Muslim students would volunteer at RSLs, surf-lifesaving and walk the Kokoda Track under a plan that former Punchbowl Boys High School principal Jihad Dib wants to roll out to stop radicalisation.

The voluntary state government anti-extremism program would also be made mandatory, with the scheme to be rolled out to "city and country" schools to remove its stigma, while teachers would be ­encouraged to talk students about those who had joined the terror group ISIS.

The NSW opposition education spokesman, who was credited for transforming the troubled southwestern Sydney public school, also wants a ­dedicated person to collect data on student absenteeism and ­behaviour as part of identifying students who may be at risk of becoming radicalised.

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