External Competitions

M.E.I.S is committed to offering the very best to its learners. We pride ourselves on the nurturing of responsibility and hard work in order to develop well balanced and motivated learners who will be able to achieve success in a highly competitive world, Inshallah.

Learners are encouraged to participate in as many external competitions as possible. These competitions vary from mathematics to speech contests and art. It is with pleasure that we present the competitions and successes achieved by our learners throughout the years.


Our learners generally participate in two AMESA Challenges in an academic year. Chatsworth Child Welfare hosts the first challenge and this is a regional competition including all schools, in the Durban south region. The second Challenge is the Kwa Zulu Natal Mathematics Challenge, including all schools in KZN.

2004 : Imraan Khan took 1st position in the Durban South Region and was awarded a trophy. In the same year Dawood Kamdar was awarded a trophy for taking 2nd position in the regional competition.

2005 : Alhamdulillah, our learners did us proud when Imraan Khan took 1st position in both Grades 5 & 6 for the Durban South Amesa Contest. Zaakir Gulam was placed 2nd in the Grade 4 category. Our school was also awarded a certificate of best results for maths in 2005.
Imraan Khan was also placed 1st in the Maths relay and 3rd in the Maths 20 contest. The provincial Amesa Maths Contest was equally successful with Imraan taking 2nd position in Grade 5 and qualifying amongst the top 30 in Grade 6.
Imraan Khan and Dawood Kamdar also participated in the Amesa Expo held at Howard College and received 3 and 1 medals respectively.

2007 : the learners of MEIS were exposed to Mathematical Games namely: Maths 20 and Math-a-move hosted by Amesa KZN. Selected learners represented the school at the sub-zonal level and two of our learners progressed to the finals. They were Ahmed Raja and Muhammad Gulam Zaakir of Grade 5. Muhammad Zaakir Goolam did us proud by winning the bronze medal for Maths 20.


Abdul Gaffar was placed 2nd in the Afrikaans essay competition in 2006.


2003 : Arshaad Sulaiman appeared on a satellite radio station for taking first position in a provincial essay competition hosted by AMS. The topic was based on drugs.

2005 : Amina Joosab was placed first in the essay competition hosted by RAUF.

2006 : Our learners entered a story writing competition hosted by Fathima Asmal, a journalist and an editor of An-Nisa : The following learners received awards for their brilliant entries: Mueena Zubhar was placed 1st, Raeesa Ebrahim 2nd and Humraaz Kaja and Zaakir Cassim were placed 3rd.

Urdu/ Arabic Art Competition : an annual competition organized by the South African Arabic and Urdu Teachers Association.

2004 : Mishqa Kassim received an award for her entry in the Urdu/ Arabic Art competition.

2006 : Tabassum Rashid, Muhammad Salman Yusuf and Karshifa Essop received awards for their outstanding and creative Artwork.



Learners from Grades 1 to 6 participate annually in the Conquesta Olympiad.

2004 : MEIS received the top 20 awards in Computer Studies, Arts and Culture, Life Orientation and Economic Management Sciences.

RAUF – Refocus and Upliftment Foundation

RAUF, as part of their awareness programme on drug abuse, hosts an annual speech competition for primary school learners from different regions. Alhamdulillah, our school has being participating in this contest throughout the years. In addition, members of RAUF visit our school annually and address the senior learners about the various drugs and their harmful effects.

In 2004 Tasneem Khan participated in RAUF Speech Contest and was placed 2nd.

In 2006 Ajmal Banoo and Mueena Zubhar shared 1st position in the RAUF Regional Speech Contest.


MEIS has been hosting the Islamic Olympiad since its inception in 2004. Participation schools from both KZN and Gauteng total 23 with approximately a thousand entries. We have received overwhelming comments from our sister schools regarding the success of the Olympiad. In 2005 our school was placed first in grades 4,5 & 6. Imraan Khan attained the first position in Grade 4, Dawood Kamdar in Grade 5 and Taahira Mohamed in Grade 6.

Alhamdulillah, our learners have no doubt brought great honour to our school. May Allah (SWT) give all our learners taufiq and Hidayah to aspire to greater heights in all their endeavours. Ameen.

Amina Adam