Welcome to the Islamic Schools Association of Australia!

In 1983, first Islamic School was established in Australia. While most Independent schools in each State, both religious and independent, were united under a state chartered organization, Islamic Schools stood alone. There was no recognition or representation for Islamic Schools collectively at the State or National level for quite some time.

After persistent and diligent efforts of the founders, ISAA (formerly known as ACIES) was established. We will be ever grateful to the pioneers who strove to form this association. May Allah be pleased with them and reward them in this life and the Hereafter.


Mission of ISAA

ISAA member schools are committed to the education of Muslim children towards being model Australian citizens who will contribute towards the development and welfare of this great country. ISAA schools are committed to providing the best in the National curriculum within the frameworks established by Commonwealth and State Governments.

ISAA schools believe that Muslim Australians can have their spiritual and emotional needs better provided for within an Islamic environment that nurtures these needs while providing high quality National Curriculum that will prepare Muslim Australian students to be successful, active contributors to all aspects of the Australian society.

ISAA schools are members of their respective state Independent Schools Associations and are usually involved in professional development and curriculum development programs within the state Associations towards enhancing quality of educational provision.

ISAA is a member of the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA), working with other Australian Independent School organisations in promoting the welfare of students and staff in Independent Schools throughout Australia.

Goals & Objectives of ISAA

As unity among Muslim is commanded by Allah (SWT), the Islamic Schools Association of Australia (ISAA) will serve all Islamic schools in Australia. ISAA will insha’Allah work towards some very important goals. We will only achieve these goals if we stay united and if not every single Islamic School, at least majority of the Islamic Schools come on board and get membership of ISAA.

  • ISAA will provide a voice and recognition for all Islamic schools, and distribute resources and information to its members.
  • ISAA will proactively keep its member schools informed and up to date with ever-changing education issues as they relate to Islamic school affairs.
  • ISAA works to ensure that the views of Islamic schools, as well as Muslims, are more accurately and effectively represented and expressed to the education community.
  • ISAA provides a forum to encourage, promote, and enhance communication and collaboration among schools that emphasize the teachings of Islam to their students.
  • ISAA guides and assists its members as well as others who establish Islamic schools or improve the educational quality of existing Islamic Schools.
  • ISAA works to promote and foster unity among Islamic schools and those interested in Islamic education.
  • ISAA works to promote Islamic education and aims at gaining more recognition for Islamic education in the public in general and among specialists in the field of education.
  • ISAA works to provide a forum for the presentation, distribution, and publication of scientific and scholarly works on Islamic education.
  • ISAA works to enhance public understanding of the contributions made by Muslim educators.

ISAA Management Council

The ISAA Management Council for 2012-2014 is as follows:

President: Br. Abdullah Khan 

Executive Principal
Australian Islamic College, Perth WA

Br Mohamed Hassan Vice President: Br. Mohamed Hassan

Minaret College Melbourne VIC

Treasurer: Sr Aynur Simsirel

Ilim College Melbourne VIC

 Secretary: Br. Osman Karolia

Dupty Principal

Unity Grammar School Sydney NSW

Assistant Secretary: Sr. Mafaz Al-Safi

Australian International Academy Sydney NSW