An exciting and nail-biting time for all matriculants, results day was met with much anticipation. With a 97% pass rate and 96 subject distinctions in 2018, we are immensely proud of all of our students who put in the hard work that's needed to successfully champion a challenging school year and wish them well with the path they choose to follow. This doesn’t mean it’s come to the end of Islamia as our alumni family continues to grow, alhamdulilah. We also want to express a big shukran to the dedication of the teachers who put in a tremendous effort throughout the year to give our students the best possible academic experience.

Out of all the outstanding achievements from our matriculants, our top 10 students for 2018 has shown how deserving they are to be highlighted as their continuous effort and academic excellence is fittingly recognised and celebrated.

We look forward to seeing all of these young men and women become future leaders and visionaries, taking the Islamic principles and skills them them that they’ve been taught at Islamia with them into the world.

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.


Zaiba Sulaiman flanked by Islamia Trust Board chairperson Mr Nazier Osman and Principal Mrs Salama MohammedPoetry for Life was established in collaboration with Cambridge University and the poetry competition established in England (Poetry by Heart) and is endorsed by the Western Cape Education Department.The winners for the 2018 competition held at the Franschhoek Literary Festival were: (1) Zaiba Sulaiman (from Islamia College, Cape Town); (2) Rohan Pieterse (from Parel Vallei High School, Somerset West); and (3) Rose-Mary Mabasa (from Allen Glen High School, Roodepoort)