We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character -that is the goal  of education [Martin Luther King Jr.]

Afkaaruna Islamic School prepares each child with strong character to thrive in the future driven by globalization. Therefore, the “Afkaaruna Values & Characters Education” [AVCE] has always been at the heart of Afkaaruna Education System [AfIES] which has been built to follow the concept of aligning three values: Islam, local values and international mindedness.

Although sometimes character education used to be designated by and within other schools, the 8 AVCE is uniquely developed for the purpose of achieving the academic goals of Afkaaruna Islamic School. This is taken from tashawwafi principles being synchronized with the 21st century character and, finally, divided into three areas: al-Qalb management skills, personal skills and social awareness and relationship management skills

  1. Al-Qalb Management

This is the core value that is fundamental for a good person which is derived from our shared Islamic values. These skills considered as the foundation of character that provide compass for behavior. They can guide students to effectively manage their heart (qalb) and help them to make responsible choices.

  • Shiddiq
  • Ikhlas
  • Tahammul
  1. Personal Characters
  • Discipline
  • Self-reliance
  1. Interpersonal Characters
  • These values consist of skills, knowledge and dispositions that enable students to manage relationships effectively, resolve conflicts as well as make responsible decisions including; communication & adaptation
  • Leadership

The goal of AVCE is to inculcate characters and build competencies in our students to develop them to be a good individual muslim who is respect to local values, proud of his/her home country and ready to contribute to global vision. This is in line with our vision; “preparing students to become al-insaan al-kamil and locally rooted global citizens”.

The character development can be done through Role Model, Cognition to Habituation Strategy, Wise Quotes, Reward and punishment procedures, Good habit is as mentioned and displayed in every classroom rules, and Specified Programs such as an Afkaaruna Camp, Morning circle time, al-Qishah an-Nabawiy (after dzuhur prayer or home reading)—takrir and motivation and reflection/lesson learned, and Evening circle time-reflexive closing—-reflexive form. Self-assessment will instill the students about the good deed. Parents also will be asked to give evaluation about kid’s habit at home.

In conclusion, the AVCE is specifically designed to foster character in and within the domain of tashawwafa

  1. Extensive Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

The co-curricular activities are considered as integral part of learning. It is specifically designed to develop students’ characters and to help students nurture their passions and talents. For this, Afkaaruna Islamic School offers wide range of CCA including arts project (crafting, painting, drawing, pottery and calligraphy), Islamic arts and culture (hadrah and shalawat), sports (pencak silat martial arts), scouts, and research project. During curriculum time, all primary students are required to participate in CCA.

  1. Special Extensive Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)

The co-curricular activities are considered as integral part of learning. It is specifically designed to develop students’ characters and to help students nurture their passions and talents. For this, Afkaaruna Islamic School offers wide range of CCA including arts project (crafting, painting, drawing, pottery and calligraphy), Islamic arts and culture (hadrah and shalawat), sports (pencak silat martial arts), scouts, and research project. During curriculum time, all primary students are required to participate in CCA.

  1. Structured Character Building Program

Afkaruna Islamic School prepares each child with strong character to thrive in the future driven by globalization. Considering this point, we design several programs such as:

  • News day (once a week)
  • Students asked to bring items from home/their creativity/their experiences to be presented at class. This is to improve students’ communication and presentation skills
  • Savings day (once a week, every Thursday)
  • Students to bring their money and save it with the Koperasi “Afkaa Sejahtera Bersama”; and it possible to withdraw it at the end of academic year.
  • Infaq day (once a week, every Friday)
  • Students to bring money for infaq and charity. This is to promote empathy among students.
  • Ten Minutes for Enviroment (Everyday)
  • Students engage in environment-focused activities which improve their awareness of their environment, develop an understanding of environmental sustainability and respect and appreciate nature.
  • Crafterpreneur Day & Market Day

At Crafterpreneur Day, primary students asked to produce a product based on a theme of science/ subject being run during the semester. Assisted by educartors, the students then sell them at Market Day.