Al Falaah College
|Al Falaah College|
Al Falaah College
|99 Lotus Road
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4091
|Authority||Board of Governors of Al Falaah College|
|Administrator||Mr Ismail Dawood|
|Principal||Mr ZA Muhammad (Primary)|
|Principal||Mr Zaffar Ahmed (High)|
|Grades||R - 12|
|Colour(s)||Navy blue and white|
|Exam Board||National Senior Certificate|
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 1998, under the name of Lockhat Islamia College, the high school moved to Umbilo Road, Durban while the primary school remained in Cato Manor, Durban. 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
The school enrollment sits at 950 students. The college caters for both male and female students from Grade R - 12. The intermediate and Further Education and Training (FET) phase have separate classes for male and female students. AFC participates in the National Curriculum Examinations.
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 prayer 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. The quotation says "Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave."
In addition to the National Curriculum the following studies are integrated into the Al Falaah curriculum:
In the Grade 12 examination each year Al Falaah College achieves an average of over two distinctions per student. The College was also voted among the top 18 independent schools in South Africa by The Sunday Times. It was recognized as by the Department of Education to be amongs the top 200 maths and science schools in the country.
|Matric Examination Results||2003||2004||2005||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016|
|Number of candidates||55||45||49||59||51||53||54||73||71||53||86||79||71|
|Number of failures||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|University endorsement (%)||97||100||100||100||100||98||96||99||100||98||94||99||100||100|
|A aggregates (%)||31||33||38||50||47||32||30||46||37||25||43||49|
|A-B aggregates (%)||86||90||95||100||100||90.5||88||90|
|Number in top 50 (KZN)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1|
- Table tennis
- Indoor soccer
- 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 two 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)
- T Seymore (1985–1988)
- OF Ameen (1989–2012)
- Z Muhammad (2013–present)
- EH Khamissa
- MS Karodia
- Y Salot
- Z Ahmed