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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.

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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.

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Mrs. Pavan

Mrs. Pavan is born and bred in Toronto.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University, followed by a Bachelor of Education at the University of Toronto.  Mrs. Pavan has had a long standing career in education as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian, and Literacy Lead.   After completing a Masters of Education in Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Mrs. Pavan entered into educational administration, serving as Vice Principal and Principal in varied school communities. 

Mrs. Pavan has a keen interest in instructional leadership which is of utmost importance to student success.  Along with teacher teams, she has been instrumental in establishing several professional learning communities focusing on the collaborative inquiry model.  Mrs. Pavan participated in the Ministry of Education’s Early Primary Collaborative Inquiry, Full Day Early Learning as well as board initiatives developed in partnership with the School Effectiveness Leads.

The application of 21st century fluencies is also of particular interest to Mrs. Pavan, reconfiguring lessons to incorporate collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and metacognition. 

As a life-long learner, Mrs. Pavan is excited to be  part of the administrative team, serving the community and enriching our students’ overall experiences at As-Sadiq. 

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Our Staff for 2019-20 is listed below


Administrative Staff 
PrincipalMr. D'Agostino
Director of Religious AffairsSheikh Vinay Khetia
Vice-Principal Grade 1-12Ms. Z. Rasool
Vice-Principal Daycare & MontessoriSr. A. Panju
Office AdministratorSr. Tasnim Lakha
Department Heads
Primary DivisionMs. J. Siquiera
Junior DivisionMs. F. Abbas
Intermediate/Senior Division Minor Heads/Curriculum Leads
EnglishMs. S. Hossain
MathematicsMs. I. Panju
ScienceMs. J. Vitale
ArabicSr. Nekaa Al-Waili
Toddlers, Preschool, Montessori
ToddlersSr. Shehla Syeda,
Sr. Fatemah Jaffer-Ladak, Assistant
Sr. Haseeba Hussaini, Assistant
Preschool 1Sr. Zainab Rajani, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Zakia Rizvi, Assistant
Sr. Nabila Pirmohamed, Assistant
Preschool 2Sr. Misriya Pardhan, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Javeria Rizvi, Assistant
Sr. Farwah Ali, Assistant
Casa ISr. Asma Merchant, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Sanober Fatima, Assistant
Casa IISr. Taiba Sajan, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Ismat Hasham, Assistant
Casa IIISr. Noorjehan Maklai, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Afshan Gulani, Assistant
Prep ISr. Sukaina Sadiq, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Naman Hasan, Assistant
Prep IISr. Fatemah Jaffer, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Neeha Hussainali-Datoo, Assistant
Prep IIISr. Nilofar Currimbhoy, Montessori Teacher
Sr. Mubina Hasham, Assistant
Grade 1ASr. Irum Shah
Grade 1BMs. Nargis Najarali
Grade 1CMs. Tehsina Chowdhury-Ahmed
Grade 1 EAMs. Fatima Khakhi
Grade 2AMs. Zahida Vazir
Grade 2BMs. Sabireen Karim
Grade 2CMs. Aya Hijazi
Grade 3AMs. Zainab Almuhtaram
Grade 3BMs. Fatima Rashid
Grade 3CMs. Janaina Siqueira
Grade 4AMs. Masooma Shah
Grade 4BMs. Salma Dhalla
Grade 4CMs. Alexandra Lauria-Parnis
Grade 5AMs. Noura Noureddine
Grade 5BMs. Fadek Taki
Grade 5CMr. Jawad Junaid
Grade 6AMr. Colin Maclennan
Grade 6BMs. Hafsa Qureshi
Grade 6CMs. Fatema Abbas - D.H.
Grade 7AMs. Jennifer Vitale
Grade 7BMs. Zayneb Ebrahem
Grade 7CMs. Fareena Raza
Grade 8AMs. Tazim Najarali
Grade 8BMs. Fatemeh Sotoudehfar
Grade 8CMs. Mahwash Kureishy
CoverageMs. Sabira Manji
RemedialMs. Farah Reda
Grade 9AMs. S. Hossain
Grade 10AMr. S. Akbar
Grade 11ABr. A. Walimohamed - D.H.
Grade 12AMs. I. Panju
International Languages
ArabicSr. Neeka Al-Waili
ArabicSr. Aseel Sadiq
ArabicSr. Rihab Said
FrenchMme. Rana Ballouk
FrenchMme. Seja Kishmer
FrenchMme. Shazanane Kara
Support Staff
School SecretariesSr. Fatima Khaki
Sr. Sukaina Khaki-Jaffer
AccountsSr. Rabab Mazhar
Sr. Qaisra Kazmi
Fundraising and MediaSr. Fathema Jafri
LibrarySr. Riza Asghar
SecurityBr. Hamid
Br. Muslim
Sr. Maha
CustodianSr. Nadia
Afterschool SupervisorsSr. Maha
Sr. Fareeda
Sr. Ghazala

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.


1Maulana Syed Mohammad Rizvi
2Dr Fayaaz JafferChair
3Br Mazahir SomjiVice-Chair
4Br Abbas RizviSecretary
5Br Ajaz SadiqTreasurer
6Br Zeeshan AliAssistant Treasurer
7Sr Khairoon Abbas
8Br Zahid Alibhai
9Br. Yasir Atta
10Br Munir Chagpar
11Dr Hyder Fazal
12Br Hasnain Kara
13Sr Sajida Mehdi
14Br Saeed Moradi
15Dr 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:

Mehreen Nasser Chairperson
Salim DayaVice Chair
Assif HassanaliTreasurer
Aiman Janmohamed Secretary
Ruqaiya MerchantElected Member

We encourage parents to follow us on Facebook and download the As-Sadiq PTA app (OASIS-PTA) from Google Play or App Store.

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:

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