BeneKids


At Benevolence, we consciously take a different approach to weekend Islamic schools.


BeneKids is a Saturday Islamic school established to provide a place for young Muslims to learn about their faith and Muslim identity in a caring, fun and interactive environment.

We at BeneKids believe that the early impressions children have of Islam is crucial in forming their faith foundation. To foster the spirit of critical engagement with their faith, questioning by the children is actively encouraged so they can come to a realisation of Islam's wisdom themselves.

The overarching message is Love for Allah and His prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Our program reflects this with fun activities implemented with love and a focus on being a good citizen, making good friends, seeing faith and its traditions as relevant and important for today, and enjoying being Muslim. We are committed to having a low teacher-student ratio in the interests of good connections between students and teachers, and all topics are taught in age-appropriate and engaging ways, with an emphasis on their relevance to the students' lives in a modern, Australian context.

Programs


We have separate Islamiyat programs for:

  • Preschool: 3-5 years, from 10am-12pm
  • Primary school: Prep to Grade 6, from 10am-12pm
  • Teens: Year 7-12, from 9:45am-12:15pm

Sessions include snack time and play time.

Preschool


The preschool is run with a similar structure to a standard kindergarten program with games, crafts, stories and songs, all with an Islamic ethos.

Parents and carers of children in the preschool class are required to stay for the duration of the lesson and participate in the class along with their child/ren.

Syllabus


The syllabus for all ages covers:

  • Arabic for the purpose of reading Qur'an
  • Seerah (life of the Prophet, peace be upon him)
  • Great people of the Qur'an
  • Akhlaq (having good character)
  • Fiqh (Islamic law)
  • 'Aqeedah (belief)

Arabic


Our Arabic program runs the tajwid lessons according to ability, not age, in small groups with their own qualified teacher. Each child progresses at their own pace, starting from learning the alphabet to reading fluently with correct tajwid.

There are no gradings or exams, however, there is an expectation that parents will work consistently with children at home on their Arabic and tajwid.

Fees


  • Fees are changed per term:
    • Prep – Teens $225, $110 for HealthCare Card holders
    • Playgroup $130, $60 for HealthCare Card holders
  • For families with 3 or more children, the following discounts will apply:
    • 3rd child discount 25%
    • 4th child discount 50%
    • Any additional children 50%
  • Families who pay upfront for the entire year receive a further 5% discount!

Enrolment


  • BeneKids warmly welcomes children with special needs to attend our madrassah, and will work with families and the children to ensure we tailor our teaching to suit the child.

  • Places at BeneKids are limited. Participation at Benevolence is strictly by prior approval, established via invitation to an interview.

  • Currently our 2019/2020 classes are full and we do not have any available spots for new families in the immediate future.  Due to our long waitlist we can only accept waitlist applications if your child was born after 2017. Registering on our waitlist is not a guarantee that a placement can be offered.

Contact us to find out more.

BeneHouse

125 George St
Doncaster East
Victoria 3108

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