“There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune. Omit it, all the voyage of their lives is bound in shallows and in miseries.” Julius Caesar.
Abdullah Sujee has served as the principal of Roshnee Islamic
School for more than a decade, beginning his term in early 2010.
An avid public speaker, Mr Sujee has a undeniable talent with
language and prose. Attentive and thoughtful, he uses this gift of
eloquence to inspire his students with weekly discussions and
lectures on morality that remain imprinted in their minds.
His passion for teaching English became evident when he
achieved international renown by representing South Africa at the
WW Innovative Teachers Forum Awards in 2006, in which he was
voted second for his remarkable Literature case study
His experience as a headmaster includes a lengthy record, which
encompasses being principal of Johannesburg Muslim School
and acting as Deputy Head of RIS, as well as being the Head of
Department for English
Among his many accolades, he won the National MITA Peer
Review Prize in 2007 and in the following year, he acted as a
judge for MITA. He was also a champion of the prestigious My
Engen: Best Lesson Competition
He spent a brief period of the early 21st century in Saudi Arabia, a
teaching experience that has significantly broadened his
perspective. Mr Sujee is also a passionate outdoorsman and an athlete it is not unusual for him to often take part in cycling events. He encourages and inspires his pupils to take their passions seriously and therefore, invites them to cycle, run or play tennis with him. An all rounder I would say!
He has no shortage of impressive goals, and completing his novel
is chief among them. He is also never without a book
recommendation which denotes how well read he truly is.
If one is not significantly impressed, then it should be noted that
students under his guidance often participate in a myriad of
events and competitions and Roshnee Islamic School has
produced a plethora of champions thanks to his tireless
Written by Lam’ia Dadabhay. Grade 12 Class of 2020