Official Opening of Multipurpose Hall

On Monday 9th July a gathering of officials took place to formally open the college Multi-Purpose Hall.  Bernie Ripoll MP – Federal Member for Oxley representing the Federal Education Minister, Mr Graham Perrett MP – Federal Member for Moreton, Mark Stewart MP – State Member for Sunnybank representing the Premier of Queensland, Councillor Angela-Owen Taylor representing the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Anthony Shorten MP – State member for Algester,  Qld. Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson, Assistant Commissioner Brent Carter,

 

They were joined by Principals, Adele Rice – Milperra, Dr. Mubarak Noor – Islamic College of Brisbane and Dr. Ray Barrett – Australian International Islamic College; Helen Coyer of the Independent Schools of Qld., Dr Grant Watson and Ms Kerry Hands of the Block Grant Authority; ICB Board Chair Mohamed Yusuf and other ICB and Islamic Council of Qld office bearers; other Islamic key stakeholders,Imam  Dr. Tareq (Ipswich Mosque) and Br. Jamal El Kholed (Australian Association of Logan City), Srs. Galila and Shukria (IWAQ) ; Mr Brian Adams, Griffith University Multifaith centre,  Sr. Janeth Deen (MCF), the builder Omar Habul; Australian International College Trustees Br Yusuf Limbada and Imam Ahmad Azhari,  and AIIC Board members Brs Shahid Khan, Shamsher Ali, Taher Ali, M. Taher Sukkariah and Bro. Aziz Khan,  many other community leaders and guests as well as staff, students and parents.

The College CEO, Mr Keysar Trad, welcomed the guests and thanked the pupils, their parents, the teachers, the community and the state and federal governments for supporting the college.

The College Acting Board Chair, Mr Shahid Khan, thanked the Australian government for its funding of the project as well as Mr Omar Habul of Habul Constructions for his quality workmanship.

School Principal, Dr Ray Barrett, outlined the academic achievements of the college and the diversity of courses on offer adding that the college will continue to offer academic excellence through a wide range of subjects and will make available to the Brisbane community a wide range of academic and sporting scholarships to ensure its value as a major asset to Queensland.

In his speech to officially open the Multi-Purpose Hall, Mr Ripoll thanked the AIIC community for investing hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the BER grant to ensure that the hall would serve the needs of the pupils and the community for a long time to come.

The opening ceremony included a play and a gymnastics display put on by the students of the college.