Advance
through
knowledge

Advance
through
knowledge

Chief Executive Officer’s message


Murat Karadag
At Ilim College, we believe each student is on a personal journey. From the moment they join the extended Ilim family, utmost importance is placed on a smooth transition through the different stages of their schooling career.

Murat Karadag

Murat Karadag

Chief Executive Officer

Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

Since 1995, Ilim College has prided itself on fostering an environment for students to explore their potential for excellence and achievement. While, at the same time, incorporating the tenets of Islam into their everyday learning experiences.

With over 2,500 students across Victoria, the continued success of the College can be attributed to a highly dedicated team of principals, teachers and staff. Our success is also underpinned by our most valued partners – our parents.

At Ilim College, we believe each student is on a personal journey. From the moment they join the extended Ilim family, utmost importance is placed on a smooth transition through the different stages of their schooling career.

Whilst our students ‘Advance through Knowledge’, Ilim College encourages all students to become active civic participants who contribute to the social cohesion of our society. To this end, Ilim College proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of over 40 different cultural groups within the student population at the College.

Our diversity makes us strong. Makes us compassionate. Makes us interesting. Through engagement of the heart and mind, a student at Ilim college can look forward to countless rewarding experiences. Both educational and personal. New academic vistas will be explored, new friendships will be made, and new life perspectives will be formed.

We welcome you to the Ilim College family.

Murat Karadag

Chief Executive Officer

Our values


Respect

Respect is in every part of the College. With diversity comes cultural distinction from over 40 corners of the world. We promote respect for all cultures, for all ethnic backgrounds, and we expect our students to adhere to this cornerstone value. Respect means inclusion. Respect means compassion. Respect means all school stakeholders have the freedom to be heard. We listen, we understand, we include, because we respect. 

“He is not of us who is not affectionate to his young ones and does not honour the elderly; and he is not of us who does not encourage what is good and prohibit what is evil.” Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) 

“O you who believe! No men should (ever scoff) at other men. Maybe, the latter are better than the former. Nor should women (ever scoff) at other women. Maybe the latter women are better than the former ones. And do not find fault with one another, nor call one another with bad nicknames. Bad is the name of sinfulness after embracing faith. If anyone does not repent, then such people are wrong doers.” {Qur’an Surat Al Hujraat 49:11}

respect

Integrity

Integrity is as important as reading, writing and mathematics. Islamic values mean peace, acceptance and strong moral principles, for all. Ilim students are caring, honest, authentic and loyal because we expect that of them, and all their interactions. 

“And when they hear false and vain talk, they withdraw from it and say, ‘to us our deeds and, to you your deeds, Peace be to you. We seek not the ignorant.” {Qur’an Surah Al Qasas 28:55} 

“No man can attain a true faith, unless he develops strength of character and that cannot be achieved unless one acquires the habit of speaking the truth.” Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Integrity

Empathy

Empathy makes a good man, a good woman, a good human. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) expected empathy from himself and from everyone. Towards ever human being living. Towards the environment. We ask our students to reflect this compassion. Without question. When others face challenges or hardships, our students walk in their shoes. 

“(You shall do) good to (your) parents, and to the near of kin and to the orphans and the needy, and you shall speak to men good words.” 2:83 

“Woe to those who give short measure, who demand of other people full measure for themselves, but give less than they should, when it is they who weigh or measure for others!” {Qur’an Al Mutaffifin 83:13}

Empathy

Commitment

Commitment means not settling for second-best. Not taking the easy way out. Our students are taught to strive for the pinnacle solution based on strong reasoning and judgement. Based on wisdom, compassion and inclusivity. 

“And each man is held responsible for his own actions.” Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) 

“Who is the most favoured of God: The one from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.” Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Commitment

Excellence

We ourselves are responsible to aspire to our own excellence. Being open to new ideas and insights means we can continually improve ourselves. 

“For everyone there is a direction to which he turns his face. Strive, then to excel each other in good deeds. Wherever you are, Allah will bring you all together. Allah is certainly powerful over everything.” {Qur’an Al -Baqarah 2:148} 

“The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind.” Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Excellence

Executive Principal’s message



It is my belief that school should be serious fun. Enjoyment and learning very much go hand in hand: in the classroom, through our co-curricular programs and through the Islamic life of the school.

Adrian Puckering

Executive Principal

As Executive Principal, I support the Principal and leadership teams from each of our schools in delivering a dynamic education that develops the abilities and enthusiasms of each and every individual girl and boy.

It is my belief that school should be serious fun. Enjoyment and learning very much go hand in hand: in the classroom, through our co-curricular programs and through the Islamic life of the school. At Ilim College, we aim to provide the most diverse, challenging, and supportive environment in which all our children can thrive and exceed their own expectations.

A good education opens doors, whilst a great education nurtures character, and lasts a lifetime. At Ilim, we educate holistically, with a focus on personal excellence, which is achieved through a wide-ranging curriculum that uncovers and encourages a genuine love of learning, alongside quality teaching that challenges each student to strive for their personal best. We understand that there are many skills, values and aptitudes which do not come with a piece of paper, but they are nonetheless vital for happy and purposeful living.

The Ilim College motto gets to the very heart of our vision: Advance Through Knowledge. Ours therefore is not a superficial, surface education but one that seeks to develop the whole person. As Executive Principal, I know that if our values are true, and we live by them with honesty and conviction, if we look beyond the surface of things to question and champion independence of mind, and if we learn deeply in order to lead lives of meaning, generosity and purpose, then we will see the full fruits of an Ilim College education.

Adrian Puckering

Executive Principal

Our campuses

Dallas Primary

Prep—Grade 6

Co-educational Primary School


Dogan Akin

Principal, Dallas Primary

At Ilim College, we are very fortunate to have positive and supportive parents who work in partnership with the school to empower student learning through our values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Commitment and Excellence. We strongly value this relationship and are passionate about inspiring the College community to enhance the learning of all and strive to develop and improve teaching and learning outcomes. and build a professional learning community that is focused on continuous improvement and growth. We proudly work in partnership with all school stakeholders to work in line of our school motto “Advance Through Knowledge”.

Dallas Primary

Has 783 students

783

Dallas Primary

Has 110 staff members

110

Dallas Primary

Has students from 38 different countries

38

Dallas Primary

The campus covers 80000m2

80000m2

Glenroy Primary

Prep—Grade 6

Co-educational Primary School


Derya Buyukyazici

Principal, Glenroy Primary

Ilim College – Glenroy Primary Campus is a co-educational campus which was established in 2013. At our school we understand that our actions and daily habits shape who we are. Our committed team of teachers and staff prioritise the wellbeing, engagement and learning of each individual student. We are a community of leaders and learners who rejoice in cultivating rich experiences to shape the faith, character, identity, and capability of our students. How do we do this? We build relationships on mutual trust and respect. We care about each other and our school. We help each other learn, work hard and we celebrate together. We understand that everyone makes mistakes, and we support one another. This is who we are, and we work hard to empower students to unlock their potential and become better learners and better people for a better world.

Glenroy Primary

Has 614 Students

614

Glenroy Primary

Has 97 staff members

97

Glenroy Primary

Has students from 27 different countries

27

Glenroy Primary

The campus covers 40000m2

40000m2

Doveton

Prep—Year 12 VCE

Co-educational school


Siti Ali

Principal, Doveton Primary

Doveton Campus is Ilim College’s newest campuses. A unique and different campus located in the Southeastern suburbs, with a diverse group of ethnicities and families from 19 different backgrounds. Our leadership are passionate and motivated educators who wish to inspire students with curiosity and motivate them in different ways to be lifelong learners. Our teachers believe that every child must be given an equal opportunity to succeed regardless of abilities and background. No child is the same and we want every child to experience and improve their learning journey by expanding their knowledge. Besides Ilim College’s values of Respect, Integrity, Empathy, Commitment and Excellence, Doveton campus is committed to paying it forward by small acts of kindness as mentioned by Prophet Muhammad SAW, “Allah is kind and He loves kindness in all matters”.

Doveton

Has 202 students

202

Doveton

Has 38 Staff members

38

Doveton

Has students from 19 different countries

19

Doveton

The campus covers 20200m2

20200m2

Dallas Secondary Girls

Year 7—Year 12 VCE

Girls School


Zeynep Sertel

Principal, Dallas Secondary Girls

At Dallas Secondary Girls, our goal is to ensure all our students build a strong foundation for their Islamic academic journey with the College. Our diverse family of staff are always there to support the needs of any student with a multitude of social and academic support programs to aspire confidence in every student to reach their full potential. With the authenticity of the beauty of Islam, our teaching and pedagogies develop your daughter’s values-based learning with thinking routines, differentiation, a balanced teacher- and student-centred approach, and visible learning. Our parent/carer workshops, campus tours, orientation program offered by the student services department will make Ilim feel like your second home. Education is our passion, and faith our beacon, a light we hope to continue passing on to our past and emerging students.

Dallas Secondary Girls

Has 530 students

530

Dallas Secondary Girls

Has 94 staff members

94

Dallas Secondary Girls

Has students from 33 different countries

33

Dallas Secondary Girls

The campus covers 80000m2

80000m2

Kiewa Secondary Boys

Year 7—Year 12 VCE

Boys School


Mr Suleyman Kor

Principal, Kiewa Secondary Boys

At Kiewa Campus, our focus is to ensure every student’s experience is positive. With a range of pastoral care and sports activities, our students are exposed to the outside world in their preparation to becoming young Muslim adults Our strong Islamic focus also helps them become exemplary Muslims for Australian society. Our diverse family of staff are always present to cater for the needs of all students with a multitude of social and academic support programs. Our doors are always open to prospective students and parents to see our programs in action. We believe education is the key to success in every sense of the word.

Kiewa Secondary Boys

Has 462 students

462

Kiewa Secondary Boys

Has 80 staff members

80

Kiewa Secondary Boy

Has students from 33 different countries

33

Kiewa Secondary Boys

The campus covers 21000m2

21000m2

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