Message from Principal
Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatahu
I am pleased to welcome your interest in our educational community here at Zayed College for Girls. This unique institution pursues excellence and innovation in education while promoting an enquiring, analytical and positive approach to the study of Islam, especially in its individual and collective expression in the contemporary world.
Our vision at Zayed College for Girls is clear – that our students receive a well rounded learning experience, gaining the best of the New Zealand curriculum, extracurricular activities and a comprehensive Islamic education. This will, InshaAllah, give our students the opportunity to leave Zayed College as strong, educated Muslim women, future leaders in our community and serving humanity worldwide. We are committed to our motto: Educate a Woman, Educate a Nation.
Our school has progressively built a reputation for dedication and excellence, based on a staff committed to delivering high quality learning experiences and positive social development. A school-wide focus on raising standards continues to bear fruit, as both students and staff maximise opportunities for forward movement and growth.
One clear example of this progression is our steadily improving qualification results, with achievement above national standards at each NCEA level, and a number of our graduates awarded scholarships to tertiary institutions in Auckland and Otago.
We are committed to balancing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. Our ethos and pastoral systems are based on Islam as an empowering, guiding light; we teach our girls what Islam provides them in all walks of life, but more importantly, why – faith without curiosity, enquiry, understanding and development is ultimately baseless.
These are exciting times at Zayed College for Girls. We are clear in where we are going, and we would like you to join us in this journey – become part of a collaborative school community that can help translate vision into reality! We take the responsibility of educating your daughters very seriously, and we do everything we can to make their time at secondary school as enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling as possible, InshaAllah.
Make Zayed College for Girls the school of choice for your daughters. We look forward to you joining us soon, and we thank you for your continued support.
Regina Rasheed, Principal
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