Al Kamal offers Arabic language classes from Prep to VCE, as well as special classes for late starters and adult learners.
Our Prep class accepts children from the time they are enrolled into Prep at day school. We aim to have our students complete their last year of VCE one year before they commence year 12 at day school. This allows pupils more time to complete the full 5 VCE subjects at their respective day school or to take up an optional sixth VCE subject.
The Special classes are remedial or gap fillers for students that start at a late age. In these classes, students are taught at their own individual paces and are used as a stepping stone to catch up to their respective year levels. We also cater for other random learners of the Arabic language.
Al Kamal uses a thematic approach to education, whereby the content taught to students is based on set themes that relate to the student’s personal life, such as the environment, hobbies, family and many more. These themes are used to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening simultaneously covering pertinent topics and language aspects.
Whilst adhering to the guidelines and standards set by DEEWR (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations), Al Kamal has developed its own teaching units and extracted material to make learning the Arabic Language efficient, accessible, and fun.
In addition to their qualifications and prior experience, our teaching staff attend regular Professional Development training sessions and LOTE (Languages Other Than English) methodology courses. These include Classroom Management; Discrimination in the Classroom; Emotional Intelligence and Leadership; and Engaging and Motivating LOTE Students.
Al Kamal offers a range of extra-curricular activities to associate learnt material with relevant social context. The current activity program runs in the last 30 minutes of the school day. Students are allocated different activities on a rotational basis every week whereby they are encouraged to participate and learn.
The activity program includes folklore, sports and board games.
At the end of every academic year, a function is held whereby every class presents a performance which may be a traditional dance (dabke’), a play, or a song.
As part of the activity program, we have included sports and light physical games as part of our rotation. This includes Soccer, Basketball, Football and more. We also play lighter games for younger students such as Tiggy, Hide and Seek, Hop Scotch etc.
As well as physical activity, students are encouraged to work their minds by learning to play board games such as Chess, Checkers and Backgammon.