Primary Curriculum

Primary Curriculum

Curriculum for Kindergarten - Year 6

Our curriculum is comprised of the core learning experiences mandated by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and other specialist subjects. We believe that it is essential to combine the skills and knowledge gained in each Key Learning Area (KLA) with the values and the principles of Islam in order to provide a holistic education to our students.

According to NESA, there are four stages in Primary:

Students in each stage undertake core experiences in the key learning Areas (KLAs) of:



Science and Technology

HSIE (Human Society and Its Environment)

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

Creative Arts

Parents can access information about the curriculum from the following web site:

Language Other Than English - LOTE 2 periods per week

Parents have the choice of selecting either Arabic or Turkish as LOTE Islamic studies

Islamic studies (1 period week)

Tawheed (Oneness of God) and Iman (Belief and Creed), Ibadah (Worship), Akhlaq wal Adab (Islamic Manners and Etiquette) and Tareekh (Islamic history)

Qur'anic Studies (3 periods per week)

Tajweed (Rules of Recitation) and Tilawah (Proficiency of Reading and Reciting the Qur'an)

Students are also encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities such as:

Extra-Curricular Activities

The extra-curricular activities offered may vary from term-to-term and are not within the scope of the usual school day. We recognise extra-curricular activities as being beneficial for our students in terms of increasing the range of experiences that children have and enabling them to make informed choices for adult life.


Assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. Effective assessment assists student learning and forms the basis for planning future learning activities. At Irfan College, effective assessment encourages, assists and enhances the learning of all students, and is inclusive of race, culture, class, gender, disability and enhances the relationship between teacher and student and the relationships among students. At Irfan College, effective assessment is ensured as it gives feedback to students on their progress, help students monitor and improve their learning, provide information for teachers about the student’s strengths and weaknesses as well as provide information to parents.

Teachers use a variety of ways to assess the knowledge, skills and understanding of their students. Students will benefit from a wide range of formal and informal, internal and external assessment programs.

Parent-Teacher Interviews for Primary

At Irfan College, parent-teacher interviews are held two times per school year. These are:

GradesParent - Teacher Interviews
Kindergarten - 6 yearEnd of Term 1End of Term 3

Parents are notified of the upcoming parent-teacher interviews through one or more of the following communication methods:

  • letter sent home
  • College newsletters
  • The College website
  • SMS text messages via
  • College portal
  • Sentral Parent Portal
  • Google Classrooms General Announcements


At Irfan College, parent-teacher interviews are held two times per school year. These are:


Two kinds of reports are issued to all students:

(a) SEMESTER 1 and SEMESTER 2 REPORTS – These reports are issued to all students to report on their progress. Digital copies of Semester reports are emailed out:

  • End of Semester 1
  • End of Semester 2

(b) INTERIM REPORTS – These are issued at the end of Term 1 and Term 3 to all students.
Students are expected to comply with the assessment requirements for each of their subjects. The Common Grade Scale is used to report student achievement which describes performance at each of five grade levels. (A-E)
School reports are emailed to the parents through Sentral Parent Portal App during the term breaks.

Student Packs

Students receive a ‘Student Pack’ on the first day of school which is included to the College

The Primary ‘Student Pack’ contains the following items:

  • Textbooks for Mathematics, Spelling, Handwriting
  • Exercise books – A4 or scrapbook size for each subject
  • Art book
  • Maths grid book
  • Document folders
  • All necessary stationery to use in class (pencils, eraser, sharpener, crayons, coloured pencils, scissors, pencil case, ruler, protractor, crayons, glue, etc.)

Please note that the parents are expected to provide their child/ren with the necessary stationery at home whilst completing homework.