Happy holidays to our whānau and friends. Term 4 resumes on Monday 9 October 2023.

Our Teams

School leadership Team
Our leadership team is committed to creating the conditions for transformative learnings for the future. Working collaboratively,  promoting high expectations, and being responsive while ensuring we are guided by our special character is paramount to who we are.
Our team is committed to continuously learning and improvement as individuals and as a team. 
Our team brings New Zealand and overseas leadership and teaching experience and expertise to their role.
Micheal King - Principal
Ghada Smaik - Director of Special Character
Sara Al-Batniji – Deputy Principal
Hajera Sharif - Assistant Principal | Junior Team Leader
Zainab Farooqi – Senior Team Leader | SENCO
Emily Auva’a - Pedagogical Leader
Our Special Character Team 
Our Special Character staff lead our Quran and Arabic curriculum in the school. They are highly dedicated staff members who ensure that the integrity of our special character is the heart of the school. They provide and promote learning programmes that support and develop students’ deep academic learning, knowledge and understanding of the Quran and Arabic learning progressions. 
They support Teachers during their Islamic curriculum programme; providing specific insights and support linked to the Quran, Hadith or a particular Islamic context. Our Special Character staff are an critical component of what makes the school so uniquely us.  
Ghada Smaik  -  Director of Special Character
Duaa Idris – Special Character Staff
Shatha Mustafa - Special Character Staff
Marwa Mohammad – Special Character Staff
Rana Faytrouni - Special Character Staff
Tabarak barham – Special Character staff
Our Tasneem Team 
Tasneem is a Quranic term which represents the purest and most supreme drink of paradise. It is derived from a verb which means “to raise”.
When we refer to Tasneem within Iqra School, it represents how we see our students’ learning journey and commitment ‘to raise’ above challenges, to work towards their aspirations, and be a positive learner through living the Islamic Special Character principles of the school.
Hajera Sharif -  Teacher year 3 | Assistant Principal | Team Leader
Neetika Sharma – Teacher year 1
Humyra Safi – Teacher  year 2
Zoha Qadri – Teacher year 2
Sajdah Nazif – Teacher year 3
Our Kawhthar Team 
Kawthar refers to a pond or river that exists in Paradise. The term translates to abundance or multitude.  
When we refer to Kawthar within Iqra School, it refers to the abundance of learning experiences and opportunities we strive to provide our students in this area. Kawthar builds upon the learning journey students have within Tasneem by promoting and instilling character, commitment to higher learning and a deep understanding of the Islamic Special Character principles of the school.
Zainab Farooqi -  Teacher year 8 | Senior Team Leader | SENCO
Fazleen  Azim – Teacher year 4
Haneen Abdul Majeed – Teacher year 5
Thomas Rutten – Teacher year 6
Sara Al-Batniji, Emily Auva'a, Micheal King – Co-Teachers year 7
Micheal King - Principal
Emily-Auva_a- Teacher Year 7
Our Support Staff Team
Our support staff are committed to providing high quality support and services to the students, families and staff of Iqra School.
Our support staff do a range of tasks such as financial management, administration support, supporting special projects, teaching and student support, property and health and safety management. Each staff member brings a wealth of experience and expertise.
Samar Ahmed - Executive Officer
Rouzait Ajouly – Executive Administrator 
Fozia Munawar - Teacher Aide
Nurhayati Roi – Teacher Aide
Kevin Curtis - Caretaker
Milo Auva’a - Caretaker