How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish'd, not to shine in use!
As tho' to breathe were life!
[extract from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson]
One of the greatest gifts that God Almighty has given us is the ability to dream. But dreaming, unlike what many think, is not effortless. It is about actively finding one’s way in the moonlight. The reward is that we are first to see the dawn, we have a glimpse of it while the rest of the world is asleep. And this is why dreamers are always ahead of others. I have always told my young friends that life always conspires to make us succeed. But first, we must want to succeed. As the Greek philosopher Epictetus said in 55 AD, “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
I am blessed to have around me people who hold values that are similar to mine and who are ready to always “strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”. This spirit that has given birth to this modest publication which, we all wish should become a source of inspiration to our young friends.
TALEB Basheer. H
I have the privilege of serving as the Rector at the Islamic Cultural College VDP. It is an honour to run a school with over 15 years' experience in preparing students for Higher School certificate.
My role and responsibilities come at an appropriate moment when the school changes status from Form VI to Form I-VI. This will only contribute to moving ICCVDP to new heights by working with such a talented and dedicated staff, a motivated student body, a supportive network of parents and members of the community.
We, at ICCVP, are committed to delivering high-quality education, together with relevant extracurricular opportunities that meet all students' needs and interests. We strive to offer a unique pathway for the overall development of our students in line with our vision. As Rector, I urge every student to take advantage of everything that is available at ICCVDP to make your secondary school life successful, enjoyable, and important.
The Senior Educator/Deputy Rector
I am glad to be part of the administration of ICCVDP in this crucial time. We are eager to develop every learner's inherent skills on an individual basis by offering a nurturing, caring, and welcoming learning environment. We believe that excellent education is essential for all, and it comes down to helping students learn, acquiring important knowledge and developing transferable skills and positive attitudes. We offer a creative approach that empowers students to pursue their passion for learning alongside helping them find lasting fulfilment. ICCVDP is where we bloom students into loving beings. Join the ICC family.
SHEIK FAKIR SAHEB Yassine