Islamia College was founded in 1984 and was located in Rylands Estate, Cape Town, South Africa as the Habibia Girls College under the leadership of the community based board of directors. The school started with 2 grades and 47 students in the storeroom of Habibia Masjid and now the institute is based in Rondebosch East and has grown to a campus with five schools;
- Pre-Primary school
- Primary School
- Girls High School
- Boys High School
- Hifth Academy (Quranic memorization coupled with academic learning)
Islamia now has a joint student population of over 1699 students with a staff complement of 4 principles, 120 educators, 8 support staff and 11 non-academic staff. With multiple successes in the fields of academia, sport, humanities and technology, Islamia College has been placed in the upper echelons of educational institutions in Cape Town. Islamia College is registered with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) as an independent school.
Islamia’s mission aims at promoting excellence through the provision of holistic education, compatible with Islamic principles and practices and empowering our students to live harmoniously in our multicultural society
Islamia College is made up of 5 institutions; the pre-primary school, primary school, Girls’ High School, Boys’ High School, and a Hifth Academy. Each of these institutions has its own principal who forms part of the Islamia Governing Council (IGC) along with the CEO of Islamia College. The aim of the IGC is to make sure of the smooth running of the school and includes aspects of education, maintenance, development and communications. Reporting to the principals are the subject Head Of Departments in the various institutions.
The high-priority decisions of the school are made and approved by the Board of Trustees and within the administration office houses the finance, operations, marketing, and IT relations.
The distinctive characteristics that reflect the overall atmosphere at Islamia are the shared fundamental values, strong sense of community and good interpersonal relationships; all of which develops an embracing sense of global citizenship. The environment at Islamia aims to assist in developing leadership qualitiesthrough academia and sport is a safe and encouraging space. Stimulating a strong Islamic upbringing in order to be an ambassador of Islam in the respective fields when our students end their schooling career.
Code of Honor
Islamia students and educators ought to be proud of their religion and their diverse heritage, supportive of the universal right of everyone to respect and cognisant of the constitutional right of everyone to equal opportunity and fair treatment able to set high standards and conduct themselves as models of excellence; both inside and outside the school, thus fulfilling the requirement of exemplary universal