CRESCENT GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL
The Hajee Ahmed Mahomed Lockhat Wakuff, has been involved in various welfare, social and educational upliftment programs. Alhamdulillah, from the time of its establishment, the Trust has contributed towards the building of many Masaajid, schools and lecture rooms at Universities and technikons.
To date, more than 16 schools have been built for the indigenous population of our country and in 1998, the first Girls' High School (Crescent Girls' High School) promoting an Islamic ethos with affordable tuition fees was established.
WHY A GIRLS' COLLEGE?
The need for education for females needs no motivation. In keeping with its vision of developing an educated Ummah, IEOSA recognised the importance of educating women. Whilst there existed many Islamic secondary schools for boys and girls in our region, there was a dire need for an all girls school. IEOSA decided to face the challenge of establishing one of the first-ever Muslim Girls' College in this region.
In recognising the importance of having a dynamic staff, the school put in place a rigorous recruitment campaign to ensure employment of highly qualified, dedicated and committed staff. The school commenced in January 1998. The low and affordable fees are made possible through the generosity of Donors. We thank Almighty Allah(swt) that we are able to provide high standards to girls from different economic backgrounds.
LOCATION & BUILDING STRUCTURES OF THE SCHOOL
Built by the ‘Islamic Development Bank’, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia & the ‘Hajee A.M. Lockhat Wakuff. The School first commenced in 1998 using temporary premises in Mayville, Durban after which it moved to its new premises in January 2001, adjoining Masjid-e-Yusuf in Parlock, Durban Alhamdulillah. The school provides a tranquil Islamic atmosphere conducive to the successful learning process of the pupils.
The building structure and facilities of the School Campus are in keeping with the latest trends with a special Salaah room, specialist Physical Science, Computer Science, Biology, Home Economics and Garment Construction Rooms.
SCHOOL PROFILE / CURRICULUM
The curriculum of the school, which includes Islamic Studies, is recognized by the Department of Education. The introduction of such a curriculum is essential for preparing young minds, from the early stages of their development, so that they will see Islam as their source of inspiration and guidance in all aspects of their lives.
Islamic practices e.g. Salaah, Qur'aan Recitation and understanding, discussion on important issues on Islamic perspectives are incorporated into the Time Table with the different learning areas, e.g. language studies, sciences, art, economics, etc.
The objectives of the school comprise some of the following:
To provide a safe and suitable environment for females to develop their talents, in as many fields as possible so that they could take their rightful place in society.
To allow pupils from different back-grounds to develop an awareness and have pride and confidence in their Islamic religion, language and culture and at the same time respecting other faiths.
To ensure that students receive the highest possible standard of education within the Department approved curriculum and concurrently ensure that there is no conflict with Islamic ideology.
To develop a strong and highly educated Muslim persons for whom Islam is a complete way of life in order that they aptly convey the pristine beauty of Islam through their knowledge and practice of it. In this way they will recognize their roles as Allah's vicegerents on Earth.
Enrolment is open to all female students in accordance with the appropriate qualification for each grade.
The pupils will consist of 100% female population at the School.
Applicants for any grade may be screened.
All necessary documents/requirements as outlined on the enrolment form must be submitted.
While there is no compulsion in belief or practice, the schools rules and Islamic ethos will have to be abided by.
Enrolment forms can be obtained from the Principal at 266 Parlock Drive, Parlock, Durban.
The uniform conforms to an Islamic dress code.
Pupils will also receive the following at the School:
Career and vocational guidance.
Leadership and life skills.
Development in inter-personal relationships.
Development in self-esteem and a strong sense of responsibility.
An opportunity to participate in speech contests, quiz contests, specialist clubs, e.g. Applied Maths and Science, excursions, etc.