PUPILS at Islamia College were so happy after this year's successful Cape Argus Food Lover's Market High School Quiz that was held at their school, they decided to host their own Junior Argus Quiz. Studying the Late Final edition of the Cape Argus, the Grade 4 to Grade 6 pupils geared up for their internal school competition. Over the past few months the pupils shared their knowledge of newsand learnt from one another to gain understanding of various news topics. The interest of the lower grade pupils was spurred on after they saw how their seniors participated in what was seen as an exciting challenge. Teachers and the principal agreed to create an opportunity for the younger pupils to experience a similar challenge.  The first round of the competition, which started as a class quiz, took place on August 18. Among the topics it focused on were entertainment, general news, and politics, leading to the top four pupils from different classes, making it through the inter-class round. A parent of one of the finalists, Rafiqa Desai of Rondebosch East, said she regarded the quiz as one that was challenging, yet exciting for her son Mikhail, who is in Grade 5. She said it had been one of the “toughest” competitions her son had to participate in this year, but was happy with how he had managed to cope and made it through as a winner.“I am very proud of him, words can’t describe how I feel. He has prepared hard for the quiz by studying the newspaper and that all proved how he has dedicated his time to it,” she said.Mikhail, who recently returned from Durban after a schools soccer tournament said the competition had been challenging but fun.

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Tauhir Ahmed won the national Computer Olympiad.He received the Gold Award with Coveted Olympiad Trophy. His Prizes include cash money,a full scholarship to UCT and a trip to the USA. Tauhir is the third Islamia student to reach the finals of this highly challenging Olympiad.

In 2014 Taariq Barday received Bronze,in 2015 Fayaaz Kimmie got Silver and the the gold was this year grabbed by Tauhir. We congratulate him for bringing such pride to the school and sincerely thank Mr.Hassiem for his commitment to produce students of this caliber

Islamia Girls won the debating contest against Bergvliedt High School.  Zaakiya Hoosain was awarded the best speaker at the debate contest. 

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L 2 R Azraa Esack, Imaan Sayed & Zaakiya Hoosain

 

The eco club undertook an initiative at the Girls College to collect recycled waste paper for recycling. Each student in the class that collected the most recycled waste paper received a slab of chocolate. The grade 10 D girls collected in excess of 500kg of recycled waste paper. 

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