Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Welcome to Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah (MWTI), one of the six full-time madrasahs that offers co-education at primary, secondary and pre-university level in Singapore.
Alhamdulillah, all praise to Allah, my experience at MWTI has been nothing short of fulfilling. MWTI is almost an inherent part of my life. I was a student here in the early days and came back as a teacher in 1989. This in total, adds up to about 30 years of service. I witnessed many changes and developments over the years in all aspects. The physical environment, the curriculum, the systems, the support and the people have changed tremendously over the years. Over time, MWTI evolved from a kampong school that caters to a small group of students to our present day institution which can accommodate more than 500 students. We grew from a simple school focused on Islamic education to one which offers students the opportunity to sit for the PSLE, GCE O and A-Levels and pursue higher education at local and overseas colleges and universities. Our teachers are certified with at least the Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Learning and commit to continuous professional development.
Although the building, facilities and school compound have changed much, the single timeless quality of MWTI is that we have always functioned like a close-knit family. We strive to keep up with advancements through improving our facilities and upgrading our technology and infrastructure. Yet, we have never lost sight of the importance of human touch and interaction. We emphasise the virtue of maintaining respectful and positive relationships amongst our staff, teachers and students. It is indeed an honour to continue to serve MWTI to the best of my ability, In Shaa Allah.
As the principal, I wear many hats in strategic planning, operations and management. I feel that the most important one is my role as a gatekeeper. It is my duty to look after our students, ensure they have access to the resources they need so that they leave the school feeling like we have left a deep, positive impact on them. My hope is that we will stay true to our vision and mission to build a community of progressive learners who not only uphold Islamic values but are also able to contribute to our country’s nation-building and success, In Shaa Allah.
We have all heard of the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, it takes a whole community of people to contribute to the success of our madrasah. We rely on the continuous support of our teachers, parents and the Muslim community of Singapore. We value the endless contributions, in all forms – big or small – that we have received from the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore. May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) bless you and your family and grant you shade and ease in the Hereafter.
Nur ‘Ala Nur!
Ustazah Masnia Nassim
Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah