The weekend classes cater to children age 6-16 for Islamiat and 4-16 yrs for Quran (primary and early middle school children in New Zealand). The pupils will be taught in small groups of 5 to 20. The group a child goes to is based solely on the discretion of the teaching staff. They will consider age, learning ability, rate of progress and prior knowledge of the pupil when placing them into a group. Separate groups for male and female pupils will be organized for ages 7 and above. The curriculum we use is spread across 6 levels. After a few months of operation, we expect to be offering classes at all the 6 levels.
We recognise that running all 6 levels will not be possible from the time when the academy starts operating from Feb 25th 2018. We plan to start offering classes for level 1, 2 and 3 from Feb 25th 2018. Higher levels will be added as soon as enough children become ready for them. Older children will also start at a level between 1 and 3. However, we expect that older children will be able to go through the lower levels quickly and be ready for higher levels.