Core Subjects (1-8)
“Al-Manarat School aims to nurture each child in their spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, and emotional growth in light of the Quran and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)”
Core Subjects (1-8)
Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, French, Quran, Islamic Studies, Arts
Mathematics is subject directly linked to intellectual growth and a direct pre-requisite for many facets of higher education. The Mathematics department at AlManarat Heights is dedicated to ensure that the current malaise in mathematics is strategically avoided and a robust, comprehensive and facilitated program is presented to all students. The students struggling are given supplementary aids to ensure their success and the excelling students are challenged enough to not stunt their progress. Students are exposed to the central components highlighted in the Ontario Curriculum: Number sense and Numeration, Operational Math, Geometry, Data Analysis, and Finance. The students are given the tools to navigate each topic through basic knowledge and understanding, application, thinking and inquiry and communication.
The English experience at AlManarat Heights is one of the most empowering and impactful aspects of the school. Students are positioned to not just practice but fall in love with the language Arts. The topics span reading, comprehension, writing, composition, spelling, media and digital Arts, etc. When the students enter middle school they upgrade their language Arts to the Liberal Arts, training their elocution and rhetorical skills while learning to think and engage with literature. One doesn’t just take a liberal arts course at AlManarat, rather, they enter a world where meaning and truth come to life through the vehicle of language.
Science at Al-Manarat Islamic School seeks to describe and explain the natural and physical world created and designed by Allah (swt). The main themes in Science within the Elementary Level includes Life Systems, Structures and Mechanisms, Matter and Energy, and Earth and Space Systems. The fundamental concepts include Matter, Energy, Systems and Interactions, Structure and Function, Sustainability and Stewardship, and Change and Continuity. With hand-on learning, experiments, audio-visual aids and student projects, scientific concepts are made more relevant.
Many concepts and ideas that Allah highlights in the Quran are incorporated into the Science Curriculum so that every time the students observe the science in nature, they appreciate the Creator who made such an all-wise design with precision.
Social Studies, History & Geography
The social studies (Grades 1-5) and history and geography (Grades 6-8) will enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong. As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informed citizens who value an inclusive society, students will have the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas and decisions about significant developments, events, and issues.
The fact Allah is Master of all creation, makes all of us the servants to Allah. This removes racism, discrimination and prejudice and other forms of social illnesses. Students are exposed to recent Islamic history and the contribution of Muslim scholars to the world of geography in addition to the Ontario Curriculum Expectations.
Students learning French in Grades 4 to 8 will communicate and interact with growing confidence in French, one of Canada’s official languages, while developing the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they need to participate fully as citizens in Canada and in the world.
As the central component of any Islamic School, the Quran course is one that is placed as a priority is every way. Studying the meanings of the Quran, it’s rules of recitation, it’s memorization and most importantly it’s love and reverence is the reason d’être of AlManarat Heights. Students learn the word to word meanings of the Quran, which is a proven method to get exposed to the language of the Quran and develop strong faith through discussions on the message of the Quran, Early Islamic History, the sacred tradition, etc.
The Islamic Studies subject is among the core subjects at Al-Manarat Islamic School. The Islamic Studies curriculum includes Tajweed, Memorization, Word-to-Word Meaning, Tafseer, Fiqh, History, Arabic Language, Pillars of Islam, Pillars of Imaan, Akhlaaq – Character Building and Seerah – Life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Students are taught to choose Islam as their way of life based on their own thought. Issues pertaining to sexuality, cleanliness, puberty, origins of Universe, atheism and preservation of Quran are also discussed in great detail based on the grade level. The goal of Islamic Studies curriculum is to train the students to have a strong foundation in the fundamental teachings of Islam that can become contributing Muslim Canadians and practice their faith unapologetically. The Islamic Studies course also serves as a pre-requisite and co-requisite for the study of Quran.
The focus of Visual Arts program at Al-Manarat Islamic School is developing students’ ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings about works in the arts. The visual arts include a broad range of forms, genres, and styles that include the traditional arts of drawing, painting, printmaking, architecture, as well as commercial art, traditional and fine crafts, industrial design, performance art, and electronic and media arts. The visual arts curriculum is intended to help students develop their creativity, as well as the ability to communicate their understanding of the world around them through visual arts. In learning to express themselves in visual ways, students will sharpen their powers of observation, imagination, and invention.
Quran demands us to appreciate the creation around us and this appreciation is facilitated when the students indulge themselves in mimicking the nature’s design and understand how beautiful indeed is Allah’s creation.