BELLFIELD BULLETIN Assalamu Alaikum

Wisdom through faith & knowledge
ISSUE NO. 21
BELLFIELD BULLETIN
BELLFIELD COLLEGE / TERM 3 2012 / WEEK 4
Assalamu Alaikum
Eid is a reopening of our eyes to life to see
the beauty of the whole existence devoid
of any sort of attachment, to discover our
worthiness in the love of the Almighty
without any type of addiction of desires
and to observe the result of the victory of
our battle against the habits which had
dominated our soul.
Eid is a celebration in honor of the
transition of soul from the darkness of the
nights of filthy characteristics to the
shininess of the dawn of glittering merits;
a celebration of molting from wrong
mentalities, faulty understandings,
ambiguous convictions which had been
causing notorious mistakes in our past, to
the most pure shape of a proper human
being.
Eid is a drastic step for one to climb up the
height of success and announce to the self
as well as the whole existence that 'I am
free'; free from the captivity in the devilish
claws of whims and attachments.
Eid is the celebration of the expansion of
patience with assurance to have a better
understanding of the depth of the past and
begin the viewing of the horizons of
prosperity in the future.
Therefore may this Eid be the inspiration
for the happiness of your future...
Wasalaam
Brother Amin Afshar
Illuminations Teacher
Bellfield enrolling now for 2013 classes K - Year 11.
Call 9606 2666 for more info.
To all our Bellfield family & friends, Wishing you the best this Eid. May Allah (swt) reward you for all your
fasting, prayers & dua in this world & the hereafter. From Bellfield Staff & Students
Ramadan &
Charity
THE GEN C PROJECT
by Shahad Al Jamaly
Year 10
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Assalamu Alaikum,
All praise be to God for the passing of
yet another Holy Ramadan in our lives.
A month that cannot be equaled in
blessings nor in significance, a month
where faith develops, proximity to God
is nurtured, rewards are doubled and
generosity is spread. This year,
Bellfield College has ensured that it
organized and participated in a number
of charity events, in the idea of ‘giving
back to the community’.
Since the first day of Ramadan, we
had organized the ‘Dollar-A-Day’
Thank you for giving so generously
scheme, where a jar had been
and putting a smile on the faces
circulating around the school every day
of so many sick children.
in both the primary and high school
campuses, with an estimation of $1000
collected for charity. Inshallah this
money will be donated to Comfort Aid beautifully and delivered to the refugees
International.
who had spent a rather dull month of
fasting, in hope of brightening up their
Last week, a number of students from Ramadan.
Year 9 and 10 were chosen to attend an
Iftar dinner at the Villawood Detention Currently, Bellfield is doing a toy drive
Centre. This included the students for the children at Westmead Hospital.
cooking and preparing the food at In the name of providing a source of
school, prior to the iftar. The amount of entertainment and distraction from the
food that was generously donated by lives of these unfortunate children, we
the parents and community was are organizing and asking for every
staggering! Unfortunately, students body to donate any toys by giving them
were not able to go to the detention to the school office where they would
centre after safety risks were posed. be given to the children on the day. Due
Nevertheless, the food was still cooked
Toy Drive
to health reasons, all toys must be new
and in original state or packaging.
We’d like to take this opportunity to
thank every body who contributed to
this charity event and/or are planning to
contribute to the Toy Drive on 13/9/12.
Inshallah we will be organizing many
more charity events and look forward to
your assistance and contribution.
Walaikum Assalam. THE GEN C PROJECT: TOY DRIVE
The enormous
amount of kids toys
,
clothes & blankets
donated by our man
y
parents & friends.
We pray you are al
l
rewarded by Allah
(swt) for your
generosity.
EARLY LEARNING NEWS
Dear Parents.
READING - A WORLD OF PRINT.
You may have noticed in preschools and infant classrooms the many charts and
posters on the walls, or the cards with single words on them used to label things like
doors, windows, bookcases and so on. This is not because the teachers keep
forgetting the names of things. The intention is to create a world filled with the printed
word. Children then become comfortable having words around them. They notice the
shape of them and through natural curiosity, may well ask what particular words are.
Such children are ready to read.
You do not need to make your home look like a classroom, but the same principle
applies. Colourful posters with words on them, alphabet friezes around the walls,
notices stuck to the fridge are all part of print. Alphabet toys, jigsaw puzzles with
words in the pictures, games with written instructions, fridge magnets in the shapes
of letters, or a sign on child's bedroom door with their name on it are all part of the
reading process.
Children quickly notice words around them. They see words in the supermarket or
from the car window as you are driving. In these situations praise the child for
noticing the words .From this children learn that words have not only a meaning, but
a purpose.
Over time, children should have access to a wide variety of printed material such as
books and stories. Do you belong to your local library? It is a great idea to join a
library. Lifetime membership of a library supports lifelong reading. Public libraries will
allow you to borrow many books at each borrowing time.
Next week is Book Week at Bellfield College. You and your child will be able to
purchase books that have been particularly chosen by Scholastics book company.
The books on display for sale will be high quality story and information books.
Kind Regards.
Mrs Ferguson.
Early Learning Leader.
SENIOR SCHOOL VISUAL ARTS.....
Book Week Art
Competition
Students use recycled books to c r e a t e a n i m a g i n a 4 v e a n d challenging artwork. The works will be judged on the 31st of August. I am excited to see the student’s entries! Each entry will be given a merit for par4cipa4on and 3 will win prizes!
puHng them into prac4ce, I look forward to seeing their clay heads progress over the remainder of the term.
campus. I would like to thank the students of Bellfield for their support at the card sale. The amount raised has been added to Bellfield’s charity jar which is fiHng Year 9 and 10 Elec4ve Visual Arts for this special 4me. have both completed their major work draMs and have begun their Year 9 DT will now be concentra4ng major works for the term. I eagerly on puHng their Ramadan card wait to see their developments.
website together for the remainder of the term. YEAR 9 DESIGN & TECH
A showcase of Year 9 DT and Year 7 Year 9 DT created amazing Eid cards VA works from Term 2 are shown at the beginning of the term and below.
Year 7 have knowledge of the basic have had a very successful sale in hand building skills and have been both the senior and secondary Mrs Hayes
VISUAL ARTS
Term 3
Eid Al Fitr - Year 5 Contributions
IMPORTANT
DATES
Book Week
(Week 7)
On Saturday night there was an event at the Olympic Park, my whole family and I went to the celebra4on on that night. We had a exci4ng 4me and it was 12am when my family and I started heading home. The next day we started preparing for Eid 2012.
Week beginning
August 27
I woke up in the morning and it was Eid, I was extremely excited. I ran to my parents and shouted “EID MUBARAK.” Once we finished having breakfast I started helping my mum with the cooking.
Bellfield Tree
Planting Day
August 27
Year 3 - 10
Fairfield Oztag
Comp
August 28
Boys’ Soccer
Gala Day
August 29
Book Fair /
Parade
It was 12 pm and guests were just arriving and for some reason I skipped upstairs with my friends. My mum called us for lunch, which we had BBQ. Later for desert we had Heart To Heart. As the evening arrived guests were leaving.
On that day my best friends mum invited us for dinner. We started heading to their home and reached their place right on 4me. Me and my BFF started doing ac4vi4es together. It was geHng late, we were in a rush because me and my brother didn't get any sleep. I went upstairs to bed and had a great sleep that night. Well the next day was school.
Nayab Yaqubi,
End Of My Eid!
August 31
Bellfield Fun
Run
September 4
Year 7
Immunisation
September 3
BOOK
PARADE
31 August
Make sure you join us
from 10am for our
annual Book Fair &
Parade.
Don’t forget our
Olympic theme!
AT 6:30 am on Sunday morning, I woke up and got into my brand new Eid clothes and woke my two sisters up to do the same. I woke my dad up about 10 to Seven so he can take us to Eid prayers.
When we got there it was packed. We saw that 2 whole streets were full of cars and an es4mated 1km by 1km of a parking lot was full so we had to park on the 3rd street and walk a long way…
The Masjid was packed ‘Oh no!’ no one could get anywhere and we had to wait for half the people to leave. The Sheik prayed over 4 4mes and about 400 people praying every prayer, it was amazing how much people there were.
We invited lots of family, they came over for breakfast and my mum was busy cooking and preparing breakfast and my dad bought pizza. Breakfast was de-­‐li-­‐
cious.
Then aMer a while we went to fox studio and played on really cool rides, we had so much fun. Everybody got hungry, so my dad took us to Thai in Brighton. We ate lots of yummy food. We went for a walk at the beach in Brighton while having hot chocolate at sunset it was a beau4ful.
AMer that long walk we went to my grandparents’ house to see them for Eid. At the end of the day I got $160 that we get as a EID present.
NOUR HARIRI
Bellfield Sports Update...
clicking create a profile. Students
YEARS 7 – 10 Soccer
who register will be in the running
Gala Day
to WIN a Nintendo Wii and bonus
Five teams from Years 7 - 10 both
Wii Fit Plus!
boys and girls will be representing
College at the upcoming
How to register for the Fun Bellfield
2012 Islamic Colleges Soccer Gala
We will be holding an adidas Run:
Day on Wednesday, August 29,
School Cross Country Fun-Run as ★
Go to
2012.
They will be competing
a major fundraising event this
against
5
other
Islamic Schools.
schoolfunrun.com.a
year. The event will be held on
u/students and click
Tuesday 4th September 2012 at
The Gala Day will be held at Wyatt
create a profile
Rossmore Reserve.
Park, Lidcombe (Church Street,
★ Enter your email,
Lidcombe) for the girls and
create a password and Coleman Park, Berala (Nottinghill
Road, Berala) for the boys. Students
enter your name
will depart the College at 8.50am
★ ENTER
and travel by school bus to the
POSTCODE: 2171
venue and return by 3.20pm.
Students MUST have shin pads to
and then click on
participate.
Bellfield College
Cross Country/
Fun-Run
The adidas School Fun-Run is a
healthy, fun and active fundraiser
that ensures we send the right
message to our students about
getting active, having fun and
maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The
main focus of this event is on
participation. Family support is
most appreciated as we encourage
all students to get involved.
All students have received a
Sponsorship Form to help collect
sponsorship on behalf of the school.
The funds raised will be used to
establish the new sporting fields
at Bellfield College.
We ask all parents to read the
Sponsorship Form and sign the
front page to grant permission for
their child to fundraise and
participate in this event. Students
who raise just $10 or more will
receive a reward for effort. In the
Sponsorship Form you will also
find many other benefits like the
chance to win a family holiday in
Disneyland!
Students wanting to train for our
event and to receive advice from
sporting heroes like Scott Prince,
Dale Thomas, Sally Pearson and
other elite adidas athletes can do so
by
logging
onto
schoolfunrun.com.au/students and
Bellfield College
Students have been given their
notes and are required to return
them by Wednesday 22nd August
or they will forfeit their position
in the team.
N O L AT E N O T E S O R
PAY M E N T S W I L L B E
6 & 7 Year Girls/Boys
500m ACCEPTED.
8 & 9 Year Girls/Boys
1000m
10 Year Boys/Girls
2000m
YEARS 3 - 10
11, 12 & 13 Year Girls/Boys 3000m
Oztag Gala Day
14 & 15 Year Girls/Boys
4000m
16 Year Girls
4000m Six teams from Years 3 - 10 both
16 Year Boys
6000m boys and girls will be representing
Bellfield College at the upcoming
Finally, we would like to welcome 2012 Fairfield Oztag Gala Day on
parents and family members to Tuesday August 28, 2012.
attend the adidas School Cross
Country/Fun-Run event day at the The Gala Day will be held at
Rossmore Reserve on Tuesday 4th Endeavour Park, Fairfield West.
September 2012 to help cheer on Students will depart the college at
the students.
8.50am and travel by school bus to
the venue and return by 3.20pm.
If you would like to volunteer and
help out on the day please a note Students have been given their
will be sent home closer to the date. notes and are required to return
them by Tuesday 21st August or
Thank you, good luck and happy they will forfeit their position in
fundraising!
the team.
The adidas School Cross Country/
Fun-Run is a compulsory event for
K – 6 and selected students from
the high school. Distance to be run
is as follows:
N O L AT E N O T E S O R
PAY M E N T S W I L L B E
ACCEPTED.
Jennifer Dowley
PDHPE teacher and Sports
Coordinator
Assalamu Alaykum
Year 1/2R
Dear Parents
First of all I would like to wish everyone a Eid Mubarak, I hope this special occasion was filled with Joy and happiness for everyone and their families. Over the past week 1/2R have been focusing on this special event and we have done many exci4ng ac4vi4es to help the students feel the joy and happiness of celebra4ng Eid al Fitr. Below are some work samples of just some of the things we have done in class.
Kind Regards,
Miss Rachid
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Year 9 students selling
their handmade Eid
cards in the Primary
school.
Thank you to all our parents and friends
who popped by and said hello at the Eid
Festival at Rockdale.
A special thank you also to Mr Wissam
Salim (P&F President), Mr Mahmoud
Moukaddem and especially Sam & Hani
Miski for taking time out of their
weekend assisting on the day. Your
support is greatly appreciated.
OVERSEAS TRIPS
Traveling overseas during term
time is not recommended by the
College. If you are thinking of
traveling overseas, an extended
leave application form must be
filled in and approval from the
Dean of College must be sought
prior to leaving.
BELLFIELD BULLETIN
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