- Feb 24, 2017
- a VM
- Uni Grad
Yeah I've never heard of anything like this school.It seems like some corruption and bribery going on. So fishy....
The private boys high school I went to never did this dispite some past 'issues' of sexual harrasment.
Yeah I went to a private school initially and hated the environment there. It wasn't a good place and quite frankly I think a lot of private schools are similar.The private boys high school I went to never did this dispite some past 'issues' of sexual harrasment.
That is true but I still decided on going to a private school since its better equipped to help me deal with my ADHD.Yeah I went to a private school initially and hated the environment there. It wasn't a good place and quite frankly I think a lot of private schools are similar.
The ranking really should be based on ATAR; maybe the Sydney Morning Herald doesn't get access to the ATAR scores, so doesn't rank based on that.This is why the system for school ranking should be changed. It can be so easily abused like this with just percentage of b6s. Imo the factor should be median atar
How did MFIS fall? There was so much controversy and shit, what actually happened ??yeah nah those are minor things tbh and i doubt that true to a certain extent
more importantly if the principal has learnt anything from the past at mfis; he should be wary of school funding and fees
Apparently MFIS sent their bad students to TAFE back in the day so it doesn't decrease their HSC ranks. Damn what kind of school is that desperateSydney Morning Herald
YEAR 12 students at a private school in Sydney are forced to complete HSC subjects at TAFE if it appears they will not score high marks.
Malek Fahd Islamic School, in Greenacre, joined the top 10 HSC performers in the Herald's league table for the first time last year, ranking ninth - a jump from 15th position the previous year.
Malek Fahd students, who pay fees to attend the school, make up close to half the free HSC chemistry class at Bankstown TAFE this year.
Ken Enderby, who co-ordinates the Bankstown TAFE HSC program, said in recent years students had told him they had to take HSC subjects at TAFE because they could not sit them at Malek Fahd. He said one Malek Fahd student who was asked to leave the school achieved a lowest score of 60 per cent and a highest score of 72 per cent at TAFE.
"I have had parents in tears because their children have not been allowed to sit subjects at the school," he said.
"I'm happy to have those kids here. These are very good students - well behaved and a pleasure to teach."
Twenty-one year 12 students from Malek Fahd enrolled at Bankstown TAFE this year to complete studies in subjects including physics, mathematics and chemistry, all offered at the school.
Of the 24 students enrolled in the Bankstown TAFE HSC chemistry class, 11 are from Malek Fahd.
Mr Enderby said eight students from Malek Fahd were taking legal studies at the TAFE.
The principal of Malek Fahd, Intaj Ali, said yesterday his school offered 11 HSC subjects, including advanced English and mathematics, biology, business studies, chemistry, physics, studies of religion, and legal studies.
Dr Ali denied that he had encouraged poorer performing students to study at TAFE. "No, no, no," he said. "There is no such thing. It is only when they want to change a subject." The 71 students who completed the HSC at the school last year achieved 126 results in band six, which are marks of 90 per cent or more.
Dr Ali said the school had gradually increased its subjects and its student numbers.
Since the school was established by Australian Federation of Islamic Councils in October 1989, the student population has grown from 87 children from kindergarten to year 3 to more than 1700 children from kindergarten to year 12.
The school has rapidly improved its performance in the Herald's HSC results league table, which is based on the number of student scores of 90 per cent and above divided by the number of examinations attempted.
Malek Fahd only receives credit for the subjects that are completed at the school. TAFE colleges receive credit for Malek Fahd students who sit their examinations at TAFE.
Mr Enderby said 13 Malek Fahd students were at Bankstown TAFE last year.
The HSC co-ordinator at Granville TAFE, Dougal Patey, said some Malek Fahd students also studied at his institution.
Year 12 students at Malek Fahd pay about $1600 in fees for the year. The school received $3.6 million in state funding and $9.3 million in federal funding in the 2006-07. The funding had increased 14 per cent over four years.
It earned $2.4 million from fees and recorded a surplus of $3.4 million for the year ending in December 2006, $500,000 more than the previous year.
Haha the school really got backfired after exploiting the system and it's students for many years.Well it's currently ranked 120th. It's a long story rankings mainly began dropping during 2013. It's always been dodgy to a certain extent due to poor classroom conditions and sending under-performing students to TAFE. But since a student spoke out about being sent to TAFE, a domino affect of dodge stories of no air-corn (true), crammed classrooms (30-40 smart kids in one class) the rest in other 2 with the hierarchy of class 1,2,3 and financial corruption. But the prior stories weren't to bad similar to how AFC has those aforementioned tiny stories. But the financial corruption of AFIC misusing the school's funds as well as the MFIS fees being cheap like AFC now caused the government to crack down on it. But the school was doing relatively well academically but then a mass exodus of smart kids left for other religious schools (AFC/Al Noori) or selective (shout out fort, tech, north syd girls/boys lol). And that was that the end of MFIS. After 2015, I reckon the school had no chance of returning to it's former 'glory days' lol.
Then 2017-19 happened and it went more downhill than expected due to being run by a Christian who used school resources to marry a PE teacher and made her the deputy principal, bless nepotism. And then an outcry from parents/students about academics and socio-religious issues.
No I mean private school students tend to be a bit full of themselves imo, obviously not all. I've seen heaps of racism and bullying at private schools which was never at all present in the public school I attended later. I found the people in a public school to be more accepting and no one was ever treated badly in the public school I went to.why ? Is semi private good?
lol I experienced the exact same thing ; when I thankfully moved out of my private school the people were more accepting in the public school i went to, kids tend to be more cocky in private schools also. That's what i experienced at leastNo I mean private school students tend to be a bit full of themselves imo, obviously not all. I've seen heaps of racism and bullying at private schools which was never at all present in the public school I attended later. I found the people in a public school to be more accepting and no one was ever treated badly in the public school I went to.
Of course this doesn't apply to every school or every student but it seems to be what I've noticed from some private schools.