At As-Sadiq School we strive to provide “Superlative education with an Islamic perspective”. We not only adhere to the guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, but also enhance it through integration of Islamic values. In the final analysis, when a student of As-Sadiq School beholds a rainbow, he/she will be able to explain the scientific phenomenon with facility and enforce it with relevant ayats from the Qu’ran with conviction. We have a faculty that is well qualified and committed to meet the challenges set out in our Mission Statement.
On our journey to academic success, a lot of emphasis is laid on the tripartite collaboration between the home, the school and the student. It is this seamless pattern which, when repeated incessantly, enhances the opportunities and advancement of the student. It brings all the stakeholders together. The handbook outlines procedures to help make the learning experience of your child worthwhile and enjoyable.
Please feel free to bring to our attention any concerns you may have regarding your child. The sooner it is addressed, the better it will be for all concerned.
We hope that this academic year will Insha’Allah be fruitful, pleasant and memorable. May Allah grant us the wisdom and foresight to discharge our duties to your children with diligence as recommended by our Prophet and the Ahlulbayt. We pray that we collectively remain on siraatul mustaqim. May Allah bless our school and may He guard and guide us at all times. Jazak-Allah Khayr.
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Mr. Mario Boccia
Mr. Boccia was born in Italy, his family of five emigrated to Canada in 1967. His parents imparted strong moral values and the idea that work will always get you further ahead in life.
He was enrolled in the University of Toronto where he earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, Majoring in English, with a double minor in History and Italian.
It was at this time that he decided to pursue a career in Education. He obtained his Bachelor of Education from Brock University and a Master of Education from York University.
He was hired by the Metropolitan Separate School Board which later became the Toronto Catholic District School Board in 1984. As a teacher he always looked for challenges and achieving success with each specific one. He worked with the Ministry of Education creating exemplars in Mathematics and Visual Arts departments. He began his administrative career in 2002 with an appointment as a Vice Principal, a position he held for two years before promotion to Principal.
As Principal, Mr. Boccia served three communities, two in Canada and one in Taiwan, spanning almost two decades. He believes in a team approach and aspires to be a servant leader, putting others before himself.
He is married and is the father of three: Piero, Gabriella and Stefano.
Mr. Boccia is humbled to be a member of the As-Sadiq family and is looking forward to all the challenges ahead. He is an ardent student of Islam and seeks new insights with his personal spirituality. He is looking forward to working in our community and together achieving the next level for As-Sadiq Islamic School.
Sr. Asma Panju
Sr. Asma Panju comes from a family that has long had roots in education. She was born in Pakistan and immigrated to Canada in 1994. After completing her Montessori training in 1995, she started her career as a teacher at Central Montessori School in North York.
In 2003, Sr. Asma joined the As-Sadiq family and worked alongside Marhum Aunali Moledina to establish and develop the school’s Montessori program. Starting with 2 classrooms and 35 students, she has worked tirelessly to improve and expand this program to 9 classrooms with almost 200 students.
In 2014, she spearheaded the initiative to establish a Ministry regulated daycare program, another milestone for the school and our community. Following the introduction of the daycare, Sr. Asma officially moved into an administrative role as Daycare & Montessori Supervisor. In 2018, she took on the position of one of the Vice Principal’s at As-Sadiq which she feels will allow her to better serve her students and further develop the program she loves.
Sr. Asma is also the lead Event Co-ordinator at the school working with the Board of Trustees, staff, community, as well as external organizations to ensure our students are given the most fulfilling opportunities to participate in religious and secular programs/events to enrich their educational experience.
As one of the longest-standing members of the As-Sadiq staff, Sr. Asma believes As-Sadiq to be a shining beacon for the entire Shia community. She has channelled her passion directly into helping the school achieve the many successes it has over the years and looks forward to continue serving the youth of this community.
Sr. Zainab Rasool
Ms. Rasool graduated from York University in 2004 with Bachelors of Honours in Sociology and Bachelor of Education. She is qualified to teach in the junior, intermediate and senior divisions, with qualifications in the subject areas of Family Studies and Individual in Society.
Ms. Rasool started working at As Sadiq in 2007, and taught grade 8 for 10 years, teaching English, Social Studies and Islamic Studies. She then moved into teaching high school in the last 4 years, teaching English, Islamic Studies and Peer Leadership courses. Ms. Rasool has also served as a guidance counsellor at the school for a few years.
In addition to teaching, she served on the teacher advisory committee, as well as being the Department Head for the intermediate/senior division, before being given the opportunity to serve as a Vice Principal since 2018.
Ms. Rasool loves to learn and is consistently striving to increase her academic knowledge in the profession of teaching by taking a variety of additional qualifications courses including Special Education, Reading, Writing, and Guidance. She is currently completing her Guidance specialist and is working towards her Principal’s Qualification program.
Ms. Rasool believes in the importance of providing students with a safe and an inclusive environment, where children are challenged to reach beyond their potential, simultaneously inculcating their Islamic values. She is passionate about promoting leadership within staff and students and therefore introduced a leadership program for the grades 7/8 students last year. This year, that opportunity will be granted to the students in grades 6-8 as well.
She looks forward to serving As-Sadiq Islamic school, staff, students and the parents.
Our Staff for 2019-20 is listed below
|Director of Religious Affairs||Sheikh Vinay Khetia|
|Vice-Principal Grade 1-12||Ms. Z. Rasool|
|Vice-Principal Daycare & Montessori||Sr. A. Panju|
|Office Administrator||Sr. Tasnim Lakha|
|Primary Division||Ms. J. Siquiera|
|Junior Division||Ms. F. Abbas|
|Intermediate/Senior Division Minor Heads/Curriculum Leads|
|English||Ms. S. Hossain|
|Mathematics||Ms. I. Panju|
|Science||Ms. J. Vitale|
|Arabic||Sr. Nekaa Al-Waili|
|Toddlers, Preschool, Montessori|
|Toddlers||Sr. Shehla Syeda,|
|Sr. Fatemah Jaffer-Ladak, Assistant|
|Sr. Haseeba Hussaini, Assistant|
|Preschool 1||Sr. Zainab Rajani, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Zakia Rizvi, Assistant|
|Sr. Nabila Pirmohamed, Assistant|
|Preschool 2||Sr. Misriya Pardhan, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Javeria Rizvi, Assistant|
|Sr. Farwah Ali, Assistant|
|Casa I||Sr. Asma Merchant, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Sanober Fatima, Assistant|
|Casa II||Sr. Taiba Sajan, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Ismat Hasham, Assistant|
|Casa III||Sr. Noorjehan Maklai, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Afshan Gulani, Assistant|
|Prep I||Sr. Sukaina Sadiq, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Naman Hasan, Assistant|
|Prep II||Sr. Fatemah Jaffer, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Neeha Hussainali-Datoo, Assistant|
|Prep III||Sr. Nilofar Currimbhoy, Montessori Teacher|
|Sr. Mubina Hasham, Assistant|
|Grade 1A||Sr. Irum Shah|
|Grade 1B||Ms. Nargis Najarali|
|Grade 1C||Ms. Tehsina Chowdhury-Ahmed|
|Grade 1 EA||Ms. Fatima Khakhi|
|Grade 2A||Ms. Zahida Vazir|
|Grade 2B||Ms. Sabireen Karim|
|Grade 2C||Ms. Aya Hijazi|
|Grade 3A||Ms. Zainab Almuhtaram|
|Grade 3B||Ms. Fatima Rashid|
|Grade 3C||Ms. Janaina Siqueira|
|Grade 4A||Ms. Masooma Shah|
|Grade 4B||Ms. Salma Dhalla|
|Grade 4C||Ms. Alexandra Lauria-Parnis|
|Grade 5A||Ms. Noura Noureddine|
|Grade 5B||Ms. Fadek Taki|
|Grade 5C||Mr. Jawad Junaid|
|Grade 6A||Mr. Colin Maclennan|
|Grade 6B||Ms. Hafsa Qureshi|
|Grade 6C||Ms. Fatema Abbas - D.H.|
|Grade 7A||Ms. Jennifer Vitale|
|Grade 7B||Ms. Zayneb Ebrahem|
|Grade 7C||Ms. Fareena Raza|
|Grade 8A||Ms. Tazim Najarali|
|Grade 8B||Ms. Fatemeh Sotoudehfar|
|Grade 8C||Ms. Mahwash Kureishy|
|Coverage||Ms. Sabira Manji|
|Remedial||Ms. Farah Reda|
|Grade 9A||Ms. S. Hossain|
|Grade 10A||Mr. S. Akbar|
|Grade 11A||Br. A. Walimohamed - D.H.|
|Grade 12A||Ms. I. Panju|
|Arabic||Sr. Neeka Al-Waili|
|Arabic||Sr. Aseel Sadiq|
|Arabic||Sr. Rihab Said|
|French||Mme. Rana Ballouk|
|French||Mme. Seja Kishmer|
|French||Mme. Shazanane Kara|
|School Secretaries||Sr. Fatima Khaki|
|Sr. Sukaina Khaki-Jaffer|
|Accounts||Sr. Rabab Mazhar|
|Sr. Qaisra Kazmi|
|Fundraising and Media||Sr. Fathema Jafri|
|Library||Sr. Riza Asghar|
|Afterschool Supervisors||Sr. Maha|
As-Sadiq Islamic School is governed by a Board of Trustees. Please feel free to contact them for any inquiries you may have and to share any input regarding the School. School-related issues must, however, be directed to the Principal and/or teacher.
The School lost one of its valuable members of the Board of Trustees, Br Aunali Moledina, in August 2018. We immensely thank Br. Aunali Moledina for his commitment, passion, dedication and service to our school over the yeas and we ask our school community and beyond to remember him with a surah fateha.
|1||Maulana Syed Mohammad Rizvi|
|2||Dr Fayaaz Jaffer||Chair|
|3||Br Mazahir Somji||Vice-Chair|
|4||Br Abbas Rizvi||Secretary|
|5||Br Ajaz Sadiq||Treasurer|
|6||Br Zeeshan Ali||Assistant Treasurer|
|7||Sr Khairoon Abbas|
|8||Br Zahid Alibhai|
|9||Br. Yasir Atta|
|10||Br Munir Chagpar|
|11||Dr Hyder Fazal|
|12||Br Hasnain Kara|
|13||Sr Sajida Mehdi|
|14||Br Saeed Moradi|
|15||Dr Mustafa Rawji|
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Welcome to the Parent-Teacher Association
The As-Sadiq Islamic School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) consists of enthusiastic parents who work closely with the teachers, staff and students to help enrich the school environment and spirit. The PTA raises funds that are used to organize fun activities that foster a healthy and productive learning environment while fostering an inclusive school community spirit.
The PTA’s objectives include:
- Organizing and promoting social activities that heighten school spirit, encourage family togetherness and promote humanitarian efforts within our school community
- Encouraging and organizing volunteer support for school and PTA programs and events
- Conducting purposeful fundraising efforts to support programs and events at As-Sadiq Islamic School that directly impact students
What do we do?
With the support of a dedicated team of volunteers, the PTA successfully organizes and manages various flagship programs and services, such as:
- Annual seasonal all-day schoolwide activities such as Winter Carnival and Fun Day. For example, at the Winter Carnival, in addition to taking part in wintery activities, they also enjoy hot chocolate and snacks provided by the PTA
- A hot lunch service that provides nutritious hot lunches to students
- The famous monthly pizza lunch days on the last Friday of every month
- Special events to raise awareness on issues such as anti-bulling
- The Scientists in School program, giving students a hands-on science experience
- Treats and Popeyes’ Lunch Days to commemorate significant months (e.g. Muharram, Ramadhan etc.) and the birth and death anniversaries of the 14 Masumeen
- Activities that foster learning and well-being such as the book exchange, health and wellness, seminars and much more
Who are we?
Your PTA team members for 2019-2020 include:
|Salim Daya||Vice Chair|
|Ruqaiya Merchant||Elected Member|
Please feel free to talk to any PTA members for any questions or concerns. And download the app.
Welcome and have a great year!
Get in touch
Become part of the team and join in on all the fun! Meet other parents, make new connections and contribute to your child’s experience at As-Sadiq. We can use your help to plan, organize and bring great events to life.
If you’d like to contact or join the As-Sadiq Islamic School PTA, please fill the form below: