Ramadan is a holy month of fasting and contemplation for Muslims.
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is referred to in the Qu'ran as a blessed month in which the teachings of the Qu'ran were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
During Ramadan, most Muslims fast during the hours of daylight and increase their focus on prayer and contemplation. At the end of each day the fast is traditionally ended with a prayer and a light meal called the iftar.
Ramadan is considered a time for Muslims to recommit themselves to cultivating spiritual renewal within themselves and their communities, as well as practicing compassion and generosity for others.
Schools should acknowledge this time through activities that promote understanding and learning for all students, while being respectful and making space for learners that are fasting or observing Ramadan.
During this time of reverence and renewal, we extend our good wishes to staff, students, parents and members of the Muslim communities who will be observing Ramadan.