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Islamic school denied registration after highly critical review
by Emma Macdonald
A proposed new Islamic school in north Canberra will not be allowed to take enrolments for this year after being roundly condemned in a government review for failing to plan for basic teaching, curriculum or child-safety requirements.
The At-Taqwa school, conceived by the Islamic Society of Belconnen, was slated to take kindergarten to year 4 enrolments from February 6 but it is in limbo, having been rejected for ACT government provisional registration on several counts.
This proposed school is not connected to the Islamic School of Canberra in Weston, which has full government registration, meets all curriculum and child-welfare requirements and consistently performs among the best schools in the ACT in National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy results.
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