Author: Gulhan Eryegit Yoldas

Upcoming Art & Technology Exhibition at Al-Siraat

The Al Siraat College Art and Technology Exhibition will be held on Friday 17 November 2017 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at the School campus. The walls of Al Siraat College will be showcasing the beautiful artworks made by their creative and enthusiastic students, who will be presented with the Art and Technology awards. Imagine being surrounded by colour as you walk through the hallways of our school. You will be mesmerised by our students art and technology pieces. Not only will you get to admire these artworks, you may purchase them as well. There will be children’s art activities...

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SalamFest set to Impress Melbournians

  This November an exciting new community engagement initiative is taking place in the heart of Melbourne, expected to attract thousands.  SalamFest, a family-friendly festival which captures the true message of Islam – ‘Peace, Love and Compassion’, will be running from 24 to 26 November. This festival of peace is designed to showcase and celebrate contemporary Muslim art, culture and cuisine with the wider community. We interviewed Ayesha Bux, the founder of SalamFest, to discuss how this incredible idea came about and what the event aims to achieve for the Muslim community and the broader community; “My family, now in...

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Hajj simulation & thinking mathematically

Imagine the sounds of children in ihraam, excitedly proclaiming “Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk!”, the footsteps of hundreds of children hurriedly walking between safa and marwa, the congregation at Muzdalifa composed entirely of children, lined cups of zam zam water and lined tents full of beaming smiles.  You can be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to a Makkah exclusive to school aged children. It’s the week before Eid and the Hajj Simulation, an annual pioneering initiative by Al Siraat College, is causing a buzz in Melbourne’s outer north. It’s designed to educate every child on campus to be familiar with...

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Australia needs to combat bullying in schools

Bullying is a serious issue in our schools which can lead to devastating consequences like suicide and self-harm in the child being bullied. The Australian Bullying Prevalence Study states that 1 in 4 school aged children (between 8 and 14 years of age) are being bullied in Australian schools every few weeks (1). Australia is clearly in urgent need of a unified anti-bullying program that’s inclusive, transparent, encompassing of all victims of bullying including those students bullied because of their ethnicity, race, faith, weight, socio-economic status and the many many other reasons why children are being bullied. The Safe...

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Ramadan – A time for sharing

If there’s ever a time to strengthen community ties with and amongst the Muslim community and encourage sustainable, resilient, cohesive communities, it’s during Ramadaan.   Every year, the Melbourne based, Australian Intercultural Society runs a variety of Ramadan dinner programs across Australia. One of the most exciting programs involves local Muslim families opening their doors to members of the community to share in the Iftar dinners. These dinners offer welcoming platforms for dialogue in intimate settings where small groups of people are able to socially interact with a typical Australian Muslim household during the most blessed month of the...

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Other News

november, 2017

22nov10:30 am- 1:30 pmLadies High Tea For Rohingya

23nov7:30 pm- 10:30 pmSounds of Light PerthCharity Concert

24nov6:30 pm- 9:30 pmSounds of Light AdelaideCharity Concert

25nov6:00 pm- 9:00 pmSounds of Light SydneyCharity Concert

26nov3:30 pm- 6:30 pmSounds of Light MelbourneCharity Concert

27nov7:00 pm- 10:00 pmSounds of Light BrisbaneCharity Concert

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