Instructor: Sifu Haroon Raja of Raja Academy of Martial Arts
Taken twice a week, our fitness class helps teach younger kids to create healthy foundations in the martial arts as well as instill self confidence and self esteem. Our younger kids learn more than just punching and kicking and learn discipline and rules that can be applied at both home and school to help them build brighter futures. We incorporate exercises that are meant to build stamina and endurance in their bodies at a young age as well as stretching techniques for improvement in flexibility before every class. The children never engage in any contact with each other, and only make impact when they hit the safty pads that we provide. In short, its a fun punching and kicking experince for them, and a great direction for them to channel all of their energy towards.
Art is incorporated into a variety of lessons in all of the grades. Aside from that, all grades have a separate weekly art class to enhance student creativity.
Computer skills are a vital part of today’s education. Teachers work on computer skills during subject classes where they periodically do lessons using the computers. Students in lower grades have center time where they are able to play learning games on the computer.
Anasheed are a wonderful way for individuals young and old to embrace Islam in a harmonic way. Academic songs are also a wonderful way for students to retain valuable information regarding educational information obtained in class. A combination of these are practiced during our daily assemblies as well as at our school-wide music classes.
School Publication – The White and Purple Press
Students’ writing is featured in our school magazine publication called The White and Purple Press. The White and Purple Press is published four times each year with all articles and stories being written by students themselves. Student art work is also featured in the publication.
Each Wednesday afternoon, students in grades 1 and above have the opportunity to join Homework Club. During Homework Club, students can work on their nightly homework, get extra help on a test or project, or receive needed tutoring from an As-Sabeel Academy teacher. Homework Club begins immediately after school and runs until 4:15.