The Primary Arts Department at Darul Ulum Academy recognises the need to engage, inspire and enrich all students while encouraging them to reach their full artistic potential. The Arts department provides opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their ideas, emotions, observations and experiences. Our aim is for students to develop a positive disposition towards learning and creating. This is done through many interactive experiences including incursions and student interest-based learning activities. Students also have exposure to many different forms of cultural art, including Islamic Art, they also explore the contributions of Our First Nations People.
The English curriculum helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature and appreciate its aesthetic qualities. They explore ideas and perspectives about human experience and cultural significance, interpersonal relationships, and ethical and global issues within real-world and fictional settings. Students are exposed to literature from a range of historical, cultural and social contexts. Through the study of texts, students develop an understanding of themselves and their place in the world. The English curriculum explores the richness of First Nations Australian voices and voices from wide-ranging Australian and world literature.
The study of English plays a key role in the development of literacy, which gives young people the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, informed, perceptive, innovative and active members of society. The English curriculum plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future.
The educational philosophy of the year 2 Tarbiyah program is based on the authentic guidance from the Quran and Sunnah. To achieve this objective, the curriculum is sequenced in a manner that best suits children growing up in the context of Western culture. Critical to achieving this goal is the need to examine the Islamic etiquette regarding their learning environment and the society at large. Students are equipped to perceive the Islamic worldview as a holistic model. Exploring the Hadith Jibril in detail lends them a well-defined view of the entire Islamic framework. Inclusion of prophet stories and a critical analysis to contextualise the lessons learnt leads to character building in students. It is through the various Tarbiyah related practices related to cleanliness, establishing regular salah, self-control, upholding high moral standards in daily life that will secure our students’ future as well-rooted believers. Students can derive spiritual enlightenment through the sacred biography of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH and in turn strengthen the fabric of their moral and social development. The vision of Islamic Tarbiyah is to predispose children to be inspired by the understanding of the Islamic values, and thus adhere to them as dynamic believers.
The Year level 2 Tarbiyah curriculum involves the transmission of values, knowledge, and personality development based on the guidance from the Quran and Sunnah. The topics sequenced in this year’s level highlight the effective Islamic mannerism pertaining to students’ learning environment and socialising. The focus remains on an all-encompassing nature of Islam and its potential application in all walks of life. The integrative aspect of the attributes of Allah swt and its far-reaching implications in life are embedded in the curriculum to foster students’ engagement. Enhancing the opportunity for character building of the students, prophet stories consist of a major part of Islamic Tarbiyah curriculum. In addition, inclusion of the sacred Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH is centred on extended discussion with peers and the teacher to build meaningful connections between the knowledge acquired and its application outside the classroom.
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education teaches students to positively influence their own and their community’s health and wellbeing. It is crucial for young Australians to be healthy, safe, active, and informed citizens. The curriculum covers movement skills, concepts, and strategies across various physical activity contexts, helping students participate confidently and competently. Movement is a powerful medium for learning, enabling students to acquire personal, social, and cognitive skills that support lifelong physical activity and enhanced movement performance. Health and Physical Education also helps students develop personal and social skills and address factors that affect health, safety, relationships, wellbeing, and physical activity patterns. Students learn to challenge discrimination, assumptions, and stereotypes and take positive action regarding diversity, inclusion, consent, and respect in various social contexts.
Health and Physical Education is presented in 2-year band levels from Year 1 to Year 2. The 2 strands are interrelated and inform and support each other.
Content in Health and Physical Education is organised under 2 strands:
- Personal, social and community health
- Movement and physical activity.