Islamic College of Brisbane Statement of Philosophy and Aims

Identity: The Islamic College of Brisbane is an Australian Islamic School.

Motto: Seek Knowledge – Our Motto stems from the importance of seeking knowledge enshrined in Islamic faith. The motto is compatible with the Alice Springs Declaration (APD).

The Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration sets out a vision for a world class education system that encourages and supports every student to be the very best they can be, no matter where they live or what kind of learning challenges they may face.

Mission: We believe every student has an inherent potential to achieve great results. As educators our mission is to nurture individuals with integrity and ethics to help them achieve their full potential.

This is in accord with the APD statement that education should continue to promote excellence and equity and enable all Australians to become confident and creative individuals, successful learners, and active and informed community members.

Our values: As an Australian Islamic School, ICB values the national principles and respects the social, cultural and religious diversity of Australia. ICB encourages excellence and innovation for the development of highly motivated learners to reach their full potential.

 The college adheres to Australian values and virtues which are underpinned by the inclusive Islamic ethos of equality, respect and humility in producing self-directed and proactive learners and citizens. The college acknowledges and adheres to Values for Australian Schooling which are also in accord with the APD which places students at the centre of their education by emphasising the importance of meeting the individual needs of all learners, and outlines education’s role in supporting the wellbeing, mental health and resilience of young people.

1- Care and Compassion: Care for self and others.

2- Doing Your Best: Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, pursue excellence.

3- Fair Go: Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society.

4- Freedom: Enjoy all the rights and privileges of Australian citizenship free from unnecessary interference or control and stand up for the right of others.

5- Honesty and Trustworthiness: Be honest, sincere and seek the truth.

6- Integrity: Act in accordance with principles of moral and ethical conduct, ensure consistency between words and deeds.

7- Respect: Treat others with consideration and regards, respect another person’s point of view.

8- Responsibility: Be accountable for one’s own actions, resolve differences in constructive, non-violent and peaceful ways, contribute to society and civic life, take care of environment.

9- Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion: Be aware of others and their cultures, accept diversity within a democratic society, being included and including others.

 The combination of Islamic ethos and Values For Australian Schooling forms the moral system of Islamic College of Brisbane. These provide the foundation of actions and activities, the core of teaching and learning, and the overarching culture at ICB.


Our Vision: Best School; Best Learning Journey

The journey of education at the Islamic College of Brisbane is one filled with positive experiences. It is an experience which instills pride both in faith and national identity of future Australian leaders.

We all come together to build upon strong moral foundations laid in the teachings of Islam and common values of humanity.

What we aim to do:

The college aims to provide innovative, high-quality and holistic education for all our students. The college endeavours to help maximise the learners’ educational potential and enable them to become effective and informed citizens. Our students enjoy the strength and flexibility of the Australian Curriculum. They are supported in planning for their future career and for continued success. The curriculum is designed to enable each student to build social and emotional intelligence, and develop the capacity for creativity, problem-solving and innovation. At ICB we provide a range of activities that are designed to prepare students to be successful, confident, active and creative learners.  ICB also offers Islamic Education that promotes the intellectual, physical, moral, spiritual and aesthetic development, and wellbeing of young learners.

This is in accord with the APD which promotes knowledge and skills required for the 21st century, the importance of learning throughout life from early childhood onwards, and the need for effective transitions between all stages of learning.

 Our students grow in a diverse multicultural environment. ICB is made up of students representing almost forty different cultures from around the world. We also welcome students from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. All our students respect the ethos and values of Islamic faith and develop understanding of, and inclusion in the wider Australian community.


Unity in diversity forms unique fabric of Islamic College of Brisbane. Our Educators are dynamic and diverse professionals led by relevant and best practice. Our students flourish in a caring and supportive school community and are proud of their identity and celebrate the school cultural diversity.