Al Falaah College

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Al Falaah College
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Al Falaah College
Address
99 Lotus Road
Springfield
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4091, South Africa
Coordinates 29°49′12″S 30°59′54″E / 29.82000°S 30.99833°E / -29.82000; 30.99833 (Al Falaah College)Coordinates: 29°49′12″S 30°59′54″E / 29.82000°S 30.99833°E / -29.82000; 30.99833 (Al Falaah College)
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Islam
Established 1984
Founded 1985
Authority Board of Governors of Al Falaah College
Administrator I Dawood
Director E Khamissa
Principal Z. Muhammad (Primary)
Principal Z Ahmed (High)
Vice principal HI Bhayat (Primary)
Grades R - 12
Gender F/M
Enrolment 1050
Colour(s) Navy blue and silver
Exam Board National Senior Certificate
Website

Al Falaah College is an alternative, independent school situated in the coastal city of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

History[edit]

In 1985 Ahmedia School opened its doors in Bellair Road, Cato Manor, Durban.[1] The school marked the establishment of the first Islamically-based independent school in Durban, South Africa.

The school ran for the first year with a student population of 74. The first set of matriculants, a total of 21, graduated from what was then known as Lockhat Islamia College in 1991. The school was housed in Cato Manor for 12 years.

With the growth of the college, in 1997, under the name of Lockhat Islamia College, the high school moved to Umbilo Road, Durban while the primary school was moved to Westville. This move was a temporary move due to the construction of the new campus. In 1999 the college was re-located to its present campus in Lotus Road, Springfield, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Al Falaah College today[edit]

The school enrollment stands at 800 students. The college caters for both male and female students from Grade R - 12. The intermediate and Further Education and Training (FET)[2] phase have separate classes for male and female students. AFC participates in the National Curriculum Examinations.

School emblem[edit]

The school emblem has changed three times during the school's existence due to the name changes that the school underwent.

The college emblem consists of a crescent to the right, signifying the birth of a new era of enlightenment. The minaret to the left signifies the Muslim call to success and the center holds the book of knowledge. The quotation within the book is a saying of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, encouraging the endeavor towards academic excellence.

Islamic curriculum[edit]

In addition to the National Curriculum the following studies are integrated into the Al Falaah curriculum:

  • Islamic Studies (Theory)
  • Islamic Studies (Oral)
  • Arabic
  • Hifz - Memorization of the Qur'an (Optional)

Academics[edit]

In the Grade 12 examination each year Al Falaah College achieves an average of over 2 distinctions per student.[3] The College was also voted among the top 18 independent schools in South Africa by The Sunday Times.[4] Furthermore it was recently recognized as by the Department of Education to be amongst the top 200 maths and science schools in the country.[5]

Matric Examination Results 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Number of candidates 55 45 49 59 51 53 54 73 71 53 86
Number of failures 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
University endorsement (%) 97 100 100 100 100 98 96 99 100 98 94
A aggregates (%) 31 33 38 50 47 32 30 46
A-B-C aggregates (%) 86 90 95 100 100 90.5
Subject distinctions 94 81 98 142 128 159 126 175 242 197 263
Number in top 50 (KZN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

Sports[edit]

Al Falaah College offers the following sports:

  • soccer
  • cricket
  • swimming
  • netball
  • mini-cricket
  • table tennis
  • indoor soccer
  • volleyball
  • archery

Achievements[edit]

  • 100% accreditation with UMALUSI (National Monitoring Body for Independent Schools)
  • Voted among the top 18 independent schools in South Africa (Sunday Times -2005)
  • 100% exemption matric pass rate over the past few years (with over 2 distinctions per student)
  • Awarded recognition from Department of Science & Technology for exceptional progress in Science and Mathematics
  • Awarded recognition for outstanding humanitarian efforts by many non-governmental organizations
  • Hafiz graduates
  • Best School at the Global Peace and Unity Festival 2013 (Africa/Primary)

Memberships[edit]

Headmasters[edit]

Primary School[edit]

  • T Seymore (1985–1988)
  • OF Ameen (1989–2012)
  • Z Muhammad (2013–present)

High School[edit]

  • EH Khamissa
  • MS Karodia
  • Y Salot
  • Z Ahmed (2009–present)

References[edit]

External links[edit]