Alhamdulillah! Al-Hidayah Islamic School is the WA Primary School Winner in the Panasonic Kids' Witness News, New Vision Awards for 2008.
Teacher Norani Ahmad and excited students Fatima Noor and Siti Nurul Aimiza Hj Zaini were flown to the Gold Coast in Queensland for the Awards night at Sea World last Thursday. They were presented with a Trophy, Certificate and $2000 worth of Panasonic products.
Fatima said the video aimed to correct the misconceptions of Muslim students. "Our video is titled A Day in the Life of a Muslim Student," she said. "We want to spread the message that we are just like any other students in Australia. "People think of us as different because of the clothes we wear and they think we have a secretive life. "I've been teased because of the clothes I wear. "But apart from the clothes, we are like any normal kids. "We enjoy sports, play games and love jumping around during break time. "The video showed us participating in sports, our classroom activities and what our school life is like."
Students Siti Nurul Aimiza Hj Zaini and Fatima Noor with Toni Pearen (KWN Ambassador & previous presenter of Australia's Funniest Home Videos).
Teacher Norani Ahmad said the video portrayed the multi-national students of the primary school. "We have students from all over the world such as Indonesia and Brunei," she said. "This was one of the themes we chose for the video."
To view the video online, click on the links below:
'Day in the Life of a Muslim Student'
Panasonic New Vison Award Winners
School in the News as an Award Winner
Canning Times - Sept 16, 2008
Newsletter of the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) - October 2008
Note: InshaAllah more photos of the awards night coming soon!