Home About Us

About Us

The Al‐Hidayah Islamic Administration was established for the pleasure of Allah (SWT) as a non‐profit, community based institution. Its only purpose is to provide the Muslim community in Perth, Western Australia with additional Islamic oriented education alternatives to the State Government and Non‐Muslim school systems.

Located in Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, our school provides education to Primary school students from Pre‐Primary to Year 6.

The Name: “AL-HIDAYAH” Hidayah is an Arabic word meaning Guidance. Guidance to the straight path, a path that directs us to the desired destination Jannah (Paradise). We constantly ask Allah (SWT) for guidance seventeen times each day in our five daily prayers.

“Guide us to the straight path”

[Quran: Surat Al-Fātiĥah 1:6]

One way to seek guidance is to quest for knowledge.

“Quest for Knowledge”

School Motto

Quest for Knowledge’ reflects the many references contained in the Quran and the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) regarding the benefits and rewards of fulfilling our Islamic duty to seek knowledge, which lead us to these conclusions:

  • The acquisition of knowledge  is incumbent for every Muslim, whether male or female.
  • We should remain in pursuit of knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
  • We should spare no effort in the seeking of knowledge.

Quranic Studies, Islamic Studies and Arabic

Our students have a rich, engaging and personalised learning program in Quranic & Islamic Studies and Arabic.

Ten lessons per week! Personalised learning program. Strong foundation in Quranic Studies.

All students receive ten lessons per week from our Specialist Teachers:

  • Two engaging Arabic classes based on the Australian curriculum
  • Two focused Islamic Studies classes
  • Four personalised Quranic Studies classes
  • Two bonus classes depending on students’ needs.

In our Pre-Primary to Year 4 classes, students are split into a girls and boys group. Each small group has their own teacher, which ensures a more personalised learning program for each student. For Quranic Studies in Year 1 and 2, students are split into four groups. Each small group (max. 8 students) works closely with their teacher throughout the year. We believe this gives each child a strong foundation in their Quranic Studies.

Whole-School Sharp Reading Program

We believe that being able to read fluently and with understanding is the foundation for successful student learning. Our Sharp Reading Program, from Pre-Primary to Year 6, explicitly teaches students to read fluently and skills them to understand the text at their appropriate level. 

Being able to read fluently and with understanding is the foundation for successful student learning.

SharpReading – Guided Reading Program
Al-Hidayah Islamic School has embraced SharpReading as a whole school teaching and learning approach. The program is proving to be highly successful and this is in no small part due to the fact that all of the teachers are embracing Sharp Reading into their guided reading daily routine. The students as a whole, enjoy and value their guided reading lessons and it is a joy to observe their dialogue and interaction. It highlights how Sharp Reading trains students to think deeply as they read texts.Christopher Witt is an AISWA Literacy Consultant. AISWA (Association of Independent Schools of WA)
Posted by Al-Hidayah Islamic School on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sharp Reading 5-6 Boys

Small groups of up to 6 students. 3 sessions per week!

Students have three Sharp Guided Reading sessions each week where they actively learn in small groups of up to six students. One of our educators guides the children in learning to read fluently and develop their comprehension skills. All our educators receive regular, on-going support and feedback in their delivery of Sharp Guided Reading from AISWA Literacy consultants.

Whole-School Walker Learning Approach to
Teaching & Learning

The Walker Learning Approach is an Australian-designed, developmentally appropriate pedagogy (the process of teaching & learning) that embraces the concept of the ‘whole child’. The Western Australian Curriculum underpins all the explicit teaching across all Learning Areas.

Highly Motivated, Fully Engaged Students

The Walker Learning Approach aims to fill classes with highly motivated students who are fully engaged in their learning. It strongly supports teachers to personalise each student’s learning.

At Al-Hidayah Islamic School we aim to develop in students:


  • Confidence
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Resilience
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Appropriate risk taking
  • Respectful interactions
  • Engagement
  • Confident communication skills 

Pre-Primary to Year 2

The key elements of the Walker Learning Approach are an emphasis on relationships, stimulating learning environments with rich provocations, open-ended experiences, and well-defined areas for children to investigate within. Teaching is intentional and acknowledges that not all children are ready to learn the same thing at the same time.


Vision Statement

While being in constant remembrance of Allah SWT and ever mindful of the Hereafter, lay the best possible foundation for our students by way of good example and relevant Islamically oriented education to the highest possible standards so that they can take their place as an integral part of multicultural Australia as confident, contributing Muslims, united in Islam as revealed in the Holy Quran AK and according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, who, by staying within the limits set by Allah SWT, will, Insha’Allah, now and in future generations automatically be good citizens, and in so doing ensuring that: The Islamic nature of the School takes precedence over all other considerations.