MY SCHOOL ISLAMIC EDUCARE
Emblem & Motto
'For knowledge in the cradle to take to the grave'
Our motto is derived from the Hadith:
“seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave” affirming that one should never seize to learn.
As My School becomes the first place of formal learning for our young ones, we render through our learning process the knowledge in the cradle, teaching them Islamic principles and values that will stay with them throughout their life thus they will take it to the grave. Ameen.
In our emblem, the picture of the house represents the school.
This represents the 'home away from home',
a structure of stability and constance.
It is a blue colour with a red door and a yellow window.
Blue for unity, peace, honesty & integrity;
red for love & warmth, yellow for light & knowledge.
Behind the school is a picture of a minaret of a masjid in green representing Islam as the focus of our teaching and learning process. It is the anchor of our institution.
The foliage of the tree represents
growth, learning, achieving & development; whilst the trunk of the tree represents steadfastness, firmness & verity.
The sun in yellow with Allah written in arabic inside it depicts our constant source of energy coming from Almighty Allah alone.
Our learning becomes our light only through the Mercy & Grace of Allah SWT and only for the benefit of Allah.
Head of School's Welcome,
My School was approved by the former Roodepoort Council [now the Johannesburg Metropolitan Council] in 1999 as an EDUCARE facility. We opened our doors for the first time on 12 January 1999 and we have grown rapidly ever since. Having started with only 7 learners on the first day of opening, we grew with the Qudrah of Allah, Alhamdulillah, to 40 learners by April and 77 by September of that year. Today My School cares for 100 learners per year, with an ever increasing waiting list.
How did it all start? I needed a care facility for my youngest. Every morning when I dropped my other three children off at school, Rabia, my youngest (then 3) would ask: “Where is my school?” We were new in the Florida area when I scouted for a suitable daycare facility for Rabia. Unfortunately, there were no Muslim facilities to be found and the staff of the daycare centres in existence then, did not even know the meaning of the word ‘halal'.
As Allah SWT guides us, the house adjacent to ours went on sale. We bought it and decided to open an Educare facility for the Muslim residents of Florida and the adjacent areas. In a period of 4 short months, my husband and I, my children and my dad transformed the house into a “school”. My dad (may Allah SWT put nur in his qabr and grant him a high abode in Jannah) made the little tables and lockers and most of the toys for the playground.
After overcoming the legal hurdles, we opened the first Muslim Educare Centre in the Florida area, Alhamdulillah, Shukr’Allah! Barak’Allah!
When next Rabia asked: “Where is my school?” We could show her – Here is your school! When she exclaimed: “This is my school” – the name was born – MY SCHOOL! And so MY SCHOOL became the “my school” of every little child who enters through its doors …
My School has hundreds of GRADUATES (completed gr 0) who have attained excellent results in their respective Secular and Muslim Schools, Masha'allah. Shukr-Alhamdulillah. Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Lord of all Creation, keep us and guide us always, In-sha'allah. Ameen.
In 2012 My School could look on in pride as it’s first learners of 1999 matriculated, Alhamdulillah. Shukr-Allah. My School learners through the years became Prefects & Heads at their schools in grade 7 (completion of primary school) and grade 11/12 (completion of high school).
Today many of the learners who took their first little steps with us, are busy with Tertiary Studies at Universities across SOUTH AFRICA, while others have joined the workforce. Alhamdulillah.
By enrolling your little one, you as parents automatically become part of the family of My School. We thank you for entrusting your child in our care. We make duah that we, as parents and caregivers / teachers, unite and enjoy a long and joyous relationship in caring and educating, Insha'allah, and that our relationship will be mutually rewarding. Ameen.
I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there
The clay they used was a young child's mind
And they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher, the tool he used
were books and music and art
One was a parent with guiding hand
and a loving gentle heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled,
with touch that was soft and sure;
While the parent laboured by his side,
and polished and smoothed it o'er.
And when at last their task was done,
they were proud of what they had wrought.
For the things they have moulded into a child
could neither be sold nor bought.
And each agreed he could have failed
if he had worked alone...
For behind the parent stood the school,
And behind the teacher, the home.
Let us unite as parent and teacher
for the good of our children
as we rear them for the sake of
Almighty Allah alone.
WELCOME TO - MY SCHOOL ISLAMIC EDUCARE CENTRE
My School is an Islamic Educare Centre for 2-6 year olds established to cater for the needs of the Muslim community of our area, Alhamdulillah. We make duah that Allah SWT bestows His blessings on our endeavours and that we continue to grow from strength to strength, Insha'allahTa'aala.