the morning Dua's followed by the last 15 short Surahs of the Holy Qur'an and ending with Dua's as well.

We hope that we can have a very successful year working together as partners in your children's education.

Jazakum Allah Khairan

Mohammed Khalissi (Sheikh Abo-Omar)

The Holy Qur'an Teacher

Imam (Chaplain) of Australian International Academy

Caroline Springs Primary Campus


Sickbay Updates

Ms Maria Orogo (Belle)
School Nurse

Free VISION SCREENING PROGRAM for Preps to Year 2 Students

Mr. Ahmed Azzam will be coming to our school to perform Free vision screening to students from preps to Year 2.

The Vision screening session will be scheduled at the school on 09th & 10th of MARCH 2022.

Students who will participate in the said program will be called in their classrooms to be seen by the optometrist at the HALL.


There are some students coming in the sickbay these past few days with upset stomach and headache.

Please do not send your child to school when they are sick or unwell.

Symptoms includes the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach upset
  • Low grade Fever

Student should stay at home for at least 24-48 hours or until they have been free of symptoms to prevent further spread of any illness to other students. It is also recommended that your child do the RAT test if they have symptoms, and must have a negative result.

If you have any concerns, please seek medical advice.


Students from Year 3 to 6 must wear face masks in an indoor space at our school. Unless exemption applies. Please ensure that your child bring their own face masks and pack a spare on their Bags.

For more Info please click the link below:


As part of Australian International Academy’s commitment to meeting our legislative requirements, it is important to have an up to date information about the management of your child’s asthma and we require you to provide us with the most current Asthma/ Anaphylaxis Action Plan of your child. This must be reviewed every year or whenever your child’s treatment or medication changes and must be signed by your child’s medical practitioner.


Our school are unable to store and administer any of the medications like (Nurofen,Panadol) unless a medical condition is known and a letter is provided by your doctor.

All medications that need to be administered at school should have a written Medication Consent form Signed by the parents it should be in its original pack with pharmacist label. (Name, Dosage and Frequency of medication).

The medication itself also needs to be in its original container with

** The student’s name, dosage and instructions provided by the pharmacist.

Please click on the tab below for a medical consent form.

Medication consent forms

Thank you and Stay Healthy everyone.

Ms Maria Orogo (Belle)

School Nurse

Student Wellbeing

Ms Dounia Souki
Student Counsellor

Most of us, and especially children, appreciate some level of predictability in our lives. We have not had a more unpredictable last couple of years that’s for sure. Aside from all the changes associated with COVID, the students at Primary Campus faced a myriad of other changes. Preps starting school, a new campus for all, new teachers and classmates to name but a few.

Changes whether big (new school, new sibling or new routines) or small (new breakfast foods or new shoes) are inevitable it is important that children develop the skills and resilience to be able to cope with changes in life.

Parents can help students better cope with change by implementing some creative strategies. Be mindful that your child may present differently when struggling to adjust to changes. You may notice;

  • More problematic behaviours – tantrums, resistance and clinginess
  • Shift in emotions – increased anxiety, worry or moodiness
  • Different Eating and Sleeping Patterns – eat less or struggle to fall asleep/ or difficulty getting up
  • Expressing negative thoughts or worries – expressing their dislike for school/ teachers or other students
  • Complain of stomach aches- Physical symptoms of anxiety or worry

Having the right strategies in place can reduce your child’s stress and teach them how to thrive when change happens.

Foster Familiarity- It's important to help your child feel more comfortable, the more they are familiar with the change occurring the more they are going to feel prepared for change.

Answer questions- Children often have many questions and may ask the same question repeatedly. This is one-way children gain mastery over a situation and build resilience. Keep answers simple, age-appropriate and positive. Be honest if you don’t know the answer to a question.

Expect some regression- During times of change, children may regress to earlier behaviors. For example, a child who was toilet trained may revert back to having accidents. This is normal.

Be Positive: Listen, don't be too quick to distract, acknowledge emotions, and remind them of all the positives.

Assure Them They Aren't Alone: Remind your kids that they're not the only ones who may be experiencing change. Reassure them too, that the teacher knows that they are experiencing changes, and will probably spend time helping students feel more comfortable as they settle into the classroom.

Read children’s picture books- Reading books together is one way to restore a sense of connection, safety, and peace. Read books that relate to your specific situation. Look for books with adult and child characters who work together to overcome difficult things.

Play together- Play is one of the best ways for children to work through stress and change. Head outside for a game of tag or gather some leaves. Make cookies, play a board game or engage in pretend play. Play is good for both children and adults!

Know When to Get Outside Help- You know your child best. If you sense that their back-to-school anxiety may be rooted in something more serious, such as an anxiety disorder or a problem with a bully, talk with your child, your child's teacher, and the school counsellor.

And remember, you need to take care of yourselves as well. Back-to-school time can be just as hectic and stressful for parents. Remind yourself that any anxiety or stress you or your child may be feeling is usually temporary.

Ms Dounia Souki

Student Counsellor



Ms Nafisa Sanim
Technologies Coordinator
Compass is an online portal that allows you to access up-to-date and meaningful information about our school and your child’s progress.

To access Compass via Web Browser use the following URL:

To access Compass on a Mobile Devise please search and download for ‘Compass School Manager’ from the store.


Compass includes many different features, including the ability to:

  • Monitor your child’s attendance and enter an explanation for absences or lateness.
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers.
  • View your child’s timetable and the school calendar.
  • Monitor your child’s homework and assessment tasks.
  • Download and view your child’s progress and semester reports.
  • Book parent-teacher conferences.
  • Pay and provide consent for events, activities, excursions and incursions.

Here is a quick guide to using various features on Compass:

2022 Quick Guide to compass Parents

A detailed guide to using these features is located in the school resources folder.

Please forward all your Compass-related queries to

Kind regards,

Ms Nafisa Sanim

Technologies Coordinator

What's Happening in the Library?

Ms Nadia Moosa
Library and Resources

Assalamualaykum Parents,

Welcome to the new school year. I would warmly like to introduce myself. I am the new librarian, Ms. Nadia Moosa and I am delighted to have met most of your lovely children during their library lesson.

It has been an extremely busy start to the year. We have established the library at our new campus. Alhumdullilah, everything is now settled and we are enjoying our new routines in our new library space.

A gentle reminder to all parents to ensure that they remind their child to bring their library bags to school. This will help them borrow and look after our amazing books.

We urge you to share read with you child and enjoy that precious time together.

We are excited about some great library events coming up soon, namely the start of the Premiers’ Reading Challenge and the IBC Book Fair to mention a few.

Kind regards,

Ms Nadia Moosa

Library and Resources

Year 5 Camp Boys and Girls Allambee Camp, West Gippsland Region

Ms Carly May
Camp Coordinator

The focus on camp was collaboration and teamwork through participating in team challenges. All camps offer a safe and supportive environment for students to engage in rotational activities such as canoeing, low ropes, archery, bush walking, team bonding activities, raft building, fishing, cliff top bushwalk, high ropes, amazing race and of course the infamous giant swing.

The camp allowed students to build stronger bonds with friends while achieving common goals. Reflections along the way in camp, helped students to apply their new learning to their future experiences at school and at home.

Ms Carly May

Camp Coordinator

Camp Reflections

Health and Physical Education

Welcome to 2022!

This year all classes will experience a range of different physical activities from interschool sports, swimming program, Bachar Houli Cup and playing various games to develop their personal, social and motor skills.

The students will be provided with opportunities to improve their skills and gain sportsmanship, which students will display during sport classes and interschool sports.

Students will be encouraged to develop skills, knowledge and understanding to strengthen their sense of self and to build and manage respectful relationships. Students will participate in programs to build on personal and community strengths and assets to enhance safety and wellbeing.

The schools Health and Physical Education curriculum will teach students a wide range of opportunities to develop, practice, apply and evaluate key health and movement knowledge, understanding and skills to support students to make healthy, safe and active choices.

The Health and Physical Education department is looking forward to a fun and exciting year.

King regards,

Ms Carly May & Ms Fatima Harba

Health and PE Teachers

PYP Arts Curriculum and Art Club

Elizabeth Borschman
Arts Coordinator and Arts PYP teacher P-5

Term 1 PYP Arts program has launched with an enriching, challenging, fun Term 1 program. The Arts program will develop student’s fundamental understanding of how to critically and creatively apply formal art elements and principles in a range of design process development, in order to produce polished final outcome work.

The Creative Arts Department is pleased to launch the Art Club this year too. Art Club will be run 6 times a term. Each session will be on a Wednesday for P-5 students at lunch time, in the Art Room Building D, Room D1. Students will need to sign up before coming to each session. The sign-up form will be on the Art Room notice board, located in the art room for students to fill 1-2 weeks prior to each art club session. There will be a limit of 25 students per session due to the size of the room and having one teacher to supervise. The Art club will involve drawing, painting, 3D modeling and textile-based activities. Students are expected to help pack-up after their session and leave 10 minutes before the end of lunch bell. The Art Club provides opportunities for students to socialize, be creative, share ideas, and develop fine-motor skills.

The Arts Department also likes to recycle! So, if you have any spare student and Islamic friendly newspapers and or magazines for us to collage and use for painting with, then we would love you to donate some of your old newspapers and or magazines to us.


Elizabeth Borschman

Arts Coordinator and Arts PYP teacher P-5


Ms Nafisa Sanim
Technologies Coordinator

Technologies entails two distinct but related subjects:

"Design and Technologies, in which students use design thinking and technologies to generate and produce designed solutions for authentic needs and opportunities [and]

Digital Technologies, in which students use computational thinking and information systems to define, design and implement digital solutions.” -ACARA

This term all year levels are enhancing their knowledge and skills in Digital Technologies. They have established Essential Agreements by exploring Cyber Safety and discussing ethical use of computers.

Additionally, this term

  • Preps will have an introduction to iPads
  • Year 1’s will be learning about Logging in and Computer Hardware
  • Year 2’s will be learning about Cyber Safety, Digital Footprint and Computer Hardware (Input and Output)
  • Year 3’s will be applying and building on their knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Year 4’s will be investigating Cyber Safety and will do a revision of Paint and Microsoft Word
  • Year 5’s will have an introduction to Excel

We look forward to a productive school year.

Ms Nafisa Sanim

Technologies Coordinator


Starting Prep is a new and exciting experience in itself, let alone at a brand-new campus. Our Preps of 2022 have blown us away with their ability to settle and fit right into our school community. We are very happy to welcome our new Preps and their families to our AIA Caroline Springs Primary Campus. Over the first few weeks of school the Preps have shown that they are a resilient and enthusiastic cohort.

We have spent the first few weeks of the school year getting to know each other, adjusting to our daily routines, and making new friends. As part of our Inquiry unit, we have brainstormed together with the students our classroom essential agreements, to ensure that our classrooms are a happy, nurturing, productive and safe environment for all of us. This unit of Inquiry is a great way to start the year for the Preps as through the learning experiences and investigations carried out in class, they begin to develop a stronger understanding of how we can make positive choices and interact kindly with each other in a variety of situations. So far this has helped our Preps to settle into school life and we can already see many wonderful friendships forming.

The Prep students have also explored the wider school environment, familiarising themselves with the different places on our campus, such as the library, the office, toilets, drink tap station, playground, sandpit, the Art and ICT room. They have also met other special members of our school community such as our principal, librarian, and other teachers.

In class, the Preps have been learning to correctly form the letters of the alphabet to write their name, developing their counting skills, and making connections to the books and poems that we read during literacy lessons.

We are looking forward to spending the 2022 school year with our Preps. We are excited to work with all our parents, guardians and families to develop fruitful partnerships that will help us to take each child on a positive learning journey.

Ms Sarah Olayvar, Ms Abrar Abd El-Migid, Ms Tatiana Barros & Ms Melissa Mustafa

Prep Teachers

Year 1

Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

Welcome to 2022. Our Year one’s this year are off to a flying start. We have settled into a new campus and are learning about all the rules and expectations of our school.

So far this term, we have begun our literacy groups, numeracy groups and have begun our first Unit of Inquiry topic –Inquiring into who we are.

We look forward to all our learning adventures in 2022.

Kind regards

Ms Cansu Karakilic & Ms Nyera Lopez

Year 1 Teachers

‘Welcome to Year 2’

The Year 2’s have settled beautifully into another year of learning. They have begun to understand and take ownership over what it means to be an ‘Independent Learner’. They are all regularly following the rules and structures that have been set up in the classroom and are truly making the most of their learning experiences.

It has been pleasing to see the students undertaking new challenges and also forming new friendship groups. We are very pleased with the way in which students have responded to the new and engaging activities that they have been introduced to, through the different areas of the curriculum.

Our cross curricular learning unit has focussed on ‘Who We Are- Balanced Choices’. The students have started their inquiry process by participating in many different engaging activities. There have been many highlights so far, with many more learning opportunities to pursue during the rest of 2022.

We are looking forward to working with you for the rest of the year.

Ms Nafisa Sanim, Ms Claudia Zuniga & Ms Jasmina Polimac

Year 2 Teachers

Year 3

In Year 3, we have spent the first few weeks of the school year settling into a new campus, getting to know each other, adjusting to our daily routines and establishing a Growth Mindset.

As part of our Inquiry unit, we have brainstormed together with the students to come up with our classroom essential agreements, to ensure that our classrooms are a happy, safe and productive environment for all of us.

We are looking forward to spending the 2022 school year with our Year 3 students. We are excited to work with all our parents, guardians and families to develop positive partnerships that will help us to take each child on a continued positive learning journey.

Ms Jasmine Ramadan, Ms Sabiha Sahin & Ms Kafa Zoghaib

Year 3 Teachers

Welcome Year 4s

Assalamu Alaikum Wr. Wb.

Welcome Parents and Students to Year 4 in 2022.

Welcome to our new Year 4 Students to AIA Caroline Springs Primary Campus. Alhamdulilah, everyone has adapted well to our new surroundings and are establishing routines that will set them up for a great Year ahead.

It has been pleasing to see that majority of students have come prepared with correct stationery and uniform. Rest assured that if you are still awaiting items, don’t panic! We understand there is a backlog and are accommodating students accordingly.

If you require to communicate with any of your child’s teachers, please utilise Compass as this will be the easiest form of contact.

Inn Sha Allah looking forward to a productive year full of growth and stability as we maneuver our way through this Year.


Ms Fatima Harba & Ms Tasnim El Souki

Year 4 Teachers

Year 5

The Year 5s began the year focusing on the relationship between the sun has with the moon and the planets of the solar system. They flourished with their narrative stories on space exploration.

They incorporated aspects of grammar learnt in the classroom and added characters to thicken the plot. Each student wrote with an intended audience in mind. They were able to read their story to another class. This raised their expectations and they were able to think about the audience's perspective. Furthermore, students had the opportunity to explore space using a digital platform. They were free to roam the planets of the solar system online gathering, and sharing information sparking curiosity.

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 5s continue to flourish through-out the term and implement their learner profiles to a high degree.

Ms Keira Avsar & Ms Alysha Maree Ciminelli

Year 5 Teachers