The Melbourne based Minaret College has acquired an existing school property to establish its third school campus initially starting as a junior primary school from academic year 2021.

The property including land and existing school buildings at 146 Kidds Rd, Doveton  is the current campus for Maranatha Christian School who will vacate the premises at the end of next year, 2020.

The announcement was made by the Executive Principal of Minaret College Mr Mohammed Taksim on Thursday 7 November.

“Our selection criteria included a location which makes Minaret College more accessible (and reduces travel times for students) and quality facilities which are conducive to student learning and wellbeing,” Mr Taksim said.

While explaining the reasons for acquiring a third campus, Mr Taksim said, “Alongside growing demand from new families, Alhamdulillah the college is now at a phase where an increasing number of alumni students want to have their child attend Minaret College.”

He further added, “The demand on enrolments is testament to both the positive experiences families have had for over 25 years, as well as trust in our ability to deliver for our students and families in the future. It’s never easy to inform people we don’t have enough places, so we’ve been searching for the right property to best service our growing community.”

Minaret College has its humble beginnings, being established by its Founding Director, Mr Mohamed Hassan OAM, as Islamic College of Noble Park back in 1992.

The College now spans two campuses (Springvale and Officer), both of which cater for students from ELC to year 12 catering currently for 2000 students and their families and continues to grow as local families seek a school which has a proven record of academic success while nurturing students in a way which develops their Muslim identity and Islamic values.

“The expansion of the College continues to fulfil the vision of the College founder Mr Mohamed Hassan, a vision of service to the community and a place for young Muslims to flourish while the success of the College brings benefit not just to students but to the broader community, Mr Taksim concluded.

The Minaret College will be recruiting additional staff and therefore anyone interested should contact: hr@minaret.vic.edu.au.

Those interested in enrolling a junior primary student at the Doveton Campus from 2021 should contact: admin@minaret.vic.edu.au.