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The City Circle Childrens Club was created in 2003, with the aim of providing children with an integrated and inter-active approach to the study of the Qur'an and the Arabic language - a counter to the rote learning offered by 'traditional' madrassahs. It began as a local parental initiative aimed at addressing the immediate needs of the next generation of Muslims; our children.
The school aims to:
• provide a wholesome and disciplined environment in which children can excel in their learning.
• ensure pupils master the basics of Qur'anic recitation.
• ensure the fundamental tenets of the religions are understood and actualised.
• keep class sizes to maximum of 8 students.
• provide qualified, dedicated teachers with relevant experience.
• maintain regular contact (and involvement) with parents via parents evenings, homework diaries and questionnaires.
• teach Islamic principles in an authentic, enjoyable, interactive child friendly way to encourage a sound, holistic understanding and application of those principles in a positive, community-oriented manner.
All teachers are fully qualified with relevant teaching experience in Tajweed (recitation) and Hifz (memorisation) of the Qur'an. Many of the teachers are native Arab speakers from the Muslim world and non-native speakers of Arabic that have studied the language to an appropriate level. All teachers are CRB checked before they teach in the school.
The CC childrens club hold regular charitable events involving the children and those in the local community, the most recent was a fundraiser for Haiti which was a great success. Also during ramadan we hold iftaars and of course eid parties for the children.
We have recently created a youth group for the older girls where they have an open space to discuss topical issues and foster a stronger British Muslim identity.
Admission to the school can be requested for children aged 4 and above. All classes are popular, and currently a waiting list for all classes exists. For an application form please contact the Project Manager.
Applicants interested in teaching Arabic or Qur'an classes are encouraged to apply for a remunerated post. For an application form/informal discussion please contact the Project Manager below.
Time: Mondays 4.30 - 6.30pm (Quran & Islamic Studies)
Wednesdays 4.30pm - 5.45pm (Quran)
Venue: St.Johns Church, Hallowell Road, Northwood, Middlesex.
Cost: £5 per session. Fees calculated termly per child. (Subsidised by the City Circle)