Message from the Board - 19 September 2016


Dear parents/carers,

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

The School Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr David A Johns as the new Principal of the Islamic School of Canberra.

David Johns commenced his teaching career in 1988 working in a secondary school in Parramatta. Since then David has worked in a variety of schools in NSW, Victoria the Northern Territory and the United Kingdom and more recently in the ACT. David has held leadership positions including Assistant Principal- Curriculum, Assistant Principal-Pastoral Care, Year Coordinator, Careers/VET Coordinator and Enrichment/Gifted Student Coordinator. More recently David worked as Principal and Head of Boarding at a College in Darwin, Northern Territory.

David’s areas of academic focus are Science/Biology, Comparative Religions and social and emotional health and wellbeing.  David has a Bachelor in Education, Masters of Education and Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare. He has qualifications in Gifted Education and is currently completing another Masters in Theology.

David has a passion for education and awareness that students and staff need to feel safe and a part of the school to which they belong. Together with strong, innovative teaching that challenges, inspires and motivates- a school can bring out the very best of all children under their care. This is further supported through a strong partnership with families who are in constant dialogue with the school.

David is married with 3 children and has returned to Canberra to be a continuing support for his parents and siblings. David is very excited about his role of Principal at the Islamic School of Canberra and is very much looking forward to working with staff and families to get the very best out of the students under his care.

The School Board is confident that David with his valuable and vast experience will take up the challenge to build the School and provide staff and students the leadership required to ensure the school has a strong and ongoing future. David will officially start from 6 October 2016.

Kind Regards


Ms Azra Khan


Board of Directors

Contact Details

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Office hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

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