Australian Islamic College
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|Australian Islamic College|
|Key people||Abdallah Magar (founder)|
Australian Islamic College is an educational institution in Perth, Western Australia. The school was founded in 1986 by Abdallah Saad Magar, with 50 students. In 2006, it had 2000 students, and over 250 staff spread over three campuses: Kewdale, Thornlie and Dianella.
The school was established by Abdallah Saad Magar as the "Muslim Community School" on Brisbane Street in Perth, in 1986. In 1990, a second campus was opened in Thornlie to cater for students from grades K-10. In 1996, a third campus opened in the northern suburb of Dianella. In 2000, he opened Kewdale College in the Perth Metro Zone on the grounds of the former Kewdale Senior High School.
Abdallah Saad Magar and the Principal Aziz Magdi, were charged with fraud offences against the Australian Commonwealth and Western Australian State Government. Both were found guilty in the District Court on 31 March 2010. Abdallah Saad Magar tried to appeal the conviction with the Supreme Court but his application was denied.
The 3 campuses are located at:
- Buckley-Carr, Alana (28 June 2008). "Islamic school on fraud charges". The Australian. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- Campbell, Kate (31 March 2010). "Islamic college leaders guilty of fraud". The West Australian. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- Taylor, Belle (27 May 2011). "College fraud appeal denied". The West Australian. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
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