Al Amanah College held its 2019 Annual Business Dinner on Friday 22 November in the school’s Grand Hall. Staff members and prominent guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of our school throughout the academic year 2019. Our staff are recognised for their hard work and their commitment to the school. The amount of inspiration that our staff provide our students goes above and beyond that which we think. Distinguished guests, including members of parliament, Council representatives, community leaders, religious advisors and student Alumni representatives attended the dinner.
The evening’s formal events began with a beautiful Qur’an recitation by Sara Kahil – 2017 Year 12 graduate, followed by a magnificent performance by the School choir of the school and national anthems. The School’s Head Principal Mr Mohamad El Dana, delivered the welcome speech highlighting the main achievements of the School in 2019, this was followed by the Chairman of Darulfatwa Islamic High Council of Australia Dr. Salim Alwan Al-Hussainiyy who focused on the importance of acquiring Islamic knowledge and remaining steadfast on the path of Prophet Muhammad “Peace be upon him”. Dr Sheikh Salim Alwan thanked Al Amanah for all their hard work in supporting and educating our community. Moreover, the ICPA President, Mr. Mohammed Mehio delivered a speech thanking the community for their support in making Al Amanah a success, this was followed by the guest speaker Sheikh Ghanim Jalloul who is a linguist and a scholar in the Arabic literature. Sheikh Ghanim Jalloul mentioned several verses from the Holy Qur’an which are related to the perfect knowledge and wisdom of Allah, he encouraged the attendees to acquire knowledge and ended his speech by asking our Exalted God to protect Australia from the harm of fire and evil.
The school’s achievements for the year were highlighted in the video of students and teachers which embodied the school’s culture and values in many different ways. Our final speaker for the night was Mahmoud Ismail – one of the 2014 graduates. His speech moved the audience and focused on the moderate teachings of the school and how the teachers had a positive effect on his life and his journey. The evening continued with the Award Ceremony during which awards were presented to the following staff members:
5 Years of Service Award
Fay Kurdi, Sara El Sabeh, Daniel Collins, Eman Zahra
10 Years of Service Award
Merima Huseincehajic, Ajay Nand, Rukaya Chami, Samer Al Shafie
15 Years of Service Award
Sunil Kumar, Rabie Kanj, Wafa Abdallah, Marlene Oueik
20 Years of Service Award
Nourhan Khalil, Mohamad Sabbagh
Outstanding Performance Award – Teaching
Laura Rainis, Lisa Jean Adam, Rima Abdallah, Zahra Al Amiri
Outstanding Performance Award – Non-Teaching
Volunteer Recognition Award
Special Recognition Award
Outstanding Achievements Student Award
Zeinab Imtiaz, Firas Attieh, Firas El Hawat, Banine Al Fartose, Sakena Alwan, Talia Saad - in recognition of their distinguished achievements in the HSC 2018.
Bilal El-Omari (Year 11 Student) In recognition of his outstanding achievement with the Young Scientist Committee. His project titled: “A Solar Power Steam Generator that purifies dirty water and generates electricity”. He has been selected as a prize-winner in the 2019 STANSW Young Scientist Awards.
In conclusion to an eventful evening, a buffet dinner was enjoyed by all staff members and guests marking the end of a challenging and successful year at Al Amanah College.