To become one of the leading
educational institutions dedicated to excellence and providing greatest
access to the least fortunate in the community.
- Provide an excellent education
both in respect of the Islamic and secular component of the curriculum.
- To instill the learners with the love for the Noble Prophet (S.A.W)
as the source of intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical
growth and the Holy
Prophet (S.A.W) as the perfect embodiment of these qualities.
- To create an ideal school climate in which our learners become
ambassadors of the deen of Islam and spread it to those less fortunate.
of the school
The school was a community
initiative of those noble men of Clairwood who formed the South
Coast And District Muslim Association. A land was purchased at the
corner of Houghton Road and Sastri Road corner that was later deemed
unsuitable for the construction of a school.
The association persuaded the owner of the land
on which the school presently stands to swop his two ploys of contiguous
land with that of the associations ‘one plot. Due to the lack
of funds the Association, later amalgamated with the Durban Muslim
Merchant Association to form the South Coast and District Trust.
The school was complete in 1946 and officially
opened its doors as an E grade school with Mr. Ismail as its first
The school is proud of its
long and prominent place in the annals Islamic Education in Clairwood
and its environs. Presently the school occupies a section 21 status
and a special dispensation of a sub section 14 school. (ie: a public
school on private property. This accords the school the privilege
of offering this dualistic programme.
The academic programme of the school caters for
learners form Pre- Grade R up until grade 9 thereby encompassing
the G.E.T band.
- Ordinary school days Monday
- Thursday: 07H30 -15H00
- Friday only: 07h30 - 13h50. Jumu'ah salaat performed at school.
- If school times are changed for whatever reasons then parents
will be notified in writing by the Principal.
- The educators responsible
for monitoring this are specially appointed educators.
- It is incumbent upon all learners to be at school during the designated
days in the school terms.
Procedure for reporting non-attendance:
- If a learner is absent for a day, then a letter from the parent
- If the learner is absent from school for more than three days
a medical certificate is required. If the reasons are non-medical
then the parents needs to call at school or telephone to provide
- The onus is on the parent and the learner to ensure that work
missed during the period of non -attendance is made up.
- All serious illnesses and contagious diseases and injuries must
be reported to the Principal.
- All homework, major projects and assignments not handed in because
of absences must be handed in on the day of the learners return
- If a learner is absent for more than ten consecutive days without
informing the school, then he/she would according to the rules of
the department be officially removed from the register.
- Under no circumstances
would a learner be allowed to leave the school premises during school
hours without the permission of the Principal.
- Parents requesting leave for their child must call personally
at the school and make such a request. Parents must fill in the
leave book at the administrative offices, which must then be sanctioned
by the Principal.
- The procedure laid down on the leave authorization form will be
followed very strictly.
- In the event of a learner requesting special leave, e.g. Hajj
or Umrah then such a request must be timeously communicated to the
- As in the case of absenteeism, the onus is on the parent and learner
to ensure that work missed during the period of non-attendance is
Uniform, Dress code & Personal Appearance
The school uniform plays
a vital role in the development of school tone, ambience and discipline.
Parents are earnestly requested to ensure that the stipulated dress
code is adhered to at all times.
No coloured kurta, jacket
or anything of civilian clothing will be permitted
Winter Uniform (May -Aug)
Navy blue school tracksuit
with school monogram embroidered on the pocket. White t-shirt, white
socks and white takkies.
Summer Uniform (Jan -Apr -& Sept -Dec)
White kurtha (tunic) with
school monogram embroidered on to the pocket. Black/grey socks.
Whte Islamic hat (topie) and black shoes.
Winter Uniform (May -Aug)
Navy school tracksuits with
school monogram embroidered on pocket, white takkies and socks with
navy school scarves.
Summer Uniform (Jan -Apr -& Sept -Dec)
School cloak and pants with
embroidered monogram on pocket, white socks, black shoes.
Uniform for Physical Education (PE)
- BOYS : White shorts and
white t-shirts with white takkies.
- GIRLS : T-shirt and tracksuit longs. It is advised that t-shirts
Based upon the teachings
of the Noble Prophet SAW that 'cleanliness is half of faith’,
the school emphasizes the importance of personal hygiene, neatness
and appearance. Such health inspections would be carried out regularly
- The hair of all boys should
be neat, tidy and short in length.
- Parents are requested to ensure that their children’s hair
is free of nits and lice.
- No artificial colouring, tinting or dyeing of hair is permitted.
- The growing the hair on two different lengths (acute wedged) is
strictly not permitted.
- The hair of all female
learners must be covered at all times.
- Parents are requested to ensure that their child's hair is free
of nits and lice.
- No artificial colouring, tinting or dyeing of hair is permitted.
- The use of authentic henna "mendhi" is permitted.
that is Permitted
- Girls: Wristwatch, simple
ear studs and nose stud.
- Boys: Simple wrist watch.
- Under no circumstances will rings and fancy chains be permitted.
- Boys will not be allowed to use ear studs under any circumstances.
- Under no circumstances will the school assume responsibility if
any items of jewelry worn by a learner is lost at school. It is
advised that simple, cheap
permissible jewelry be used.
- Fingernails of all learners
must be short, clean and tidy at all times.
- Under no circumstances would nail polish be allowed.
- The use of henna "mendhi" is permitted on the nails
and hand of females during special and auspicious occasion.
- On occasions the school
would host civvies day, Eid Milan etc When the Wearing of “casual
Clothes" will be permitted.
- In the event of such an occasion, parents are to take cognisance
of the Shariah, when allowing their child to dress informally.
- The school reserves the right to send a learner home if the learner's
dress code is in their view contrary to Shari'ah.
- Learners dressed contrary to the shari’ah will be sent home
without notifying the parents.
- Assembly is conducted twice
- The first assembly is conducted in the morning so that learners
are orientated and co-ordinated before entering their classes.
- Announcements for the day will be communicated to learners during
the second break.
- Learners are expected to be in their respective class lines promptly
as soon as the bell rings for assembly.
- Assembly is a formal occasion and as such should be give the dignity
and decorum that is required.
These will be held to commemorate
significant national days in the South African calendar as well
as significant Islamic days.
- Surah Fathihah is the prescribed
opening prayer "dua" for all occasions and assemblies.
- All learners are encouraged to know the Arabic recitation together
with the English translation. The Zulu translation is also encouraged.
On occasion the Urdu recitation will be observed.
- On occasion the recitation of other verses of the Our'an will
- A Hadith of the week will also be encouraged and recited with
the aim of encouraging good practice amongst learners.
- Learner participation and attentiveness is these recitations is
- In keeping with the Islamic
ethos of the school Zuhr salaah is performed in the school.
- The performing of zuhr salaah is compulsory upon all Muslim learners.
- Learners who abstain from reading salaah (without valid reasons)
will be disciplined.
- Jumu'ah salaah is performed on the school premises. No learners
will be allowed to read Jumu'ah salaah anywhere else. Parents must
instill in their children a love for the deen of Islam and encourage
and promote the reading of salaah at home.
of Learners During School Times
- At all times learners must
move briskly and in a straight line when moving from one venue to
- Learners must not talk when the assembly is being conducted or
when moving from one venue to another.
- No learner must leave his /her classroom without the permission
of the present educator.
- Learners who leave the classroom to visit the toilet must do so
quickly and must not loiter around.
- Learners who loiter during class times will be severely reprimanded.
- At times when learners are required to leave their classes, they
must walk in single file and keep left.
- Learners are not to remain in their allocated classrooms during
breaks and assembly times.
out of bounds for learners
- All Administrative offices
are out of bounds for the learners.
- Learners would only be allowed if they are given permission by
- No learners is allowed to enter the media room without an educator
being present there.
- No learner is allowed to enter the storeroom/stockroom without
- No learner is to be in the library without an educator being present
- Learners would only enter the computer room if there is an educator
should not :
- Eat in the classroom during
- Write, draw, scribble or deface the furniture in anyway, if a
learner is caught doping this then they would be required to pay
for repairs or replacement value of the item.
- Throw rubbish all over the class.
- Put stickers on the walls, boards, chalkboards ,desk and chairs.
- Play cards or any other games in the classroom, unless instructed
to do some by an educator for educational purposes.
- Touch any electrical device, switch, fan, air-conditioner, electrical
- Leave any personal belonging in class, Quran Cupboard, Class Cupboard
after school hours.
- Display any deviant behavior in class that contradicts the school
- Run in the corridors.
- Push and shove other learners when leaving the class.
- Jump a queue at the tuck shop.
- Play football or volleyball in the undercover area.
- Try to climb the fences, trees that are in the school property.
- Tamper with the Fauna and Flora of the school.
- Play with and waste water, non try in anyway to interfere with
the water tanks.
- Interfere with the janitor nor intrude within the confines of
- Loiter near the educator’s cars, nor deface or vandalise
it in anyway.
- Cheat in any exam, test, assignment or project. (Cheating is a
very serious offence. Anyone who is caught cheating will be dealt
- Plagiarize from any electronic, print sources or work form others.
- Copy someone else’s assignment and attempt to present as
- Forge parents signatures on any school/ legal document.
- Discard , throw anyway any notices, letters or communiqué
that is meant to be couriered home to their parents.
- Damage or steal the projects of fellow learners.
- Put up any notice or poster or use the name or the official badge
of the school without permission.
brought in by Learners
- At times learners may bring
things from home to school on their own accord or perhaps may be
requested by an educator.
- These items are brought to school at their own risk.
- The school will not assume any responsibility for these goods
whatsoever, in case of breakage, damages or in the case of theft
- No learners would be permitted to carry a cell phone to school.
- In the case of a child carrying a cell phone to school, the cell
phone will be confiscated and a penalty of R50=00 will be imposed
within the first month of it being confiscated.
- If is going to be claimed later than that period then a fine of
R100=00 will be imposed.
- These cell phones will only be released to the parents of the
learner or an elder person nominated by the parent.
- If the child is found to have contravened this rule for the third
time, the school reserves the right to confiscate the cell phone
permanently and dispose of it as it sees fit to.
- No learner would be permitted to bring any electronic tapng or
filming device to school.
- The Principal or his designated appointee reserves the right,
granted to them according to the South African School’s Act
, to search any learner or any person entering the school.
- The school is equipped with
a fully functional library.
- Learners are encouraged to borrow books during their allocated
library period or during their breaks.
- Library books are the property of the school and in the event
of loss or damage to a school library book, the onus is upon the
parent to replace or financially compensate, whichever the school
administrators deem appropriate.
- Parents are encouraged to instill a love of reading in their child
and to ensure that his/ her child is an active member of the local
- The school administrators
will make every effort to ensure that all parents and relevant stakeholders
in the education of the learners is aware of the relevant occurrences
in the school as they relate to the well-being of the learner.
- Parents will receive regular circulars from the school administrators
on issues pertaining to examinations, tests, excursions, homework,
and teachings of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), amongst others.
- Circulars will be handed to learners regularly. (every Wednesday
- Parents are advised to collect these circulars from their child,
read and appropriately file.
- Homework is given on a
- Homework must be completed timorously.
- If a learner is absent then the onus is on the learner to hand
in the due homework on the following day with a letter of excuse
signed by the parent.
- The learner must cover up any work missed during the period of
- Assistance if required would be provided by the teacher concerned.
- Parents must feel free to sign and check the learner's homework
- Days when no prescribed homework is given, parents must ensure
that the learner is doing some constructive reading.
- The reading of the Holy Quran must also be enforced and encouraged.
- All learners are expected
to be in school by 07h40.
- Any learner who comes continuously late to school without a valid
reason, would be detained (14h30 to 15h15).
- Under no circumstances would the late coming of learners from
the Clairwood area be tolerated.
- A first offence in this instance without a valid reason would
result in detention.
/ Field Trips
- Excursions would be organized
on a quarterly basis.
- These would be planned so as to coincide with the curriculum.
- The learner is expected to display excellent behavior during these
- Is any learner who displays deviant behavior during a particular
trip, as a punitive measure he/ she maybe left our of subsequent
- No learners would be allowed to go on an excursion if he/ she
does not get his or her indemnity form signed by his or her respective
- Sporting activities is
an integral part of any school's curriculum and every effort would
be made to promote the Culture of sport at school.
- The school endeavors to facilitate all codes of sport permitted
on the limited ground space available.
- The highlight of a school-sporting calendar is the Annual inter-house
- Due to the limited space available this is always held outside
- Learners would be placed in the following houses viz Lotus, Primrose,Daisy,
- The school would endeavor to place greater emphasis on team sports
rather than athletics as a larger number of learners display a very
keen interest in these codes.
- South Coast Madressa prescribes
to an Islamic ethos and therefore all disciplinary measures are
based on an Islamic perspective and set within the limits of the
- Disciplining learners and maintaining an appropriate code of discipline
is of paramount importance in any educational institution.
- Parents are encouraged to ensure that their children adhere to
the school rules and realize that non-compliance with respect to
school rules and expectations leads to the poor academic performance.
- Enforcement of school rules rests with the school and its administrators.
Prefects elected by the administration also assist in enforcing
Code of Conduct
- The school prescribes a
code of conduct, which has been drawn up consistent with the school
- The school recognizes the behaviors are trivial but undesirable,
other moderately serious as well are other serious
- It must be emphasized that some repeated trivial offences would
be severely dealt with.
- Any activity of any learner that brings the name of the school
into disrepute would be dealt with severity that the situation beckons.
- The school has the right to change the rules from time to time.
- Both the learners and their parents must be encouraged to seek
clarity pertaining their understanding of the school rules.
- Late coming.
- Poor attendance.
- Interrupting the teacher.
- Interrupting the class.
- Attention seeking
- Clowning about
- Interfering with or annoying others.
- Telling tales/ Spreading malicious gossip.
- Avoiding work.
- Wasting time.
- Eating/ drinking in class.
- Derogatory name calling.
- Running in class and in the corridors.
- Being noisy in the assembly area.
- Sweating/ vulgarity.
- Deliberately indulging in rough play.
- Being disruptive in the mosque/ jamaat khana.
- Bringing non-educational toys with permission to school.
- Isolated cases of not conveying important school circulars to
- Isolated cases of not completing or attempting homework.
- This category includes minor
- Repeated misdemeanour of level one.
- Rudeness and verbal abuse.
- Physical abuse: fisticuffs.
- Disturbing and hindering the progress of others.
- Refusal to follow instructions.
- Arguing and swearing.
- Close and irregular relationships with members of the opposite
- The plagiarism, copying of information in homework, assignment
- Bringing of tape decks, stereos without permission being sought.
- Disobeying school rules.
- Deceitful and dishonest behaviour.
- Not relaying important circulars to parents.
- Continuously not meeting deadline for homework.
- Meeting unauthorized visitors.
- Bunking' classes.
- Avoiding namaaz/ salaah.
- Leaving the class without permission.
- Using of cellular phone in class.
- Not attending school after examinations.
- Consistently disregarding the school uniform regulations.
Serious Behavioral Offences
- These include repeated
offence from level two.
- Possession of cigarettes, drugs, alcohol.
- Assault on any individual.
- Refusal to adhere to any school rules.
- Abuse of any kind, be physical, sexual, emotional, racial or verbal.
- Theft or being in possession of stolen property.
- Disobeying examination rules.
- Interfering with the bags of other learners
- Indecent behaviour.
- Abusing school amenities.
- Compulsive lying.
- Try to insinuate any type of sexual advances.
- In possession of any pornographic or indecent material.
- Bringing of fireworks or dangerous weapons to school.
- Learners who are identified by the teacher as regularly not completing
- Damaging of loan and library books.
- Breaking the law of the country.
of logical consequences:
- The school response to
Misconduct: Logical consequences.
- To encourage pupils to understand that their actions have a logical
- To encourage an awareness of personal choices and responsibility
for one's actions.
- To maintain and build a positive relationship.
rights of the disciplinary board
- The right to rule on an
immediate suspension from day one to an indefinite period.
- The right to rule on an immediate expulsion of a pupil.
- The right to choose a logical consequence that it deems fit.
- The right to hold the learners and their parents financially responsible
for any willful damage of school property.
to be taken for Undesirable and Unacceptable Behaviour
- Divert the learner from
undesirable behavior using positive directives.
- Observe the learner's behavior for a period of time.
- Use of physical response to deviate the learner from doing wrong
things, eg. Walking towards the learner, and stand near him/ her,
- Remind learners of the rules of conduct and the consequences thereof.
- Warning the learners of repeated offences.
- Lecturing to the learner concerned and direct attention towards.
- Directing a learner to do a particular chore to make up for his
bad behavior e.g. sweep the classroom, pick up the papers, ground
- Change the learner's position in class, in the class line.
- Prevent the learner concerned from going on an excursion.
- Informal reporting of the situation to the parents.
- Set up a formal meeting with the parent of the learner concerned.
- Report of misdemeanor to be recorded in the learners file.
- Refer the case to the disciplinary board.
measures for Moderately Serious behavior
- The learner would be detained
for up to a week.
- If the offence persists then a letter of warning is issued to
the learner and the parents would be summoned to school.
- If the offence is repeated then the school would insist that the
learners concerned goers for counseling.
- If steps 1-3 fails then the learner would be suspended from school.
- The number days would be determined by the principal who would
be guided by the S.A. School’s Act.
- If these measures fail then it would then be viewed as a level
measures for Serious Behavioural Offences
- An immediate letter of
warning with the urgent summoning of the parents.
- The learners would be suspended for the maximum period allowed
by the department.
- If behavior persists then another maximum period of suspension
would be given.
- If the offence persists the disciplinary board would meet with
the parent, learner, management and departmental official to recommend
that the said learner is an impediment to the educational process
of the school and would therefore recommend expulsion.
actions of the disciplinary board
- The Disciplinary Board
consists of the Principal. A teacher component and the members of
the governing Body.
- The Board would investigate the matter and communicate it to the
parents. The Board may invite the parents to discuss the matter
- The proceedings of the discussions are to be recorded in the pupils
- The disciplinary would inform the parent concerned of any impending
Suspension, expulsion or financial implication.