Islamia Primary School Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

Islamia Primary School celebrated their 25th Anniversary, highlighting the successes and pivotal role that the school has played in the muslim community. The night was enjoyed with a dinner and show stopping entertainment which fit the theme of the night, The Greatest Showman. The evening started off with speeches and a Qira, followed by a fire display, magic show and an interactive quiz. Not forgetting a delicious dinner, Waffle on a Stick and a coffee truck to accompany the evening’s entertainment.

Many current and ex-learners and ex-teachers joined the Islamia Family on the night who have all contributed into making Islamia what it is today. Having started in 1992, honorable Moulana Adam established the primary school to accompany the existing high school. After consultations with Mrs Najma Edries and Mrs Razack, the current deputy principal, the first grade 1 class was established and had 16 learners under the leadership of Mrs Fatima Dalwai. In 1995, Mrs Dilshaad Mowzer was appointed as principal of the primary school and has done a sterling job through her commitment and enthusiasm. In 2005, the primary school had moved to the campus in Rondebosch East from Johnstone Road where it had started.

Alongside Moulana, the late Haji Abdur Razack Osman, fondly known as Hajiesab, was a dedicated supporter of the institution. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years and it was through their efforts that the Primary School was started as well as all the other consultants who shared their expertise with the school.

The teachers must be applauded for their commitment to Islamia Primary and well as the support staff, Aunty Aziza and Aunty Firdouse, who have been part of the Islamia family since the days in Johnstone Road as well as the rest of the support staff and the encouraging parent body for their cooperation.