Friday, 30 October 2015

Family Fun Day 2015

Indian Muslim Social Service Association `s Bishan Team held its very first, one of its kind, Family Fun Day where it hosted a Carnival cum Sports Fiesta. This event was held at the Bishan Active Park on 18 October 2015, Sunday from 10am till 3pm. It was jointly organised by IMSSA and Bishan North CC`s MAEC and IAEC. Our supporting partners were Masjid Al-Muttaqin Mosque, Mendaki, Sinda, People`s Association`s Family Life Champion and Bishan Neighbourhood Police  Centre.

Our Guest of Honour for the event was Bishan North`s Grassroots Adviser Mrs. Josephine Teo (Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Transport and Foreign Affairs) As part of IMSSA’s Family Development Programme, we conduct family oriented events annually. 

Following last year’s success at our Year End Fiesta 2014,this year we decided to conduct the Family Fun Day at a larger scale. Nearly 800 participants of which 500 children & youths and 300 adults joined us at the event. A total of 820 tickets were sold at $5 each. The ticket consisted of entry to a wide range of fun-filled activities across 18 booths for boys and girls. About 50 children from lower-income families who receive the annual bursary from The Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) were given complimentary tickets to join us at the event. 30% of the 50 participants also come from the Social Assistant Recipients who used to seek financial assistance from the CC

Through this Family Fun Day event, we created various opportunities for family-bonding activities, create platform to groom students to take ownership of the responsibilities assigned and engage students in fun-filled activities and create a good bonding among their peers.

The booths at the event hosted carnival games from Beat the minute, Ball in the hole, Spin and win, Ring toss, Fish and darts to intellectual games like Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader and Answer Aim Achieve that provoked the minds of the young children and their parents. A range of sports activities too such as Cricket, Soccer and Volleyball too were caught in action at the fields of Bishan Active  Park. Kids were also involved with their family members in pre-registered Amazing Race and Parent/Sibling-Child Badminton Challenge. For Amazing Race, the children had exciting station games which consisted of the Sack race, Moving on up, Tug of war, Who is the wet mummy?, Pop them all and Hoola hoopa ring. To cater to their sweet tooth, participants too patronised the Ice- cream, Snacks & Dessert, Stack and Drizzle, Pop-corn and Candy floss booths. The inflatable Adult- friendly Bouncy Castle served as a focal point where the kids revolved around it bouncing and jumping for hours.

Indeed this Family Fun Day had played a crucial role in strengthening  old and forging new bonds and bringing more members of the community together regardless of race. This event too gave opportunities to many pupils, as young as ten years old, to take on responsibilities, mend and serve customers at their booths. Indeed this aimed to hone pupils’ skills of servitude and kindness in hosting the people around them. This was also an excellent platform for pupils’ to showcase their talents and skills. For example, participants had their hands adorned in Henna by our very own talented child Henna artist! Participants could also learn different styles on how to tie Hijab and the skill of Flower tying.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all students an mentors who had put their heart and soul towards preparing this event and making our first attempt a success, in Allah (s.w.t)`s will.
Jazakallah Khairan.

Monday, 10 August 2015

National Day Celebrations on 9 August 2015

Assalaamu Alaikum.

Together with our nation, our IMSSA juniors celebrated our country`s 50th Birthday!

Here are some of the activities that were lined up for the day.

Day : 9 August 2015, Sunday

Time : 10am till 1.30pm

The class activities that were conducted on that day were based on Singapore`s history, various cultures and traditional games to commemorate our nation`s 50th birthday.

P3G : Cup Flag making                       P3B : Framework making
P4G : Treasure Hunt                           P4B : Time attack
P5G :  Heritage Games                       P6G : Heritage Games

 Happy National Day and Together we celebrate SG50!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Trip to Jacob Bella Gardens!

Assalamu Alaikum,

On 11 June, there were about 30 boys from P3 and P4 brought to Singapore Botanic Gardens as part of our June Holiday Activities. The boys have enjoyed themselves in the Jacobs Bella Gardens. It has been a great bonding session between the Uztazas and the students. Moreover, the Uztazas has come up with ideas to get the students engaged themselves in the outing. To make it so memorable, 6 parents has also joined us in this outing. It was a pleasurable outing for me as well as for my students. Do join us for more such events in near future. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Fun @ West Coast Park

Alhamdulilah the Primary 6 Girls made their way to West Coast Park as part of their June Holiday outing on 5th June 2015.

We firstly had ice breakers of Dog-&-Bone and Captain’s Ball. Thereafter, they were engaged in plenty of station games at the park itself.

Although this was the second time, the girls were going to the park, they truly had an enjoyable time. This was because they had fun not only playing amongst themselves, but also with their Ustazahs.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

June Holiday Outing Series 2015

In Sha Allah

with the June Holidays here, we will be kick-starting our series of June Holidays for our pupils and Ustazahs. The main objective of these outings is to strengthen the bonds of the pupils with their Ustazahs.

Following are the details of the various outings:

Come join us at our outings!

Refresher Course for Beginner Ustazahs


On 1 June 2015, the beginner Ustazahs of Primary 3 to 6 were given a full-day special course to equip themselves with necessary skills that would allow them to better mentor the pupils.

The beginner Ustazahs were mainly trained in the following 4 areas:
  • Use of ICT tools
    (specifically ToonDoo & typing in Tamil & Arabic)
  • Use of Varying Pedagogies in Teaching & Learning
    (specifically though Drama, Inquiry, Experiential and Cooperative Learning)
  • Motivating kids and Ustazahs to be better reciters and memorisers of the Quran
Ustazahs were also asked for various ways and ideas to improve students and Ustazahs' welfare as a whole.

Indeed ustazahs not only had a beneficial but also an enjoyable time with their fellow Ustazahs!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Mid Year Examinations


P3 to P6 pupils wrote their Mid year Examinations on the 17th May 2015. This was a good time to check their understanding of all the Islamic knowledge that they had gained from the beginning of this year.

Watch them in action below!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sharing with you Our Orientation Photos!

Assalaamu Alaikum (w.r.b)

Here`s a collage of some of the photos of our Orientation 2015! 

Do click on the top right sidebar to view the album which consist more photos of our 

Aspiring Saliheens Orientation 2015!

Aspiring Saliheens Orientation 2015

Assalaamu Alaikum (w.r.b)

Our Orientation was held on the 15 February 2015. We had around 70 parents whom joined us with enthusiasm to find out about their child`s learning journey.

The Programme for the day was as follows;

This time round, we invited all parents to join their child`s class after Asar for some Hands-on-activity conducted by the class mentors. Mashallah. This activity created a platform for our parents to understand how lessons are usually conducted and what do the children learn at the end of the day. It indeed gave parents a feel of how a usual Madrasah day would be for their child!

On behalf of all Ustazahs, I sincerely thank all parents who joined us for the event and we humbly seek your support and cooperation in your child`s Islamic learning journey! Inshallah. Ameen.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

A Gathering cum Bonding Day for our Mentors!

Alhamdullilah. On Friday,20th Feb 2015, our mentors together with some of our Secondary 3 Girls gathered at the East Coast Beach to have some fun under the sun!

This CNY was indeed a well-spent holiday with good time spent with fellow mentors!