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2012-2013 NEWS & EVENTS

Foundation Water Fun, 24-28 June 2013


Every year our Foundation Stage children celebrate their achievements and the end of the school year by having a fun week. All the children have the opportunity to play and experiment with all the toys as they wish during the morning, and after dinner they have water play by either playing with water and toys set out or by spraying each other for fun. This year, we have offered them a treat during this week by providing a special picnic lunch on Thursday and ice cream on Tuesday as extra. This week is especially important for the Reception children as they will be moving on to Primary next year, completing Foundation Stage.

Okul Öncesi Su Eðlencesi, 24-28 Haziran 2013

Her yýl Okul Öncesi sýnýflarýndaki çocuklarýmýz baþarýlarýný ve okul yýlýnýn sonunu eðlence dolu bir hafta geçirerek kutluyorlar. Çocuklar sabah saatleri boyunca arzu ettikleri tüm oyuncaklarla oynama olanaðý bulurken, öglen yemeði sonrasýnda ise, kendilerine hazýrlanmýþ oyunlar ve oyuncaklar eþliðinde, birbirlerini ýslattýklarý su oyunlarý ile eðleniyorlar. Bu yýl, bu haftaya iki özel sürpriz ekledik: Salý günü dondurma yiyip, Perþembe günü özel bir piknik gerçekleþtirdik. Bu hafta özellikle Okul Öncesi’ni tamamlayarak önümüzdeki yýl Ýlkokul’a geçecek Reception çocuklarý için çok önemliydi.

Year 5&6 End of Year Disco-21 June 2013


The Student Council arranged a fantastic disco for Years 5&6 to celebrate the end of the school year. DJ Koray (from Year 7) rocked the crowd with some excellent music and drinks and snacks were enjoyed by all.

5 ve 6. Sýnýflara Yýl Sonu Diskosu -21 Haziran 2013

Öðrenci Konseyi, okul yýlýnýn sonunu kutlamak için 5 ve 6. Sýnýflar için harika bir disko düzenledi. DJ Koray’ýn (7. Sýnýf) mükemmel müzik seçimi ile kalabalýk dans ederken, atýþtýrmalýk yiyecekler ve meþrubatlar herkes tarafýndan beðenildi.

‘Thank You’ to all our Volunteering Parents – Friday, 21 June


ESK wanted to give their parents an opportunity to play an active role in their child’s education, the aim of this was to create and show parent-school solidarity. The academic year 2012-2013 saw this come to fruition to a very high standard. The teachers of ESK believe that the quality of the education is enhanced further by communicating and working together with families. Parents have happily and willingly got involved in a number of activities from Turkish and English reading to Sports and Music activities and even coming along on educational and residential trips. This parent-school solidarity and working together is setting an example to all schools across the country. On Friday 21st June a ‘Thank You’ assembly was organised and certificates and flowers were handed out to all our volunteering parents. We would like to take this opportunity once again to say thank you to our parents, a very important part of our ESK family.

Tüm Gönüllü Velilerimize ‘Teþekkürler’ – 21 Haziran, Cuma

Anne ve babalarýn çocuklarýnýn eðitiminde etkin rol almalarýný saðlamak amacýyla ESK’de 2012-2013 eðitim ve öðretim yýlýnda müthiþ bir veli-okul dayanýþmasý saðlanmýþtýr. Öðretmenler için, nitelikli eðitimde aileler ile iletiþim ve iþbirliði çok önemli bir yer tutmaktadýr. ESK velileri Türkçe-Ýngilizce okuma, spor ve müzik etkinlikleri, okul gezileri olmak üzere bir çok faaliyette yardýmlarýný esirgememiþlerdir. Okulumuz veli-okul iþbirliðiyle tüm okullara örnek oluþturmuþtur. 21 Haziran Cuma günü gönüllü destek veren velilerimize çiçek ve sertifika takdim edilen bir ‘Teþekkür’ etkinliði düzenlenmiþtir. ESK ailemizin önemli bir parçasý olan velilerimize sonsuz teþekkürler!

ESK Primary School Choir – 18 June 2013


This year saw the start of a new club, the ESK Primary School Choir. The children all signed up for choir because they all had an interest in singing. The club was directed by Miss Beyzade who has a great wealth of experience in directing children’s choirs and has a love for singing herself. After numerous weeks of rehearsals, it was decided that an end of year performance be put on for parents and family members. At the performance the children sang in a variety of styles including: acappella singing, two part harmony and even singing in an African language. They even sang about learning how to drive a car….badly! When all the children were asked, they said that their interest in singing had turned into a passion for singing. We hope to see them in the even bigger and better choir again next year.

ESK Ýlkokul Okul Korosu – 18 Haziran 2013

Bu yýl okulumuzda yeni bir kulüp açýldý, ESK Ýlkokul Okul Korosu. Koroya girenlerin tümü þarký söylemekten keyif alan öðrencilerden oluþuyordu. Kulübü, çocuk korosu yönetimi hususunda zengin bir deneyimi olmasýnýn yanýnda, þarký söylemeyi de çok seven Miss Beyzade yürüttü. Uzun bir prova süreci sonrasýnda ailelere yönelik bir yýl sonu gösterisi yapma kararý alýndý. Gösteride çocuklar çok farklý türlerde þarkýlar söylediler; enstrüman eþliði olmadan (acappella) þarký söylemenin yanýnda, iki parçalý harmoni ve Afrika dilinde þarkýlar seslendirdiler. Kötü araba kullanmak ile ilgili bir þarký bile söylediler! Sorulduðu zaman tüm çocuklar þarký söylemeye yönelik duyduklarý ilginin bir tutkuya dönüþtüðünü söylediler. Kendilerini önümüzdeki yýl daha da kalabalýk ve daha da iyi okul koromuzda yeniden görmeyi dileriz.

New ESK Early Years Centre Breaks Ground!


The English School of Kyrenia are excited to announce that construction has begun on their new dedicated Early Years Centre. The new Eco building is due to be finished in time for September 2013. The building has been designed with the specific needs and requirements of ESK's youngest learners in mind. The architects spent time with the academic team and Early Years specialists from ESK to design a school building and classrooms that take account of the various needs throughout the educational day of young learners. The Eco building has integrated indoor and outdoor learning zones as well as bay areas for one-on-one reading and focus play. The new centre has been designed as an Eco building and will help children learn about sustainability from the very start of their educational lives. Among the new Eco centre's features are:

• Moving photovoltaics to generate much of its own energy needs as well as having a naturally insulated roof
• Amphitheatre
• A design that integrates with the natural landscape
• Family café
• Underground car park

The new building will benefit all year groups at ESK as it will allow for more space in the main school building as well as providing an opportunity for all students to observe and learn about new methods of eco sustainability.

Yeni ESK Okul Öncesi Merkezi’nin Ýnþaatýna Baþlandý!

The English School of Kyrenia yeni baþlayan Okul Öncesi Merkezi inþaatýna baþlandý. Bu yeni Eko binanýn Eylül 2013’e hazýr bir þekilde tamamlanmasý planlanmaktadýr. Bina ESK’nýn en küçük öðrencilerinin spesifik ihtiyaç ve gereksinimleri gözönüne alýnarak tasarlanmýþtýr. Binanýn mimarlarý ESK öðretim kadrosu ve Okul Öncesi uzmanlarýyla zaman geçirerek bu küçük öðrencilerin bir öðrenme günü boyunca ortaya çýkan çeþitli ihtiyaçlarýný dikkate alarak okul binasýný ve sýnýflarýný tasarladýlar. Eko binanýn entegre edilmiþ iç ve dýþ mekan öðrenme alanlarý yanýnda, birebir okuma ve odaklý oyun saatleri için ayrýlmýþ özel alanlarý bulunmaktadýr. Yeni merkez bir Eko binasý olarak tasarlanmýþ olup, çocuklarýn eðitim hayatlarýnýn daha çok baþýndan itibaren sürdürülebilirlik konusunu öðrenmesine yardýmcý olacaktýr. Yeni Eko merkezinin özellikleri arasýnda:
• Doðal bir biçimde yalýtýlmýþ bir damýn yanýnda kendi enerjisini üretebilmesi için hareket eden fotovoltaikler
• Amfitiyatro
• Tabiat ile bütünleþen bir tasarým
• Aileler için kafe
• Yeraltý otoparký
Yeni binadan, ana okul binasýnda daha fazla yer açýlmasýna neden olacaðý ve tüm öðrencilerin eko sürdürülebilirlik yöntemlerini görme ve öðrenme olanaðý saðlayacaðýndan, ESK bünyesindeki tüm yaþ gruplarý faydalanacaktýr.

Congratulations to our Librarian!


Our very own ESK Librarian Najmeh has received her PhD in Business Management from Girne American University with perfect GPA of 4.00. Her dissertation title was: “Change Management in Academic Libraries – As they evolve into modern technological workplaces – A case study in five academic libraries in different countries”. This research interest grew out of her work experience in academic libraries. She has also published her article “Performance Improvement through Knowledge Management and Innovation in Educational Institutions: Teachers’ Perception” in the journal of Global Business Review. We would all like to congratulate her on her success.

Kütüphanecimize Tebrikler!

ESK Kütüphanecimiz Najmeh kusursuz bir 4.00 GPA ortalamasý ile Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi Ýþletme Fakültesi’nden Doktora’sýný almýþtýr. Doktora tezinin baþlýðý: “Modern teknolojik iþ mekanlarýna dönüþüm süreçlerinde – Akademik Kütüphanelerde Deðiþim Yönetimi – Farklý ülkelerdeki beþ akademik kütüphanede bir durum araþtýrmasý”. Bu araþtýrma konusuna olan ilgisi akademik kütüphanelerdeki çalýþma deneyiminden ortaya çýkmýþtýr. Najmeh’in ayný zamanda Global Business Review dergisinde yayýnlanmýþ “Eðitim Kurumlarýnda Bilgi Yönetimi ve Innovation ile Performans Geliþtirme: Öðretmen Bakýþaçýsý” baþlýklý bir makalesi de bulunmaktadýr. Kendisini baþarýsýndan ötürü tebrik etmek istiyoruz.

Year 2s Wednesday Market Trip – 19 June 2013


As part of their topic ‘Our Island Home’, Year 2 visited the Kyrenia Wednesday Market to savour some of the local produce that is grown and made on the island. This also gave the children an opportunity to apply their money knowledge that they have been practicing in mathematics. The children had fun talking to the market stall keepers and bought produce including giant watermelons, tomatoes, cherries, strawberries, hellim and olive oil.

2. Sýnýflarýn Çarþamba Pazarý Gezisi – 19 Haziran 2013

Tema dersleri ‘Evimiz Adamýz’ýn bir parçasý olarak, 2. Sýnýflar ada üzerinde yetiþen ve üretilen yerli ürünlerin tadýna varmak için Girne’deki Çarþamba Pazarý’na bir gezi düzenlediler. Bu, ayný zamanda çocuklara matematik derslerinde öðrendikleri parasal bilgileri de uygulamaya koyma olanaðý vermiþ oldu. Çocuklar Pazar yerindeki tezgahtarlarla konuþurken eðlendiler ve devasa karpuzlar, domatesler, kirazlar, çiçekler, hellim ve zeytinyaðý gibi ürünler satýn aldýlar.

Limassol Social Responsibility Project – June 10th


The Limassol Social Responsibility Project (LSRP) believes that for children to communicate effectively, strengthen their analytical thought process and enhance their self-confidence, they need to have close ties with Music and the Arts. To show how music is a vital part of communicating in Turkish and English, on 10th June the Limassol Social Responsibility Project organised yet another event, this time for ESK Year 2 students as part of their Turkish learning. Cyprus School of Arts (Kýbrýs Sanat Okulu) teacher Ammar, with his friendly attitude and the harmony of ballet student Fahriye Behcet’s dancing to the melodies he played on his violin had the children totally mesmerised. In a creative and captivating way Ammar taught the children the importance of rhythm and the characteristics of classical music. The children learnt that Beethoven was the ‘Master Chef’ of Classical music, and that with his magnificent music, our souls, as well as our ears are satisfied. We would like to thank Ýpek Halim and Limassol Bank for making this wonderful show possible. Others who participated in the event were: Cyprus School of Arts and Ballet; violin and piano teacher Ammar Dadizadeh; School Co-ordinator Evgin Gülten; musician Mohsen Hasannia; ballet student Fahriye Behcet and ESK Turkish teachers.

Limasol Toplumsal Sorumluluk Projesi-10 Haziran 2013

Çocuklarýn etkin iletiþim kurmasý, analitik düþüncelerinin güçlenmesi, kendilerine olan güveninin artmasý için sanatla, müzikle yakýn ilþkiler kurmasý gerektiðinden yola çýkan Limasol Sosyal Sorumluluk Kurumu düzenlemiþ olduðu etkinliklere bir yenisini daha ekledi. 10 Haziran Pazartesi günü ESK 2. Sýnýf öðrencileri Türkçe Dersi kapsamýnda müziðin de Türkçe, Ýngilizce gibi iletiþimi saðlayan önemli bir araç olduðunu kavradý. Kýbrýs Sanat Okulu öðretmenlerinden Ammar’ýn çocuklarý etkileyen sempatik tavýrlarý kemanýndan çýkan ezgilerle danseden balerin Fahriye Behçet’in uyumu çocuklarý kendilerine hayran býraktý. Etkinlik ritim duygusunu yaratmak ve klasik müziðin özelliklerini öðretmek üzere çok yaratýcý bir çalýþma oldu. Çocuklarýmýz Bethoven’in müziðin en büyük aþçýsý olduðunu, onun piþirdiði nefis yemekleri kulaðýmýzla yiyip doymuþ olduðumuzu öðrenmiþ oldu. ESK öðrencilerini bu güzel etkinlikle buluþturan Ýpek Halim’e ve Limasol Bankasý’na sonsuz teþekkürler. Çalýþmaya katýlanlar: Kýbrýs Sanat Müzik ve Bale Okulu, keman ve piyano eðitmeni Ammar Dadizadeh, okulun koordinatörü Evgin Gülten, müzisyen Mohsen Hasannia, bale öðrencisi Fahriye Behçet, DAÜ Ýletiþim Fakültesi öðretim görevlisi ve LSS danýþmaný Ýpek Halim ve ESK Türkçe Bölümü öðretmenleri.

Year 3s ‘Overnight Residential’ – Friday, 7th June


On Friday 7th June, all of Year 3 took part in the ‘Overnight Residential’ trip at school. Everyone was so excited to be staying over at school, with their friends and teachers. The children took part in several educational activities, including team building games, star gazing and learning about our solar system. We saw many stars and constellations, and Miss Raeburn and Miss Mustafa also saw a shooting star! The children were read a story, and treated to some hot chocolate and a small biscuit before lights out. The children really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot! All of the Year 3 team are very proud of all of our children for coping so well on their first night away from their parents.

3. Sýnýflarýn ‘Gece Konaklamasý’ –7 Haziran, Cuma

7 Haziran Cuma günü tüm 3. Sýnýflar okulda gerçekleþtirecekleri bir ‘Gece Konaklamasý’na katýldýlar. Herkes geceyi okulda arkadaþlarý ve öðretmenleri ile birlikte geçirecek olduðu için çok heyecanlýydý. Çocuklar, takým kurma oyunlarý, yýldýz izleme ve güneþ sistemimizle ilgili yeni þeyler öðrenmek gibi pek çok eðitimsel faaliyete katýldýlar. Pek çok yýldýz ve yýldýztakýmý gördük, hatta Miss Raeburn ve Miss Mustafa kayan yýldýz da gördüler! Çocuklara yatma saatinden önce hikaye okundu, sýcak çikolata ile küçük bir biskuvi ikram edildi. Çocuklar çok iyi vakit geçirmenin yanýnda pek çok þey öðrendiler. 3. Sýnýf Ekibi olarak ailelerinden uzakta geçirdikleri bu ilk gecede göstermiþ olduklarý olgunluk için tüm çocuklarýmýzla gurur duyuyoruz.

Year 2 Pirates Extravaganza! – 4 June 2013


On Tuesday 4th June, ESK was invaded by nearly 100 swashbuckling pirates for the Year 2 Performance of ‘Pirates with Molly on Board’. The musical extravaganza saw Black Beard (played by Deran Otcuoðlu) and his merry band of pirates go on quest to find diamonds for Black Beards wife, Molly. After meeting a group of friendly Islanders and scaring away a cluster of mean locals, Black Beard was rewarded by the Island Chief (Poppy Bloor) with the gift of diamonds. It was a great performance made even better by a fantastic turn out from parents. The Year 2 Team would like to further thank the parents for the fantastic costumes that the children performed in.

2. Sýnýflarýn Korsanlar Müzikali! – 4 Haziran 2013


4 Haziran, Salý günü, 2. Sýnýf öðrencilerinin ‘Pirates with Molly on Board’ (Güvertede Molly ile Korsanlar) gösterisi nedeniyle ESK neredeyse 100e yakýn farfaracý korsan tarafýndan istila edilmiþti. Bu müzikal gösteri, Black Beard (Kaba Sakal) rolündeki Deran Otcuoðlu’nun neþeli korsanlar takýmý ile birlikte karýsý Molly’e elmas bulmak için çýktýðý arayýþý konu aldý. Arkadaþ canlýsý Adalýlar ile tanýþýp, kötü kalpli yerlileri korkutup kaçýrmasýnýn ardýndan Black Beard, Island Chief (Ada Þefi) rolündeki Poppy Bloor tarafýndan armaðan olarak elmaslarla ödüllendirilir. Bu, ailelerin gösterdiði müthiþ katýlým ile daha da güzel olan mükemmel bir performans oldu. Çocuklarýn gösteride giydikleri harika kostümler için 2. Sýnýf Ekibi ailelere teþekkürlerini bildirdi.

19th May Youth and Sports Day Celebrations – May 30th


The heat did not deter our students from making the most of the varied activities on offer for the official 19 May Youth and Sports Day Celebrations. Valiantly the Houses waged war in an exciting tug of war contest; they were cooled off by the wet sponge throwing game. Many a pupil tried (and largely failed) to knock down cans, or get the ball into the can; many more failed to move on the tightrope, yet all participated willingly to the great amusement of the spectators. The food stalls, including home baked cakes and cookies, proved to be a great success and the cold drinks sold out within half an hour of opening for business. The queues for the doner kebab stall were impressive, must do that again soon! The Year 12 girls did well selling crepes and home baked goods and added to the impressive 1,300TL made on the day in support of the ‘Build Africa’ charity. This day alone raised enough funds for ESK to become an affiliated member of this worthy charity. The members of the Helping Hands Charity Club were tireless in organising and arranging the various activities, and they were on hand throughout the whole day to help where needed. They cannot be praised enough for their efforts. All in all, the event was deemed to be a success and everyone seemed to have a thoroughly enjoyable time.

19 Mayýs Gençlik ve Spor Bayramý Kutlamalarý – 30 Mayýs 2013


Sýcak hava öðrencilerimizin 19 Mayýs Gençlik ve Spor Bayramý kutlamalarý kapsamýnda sunulan çeþitli aktivitelerden keyif almalarýna engel olamadý. Takýmlar heyecanlý halat çekme yarýþýnda kýyasýya mücadele ettiler; ardýndan sulu sünger atma oyunuyla serinlediler. Pek çok öðrenci konserve kutularýný devirmeye, ya da topu kutu içerisine atmayý denedi (ancak, yapamadý). Daha da fazlasý ip üzerinde yürümeye çalýþýrken baþarýsýz oldu, ancak yine de izleyenlerin keyfine istekli bir þekilde katýlmaya devam ettiler. Ev yapýmý kekler ve kurabiyeler de bulunan yemek stantlarý satýþlarýnda çok baþarýlý oldular, hatta içecekler satýþa sunulduklarý ilk yarým saatte tükendi. Döner kebabý için oluþan bekleme kuyruklarý oldukça uzundu, çok yakýnda bunu tekrarlamalýyýz! 12. Sýnýf kýzlarý krep ve baþka ev yapýmý ürünlerin satýþý ile ‘Build Afrika’ yardým projesi yararýna 1,300TL daha toplamýþ oldular. Sadece bugünde toplanan baðýþlarla bile ESK bu önemli baðýþ kampanyasýnýn hatrý sayýlýr bir üyesi olmuþ oldu. Helping Hands Yardýmseverlik Kulübü öðrencileri aktivitelerin organizasyon ve düzenlemesinde görev aldýlar, ayrýca gün boyunca yardým etmek üzere hazýr bulundular. Gösterdikleri çaba gerçekten takdire þayandý. Kutlamalar, genel olarak, herkesin çok eðlendiði baþarýlý bir etkinlik oldu.

ESK’s Got Talent-less Teachers!- 30 May


The 19th May Youth & Sports Day celebrations will go down in history as the event that finally made Mr. Smith, our esteemed head teacher allow himself to be booed in front of the whole school! The ‘Talentless Teachers’ proved themselves to be completely talentless as they performed on stage for the assembled students. First up was a short sketch written and directed by Mr. Smith, featuring Ms. Kadri as the Turkish teacher; Ms. Downie, Mr. Ed Smith, Mr. Donohue, Mr. Wild, Ms. Dalaman, Ms. Donohue and Mr. Smith as the somewhat confused language students. Requests for a “hot man” (sýcak erkek/ekmek), “four soldiers” (dört tane asker/aský) and other blunders made the whole school laugh. This was followed by the actually rather talented Ms. Dalaman with her own version of a Pink song. Her dulcet tones contrasted sharply with the incredible, amazing monstrosity that was loosely based on the Eurythmics classic ‘Sweet Dreams’ performed by Ms. Ramiz. She certainly ‘owned’ the song and made it unforgettable; a sweet nightmare perhaps would have been a more apt name. To end the show, the ABBA tribute band, BABA, performed a distinctive rendition of ‘Dancing Queen’. The professionalism and practice was evident(ly lacking). However Mr. Donohue and Mr. Crebier, although only miming provided the attractive backdrop for Ms. Corbel and Ms. Donohue as they sang, occasionally in tune, and usually with the correct lyrics. There was a palpable relief when finally Mr. Jutkiewicz took to the stage and marked the beginning of the truly talented pupils.

ESK’nýn Yetenek-sizsiniz Öðretmenleri! – 30 Mayýs


Bu yýlki 19 Mayýs Gençlik ve Spor Bayramý kutlamalarý, saygýdeðer okul müdürümüz Mr. Smith’in tüm okul önünde yuhalanmasýna izin verdiði bir etkinlik olarak tarihe yazýlacaktýr! ‘Yeteneksiz Öðretmenler’, bir araya toplanmýþ öðrenciler önünde tümüyle yeteneksiz olduklarýný ýspatladýlar. Ýlk gösteri, Ms. Kadri’nin Türkçe öðretmeni, Ms. Downie, Mr. Ed Smith, Mr. Donohue, Mr. Wild, Ms. Dalaman, Ms. Donohue ve Mr. Smith’in kafasý karýþýk Türkçe öðrencilerini canlandýrdýðý, Mr. Smith’in yazýp yönettiði kýsa skeçten oluþtu. “Sýcak bir erkek” (ekmek), “dört tane asker” (aský) gibi talepler ve yapýlan daha pek çok yanlýþlýk tüm okulu kahkahalara boðdu. Ardýndan, aslýnda çok yetenekli Ms. Dalaman’ý Pink þarkýsýna getirdiði kendi yorumuyla izledik. Onun kulaða hoþ gelen tonu, Ms. Ramiz’in takip eden Eurythmics klasiði ‘Sweet Dreams’le hafiften alakalý, inanýlmaz korkunç yorumu ile keskin bir zýtlýk oluþturdu. Þarkýya tümüyle ‘hakim’ sunumu performansýný gerçekten unutulmaz kýldý; bu haliyle þarkýya tatlý bir kabus adýný vermek belki daha uygun olabilirdi. Gösteriye son verirken sahneyi ABBA alt grubu BABA devraldý ve seyircileri unutulmaz bir ‘Dancing Queen’ yorumu ile buluþturdu. Sunumlarýndaki profesyönellik ve önçalýþma farkedilir(derecede eksik)ti. Ancak Mr. Donohue ve Mr. Crebier, sadece aðýzlarýný oynatmalarýna raðmen, arasýra doðru tonda ve genellikle doðru sözlerle þarkýyý seslendiren Ms. Corbel ve Ms. Donohue’e gözalýcý bir arka fon oluþturdular. Mr. Jutkiewicz’in sahneyi devralmasý ve gerçekten yetenekli öðrencilerin gösterilerine kendi müthiþ müzik performansý ile start vermesi seyirciler arasýnda aþikar bir rahatlamaya neden oldu.

Year 4 trip to Serdarlý – 22 May 2013


Year 4 students as part of their Turkish study unit organised a trip to Serdarlý to get a closer look at the culture. First off they visited Serdarlý Primary school. Later they went on to the Serdarlý Culture and Art House, where the head of SER-SAD Vijdan Karagözlü gave them a lot of information on the history of the area and the work that has been done to develop it. The valuable items that sit within the Culture and Art House, which are reminiscent of a time gone by, had a rather profound effect on the students. The students also enjoyed watching saddle baskets being woven and also got the chance to attempt it themselves. Their trip ended with them having a taste of freshly made bread straight from the oven.

4. Sýnýflarýn Serdarlý Gezisi – 22 Mayýs 2013


ESK 4. sýnýf öðrencileri Türkçe ünite konularýyla iliþkili olarak Kýbrýs kültürünü daha yakýndan tanýmak için Serdarlý Köyü’ne gezi düzenlediler. Öðrenciler ilk olarak Serdarlý Ýlkokulu’nu ziyaret ettiler. Daha sonra Serdarlý Kültür ve Sanat Evi’ne giderek SER-SAD baþkaný Vijdan Karagözlü’den bölgenin tarihi ve geliþmesi ile ilgili yapýlan çalýþmalar hakkýnda bilgi aldýlar. Kültür ve Sanat Evi’nde yer alan ve geçmiþi anýmsatan deðerli eþyalar, öðrencileri oldukça etkiledi. Sele sepet örücülüðü sanatýný yakýndan izleme ve uygulama þansý yaþayan öðrenciler bu deneyimden oldukça keyif aldýlar. Öðrenciler gezilerini, fýrýndan yeni çýkmýþ köy çöreklerinin tadýna vararak sonlandýrdýlar.

Year 4 Kantara Youth Camp Residential Trip – 15 May


On Wednesday 15th May, Year 4 pupils and staff set off to Kantara Youth Camp for a three day, two night residential trip. Many children were about to have their first experience away from home and more importantly away from parents! However soon after our arrival at camp, parents and home comforts were soon forgotten.
The children were quickly thrown into team games and challenges, with some degree of physical demand. After dinner on the first evening, the children continued to bond as they entered in teams to complete a quiz where mental agility was required.
Day two was full of varying activities including: Woodland sculptures inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy, tree installations, and collage using natural resources, tower building, pencil sketching and yoga! The evening was however to be the highlight of the stay as the children put on their party clothes and got ready for the ‘ESK Year 4 Talent Show and disco!’ A variety of acts performed, including singing, dancing, playing the violin, gymnastics, and ball skills and even speed drawing!! After the talent show all the children (and staff) had the chance to show off their unique dancing skills.
Soon it was time to return to ESK, although many children did ask, ‘can we stay here forever!’ and others added ‘we’ve had the best time ever!’

4. Sýnýflarýn Konaklamalý Kantara Gençlik Kampý Gezisi – 15 Mayýs

15 Mayýs, Çarþamba günü 4. Sýnýf öðrenci ve öðretmenleri üç gün iki gecelik konaklamalý Kantara Gençlik Kampý gezisi için yola çýktýlar. Pek çok çocuk evlerinden, daha da önemlisi ailelerinden uzak ilk deneyimlerini yaþamak üzereydiler! Ancak kamp merkezine varýþlarý ile birlikte, kýsa sürede aile ve ev konforu unutulmuþtu. Çocuklar çabucak, bir kýsým fiziksel gereksinimler gerektiren takým oyunlarý ve mücadelelere atýldýlar. Ýlk akþam yemeðinden sonra çocuklar takýmlara ayrýlarak zihinsel kývraklýk gerektiren bir bilgi yarýþmasý ile arkadaþlýk baðlarýný geliþtirmeye devam ettiler.
Ýkinci gün çeþitli faaliyetlerle doluydu: sanatçý Andy Goldsworthy’dan esinlenerek yapýlan ormanlýk alan heykelleri, aðaç entellasyonlarý, doðal materyaller kullanýlarak yapýlan kolajlar, kule yapýmý, karakalem çizimler ve yoga! Fakat akþamüzeri çocuklarýn parti kýyafetlerini giyip ‘ESK 4. Sýnýf Yetenek Yarýþmasý ve Diskosu’na hazýrlanmalarý þüphesiz gezinin en gözalýcý olayýydý! Þarký söylemek, dans etmek, keman çalmak, jimnastik ve top becerileri, hatta çok hýzlý çizim yapmak gibi çeþitli performanslar sunuldu!! Yetenek yarýþmasý sonrasýnda tüm çocuklar (ve personel) eþsiz dans yeteneklerini baþkalarýna gösterme þansý buldular.
Çok geçmeden ESK’ya dönme vakti gelmiþti, pek çok çocuk ‘sonsuza kadar burada kalamaz miyiz!’ diye sorarken, diðerleri de ‘çok eðlendik!’ diye eklediler.

“Oxford Worms Graded Readers Book Reading Competition” – 10 May 2013


The “Oxford Worms Graded Readers Book Reading Competition”, taking place with nearly 4 thousand students nationwide was completed with a ceremony held on Friday, 10th May 2013. The “Oxford Worms Graded Readers Book Reading Competition”, held by Deniz Plaza in collaboration with Oxford University Press was evaluated in two categories, state schools and colleges. The Director of the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports General Secondary School Department Mr Mehmet Kortay, the Oxford University Press District Manager Mr Kenan Barut, Deniz Plaza Director Mr Turgay Deniz, as well as head teachers were present at the award ceremony of the competition which started in December 2012. Following the competition where the 75 finalist students entered an oral assessment carried out by the jury, 42 students received awards at the cocktail ceremony which took place at the Yarim Wedding Hall. Shortlisted ESK students Eylül Kavaz, Defne Kansu and Vedat Bakýþ each received participation certificates. Award winning ESK students were: Sine Özkaraþahin, was awarded third place among year 10 students nationwide; whereas Bato Dambiev received first place among year 11 students nationwide.

“Oxford Worms Graded Readers Kitap Okuma Yarýþmasý” – 10 Mayýs 2013

Ülke genelinde düzenlenen ve 4 bine yakýn öðrencinin katýldýðý “Oxford Worms Graded Readers Kitap Okuma Yarýþmasý”, 10 Mayýs 2013, Cuma günü düzenlenen törenle tamamlandý. Deniz Plaza’nýn, Oxford University Press ile iþbirliði içerisinde düzenlediði, “Oxford Worms Graded Readers Kitap Okuma Yarýþmasý” devlet okullarý ve kolejler olmak üzere iki kategoride deðerlendirildi. Aralýk 2012 ayýndan baþlayan “Oxford Worms Graded Readers Kitap Okuma Yarýþmasý”nýn ödül töreninde Milli Eðitim, Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlýðý Genel Ortaöðretim Dairesi Müdürü Mehmet Kortay, Oxford University Press Bölge Müdürü Kenan Barut, Deniz Plaza Direktörü Turgay Deniz ve okul müdürleri hazýr bulundu.
75 finalist öðrencinin jüri tarafýndan sözlü deðerlendirmeye alýndýðý yarýþmada toplam 42 öðrenciye ödülleri, Yarim Düðün Salonu’nda düzenlenen kokteylli törenle verildi.
Son elemeye kalan ESK öðrencilerinden Eylül Kavaz, Defne Kansu ve Vedat Bakýþ’e birer katýlým belgesi verildi.
Ödül kazanan ESK öðrencileri ise þunlardýr: Sine Özkaraþahin, yurt genelindeki 10. Sýnýf öðrencileri arasýnda üçüncü geldi. Bato Dambiev ise yurt genelindeki 11. Sýnýf öðrencileri arasýnda birinci oldu.

Author Suzanne Jankowski Revisits ESK Library! – Friday, 10th May


Author Suzanne Jankowski visited ESK library on Friday 10th May for the second time after her first visit to the school in January. Sharing three of her books this time with our Year 3 and Year 4 children, she gave the children the opportunity to listen to her stories in her own voice.

Yazar Suzanne Jankowski ESK Kütüphanesi’ni Yeniden Ziyaret Etti! – 10 Mayýs, Cuma

Yazar Suzanne Jankowski Ocak ayýndaki ilk ziyareti sonrasýnda, 10 Mayýs, Cuma günü ESK Kütüphanesi’ni yeniden ziyaret etti. Bu ziyareti sýrasýnda 3. ve 4. Sýnýflarý’nda bulunan çocuklarýmýzla kitaplarýndan üçünü paylaþarak, öðrencilere yarattýðý hikayeleri kendi sesinden dinleme olanaðý verdi.

Traffic Week ‘Rules of the Road’ talk from the Police Headquarters – Thursday, 9th May


During national ‘Traffic Week’ (May 6th-10th), ESK was paid a visit by Assistant Chief Superintendent Andým Baytunç from the Police Headquarters. Assistant Chief Superintendent Andým Baytunç gave our Year 4 and Year 6 students a talk on the ‘Rules of the Road’. The students showed a lot of interest in this very important subject and had the opportunity to have a Q&A session with the Officer.

Trafik Haftasý nedeniyle Polis Genel Müdürlüðü’nden ‘Trafik Kurallarý’ sunumu – 9 Mayýs, Perþembe

‘Trafik Haftasý’ (6-10 Mayýs) nedeniyle Polis Genel Müdürlüðü’nden görevli Müfettiþ Muavini Andým Baytunç konuðumuz olmuþtur. Müfettiþ Muavini Andým Baytunç tarafýndan 4 ve 6. Sýnýf öðrencilerimize ‘Trafik Kurallarý’ konulu sunum yapýlmýþtýr. Öðrencilerimizin yoðun bir ilgi gösterdikleri bu çok önemli sunum sonrasýnda, görevli memura konuyla ilgili çok ilginç soru ve yorumlarý olmuþtur.

Third place in the ‘OKSEM Inter-Primary Schools Poetry Reading Competition’ – 9 May 2013


In the Inter-Primary Schools Poetry Reading Competition organised annually by the Orak Culture Art and Education Centre which took place on Thursday, 9th May, ESK Year 6 student Kezban Baðseverler represented our school with her reading of Yýlmaz Güney’s poem ‘Arkadaþ’. She was awarded third place with her presentation.
The Orak Culture Art and Education Center stated that they aimed to strengthen the interaction between primary students, to help develop the sense of self confidence and social behaviour, and to promote the culture and love of reading.

‘OKSEM Ýlkokullar Arasý Þiir Okuma Yarýþmasý’nda üçüncülük – 9 Mayýs 2013

Orak Kültür Sanat ve Eðitim Merkezi’nin her yýl geleneksel olarak düzenlediði ve 9 Mayýs, Perþembe günü gerçekleþen ‘Ýlkokullar Arasý Þiir Okuma Yarýþmasý’nda ESK 6. Sýnýf öðrencilerimizden Kezban Baðseverler okulumuzu Yýlmaz Güney’in ‘Arkadaþ’ isimli þiirini okuyarak temsil etmiþtir. Öðrencimiz göstermiþ olduðu performansla dereceye girerek 3. olmuþtur.
OKSEM yapmýþ olduðu açýklamada amaçlarýnýn ilkokul öðrencileri arasýndaki iletiþimi güçlendirmek, kendine güven duygusunu geliþtirmek, giriþkenliði artýrmak, okuma sevgisi ve kültürünü geliþtirmek olduðunu belirtmiþtir.

FESK Incubator Donation- 7 May 2013

ESK was delighted to receive a new incubator this May. The high specification Incubator was presented by The Friends of ESK (FESK) through funds raised during events held over the last year. The incubator will be switched on from September 2013 in the main entrance hall so that all the children can follow the progress of eggs placed inside as they develop and hatch. Everyone at the school would like to offer their thanks to the FESK committee members as well as all the families who participated in FESK’s events over the last 15 months.

FESK Kuluçka Makinesi Baðýþý- 7 Mayýs 2013

ESK, Mayýs ayýnda yeni bir kuluçka makinesine sahip olmaktan mutluluk duydu. Bu yüksek spekifikasyonlu kuluçka makinesi geçtiðimiz yýl boyunca gerçekleþtirilen etkinlikler sonucunda toplanan yardýmlarla alýnmýþ ve bizlere ESK Dostlarý (FESK) tarafýndan sunulmuþtur. Kuluçka makinesi Eylül 2013’te çalýþtýrýlacak ve çocuklarýn, içine konan yumurtalarýn geliþim süreçlerini takip etmeleri ve civcivlerin yumurtadan çýkýþlarýný görebilmeleri için ana giriþ salonuna konacaktýr. Okul olarak FESK Komite üyelerine ve son 15 ay süresince FESK etkinliklerine katýlan tüm ailelere teþekkür etmek istiyoruz.

KS1, Year 1&2 Sports Day – 6th & 7th May


After weeks of anticipation, from both children and staff, the Year 1 & 2 Sports Days finally came around consecutively on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Both sports days was met with sunshine, smiling faces, excited children and proud parents. After a morning of children showing off their skills in various sporting disciplines, including throwing, long jump and hurdles, the Sports Days ended with a sensational House relay cheered on by team mates and parents alike. Well done to all of the children who took part and thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles that came down to watch and support the children.

KS1, 1 ve 2. Sýnýflar Spor Günü –6 ve 7 Mayýs

Hem çocuklar hem de personelin haftalar süren meraklý bekleyiþi sonrasýnda, 1. ve 2. Sýnýflara yönelik Spor Günü nihayet ard arda iki günde, Pazartesi ve Salý sabahlarý gerçekleþti. Her iki Spor Günü de güneþli bir gün, gülen yüzler, heyecanlý çocuklar ve gururlu velilerce karþýlandý. Çocuklarýn, atma, uzun atlama, engelli koþu gibi çeþitli spor dallarýnda becerilerini göstermelerinin ardýndan Spor Günü takým arkadaþlarý ve aileler tarafýndan tezahürat edilen heyecanlý bir bayrak yarýþý ile son buldu. Katýlan tüm çocuklarý kutlamak, izlemeye ve çoçuklarýný desteklemeye gelen tüm velilere, nine-dedelere, teyze-halalara, amca-dayýlara ve diðer akrabalara teþekkür etmek isteriz

Joint Third in the ‘2nd Short-Story Writing Competition’ held by Yenidüzen Newspaper and Deniz Plaza! – 30 April 2013

In the ‘2nd Short-Story Writing Competition’ held by Yenidüzen and Deniz Plaza, Year 4 student Aydan Nevzat and Year 5 Student Cansu Kutay shared third place. More than 250 short-stories entering the competition were read and evaluated by jury members Neriman Cahit, Yurdagül Akcansoy and Ayten Deniz. At the awards ceremony held on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at the Journalists Union Local Headquarters in Nicosia, students received their awards from the LTB Mayor Mr Kadri Fellahoðlu, the Director of the Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports General Secondary School Department Mr Mehmet Kortay, Yenidüzen Newspaper General Manager Mr Cenk Mutluyakalý, Deniz Plaza Director Mr Turgay Deniz and members of the jury. All young short-story writers who were awarded place in the competition were given Deniz Plaza gift vouchers as well as other various gifts; all participants were given certificates.

Yenidüzen Gazetesi ve Deniz Plaza’nýn ortaklaþa düzenlemiþ olduðu 2. Öykü Yazma Yarýþmasý’nda ortak üçüncülük! – 30 Nisan 2013

Yenidüzen ve Deniz Plaza’nýn ortaklaþa düzenlemiþ olduðu 2. Öykü Yazma Yarýþmasý’nda 4. Sýnýf öðrencilerimizden Aydan Nevzat ve 5. Sýnýf öðrencilerimizden Cansu Kutay 3.lüðü paylaþmýþlardýr. Yarýþmaya katýlan 250 kadar öykü jüri üyeleri Neriman Cahit, Yurdagül Akcansoy ve Ayten Deniz tarafýndan okunarak puanlandý. 30 Nisan tarihinde Lefkoþa’daki Gazeteciler Birliði Lokali’nde gerçekleþen ödül töreninde ödüller LTB Baþkaný Kadri Fellahoðlu, Milli Eðitim, Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlýðý Genel Ortaöðretim Dairesi Müdürü Mehmet Kortay, Yenidüzen Gazetesi Genel Müdürü Cenk Mutluyakalý, Deniz Plaza Direktörü Turgay Deniz, yarýþmanýn jüri üyeleri tarafýndan daðýtýldý. Dereceye giren tüm minik öykücüler Deniz Plaza’dan hediye çekleri yanýnda çeþitli hediyeler kazandýlar; tüm katýlýmcýlara katýlým belgesi verildi.

KS2, Years 3-6 Sports Day – 29th & 30th April

On Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April it was KS2 Sports Day, the sun was shining and we were all set for some sporting fun! We went to the stadium for the event and lots of parents were there to support us. Everyone got to take part in races, including sprinting, relay, sack race and the bean bag race. We also did some team events to win points for our house. The results will be announced on Monday. It was a great day for everyone!

KS2, 3-6 Sýnýflar Spor Günü – 29 ve 30 Nisan

29 Nisan Pazartesi ve 30 Nisan Salý günü Yukarý Ýlkokul Bölümü öðrencilerine yönelik Spor Günü’ydü; gökyüzünde güneþ, eðlenceyle yüklü sportif bir gün geçirmeye hazýrdýk! Etkinliklerin gerçekleþeceði stadyuma vardýðýmýzda bizi desteklemeye gelen çok sayýdaki veliyle karþýlaþtýk. Kýsa mesafe koþusu, bayrak yarýþý, çuval yarýþý ve fasulye kesesi yarýþmalarýný da içeren yarýþmalara herkes katýldý. Takýmlarýmýza puan kazandýracak ekip faaliyetleri de yapýldý. Spor Günleri ile ilgili sonuçlar Pazartesi günü açýklanacaktýr. Bu herkesin çok eðlendiði harika bir gün oldu!


ESK 23rd April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day Celebrations– 22 April 2013

ESK students celebrated the 23rd April National Sovereignty and Children’s Day with songs and performances developed under the central theme of ‘togetherness’. Early Years and Foundation students celebrated the day with songs and dances delivered in wonderfully colourful costumes. The Children’s Day celebrations continued with the Year 1 and 2 students’ performances put together using the traditional music and dances of three selected countries -Cyprus, Scotland and Britain. Celebrations ended with children from Years 3-6 presenting their dance and musical performances which they developed under the same theme by representing 4 countries from four continents -Cyprus, Nigeria, Sweden and Brazil. The pupils paraded out in a grand Olympic style waving the flags of their chosen countries. Following the parade, Year 3 students, representing Brazil, shared dance styles such as Samba, Salsa and Zumba. Year 4, representing Sweden, took us back in time to the 1970’s as they danced and sang some revised versions of Abba classics. Year 6 representing Nigeria went tribal with a spell-binding dance and a live drumming performance. Finally Year 5 took us back to our traditional Cypriot routes with some classic folk dancing. Poems were recited in English and Turkish between the performances. Parents joined in with the songs which were sung in both Turkish and English. This year’s events proved to be a wonderful occasion which celebrated both local and world culture in style!

ESK 23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramý Kutlamalarý– 22 Nisan 2013

ESK öðrencileri 23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramý’ný ‘Birliktelik’ temasý altýnda geliþtirdikleri gösteriler ve þarkýlarla coþku içinde kutladýlar. Okul Öncesi miniklerinin rengarenk kostümleri içerisinde harika bir þekilde þarkýlar söyleyerek kutladýklarý Çocuk Bayramý, Ýlkokul Bölümü 1. ve 2. Sýnýf çocuklarýnýn üç ülkeye özgü -Kýbrýs, Ýskoçya ve Ýngiltere- geleneksel müzikler ve danslar ekseninde gerçekleþtirdikleri gösterilerle devam etti. Çocuk Bayramý kutlamalarý, Ýlkokul Bölümü 3-6. Sýnýf öðrencilerinin, yine ayný tema altýnda ve 4 kýtadan seçtikleri 4 farklý ülkeye özgü -Kýbrýs, Nijerya, Ýsveç ve Brezilya- dans ve müziklerle oluþturduklarý gösterilerle sona erdi. Öðrencilerin Olimpiyatlar havasý içinde ülkelerinin bayraklarýný sallayarak yaptýklarý geçit töreni ardýndan 3. Sýnýflar Brezilya’yý temsil ederek Samba, Salsa ve Zumba tarzý danslarýný sundular. Sýra 4. Sýnýflara geldiðinde, onlarsa ülkeleri Ýsveç’le birlikte bizi zaman içerisinde geriye, 1970lere götürerek yeni söz yazýlmýþ Abba klasiklerini söyleyip danslar ettiler. 6. Sýnýflar büyüleyici tribal bir dans ve eþlik eden canlý perküsyon gösterisiyle Nijerya’yý temsil ettiler. Çocuklar Günü gösterileri 5. Sýnýf öðrencilerinin bizi Kýbrýs kökenlerimize götürdükleri geleneksel folklör danslarýyla sona erdi. Danslar arasýnda Türkçe ve Ýngilizce þiirler okundu. Çocuklarýn hep birlikte, yine Türkçe ve Ýngilizce olarak söyledikleri þarkýlara veliler de eþlik etti. Bu yýlki gösteriler hem local hem de dünya kültürlerini kutladýðýmýz mükemmel bir etkinlik oldu!

ESK Primary Badminton Team second place in ‘NEU2013 Minors Badminton Competition’ – 19 April 2013

The ESK Primary Badminton Team did extremely well and came second out of four schools in the ‘NEU2013 Minors Badminton Competition’ held at the Sports Hall of Near East College on 12 April 2013. The players were awarded with a cup and trophies. They played doubles, singles and mixed matches against various players. They gained experience and had a chance to build on their techniques. We would like to thank our volunteer trainer Mark Johnson who has supported the ESK Badminton Team.

ESK Ýlkokul Badminton Takýmý’ndan ‘NEU2013 Minikler Badminton Þenliði’nde ikincilik – 19 Nisan 2013

ESK Ýlkokul Badminton Takýmý 12 Nisan 2013 tarihinde Yakýn Doðu Koleji’nde düzenlenen ‘NEU2013 Minikler Badminton Þenliði’nde harika bir performans sergileyerek dört takým içerisinden ikincilik kazandýlar. Yarýþmalar sonunda sporculara kupa ve madalyalar takdim edildi. Badminton Þenliði kapsamýnda çeþitli takýmlar karþýsýnda eþli, tekli ve karma maçlar yaptýlar. Hem deneyim kazandýlar, hem de tekniklerini geliþtirme fýrsatý yakaladýlar. ESK Badminton Takýmý’ný gönüllü olarak destekleyen antrenörü Mark Johnson’a teþekkürlerimizi iletmek istiyoruz.


ESK Swimming Team Success! – 19 April 2013

A big congratulations to the ESK Lower Secondary Swimming Team! Both the boys and girls team swam their hearts out in the competitions last month. A total of 9 medals were won by Doða Bulakbaþý, Sade Lutge, Akan Can and Vedat Bakýþ. Vedat broke the North Cyprus records for 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke earning himself the chance to compete in Turkey.
Vedat represented ESK and Cyprus in the ‘Turkey Championship Inter-Secondary Swimming Competition’ in Marmaris and came a very respectable 27th in one of his races. These races are held every year to find the best swimmers in Turkey.

ESK Yüzme Takýmý Baþarýsý! – 19 Nisan 2013

ESK Ortaokul Yüzme Takýmý’na tebrikler! Hem kýz hem de erkek takýmlarý geçtiðimiz ay gerçekleþen yarýþlarda olaðanüstü bir performans sergilediler. Doða Bulakbaþý, Sade Lutge, Akan Can ve Vedat Bakýþ toplamda 9 madalya kazandýlar. Vedat 50m, 100m ve 200m sýrtüstü dallarýnda Kuzey Kýbrýs rekorlarýný kýrarak Türkiye’de yarýþma hakký kazandý.
Marmaris’te gerçekleþen ‘Türkiye Birinciliði Ortaokullar Arasý Yüzme Yarýþlarý’nda ESK ve Kýbrýs’ý temsil eden Vedat yarýþmalarýndan birinde Türkiye genelinde 27. geldi. Bu yarýþlar her yýl Türkiye’nin en iyi yüzücülerini bulmak için gerçekleþtirilmektedir.

First Place in Radio Güven Poetry and Composition Competition! 16 April 2013

Radio Guven played host to a “National Sovereignty’ themed poetry and composition competition in which work by our students Çisem Mesaryalý (poetry), Sevcan Su Traþ (poetry) and Dafne Esendaðlý (composition) had been selected for the finals. In the finals which took place on Tuesday, 16 April 2013, at the Radio Guven building, all participating students presented their poems and compositions exceptionally well. At the end of the competition, our very own Year 5 student Çisem Mesaryalý was awarded first place by the jury with her poem called “23 Nisan”.

Radyo Güven Þiir ve Kompozisyon Yarýþmasý’nda birincilik! 16 Nisan 2013

Radyo Güven’in düzenlemiþ olduðu “Ulusal Egemenlik” konulu þiir ve kompozisyon yarýþmasýnda öðrencilerimizden Çisem Mesaryalý (þiir), Sevcan Su Traþ (þiir) ve Dafne Esendaðlý (kompozisyon) dalýnda finale kalmýþlardý. 16 Nisan 2013, Salý günü Radyo Güven’de yapýlan yarýþmada, finale kalan tüm öðrenciler performanslarýný övgüye layýk bir þekilde sergilemiþlerdir. Yarýþma sonucunda ESK 5. Sýnýf öðrencilerinden Çisem Mesaryalý yazmýþ olduðu “23 Nisan” adlý þiiriyle birinciliðe layýk görülüp izleyenler tarafýndan ayakta alkýþlandý.


Year 12 student Uraz Þentürk makes the Turkish Basketball Youth National Team! – 14 April 2013

Our very own Year 12 IB student Uraz Senturk has been invited to join the Turkish Basketball Youth National Team. Uraz flew to Istanbul last week to participate in the Turkish Basketball Youth National Team’s training camp which started on 14 April, just before the European Championships. Before he left, Uraz said that “he was very happy to receive such an offer and felt proud to be the first athlete selected from Cyprus to join the Youth National Team and therefore given a chance to represent his country.”

12. Sýnýf Öðrencisi Uraz Þentürk Türkiye Basketbol Genç Milli Takýmý’nda! – 14 Nisan 2013

12. Sýnýf IB öðrencilerimizden Uraz Þentürk Türkiye Basketbol Genç Milli Takýmý’na katýlmak üzere çaðrýldý. Türkiye Basketbol Genç Milli Takýmý’nýn 14 Nisan tarihinde baþlayan Avrupa Þampiyonasý hazýrlýk kampýna çaðrýlan Uraz’ý geçtiðimiz hafta Ýstanbul’a yolcu ettik. Gitmeden önce Uraz “böyle bir teklif aldýðý için çok mutlu olduðunu, Kýbrýs’tan Genç Milli Takým’a seçilen ilk sporcu olduðu ve ülkesini temsil etme fýrsatý yakaladýðý için gurur duyduðunu” söyledi.


Is coding the new Latin? – Saturday, 13th April

On Saturday, 13th April, students from all years in the Secondary School competed against each other in the ‘Games Con Chapter 1’ over an entire day in virtual playgrounds, racing tracks and football pitches. The ‘Games Con Chapter 1’ was born after a group of ESK students set out to learn the ‘new Latin’ in an after school club. This is the language that makes our world tick : computer code. You pick up your iphone or ipad and code gives it the power to work so beautifully, but, more prosaically, it is also what helps keep the lights on, add up your bill at a supermarket checkout and ensures you pay the right tax every year. The school recently took part in the UNICEF organised World Education Games with over 4 million other students from around the globe. As part of this we undertook to raise money for the School-In-A-Box Charity, which aims to provide starter packs for children that have no schools to go to. By creating the ‘Games Con Chapter 1’, The ESK Coding Club decided to help raise funds by doing what they enjoy most: computer gaming! As the ancient Romans might have said ‘veni, vedi, vici’- ‘we came, we saw, we conquered’.

Kodlama, yeni Latince mi? – 13 Nisan, Cumartesi

13 Nisan, Cumartesi günü, Ortaokul-Lise bölümü öðrencileri ‘Games Con Chapter 1' adý verilen bir etkinlikle tüm günü sanal oyun alanlarýnda, yarýþ pistlerinde ve futbol sahalarýnda birbirlerine karþý rekabet ederek geçirdiler. ‘Games Con Chapter 1’ bir group ESK öðrencisinin, okul sonrasý gerçekleþen bir kulüpte ‘yeni Latince’yi öðrenmek üzere iþe koyulmalarý ile ortaya çýktý. Bu dünyamýzýn týkýrýnda çalýþmasýný saðlayan lisandýr: bilgisayar kodu. Ýphone ya da ipad’ýnýzý elinize aldýðýnýzda, kod ona güzelce çalýþmasýný saðlayan gücü verir, ama yaratýcýlýktan uzak baþka örnekler verecek olursak, ayný zamanda ýþýklarýmýzý açýk tutar, süpermarket kasasýnda ödemeniz gereken miktarý toplar, ve her yýl doðru vergiyi ödemenizi saðlar. Okul yakýn geçmiþte UNICEF’in organize ettiði ve dünyanýn her yerinden 4 milyondan fazla baþka öðrencilerle birlikte World Education Games (Dünya Eðitim Oyunlarý)’na katýldý. Bunun bir parçasý olarak, gidecek okulu olmayan çocuklar için baþlangýç paketleri saðlamayý amaçlayan ‘School-In-A-Box’ Yardým Derneði’ne baðýþ toplama görevini üstlendik. Dolayýsýyla ESK Kodlama Kulübü ‘Games Con Chapter 1’ý yaratarak baðýþ toplamaya en çok keyif aldýklarý þeyi yaparak destek olmaya karar verdiler: bilgisayar oyunlarý oynayarak! Antik Romalýlarýn da pekala söylemiþ olabilecekleri gibi ‘veni, vedi, vici’- ‘geldik, gördük, fethettik’.

Y10 Motor Experiment – 11 April 2013

10. Sýnýflarýn Motor Deneyi – 11 Nisan 2013

10. Sýnýf öðrencileri elektromagnetik endüksiyon ve motor etkisi üzerine çalýþmalar yaptýlar. Motoru oluþturan parçalarý daha iyi anlamalarý için kendilerine talimat verilmeksizin bir motoru sýfýrdan oluþturma görevi verildi. Öðrenciler kendi motorlarýný inþa ettikten sonra, bir baþkasýnýn da yaptýklarýný tekrar edebilmesi için talimatlar hazýrladýlar.

ESK Library Photo Competition – March 2013

ESK Kütüphanesi Fotoðraf Yarýþmasý – Mart 2013

ESK Kütüphanesi Mart ayýnda gerçekleþen Milli Kütüphane Haftasý kutlamalarý kapsamýnda Orta Öðrenim öðrencilerine yönelik “Kütüphane ve Kitap” temalý bir fotoðraf yarýþmasý düzenledi. Bu kütüphaneye daha yaratýcý bir perspektiften bakmalarý için öðrencilere heyecanlý bir olanak verdi. 11. Sýnýf öðrencisi Derin Eralp bu esin kaynaðý fotoðrafla yarýþmada birincilik kazanarak sertifika ve bir kitabevi hediye kartý ile ödüllendirildi.

Primary Poetry Event - Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Within the scope of the World Poetry Day events, on Tuesday, 26th March the Primary Turkish department organised an evening of poetry with their Year 6 students. The theme of the poetry event being "Love, peace, friendship and tolerance" Cypriot poet Ayþe Tural was invited to the event, where she signed the students' poetry books before the poetry readings. Also, our guests Emmar and Zöhre won over the hearts of all who listened to their piano and violin performance. Parents and teachers were very proud of the student's performances. All parents were pleased to see that their children had learned Turkish properly although the teaching medium is mainly English.

Ýlkokul Þiir Dinletisi Etkinliði - 26 Mart 2013, Salý

Dünya Þiir Günü etkinlikleri çerçevesinde, 26 Mart, Salý akþamý Ýlkokul Türkçe bölümünün organize ettiði ve 6. Sýnýf öðrencilerinin hazýrlayýp sunduðu bir þiir dinletisi etkinliði yapýldý. "Sevgi, barýþ, dostluk ve hoþgörü" temalý geceye Kýbrýslý þairlerimizden Ayþe Tural da katýlarak, dinleti öncesinde öðrencilerin þiir kitaplarýný imzaladý. Ayrýca, konuklarý Emmar ve Zöhre çifti, keman ve piyano dinletileriyle tüm dinleyenlerin gönüllerini fethetti. Öðrenciler göstermiþ olduklarý performansla anne, baba ve öðretmenlerinin övgülerini kazandý. Tüm veliler okulun Ýnglizce aðýrlýklý olmasýna raðmen çocuklarýnýn Türkçe'yi de en doðru þekilde öðrendikleri konusunda memnuniyetlerini dile getirdiler.

ESK Secondary: 1. Annual Poetry Evening – Monday, 25th March 2013

Within the scope of the World Poetry Day celebrations, the first event was the multilingual 1. Annual Poetry Evening organised by the Secondary Languages Department on Monday, 25th March. On the evening poetry selected from world poets such as Nazim Hikmet, Atilla Ilhan, Can Yucel, Alexander Pushkin, Jacques Prévert was recited by students in English, Turkish, French, German and Russian. 21 students from Year 7, 25 from Year 8, 9 from Year 9, 2 from Year 10, 1 from Year 11 and 4 from Year 12 participated in the evening which was organised with the help of the IB students. The evening ended with a poem written by Turkish Language and Literature teacher Derya Ekmekci called ‘Oh Teacher, What is Love?’ which was recited in parts by all of the teaching staff.

ESK Orta Öðretim: 1. Geleneksel Þiir Akþamý – 25 Mart 2013, Pazartesi

Dünya Þiir Günü çerçevesinde gerçekleþen ilk etkinlik 25 Mart Pazartesi akþamý ESK Orta Öðretim Diller Departmaný’nýn bu yýl birincisini düzenlediði çok-dilli þiir akþamýydý. Nazým Hikmet, Atilla Ýlhan, Can Yücel, Alexander Pushkin, Jacques Prévert gibi dünya þairlerinden seçilen þiirler, öðrenciler tarafýndan Ýngilizce, Türkçe, Fransýzca, Almanya ve Rusça olarak okundu. 7. Sýnýflardan 21, 8. Sýnýflardan 25, 9. Sýnýflardan 9, 10. Sýnýflardan 2, 11. Sýnýflardan 1, 12. Sýnýflardan 4 öðrencinin görev aldýðý ve IB öðrencilerinin yardýmýyla organize edildi. Þiir etkinliði Türk Dili ve Edebiyatý öðretim üyelerinden Derya Ekmekçi’nin kaleme aldýðý ‘Sevgi Nedir Öðretmenim?’ adlý siirin tüm öðretim üyelerince okunmasýyla sona erdi.

Year 3 Salamis Trip – 20th & 21st March

On Wednesday 20th March and Thursday 21st March Year 3 went on an exciting trip to Salamis as part of their Roman topic. They saw lots of amazing things, including; Roman Baths, central heating, mosaics, giant columns and even some Roman toilets which they all enjoyed sitting on! It was a lovely day and they learnt lots about the way the Romans lived. They would like to say a huge thank you to their super tour guide and all of their parent helpers for being so great.

3. Sýnýf Salamis Gezisi – 20 ve 21 Mart

20 Mart, Çarþamba ve 21 Mart, Perþembe günleri 3. Sýnýf öðrencileri Romalýlara yönelik iþledikleri tema dersleri çerçevesinde Salamis’e çok heyecanlý bir gezi gerçekleþtirdiler. Gezi sýrasýnda; Romalý hamamý, merkezi ýsýtma, mozaikler, dev kolonlar ve herkesin oturmayý denemekten keyif aldýðý Romalý tuvaletleri gibi inanýlmaz þeyler gördüler! Bu, Romalýlarýn yaþam biçimleri hakkýnda çok þey öðrendikleri harika bir gün oldu. 3. Sýnýflar, kendilerine bilgi veren süper gezi rehberlerine ve geziye eþlik ederek yardýmcý olan velilere teþekkür ediyorlar.

Comic Relief – Red Nose Day 2013 – Friday, 15th March

On Friday 15th March ‘Red Nose Day’, ESK looked like what could only be called a ‘Superhero Convention Centre’. Children and staff entered into the spirit of charity fundraising by dressing up as familiar and completely unique superheroes. The children, led by the Primary School Council, had a most popular cake sale and then had the chance to show off their fabulous costumes in parades. Class 4BE wrote and performed their class assembly about this worthy cause, particularly focusing on the less fortunate in Kenya. The staff were not to be outdone though, with original costumes and a surprise rendition of the ‘Gangnam’ style dance for the children. Dining Hall staff adorned fun wigs whilst serving and the school maintenance men wore the official red noses with pride. A SUPER day was had by all and over £2500 was raised for those in need. Well done to all and a big thank you to Mrs Beyzade who approached the school with the idea of supporting the charity Comic Relief back in October 2012.

Comic Relief – Kýrmýzý Burun Günü 2013 – 15 Mart, Cuma

‘Kýrmýzý Burun Günü’ olan 15 Mart, Cuma günü ESK, ancak ‘Süper Kahraman Kongresi’ adý verilebilecek bir görüntüye büründü. Çocuklarla birlikte, okul personeli de hayýrseverlik havasýna girerek bilinen ya da tamamen kendi hayal ürünleri olan süper kahramanlar gibi giyindiler. Çocuklar, Ýlkokul Öðrenci Konseyi’nin liderliðinde çok popüler olan bir kek satýþý yaptýlar. Sonrasýnda ise düzenlenen geçit töreniyle harika kostümlerini herkese gösterme fýrsatý yakaladýlar. 4BE Sýnýfý öðrencilerinin bu önemli amaca yönelik hazýrlayýp sunduklarý gösteri, özellikle Kenya’da yaþayan ve bizler kadar þanslý olmayan insanlar üzerine yoðunlaþtý. Okul personeli ise, orijinal kostümleri ve çocuklar için hazýrlayýp sunduklarý sürpriz ‘Gangnam Style’ yorumlamasý ile altta kalmayacaklarýný göstermiþ oldular. Yemekhane personeli eðlenceli peruklar takarak yemek servisi yaparken, okulun bakým elemanlarý ise güne özel kýrmýzý burunlarý gururla taktýlar. Bu herkesin eðlendiði SÜPER günde, ihtiyaçlý kiþiler için £2500 üzerinde bir baðýþ toplandý. Tüm öðrenci ve personelimize aferin derken, geçtiðimiz Ekim 2012 ayýnda okula Comic Relief hayýr kurumunu desteleme fikrini veren Mrs Beyzade’ye çok teþekkür etmek istiyoruz.

ECB Cricket Young Leaders Award – March 14th

On Thursday March 14th, 23 ESK students age 14 to 18 years old, took part in a Cricket Young Leaders Award course led by a professional cricket coach from the UK, Graham Rickman. Last October, the school was approached by the Cyprus Cricket Association, inviting our school to take part in the Cricket Young Leader Award to develop the sport on the Island. This was the 1st time that this project was conducted in TRNC. Graham is a level 3 cricket coach, teaching and coaching the sport full time in schools and clubs all over the UK. He is the current Cyprus cricket team head coach and spent a full school day coaching our students in cricket skills and techniques.
The course aims are to:
• Raise profile of cricket within a Young Leadership role • Inspire Young Leaders to get actively involved with cricket • Help provide additional support for KWIK cricket tournaments • To help develop generic leaderships skills in a cricket context • Identify potential pathways for Young Leaders in cricket
The students spent the full day learning and developing coaching skills and techniques through practical activities and fun games. Catching, throwing, bowling, batting and playing Kwik cricket games were part of the course. It was a very productive and successful day for all where some of the students discovered a new sport and positively developed their leadership skills. A cricket club is now running in school and will be introduced within the PE curriculum to different age groups. All candidates that have attended the course will be presented with a certificate of attendance. A further certificate can be awarded if the Young Leader completes 10 hours of voluntary work e.g. assists at a Kwik cricket tournament, gets involved in a local club for instance in scoring or umpiring. In the meantime, members of the ESK PE staff have attended a 3 day Level One Cricket Coaching course, held by the CCA in Limassol. A big thank you to the Cyprus Cricket Association and to Graham Rickman in delivering this wonderful course at ESK.

ECB Genç Liderler Kriket Ödülü – 14 Mart

14 Mart Perþembe günü 14-18 yaþlarý arasýnda 23 ESK öðrencisi Britanyalý profesyönel kriket antrenörü Graham Rickman’ýn yönettiði Genç Liderler Kriket Ödülü kursuna katýldýlar. Geçtiðimiz Ekim ayýnda Kýbrýs Kriket Derneði okulumuzla baðlantýya geçerek, Ada üzerinde bu sporu geliþtirmek adýna okulumuzu Genç Liderler Kriket Ödülü’ne katýlmaya davet etmiþlerdi. Böyle bir proje KKTC’de ilk kez gerçekleþiyor. Graham 3. aþama bir kriket antrenörü olmakta, Britanya genelindeki kulüp ve okullarda tam zamanlý olarak bu sporun eðitimini ve antrenörlüðünü yapmaktadýr. Kendisi þu an Kýbrýs kriket takýmýnýn baþ antrenörlüðünü yürütmektedir. Okulumuzda bir tam gün boyunca öðrencilerimize Kriket beceri ve teknikleri üzerine eðitim vermiþtir.
Kursun amaçlarý þöyleydi:
• Genç Liderlik rolü çerçevesinde krikete yönelik profili yükseltmek • Genç Liderlere aktif olarak kriketle ilgilenmeleri için ilham vermek • KWIK kriket turnuvalarý için ilave destek saðlamak • Kriket kapsamýnda genel olarak liderlik becerilerinin geliþmesine yardýmcý olmak • Genç Liderlere krikette potansiyel yollar belirlemek
Öðrenciler günün tümünü uygulamalý aktiviteler ve eðlenceli oyunlarla öðrenerek, antrenörlük beceri ve tekniklerini geliþtirerek geçirdiler. Yakalayýþ, atýþ, yuvarlama atýþ, sopayla vuruþ yapmak ve kwik kriket oyunlarýný oynamak kursu oluþturan parçalardý. Gün öðrencilerin yeni bir sporu keþfederek, liderlik becerilerini olumlu bir þekilde geliþtirdikleri, herkes için verimli ve baþarýlý geçen bir gündü. Okulda þu an bir kriket kulübü faaliyete geçmiþ olup, bu spor dalý farklý yaþ gruplarýndaki çocuklara beden eðitimi müfredat dersleri sýrasýnda tanýtýlacaktýr. Bunun yakýn gelecekte baþka okullarda da tekrarlanmasýný ve paylaþýlmasýný umut ederiz. Kursa katýlan tüm adaylara katýlým belgesi sunulacaktýr. Genç Liderler 10 saatlik bir gönüllü çalýþma tamamladýklarý takdirde, ör. bir Kwik Kriket turnuvasýnda yardýmcý olarak, veya yerli bir kulübün skorlamasýný ya da hakemliðini yaparak, bir sertifika daha almaya hak kazanacaklardýr. Bu arada ESK Beden Eðitimi personeli de Kýbrýs kriket Derneði (CCA) tarafýndan Limasol’da düzenlenen 3 günlük bir Seviye 1 kriket antrenörlüðü kursuna katýlmýþlardýr. Kýbrýs Kriket Derneðine ve bu harika kursu ESK’da gerçekleþtiren Graham Rickman’a çok teþekkür etmek isteriz.

Keen Journalists – 5 & 6 March 2013

Year Four have been looking at the world of Advertising and Journalism. So, what better way to get the best insight than a visit to Kibris Media Group! The children went to view the facilities but were also well prepared to interview members of staff from including journalists and even the Kibris newspaper editor. The children were shown all around the company including the advertising, editing and printing rooms. There was even a chance for them to enter the television recording studios of KTV, in between filming. When asked what their favourite part of the day was, the children all agreed it was seeing the giant printing machines in motion.

Meraklý Gazeteciler – 5 ve 6 Mart 2013

4. Sýnýf öðrencileri bu dönem Reklamcýlýk ve Gazetecilik dünyasýna bakma fýrsatý yakalamýþlardýr. Hal böyleyken, gazetecilik dünyasýna daha yakýndan bakmak için Kýbrýs Medya Grubu’na bir gezi gerçekleþtirmekten daha iyi bir yol düþünemedik! Çocuklar tesisleri gezmek dýþýnda, önceden hazýrlýklý olarak Kýbrýs gazetesi editorü dahil, gazete personeli ile röportajlar da gerçekleþtirdiler. Çocuklar, reklamcýlýk, montaj ve baský odalarý dahil tüm tesisi gezdiler. Çekimler arasýnda, KTV’ye ait televizyon kayýt stüdyolarýný dolaþma olanaðý bile buldular. Çocuklara gezinin en sevdikleri bölümünü sorduðumuzda ise, bunun kocaman baský makinesini hareket halinde görmek olduðu konusunda hemfikir oldular.

ESK Celebrate World Book Day – 7th March 2013

The English School of Kyrenia celebrated World Book Day (7th March 2013) with many different events. All Primary children, staff and parents were invited to take part in the third annual DEAR ‘Drop Everything And Read’. Children very much enjoyed reading books alone and with adults in English and Turkish. Some younger brothers and sisters came into school to join this session, taking part and enjoying listening to the stories being read. Children at ESK visited the school library throughout the day and many took part in a ‘Book Swap’. Wonderful designs were submitted for competitions such as the ‘Bookmark Competition’ and children had specialist English sessions through the day with guest teachers. Upper Primary classes watched videos from famous authors such as Jeremy Strong, Francesca Simon and Marcus Sedgwick to help develop their story writing skills. Two shops were at ESK for the day selling books, Pingu Toys and Best Sellers. Children enjoyed purchasing new books to take home and both shops very kindly donated to the school. Pingu Toys gave new books to the school library and Best Sellers provided book tokens for the competition winners.

ESK Dünya Kitap Günü’nü kutladý – 7 Mart 2013

The English School of Kyrenia 7 Mart’ta düzenledikleri pek çok farklý etkinlikle Dünya Kitap Günü’nü kutladý. Tüm ilkokul çocuklarý, okul çalýþanlarý ve öðrenci velileri bu yýl üçüncüsü düzenlenen geleneksel ‘Herþeyi Býrak ve Oku’ (DEAR-Drop Everything And Read) etkinliðine davet edildiler. Çocuklar bu etkinlikte bir yetiþkin eþliðinde ya da tek baþlarýna Türkçe ve Ýngilizce kitaplarýný okumaktan büyük keyif aldýlar. Bazý öðrencilerin aðabey ve ablalarý da bu süre zarfýnda ilkokula gelerek küçük kardeþlerine hikaye okumaktan ya da okunan hikayeleri kardeþleriyle birlikte dinlemekten mutluluk duydular. ESK çocuklarý gün boyunca okul kütüphanesini ziyaret ettiler; pek çoðu düzenlenen ‘Kitap Takasý’ etkinliðine katýldýlar. Düzenlenen ‘Kitap Ayracý’ gibi yarýþmalara harika tasarýmlarla katýlan öðrenciler, gün içerisinde okulu ziyaret eden misafir öðretmenler tarafýndan güne özel Ýngilizce dersleri gördüler. Yukarý Ýlkokul sýnýflarý Jeremy Strong, Francesca Simon ve Marcus Sedgwick gibi ünlü yazarlardan hikaye yazma becerilerini geliþtirmeye yönelik videolar izlediler. Dünya Kitap Günü dolayýsýyla Pingu Toys ve Best Sellers adlý dükkanlar kitap satýþý için ESK’da tezgah kurdular. Çocuklar satýn aldýklarý yeni kitaplarý eve götürmekten mutluluk duyarken, her iki dükkan da okula kitap baðýþýnda bulundu. Pingu Toys okul kütüphanesine baðýþ yaparken, Best Sellers ise yarýþmalarý kazanan öðrencilere kitap almak üzere hediye çeki verdiler.

ESK Rock group participate in national Battle of the Bands competition – 8th March

The event was organised by Telsim in collaboration with the TRNC Ministry of Education for the first time. It was held in the Ataturk Sports Arena on 8th March 2013. 17 schools took part with a total of 19 performances. It was an excellent opportunity for all of the student musicians of North Cyprus to perform in such a wonderful and lively atmosphere. There were hundreds of other students there to support their school bands. The competition was tough and there really were some excellent performances! The songs were a combination of pop, rock and Turkish Folk. The songs of Þebnem Ferah seemed to be the most popular amongst the performances. The ESK band delivered a fantastic performance and represented the school superbly. The band members were Sami Kader and Yaþar Nuri on the lead guitars, Koray Gümüþ on the bass, Tolga Güryel on the kit and Khashayar Khoshravian on the keyboard. The lead vocalist was Toya Mehmet who had Derin Eralp as her backing vocalist. The band performed ‘Sil Baþtan’ by Þebnem Ferah and ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ by Example. A lot of hard work went into their rehearsals and this was clearly reflected in their performance. Well done to them! (surely a proud music teacher moment!) Over all, it was a memorable event enjoyed by everybody concerned. In the end, the battle was won by the band from Namýk Kemal High School (Famagusta) who put on an outstanding performance! They will be representing Cyprus in the finals to be held in Turkey next month. ESK wishes them every success!

ESK Rock grubu ulusal Müzik Gruplarý Mücadelesi yarýþmasýna katýldýlar – 8 Mart

KKTC Eðitim Bakanlýðý iþbirliðiyle Telsim tarafýndan organize edilen ulusal Müzik Gruplarý Mücadelesi yarýþmasý etkinliðinin birincisi 8 Mart 2013 tarihinde Atatürk Spor Salonu’nda gerçekleþti. 17 okulun katýldýðý etkinlikte 19 gösteriye yer verildi. Bu Kuzey Kýbrýs’ta bulunan öðrenci müzisyenlere muhteþem bir atmosferde canlý performanslarla sahne almalarýna olanak veren mükemmel bir fýrsat oldu. Yüzlerce öðrenci okul gruplarýný desteklemek üzere salonu doldurdu. Çok zorlu geçen yarýþmada bazýlarý gerçekten muhteþem olan gösteriler yapýldý. Þarkýlarýn çoðu pop, rock ve Türkçe halk türkülerinden oluþtu. Gruplar tarafýndan seçilen þarkýlar arasýnda Þebnem Ferah’a ait þarkýlar popülerdi. ESK grubu muhteþem bir performans sergileyerek okullarýný en iyi þekilde temsil ettiler. Grup üyeleri gitarlarda Sami Kader ve Yaþar Nuri, bas gitarda Koray Gümüþ, bateride Tolga Güryel ve klavyede Khashayar Khoshravian’dan oluþtu. Toya Mehmet’in vokalist olduðu grupta, arka vokalde Derin Eralp yer aldý. Grup Þebnem Ferah’tan ‘Sil Baþtan’ ve Example’dan ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ parçalarýný sundular. Çok yoðun bir prova süreci geçiren ESK grubu, bunu sergiledikleri performansla da yansýtmýþ oldular. Hepsine aferin! (müzik öðretmenleri için ne kadar gurur verici!) Genel olarak herkes tarafýndan keyif alýnan unutulmaz bir gün oldu. Sonuç olarak mücadeleyi Maðusa’daki Namýk Kemal Lisesi’nden katýlan ve olaðanüstü bir performans sergileyen grup kazandý. Önümüzdeki ay Türkiye’de gerçekleþecek finallerde Kýbrýs’ý onlar temsil edecekler. ESK olarak onlara baþarýlar diliyoruz!

ESK wins silver and gold medals in the Interschool Try Out Competitions – 7th & 8th March

ESK Secondary athletes won silver and bronze medals in the Interschool Try Out Competitions which took place in the Ataturk Stadium, Nicosia on 7 & 8 March. Year 9 student Ahmet Necati Özkan came second place in the 300m race winning a silver medal, while another Year 9 student, Airlie Mason was third accross the finish line in the 1,500m race and was awarded a bronze medal.

Okullar Arasý Deneme Yarýþlarý’nda ESK’ya gümüþ ve bronz madalya – 7 ve 8 Mart

ESK Orta Öðretim atletleri 7-8 Mart tarihlerinde Lefkoþa’daki Atatürk Stadyumu’nda gerçekleþen Okullar arasý Deneme Yarýþlarý’nda gümüþ ve bronz madalya kazandýlar. 9. Sýnýf öðrencilerimizden Ahmet Necati Özkan 300m yarýþýnda ikincilik alarak gümüþ madalya kazanýrken, yine 9. Sýnýf öðrencisi olan Airlie Mason 1,500m yarýþýnda bitiþ çizgisini üçüncülükle geçerek bronz madalyaya layýk görüldü.

ESK students attend the MUNTR 2013 Conference in Antalya, March 4th – 9th 2013

Last week nine students from ESK attended the MUNTR 2013 conference in Antalya, Turkey. One of the region’s most prestigious Model United Nations events, the conference saw 600 students gathered together from high schools and universities from far and wide, including Pakistan, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The students spent the week debating cutting-edge economic, political and environmental global issues, and seeking solutions to world problems in an attempt to shape a better world. Sýla Akin, a Year 12 student, was awarded an Honorary Mention for her diplomacy and hard work in the Human Rights committee. All of the students had a life-enhancing experience, and are determined to return next year.

ESK öðrencileri Antalya’da düzenlenen MUNTR 2013 Konferansý’na katýldýlar, 4 – 9 Mart, 2013

ESK’dan dokuz öðrenci geçtiðimiz hafta Antalya’da düzenlenen MUNTR 2013 konferansýna katýldýlar. Bölgedeki en prestijli Birleþmiþ Milletler Modeli etkinliði olan konferans, Pakistan, Almanya, Suudi Arabistan ve Mýsýr dahil, dünyada faaliyet gösteren lise ve üniversitelerden 600 öðrenciyi biraraya getirdi. Öðrenciler bir hafta boyunca ekonomik, siyasi ve çevresel gündemdeki küresel meseleler üzerine münazara yaparak, daha iyi bir dünya yaratmak için dünya sorunlarýna çözümler üretmeye çalýþtýlar. 12. Sýnýf öðrencilerinden Sýla Akýn, Ýnsan Haklarý komitesinde sergilediði diplomasi ve sýký çalýþma nedeniyle Fahri Mansiyon ödülüne layýk görüldü.

Year 3s Roman afternoon – 7th March

Year 3 had a Roman afternoon the other day. The children made costumes and dressed up as Romans. They sang Roman songs, listened to Roman myths and had a Roman feast. They ate lying on cushions like Romans did and took it in turns to be nobles and slaves. The food was surprisingly like Cypriot food. They also marched around school as Roman soldiers! The children really loved it!

3. Sýnýflarýn Romalý öðleden sonrasý– 7 Mart

3. Sýnýflar geçtiðimiz günün öðleden sonrasýný Romalýlar olarak geçirdiler. Çocuklar kendi kostümlerini hazýrlayarak Romalýlar gibi giyindiler. Romalýlara özgü þarkýlar söylediler; ayrýca Romalýlarla ilgili efsaneler dinleyip, Romalýlara layýk bir ziyafet hazýrladýlar. Minderler üzerine uzanýp Romalýlar gibi yediler, sýrayla soylu ve hizmetkar oldular. Yemekler þaþýlacak derecede Kýbrýs mutfaðýna benziyordu. Sonra okul içerisinde Romalý askerler gibi uygun adým yürüdüler! Çocuklar gerçekten çok eðlendiler…

ICT club videoSkype chat – 6th March

ICT club students having a videoSkype chat with a UK school last week…

ICT kulübünün videoSkype sohbeti – 6 Mart

ICT (Bilgi ve Ýletiþim Teknolojisi) kulübü öðrencileri geçtiðimiz hafta Britanya’daki bir okulla video Skype sohbeti gerçekleþtirirken...

‘Climbing To The Top’ – 28 February 2013

Year 4 have been studying the topic of ‘Mighty Mountains’, looking at various mountain ranges from all over the world. As many of the children had an initial limited knowledge about mountains, we invited an expert to give the children a talk, our very own secondary teacher Mr Ed Smith! Mr Smith has travelled all over the world and as an avid and most competent mountain climber was able to share his experiences and knowledge. The talk, video clips and a slide show educated the children. The highlight however for the pupils was the chance to see Mr Smith’s climbing equipment and see him start to climb the classroom wall!

‘Zirveye Týrmanmak’ – 28 Þubat 2013

4. Sýnýf öðrencileri tema derslerinde ‘Muazzam Daðlar’ konusunu iþlerken, dünyanýn çeþitli ülkelerindeki sýradaðlara bakmýþlardýr. Çocuklarýn çoðu daðlarla ilgili öncesinde sýnýrlý bilgiye sahip olduklarý için, onlara bu konuda bir konuþma yapmasý için bir uzman davet etmeyi uygun gördük, kendi orta öðretim öðretmenlerimizden Mr Ed Smith’i! Mr Smith dünyanýn her yerine seyahat etmiþ iþin ehli ve tutkulu bir daðcý olarak, deneyimlerini ve daðcýlýkla ilgili bilgilerini çocuklarla paylaþtý. Hazýrlamýþ olduðu konuþma, video klipleri ve slayt gösterisi ile çocuklara harika bir eðitim olanaðý sundu. Yine de günün sürprizinin, Mr Smith’in daðcýlýk ekipmanýný inceleme fýrsatý bulmak, sonra da onu sýnýfýn duvarlarýna týrmanýrken görmek olduðunu söyleyeyebiliriz!

Year 1 students receive certificates for their KAR donation – 21 February

Following a visit from KAR (Kyrenia Animal Rescue) Centre, where volunteers worked in the classes encouraging the children to think about pet needs; providing them with worksheets and information to extend their learning, Year 1 children made donations to the Centre including; pasta, rice, dog/cat toys, dog/cat bowls, collars/leads, tins or packets of dog/cat food and dog/cat blankets. KAR volunteers came to school on Thursday 21st February to collect this donation and presented all the children with a certificate.

1. Sýnýf öðrencileri KAR’a yaptýklarý baðýþ için sertifika aldýlar – 21 Þubat

KAR’ýn (Girne Hayvan Kurtarma Merkezi) okula yaptýklarý ziyaret ve KAR gönüllülerinin sýnýflarda yaptýklarý çalýþmalarla, çocuklarý evcil hayvanlarýn ihtiyaçlarý üzerine düþünmeleri konusunda teþvik etmeleri; öðrendiklerini pekiþtirmek için bilgi verip, yapmalarý için teksirler daðýtmalarýný takiben, 1. Sýnýf çocuklarý, makarna, pirinç, köpek/kedi oyuncaklarý, köpek/kedi kaseleri, tasmalar, konserve veya paket köpek/kedi mamasý ve köpek/kedi battaniyelerini de içeren bir baðýþ yaparak Merkez’e destek olmuþlardýr. KAR gönüllüleri toplanan bu baðýþý teslim almak ve tüm çocuklara sertifika vermek için 21 Þubat Perþembe günü okula bir ziyaret gerçekleþtirmiþlerdir.

ESK Healthy Teeth event with Dentist Hakan Uluç

On 22 February, the ESK Primary Turkish Department organised a ‘Healthy Teeth’ event inviting Dentist Hakan Uluç to visit the school and talk to Year 1 and Year 3 students about Dental Health and Care. Dr Uluç was accompanied by the Head of the Kyrenia Akçiçek State Hospital Dr Salih Beyoðlu. During the talk, students were given information about the importance of keeping their teeth clean and given some tips for healthy teeth, as well as shown how to brush their teeth correctly. All children were given a tube of toothpaste to remember the day!

Diþ Doktoru Hakan Uluç ile ESK Saðlýklý Diþler etkinliði

22 Þubat tarihinde ESK Ýlk Öðretim Türkçe Bölümü’nün organize ettiði ‘Saðlýklý Diþler’ etkinliði diþ doktoru Hakan Uluç'un okulu ziyaret ederek 1. ve 3. Sýnýf öðrencilerine Diþ Saðlýðý ve Bakýmý üzerine bir konuþma vermesiyle gerçekleþti. Girne Akçiçek Devlet Hastanesi Baþhekimi Salih Beyoðlu’nun da katýldýðý konuþmada öðrencilere diþlerini temiz tutmalarýnýn önemi ve saðlýklý diþlere sahip olmalarý için nelere dikkat etmeleri gerektiði anlatýlýrken, diþlerini doðru fýrçalamak için neler yapmalarý gerektiði gösterildi. Konuþmanýn sonunda tüm çocuklara günün anýsýna birer diþ macunu armaðan edildi!

Author Suzanne Jankowski visited ESK library

Author Suzanne Jankowski visited ESK library on Friday 25th January. She shared three of her books with our children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We were very privileged to hear her storytelling, letting our imaginations build vivid pictures of the characters within the text. Children in Reception and Year 1 also took part in music and movement activities – they enjoyed her props and oversized fish! For more information on Suzanne and her books, visit www.suzannejan.com.

Yazar Suzanne Jankowski Esk Kütüphanesini Ziyaret Etti

Yazar Suzanne Jankowski 25 Ocak, Cuma günü ESK Kütüphanesi’ni ziyaret etti. Bu ziyareti sýrasýnda Reception, 1. ve 2. Sýnýflarýnda bulunan çocuklarýmýzla kitaplarýndan üçünü paylaþtý. Hikayeleri kendi sesinden dinleme þansý yakalayan öðrenciler bu hikayelerde geçen kahramanlarý hayal güçlerini kullanarak canlandýrmaktan mutluluk duydular. Müzik ve hareket aktivitelerine de katýlan Reception ve 1. Sýnýf çocuklarý, yazarýn beraberinde getirdiði aksesuvarlarýn ve kocaman balýklarýn keyfini çýkardýlar! Suzanne Janlowski ve kitaplarý ile ilgili daha fazla bilgi için lütfen www.suzannejan.com internet sitesini ziyaret ediniz.

International Day

On 20th February ESK Secondary celebrated an International Day. With a view to increasing international cultural awareness and developing skills in teamwork, problem-solving, research, performance and debate, and with the express purpose of trying to promote a sense of community throughout the school, students engaged in activities based around a study and appreciation of different nations around the world. Managing their own time and their own resources, and taking various roles of leadership and responsibility, students joined together to research, create and debate. The outcomes included works of art, dance and musical performance as well as a vigorous Model United Nations debate. The afternoon was topped-off perfectly with a feast of foods from around the world; a just reward for a hard day’s work.

MUNTR

From 4th to 9th March, a group of students will be travelling to Antalya to represent ESK at the 9th annual MUNTR Model United Nations conference. Nine students have been assigned to represent various UN member states. They will sit on a range of UN committees; discuss a variety of serious global issues in great depth and attempt, through compromise, diplomacy and creativity to find solutions to some of the greatest problems facing the world today. They will debate with and against students from high schools and Universities from around the region and from further afield, forging new friendships, alliances and partnerships and developing skills that will serve them for years to come.

Ýnternasyonel Günü

ESK Orta Öðrenim bölümü 20 Þubat günü Ýnternasyonel Günü’nü kutladý. Uluslar arasý kültürel farkýndalýðý artýrmak; ekip çalýþmasý, problem çözme, araþtýrma, performans ve münazara becerilerini geliþtirmeye yönelik düzenlenen ve okulun her köþesinde hissedilen bir topluluk/toplum duygusu yaratmak amacýyla gerçekleþen günde öðrenciler dünyada bulunan farklý uluslarý araþtýrmaya ve anlamaya yönelik aktivitelerle meþgul oldular. Kendi zaman ve kaynaklarýnýn yönetimini üstlenmek yanýnda, çeþitli liderlik ve sorumluluk rolleri de üstlenen öðrenciler bir araya gelerek araþtýrdýlar, yarattýlar ve tartýþtýlar. Bu çalýþmalarýnýn ürünleri arasýnda sanat eserleri, danslar ve müzik performanslarýna ek olarak, Birleþmiþ Milletler Modeli bir münazara da bulunuyordu. Öðleden sonra ise farklý dünya mutfaklarýndan yemeklerle oluþturulan ziyafetle mükemmel bir þekilde sona erdi; sýký bir çalýþma günü sonrasýnda yerinde bir ödül.

MUNTR

4-9 Mart tarihleri arasýnda bir grup öðrenci, ESK’yý 9. yýllýk MUNTR Birleþmiþ Milletler Modeli konferansýnda temsil etmek üzere Antalya’ya yolculuk edeceklerdir. Halýhazýrda, dokuz öðrenci çeþitli BM üyesi devletleri temsil etmek üzere belirlenmiþ bulunmaktadýr. Bir dizi BM komitelerinde yer alacak bu öðrenciler; çeþitli ciddi küresel hususlar üzerine derinlemesine tartýþacak, ve bazýlarý dünyanýn bugün karþý karþýya kaldýðý en büyük problemler olan bu hususlara uzlaþý, diplomasi ve yaratýcýlýk yollarýyla çözümler bulmaya çalýþacaklardýr. Öðrenciler, hem bölgedeki, hem de daha uzaktaki lise ve üniversitelerden gelen öðrencilerle birlikte ve karþý karþýya münazara edecekler, yeni dostluklar, baðlar ve ortaklýklar oluþturarak gelecekte çok yararlanacaklarý beceriler geliþtireceklerdir.

Two years in a row - IGCSE ART ‘Top in Cyprus’ Award has been awarded to an ESK student – February 14th 2012

We are delighted to announce that The English School of Kyrenia has been notified by Cambridge that one of our students, Süreyya Asvaroðlu has achieved the highest mark in the whole of Cyprus at IGCSE. Sureyya has been awarded the ‘Top in Cyprus’ award for Art & Design IGCSE. She has been invited to attend the Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards Ceremony in south Nicosia in March. ESK is very proud of Süreyya’s achievement. This is the second year in a row that an ESK student has received this Cambridge award after Samin Gökçekuþ received the same award last year.

Ýki yýl üst üste - IGCSE Resim ‘Kýbrýs Birinciliði’ Ödülü bir ESK öðrencisine verildi

The English School of Kyrenia olarak Cambridge yetkililerince öðrencilerimizden Süreyya Asvaroðlu’nun Kýbrýs genelinde IGCSE’deki en yüksek baþarýyý saðlamýþ olduðunu öðrendiðimizi bildirmekten mutluluk duymaktayýz. Süreyya IGCSE Resim ve Tasarým alanýnda ‘Kýbrýs Birinciliði’ kazanmýþtýr. Kendisi Mart ayý içerisinde güney Lefkoþa’da gerçekleþecek Cambridge Olaðanüstü Baþarý Ödülleri Töreni’ne katýlmak üzere davet edilmiþtir. ESK olarak Süreyya’nýn baþarýsýyla gurur duyuyoruz. Bu geçen yýl ayný ödülü kazanan Samin Gökçekuþ’ta sonra, bu Cambridge ödülünü arka arkaya bir ESK öðrencisinin kazandýðý ikinci yýl oluyor.

National Education Youth Sports Minister and other representatives visit ESK - January 16th 2013

The National Education Youth Sports Minister Mutlu Atasayan visited the Bellapais school and got a guided tour by board director Bilge Nevzat who briefed him about the work being carried out by the pupils. Mr Atasayan was joined by undersecretary Ali Yönel, Primary Education Department director Bumin Paþa and Inspection and Evaluation Department director Murat Aktuð. The group visited classrooms to observe the children in their art and computer rooms, chemistry and biology laboratories. They also spoke to the children about subjects and activities. They visited the indoor swimming pool, indoor sports hall, multi-purpose theatre building, the library and the lunch hall. Mr Atasayan said the investment being made in children and education was “very pleasing”. He added ESK ought to be taken as an example by the schools across the country and pledged the government would strive to bring the level of the state-owned schools up to this benchmark. He said he would use what he had seen at the school when he was working to improve other facilities. Mrs Nevzat said youngsters were the future of the country and the school would continue to make investments in children and education.

Milli Eðitim Gençlik ve Spor Bakaný ve diðer temsilcilerin ESK ziyareti

Milli Eðitim Gençlik ve Spor Bakaný Mutlu Atasayan ile beraberindeki bir heyet Girne, Bellapais bölgesindeki The English School of Kyrenia’yý (ESK) ziyaret etti. Bakan Mutlu Atasayan’a ziyaretinde Bakanlýk Müsteþarý Ali Yönel, Ýlköðretim Dairesi Müdürü Bumin Paþa ve Teftiþ Deðerlendirme Dairesi Müdürü Murat Aktuð eþlik etti. The English School of Kyrenia Yönetim Kurulu Baþkaný Bilge Nevzat ve okul yöneticileri, Bakan Atasayan ile beraberindeki heyete okulu gezdirerek yapýlan çalýþmalar hakkýnda bilgi verdi. Bakan Atasayan ile beraberindeki heyet, ziyaret ettiði sýnýflarda öðrencilerle sohbet etti. Atasayan, resim odasý, bilgisayar, kimya ve biyoloji laboratuarlarýný gezdi. Atasayan ile beraberindeki heyet ayrýca, kapalý yüzme havuzu, kapalý spor salonu, çok amaçlý tiyatro salonu, kütüphane ve yemekhaneyi de görme fýrsatý buldu. Bakan Mutlu Atasayan, çocuklara ve eðitime yapýlan yatýrýmýn “mutluluk verici” olduðunu belirtti. Atasayan, ülke okullarýnýn da “örnek almasý gereken bir okul” olarak nitelediði ESK’nýn seviyesine gelebilmesi için uðraþ verileceðini kaydetti. Atasayan, bundan sonra okullarla ilgili yapacaklarý yenileþtirme çalýþmalarýnda, ESK’nýn kendilerine ýþýk tutacaðýný vurguladý. Okulu her yönüyle çok beðendiðini de belirten Atasayan, tam gün eðitime geçilmesi ve sosyal aktiviteler konusunda da ESK’nýn tecrübesinden alýntý yapabileceklerini dile getirdi. Atasayan bu okulu yaratanlara teþekkür etti. ESK Yönetim Kurulu Baþkaný Bilge Nevzat ise gençlerin bu ülkenin geleceði olduðunu anlatarak, çocuklara ve eðitime yatýrým yapmaya devam edeceklerini söyledi.

Generous Donation from ESK Parent

Mark Johnson one of our parents who was a badminton coach in the UK has been voluntarily coming every Monday and Friday to help us with the training of our Badminton Teams. Mr Johnson is always full of energy and has inspired the children with a passion for Badminton. Recently, his company E-APX Trading LTD have donated money for developing Badminton in primary schools. They have given 12 Yonex Badminton rackets, nets and shuttles to ESK.

ESK Velisinden Cömert Baðýþ

Britanya’da Badminton antrenörlüðü yapan velilerimizden Mark Johnson her Pazartesi ve Cuma günleri gönüllü olarak çalýþmalarýmýza gelip, Badminton Takýmlarýmýzýn antremanlarýna yardým etmektedir. Antremanlarýmýza her zaman müthiþ bir enerji ile gelen Mr Johnson, çocuklara Badminton sporuna yönelik bir tutku aþýlamýþtýr. Geçtiðimiz günlerde E-APX Trading LTD adlý þirketi ilkokullarda Badminton sporunu geliþtirmek adýna baðýþ yapmýþ bulunmaktadýrlar. ESK’ya 12 Yonex marka Badminton raketi, að ve Badminton topu vermiþlerdir.

Turtle Project Calendar Sale Success!

We are proud to announce that ESK has sold a total of 200 Turtle Project Calendars and the raised money has been given to the North Cyprus Society for Protection of Turtles (SPOT).

Kaplumbaða Projesi Takvim Satýþý Baþarýsý!

ESK olarak 200 Kaplumbaða Projesi Takvimi satýþý yapmýþ olduðumuzu ve toplanan paranýn Kuzey Kýbrýs Kaplumbaðalarý Koruma Derneði’ne (SPOT) verildiðini bildirmekten kývanç duyarýz.

Well done to the Girls and Boys Badminton Teams

On the 19th of December the ESK Secondary Badminton teams played against seven schools in Cyprus from 8.30- 17.00 at the Ataturk Sports Stadium in Lefkoþa. Today (20th December) ESK played the finals. It was a tough match it wasn’t easy at all but the girls team got to the final and achieved 2nd place while the boys’ team attained 3rd. Both teams played extremely well, displaying excellent spirit, teamwork and 100% effort. The coaches and ESK are very proud of them all.

Kýz ve Erkek Badminton Takýmlarýna Aferin

ESK Orta-Lise Bölümü Badminton takýmlarý 19 Aralýk, Çarþamba günü 08:30-17:00 saatleri arasýnda Lefkoþa’daki Atatürk Spor Stadyumu’nda adanýn yedi okulu ile karþýlaþtýlar. Turnuva sonrasýnda, ESK takýmlarý bugün (20 Aralýk) gerçekleþen finallere katýldýlar. Oldukça zorlu geçen bir maç olmasýna raðmen takýmlarýmýz finale kalarak, kýzlar 2.lik, erkekler ise 3.lük kazandýlar. Her iki takým da çok iyi bir performansla mücadele ederek, mükemmel bir takým ruhu, takým çalýþmasý ve %100 çaba gösterdiler. Antrenörleri ve ESK olarak tümüyle gurur duyuyoruz.

Friday Dec 14th – FESK Winter Fete

The Friends of ESK (FESK) held their first ever Winter Fete on Friday December 14th. The school’s Great Hall was filled with book stalls, home-made cake sales and a tombola as well as games and activities including a ‘find Santa’ map. Children, families and teachers pitted their skills against each other in some wonderful game challenges. It proved to be a really enjoyable event and will hopefully become an annual event at ESK.

14 Aralýk, Cuma – FESK Kýþ Þenliði

ESK Dostlarý (FESK) 14 Aralýk, Cuma günü ilk Kýþ Þenliði’ni gerçekleþtirdi. Okulun Büyük Salon’u kitap tezgahlarý, evyapýmý kek satýþlarý ve tombalanýn yanýnda, çeþitli oyunlar ve ‘Noel Babayý bul’ haritasý gibi renkli aktivitelerle dolup taþtý. Çocuklar, aileler ve öðretmenler düzenlenen harika oyunlarda becerilerini öne sürerek birbirleriyle amansýz bir mücadeleye girdiler. Herkesin çok eðlendiði etkinliðin, her yýl düzenlenen ESK etkinlikleri arasýna girmesi umut ediliyor.

World-beater Zhanar achieves top International mark at GCSE!

A student at The English School of Kyrenia received some wonderful news this week. Zhanar Nur-Akhmet was informed by Edexcel International Examinations that she achieved the (joint) highest international subject mark on her International GCSE Russian examination which she took in June 2012. Zhanar was informed that she scored an outstanding uniform mark of 100% on all three papers. Zhanar was invited to receive an award for her success at an Edexcel ceremony .
In spite of her success in Russian, Zhanar has decided not to continue to study the language as part of her International Baccalaureate Diploma programme and has instead chosen to study a new language instead, Spanish. Developing herself into a truly global citizen, this will be Zhanar’s 5th language. She has already gained IGCSE’s in three other languages *(English, Turkish & French ) as part of her 9 A* - C passes in June this year. All students at The English School of Kyrenia study English and Turkish as part of their main curriculum. In the Secondary school, students may also study French, Spanish and Russian.

Dünya birincisi Zhanar, IGCSE sýnavlarýnda en yüksek Uluslararasý puaný elde etti

The English School of Kyrenia öðrencilerinden Zhanar, bu hafta içerisinde harika haberler aldý. Zhanar Nur Akhmet’e, Edexcel Uluslararasý Sýnav komitesi tarafýndan Haziran 2012’te girmiþ olduðu IGCSE Ruþça sýnavýnda uluslararasý karmada en yüksek puaný aldýðý bildirildi. Zhanar’a her üç sýnav kaðýdýnda da %100 gibi olaðanüstü bir baþarý saðladýðý bildirilmiþtir. Zhanar bu baþarýsýnýn ardýndan ay içerisinde Limasol’da gerçekleþecek törende bir ödül almaya davet edilmiþtir.
Zhanar Ruþça’da göstermiþ olduðu baþarýya raðmen bu lisaný ESK’da gördüðü Uluslararasý Baccalaureate Diploma programý kapsamýnda ders olarak almamayý seçmiþ, onun yerine yeni bir lisan olan Ýspanyolca’yý tercih etmiþtir. Bu dil ,kendini gerçek bir küresel yurttaþ olarak geliþtiren Zhanar’ýn 5. lisaný olacaktýr. Kendisi, halihazýrda bu yýl Haziran ayýnda girdiði ve A* - C baþarý saðladýðý 9 IGCSE sýnavý dahilinde üç farklý lisanda (Ýngilizce, Türkçe ve Fransýzca) yüksek baþarý saðlamýþtýr. The English School of Kyrenia öðrencilerinin tümü temel müfredatlarýnýn bir bölümü olarak Ýngilizce ve Türkçe eðitim almaktadýrlar. Lise bölümünde ise, öðrenciler ilave olarak Fransýzca, Ýspanyolca ve Ruþça eðitimi alabilmektedirler.

New fitness gym opens for ESK students!

The English School of Kyrenia is proud to open its new fully-equipped modern FITNESS GYM to students! It is proving to be a wonderful teaching tool which is already being used as part of the sports curriculum and also for training for clubs like athletics and swimming. The school gym has initially been opened to upper Secondary school students who get to train there during PE lessons and most evenings as an after school club from 15:30 – 16:30. Work-out programs have been devised to develop students’ general fitness as well as other more sport-specific programs. The club has proved to be very popular since opening in November. Students are trained to use the equipment properly and are under the supervision of the PE staff. Currently, ESK’s fitness centre contains 2 tread mills, 2 rowing machines, 2 bicycles, 2 elliptical striders, free weights, dumbbells, boxing bag, benches and 2 other multi-function machines as well as other general fitness instruments. The gym has been opened to help our students develop strength, co-ordination, agility, balance and stamina as well as developing their physical, mental and social well-being.

ESK ÖÐRENCÝLERE YÖNELÝK YENÝ SPOR SALONU’NU AÇTI!

The English School of Kyrenia, yeni tam-donanýmlý modern SPOR SALONU’nu öðrencilerinin kullanýmýna açmýþ olduðunu bildirmekten gurur duyar! Bu halihazýrda spor müfredatýnýn bir bölümü olarak ve Atletizm ile yüzme gibi okul sonrasý kulüplerin antremanlarý dahilinde kullanýlan harika bir eðitim aracýdýr. ESK Spor Salonu’ndan, Beden Eðitimi ders saatleri süresince idman yapmak için ve çoðu akþamlar 15:30-16.30 saatleri arasýnda okul sonrasý kulübü olarak ilkin yukarý Orta Öðrenim bölümü öðrencileri yararlanabilecektir. Öðrencilerin genel olarak formunu geliþtirecek idman programlarý yanýnda, belirli sporlara özel daha baþka eðitimler de tasarlanmýþtýr. Spor Salonu, açýldýðý Kasým ayýndan itibaren çok popüler olmuþtur. Öðrenciler ekipmanlarýn düzgün kullanýmý hususunda eðitim alýp, Beden Eðitimi personelinin gözetimi altýnda bulunmaktadýrlar. Halihazýrda, ESK Spor Salonu, 2 koþu bandý, 2 kürek makinesi, 2 egzersiz bisikleti, 2 eliptik uzun adým yürüme aleti, serbest aðýrlýklar, dambýllar, boks torbasý, banklar ve 2 baþka çok-fonksiyonlu makinenin yanýnda, baþka genel spor malzemelerinden oluþuyor. Spor Salonu, öðrencilerimize güç, koordinasyon, çeviklik, denge ve kondisyonlarýný geliþtirmelerine yardýmcý olmanýn yanýnda, fiziksel, zihinsel ve sosyal mutluluklarýna katkýda bulunmak için açýlmýþtýr.

ESK students win awards in Pottery Barn Turtle competition – December 9th 2012

The English School of Kyrenia Year 7 students had paid a visit to SPOT (The Society for the Protection of Turtles) on a school trip back in October and during this visit some had participated in a ceramic turtle decorating competition at the Society’s base at the Alagadi Beach. The Pottery Barn North Cyprus had provided the children with the ceramic turtles. They had decorated them and entered the competition. On 9 December, Sunday, the students who were successful in the competition were invited to an award ceremony with their families at the Pottery Barn North Cyprus based in Nicosia to receive their awards. The students who were invited to the ceremony, all of which received an award were: Semin Baþsezen, Azra Say-Ötün, Deniz Cansýn Rodoplu, Tarik Lutge, Stephanie Kelly, Lashin Shikakhwa, Eylül Kavaz, Barlas Balabaner, Samuel Spindel, Þafak Bekiroðlu, Tareq Ömer, Darem Kadiroðullarý and Ergül Andýr.

Esk öðrencileri Kaplumbaðalarý Koruma Derneði'nden ödül kazandýlar - 9 Aralýk 2012

The English School of Kyrenia 7. Sýnýf öðrencileri geçtiðimiz Ekim ayýnda Kaplumbaðalarý Koruma Derneði’ne (SPOT -The Society for the Protection on Turtles) bir gezi düzenlemiþlerdi. Bu gezi sýrasýnda bazý öðrenciler derneðin Alagadi sahilindeki merkezinde bir seramik kaplumbaða süsleme yarýþmasýna katýlmýþlardý. Çocuklara seramik kamlumbaðalarý, Pottern Barn North Cyprus saðlamýþtý. Öðrenciler bu kaplumbaðalarý süsleyerek yarýþmaya katýlma hakký kazanmýþlardý. 9 Aralýk Pazar günü bu yarýþmada baþarý saðlayan öðrenciler, aileleri ile birlikte ödüllerini almak üzere Lefkoþa’daki Pottery Barn North Cyprus’ta düzenlenen ödül törenine davet edildiler. Törene davet edilip ödül kazanan öðrenciler þunlardý: Semin Baþsezen, Azra Say-Ötün, Deniz Cansýn Rodoplu, Tarik Lutge, Stephanie Kelly, Lashin Shikakhwa, Eylül Kavaz, Barlas Balabaner, Samuel Spindel, Þafak Bekiroðlu, Tareq Ömer, Darem Kadiroðullarý ve Ergül Andýr.

Year 5 Spanish Week

At ESK, we like to teach our children to be adventurous and open-minded and this certainly includes food so, during our Topic about Spain, we decided it would be an excellent idea to take the 64 children in Year 5 to a Spanish restaurant to sample some tapas! Over the course of the last three months, Year 5 have been learning about Spain. We started with a little geography and then moved on to look at festivals, famous Spanish artists and musicians and the ‘art’ of bullfighting. We have also looked at Spanish history and the children had to imagine how it might have felt to be a child in 1930’s Spain, being separated from their families and living in fear of aerial bombings during the Spanish Civil War. The children also had the chance to learn some simple Spanish phrases and sing some songs, which 5GO then had the chance to show-off with, during their class assembly, to the rest of Key Stage 2. We topped off the Topic with a visit to El Sabor, in Nicosia, which proved a fantastic experience for both the teachers and the children. The tapas were excellent and the children tried all sorts of new and interesting foods, even going as far as saying that they wished the school dinners were like that every day! The staff at the restaurant made it an extra-special day when they arranged for two Spanish guitarists to come join in the fun and play some traditional Flamenco! The children were up on their feet dancing and clapping throughout the performance and it was hard to get the children to come home at the end! Overall, it has been an incredibly enjoyable Topic and a wonderful learning experience. We hope that the children of Year 5 take with them some excellent memories from this time.

5. Sýnýflarýn Ýspanyolca Günü

Bizler ESK’da, çocuklarýmýza maceraperest ve açýk-fikirli olmayý öðretmeyi arzuluyoruz ve bu pek tabii ki yemek konusunu da kapsýyor. O nedenle Ýspanya üzerine yürüttüðümüz Tema derslerimiz süresince 5. Sýnýftaki 64 çocuðumuzu ‘tapas’ tatmalarý için bir Ýspanyol restoranýna götürmenin harika bir fikir olduðuna karar verdik! Son üç aylýk süre boyunca, 5. Sýnýf öðrencileri Ýspanya hakkýnda pek çok þey öðrendiler. Önce coðrafi konumu üzerine baþlayan derslerimiz, daha sonra festivalleri, ünlü Ýspanyol ressam ve müzisyenleri, ve boða dövüþü ‘sanatý’ný kapsadý. Ýspanya tarihine de bakma olanaðý bulan öðrenciler, daha sonra 1930larýn Ýspanya’sýnda yaþayan bir çocuk olmanýn; Ýspanya Ýç Savaþý sýrasýnda ailelerinden ayrýlýp, hava saldýrýsý korkusu içerisinde yaþamanýn nasýl bir þey olduðunu hayal etmeye çalýþtýlar. Çocuklar ayrýca Ýspanyolca bazý basit cümleler öðrenip, þarkýlar söylediler. 5GO sýnýfý daha sonra bu öðrendiklerini hazýrladýklarý Ýspanya temalý gösterisi ile geri kalan tüm Yukarý Ýlkokul öðrencileriyle paylaþma fýrsatý yakaladýlar. Tema derslerimizi sonlandýrmadan önce Lefkoþa’daki El Sabor restoranýna gittik, ki bu hem çocuklar hem de öðrenciler için harika bir deneyim oldu. ‘Tapas’larýn tümü de çok lezzetliydi ve çocuklar bir çok yeni ve ilginç yemek deneme fýrsatý buldular. O kadar ki, okul yemeklerinin de her gün böyle olmasýný dilediler! Restoran personeli, bizlere geleneksel Flamenko müziði çalmalarý için iki Ýspanyol müzisyen ayarlayarak gezimizi daha da özel kýldýlar! Çocuklarýn dansedip, alkýþ tutarak eþlik ettiði bu harika gösterinin sonunda çocuklarý eve götürmekte zorlandýk! Genel olarak, harikulade bir öðrenme deneyimi olan fazlasýyla eðlenceli bir Tema dersi süreci oldu. Dileriz ki 5. Sýnýf öðrencilerimiz bu süreçten bazý harika anýlarla ayrýldýlar.

Year 3 Traffic Education visit – November 2012

ESK’s Year 3 students have been learning about ‘Vehicles & Traffic Rules’ as a topic in their Turkish lessons. In order that the children can experience the safety rules that have been learnin in the classroom , Year 3 paid a visit to the ‘KKTCELL Traffic Education Park – Traffic Accidents Prevention Association” in Nicosia. The students first watched a short film on the subject of traffic rules. Then they had an opportunity to carry out various scenarios in the open park, both as a pedestrian and as a driver. During the trip the students learned lots of rules which they need to follow both from the perspectiuve of pedestrians and drivers. At the end of the trip the students promised to always follow the rules of the road (and the pavement)!

3. Sýnýflarýn Trafik Eðitimi Gezisi - Kasým 2012

The English School of Kyrenia 3. Sýnýf öðrencileri Türkçe dersleri çerçevesinde gördükleri ‘Taþýtlar ve Trafik Kurallarý’ konusunun daha iyi pekiþmesi için Lefkoþa’daki ‘KKTCELL Trafik Eðitim Parký – Trafik Kazalarýný Önleme Derneði’ne bir gezi düzenlediler. Öðrenciler öncellikle trafik kurallarý ile ilgili kýsa bir film seyrettiler. Ardýndan hem sürücü, hem de yaya olarak açýk alanda çeþitli uygulamalar yaptýlar. Gezide çocuklar hem yaya hem de sürücü olarak uymalarý, dikkat etmeleri gereken pek çok kural öðrendiler. Gezinin sonunda çocuklar trafik kurallarýna herzaman uyacaklarýna söz verdiler.

Children’s Theatre Group performs at ESK

The children’s play ‘Canan ve Afacan’ (Canan and Afacan), written by Ünsal Sicilli and directed by Selda Özen was staged for all ESK Primary students by the theatre group Çisenti within the scope of the Social Responsibility Project ‘Lifting the Barriers’. The Çisenti Theatre Group activity coordinator Ayhatun Ateþin presented Primary Head Teacher Mrs Green and the Turkish Department Head Mrs Þahin with a plaquette and thanked ESK students for their donations towards the Project. This entertaining and comic play often made the children laugh out loud while also delivering important educational messages about household safety, the treatment of animals and personal integrity. Following the performance, the children got to meet and have their photos taken with the Theatre company’s energetic and inspiring acting team: Göksenin Aktaþ, Özge Ceylan Koruklu, Elif Topuz and Mert Can Yüceer. It was a wonderful day to remember for ESK students.

Çocuk Tiyatrosunun ESK Gösterisi

Ünsal Sicilli’nin kaleme aldýðý, yönetmenliðini Selda Özen’in yaptýðý ve Tiyatro Çisenti ekibi tarafýndan “Engelleri Kaldýralým” Sosyal Sorumluluk Projesi kapsamýnda sahnelenen ‘Canan ve Afacan’ çocuk oyunu, geçtiðimiz günlerde The English School of Kyrenia Büyük Salon’unda tüm ilkokul öðrencileri için sahne aldý. Tiyatro Çisenti etkinlik koordinatörü Ayhatun Ateþin ESK öðrencilerinin “Engelleri Kaldýralým” Sosyal Sorumluluk Projesine yaptýklarý baðýþ için Ýlkokul Müdürü Mrs Green ve Türkçe Bölümü Sorumlusu Mrs Þahin’e teþekkür plaketi takdim etti. Çocuklarý hem güldüren hem de ev kazalarýna karþý eðiten bu eðlenceli oyunun sempatik oyuncularý Göksenin Aktaþ, Özge Ceylan Koruklu, Elif Topuz ve Mert Can Yüceer oyun sonrasýnda ESK öðrencileriyle hatýra fotoðraflarý çektirdiler.

Value of the IB approach to future employers highlighted in UK’s Guardian newspaper

A recent article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper entitled: ‘Why global awareness matters to schools’ (Jeremy Sutcliffe, Monday 5th November, 2012) focused on why schools must encourage and develop global thinking and understanding. The article highlights the fact that the IB is being seen as an increasingly important way for schools to develop global citizens within an academic curriculum. The article also reported on a recent ICM survey of UK business leaders carried out for the British Council and Think Global for their report entitled ‘The Global Skills Gap: preparing young people for the global economy’. A key finding of the report was that when recruiting new staff, business leaders rate a candidate’s level of global awareness and understanding even more highly than a candidate’s university degree classification. The Guardian went on to report that one way that schools have looked to emphasise global understanding in students is through teaching the IB Diploma Programme which seeks to develop cultural understanding, multilingualism and global thinking across a broad range of subjects.
To see The Guardian article in full, please visit

http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/2012/nov/05/global-awareness-schools-education


IB yaklaþýmýnýn gelecekteki iþverenler için taþýdýðý önem , Ýngiltere’deki Guardian Gazetesi’nde vurgulanmýþtýr.

Britanya’nýn The Guardian gazetesinde yayýnlanan ‘Küresel farkýndalýk okullarýn niye umrunda’(Jeremy Sutcliffe, 5 Kasým 2012, Pazartesi) baþlýklý yeni bir makale, okullarýn neden küresel düþünce ve anlayýþýný teþvik edip geliþtirmeleri gerektiðini vurguladý. Makale, IB Programý’nýn akademik müfredat içerisinde küresel vatandaþlar yetiþtirme yolunda okullar için gitgide daha da önemli bir araç olarak göründüðü gerçeðinin altýný çizdi.Makale ayrýca British Council ve Think Global organizasyonlarýnýn ‘Küresel Beceriler Boþluðu: genç nesilleri küresel ekonomiye hazýrlamak’ baþlýklý raporlarýna iliþkin Britanyalý iþletme liderleri ile yapýlan bir ICM araþtýrmasýna yönelik çarpýcý bilgiler de içerdi.Bu araþtýrmanýn en kilit sonuçlarýndan biri ise, iþletme liderlerinin yeni personel istihdam ederken adaylarýn küresel farkýndalýk ve anlayýþ düzeylerini, üniversite diploma sýnýflandýrmalarýndan daha önemli tuttuklarý ortaya çýktý. The Guardian, öðrencilerinin küresel anlayýþ düzeylerini artýrmanýn bir yolu olarak pek çok okulun, geniþ konu yelpazesiyle kültürel anlayýþý, çokdilliliði ve küresel düþünmeyi geliþtirmeyi amaçlayan IB Diploma Programýný eðitmekte bulduklarýný belirtti.
The Guardian’da yayýnlanan makalenin tümünü okumak için lütfen aþaðýdaki adresi ziyaret ediniz,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/2012/nov/05/global-awareness-schools-education


Year 1 visit Green Heights Botanical Park - October 31st / November 1st 2012

On Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November, Year 1 took a trip to Green Heights Park. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all children where they explored many different plants and trees. Year 1 have been learning about plants in their Science studies and the children were fantastic at the plant hunt; looking for different types of leaves and spotting various fruits that were growing. All of the young scientists enjoyed completing observational drawings and looked very carefully at the shapes and shades of the plant life that they saw.

1. Sýnýflarýn Green Hights Botanik Bahçesi Gezileri - 31 Ekim - 1 Kasým 2012

31 Ekim, Çarþamba ve 1 Kasým, Perþembe günü 1. Sýnýf öðrencileri Green Heights Parký'na bir gezi düzenlediler. Pek çok bitki ve aðaç keþfettikleri gezide tüm çocuklar çok iyi vakit geçirdiler. 1. Sýnýf öðrencileri bu dönem Fen derslerinde bitkiler konusunu iþlemiþlerdi ve gezi sýrasýnda düzenlenen 'bitki avý'nda harika bir performans sergilediler; farklý türlerdeki yapraklarý arayýp, yetiþmekte olan çeþitli meyveleri buldular. Çocuklar ayrýca gözlem resimleri çizmekten, etraflarýnda gördükleri þeylerin þekillerini ve gölgelerini dikkatlice incelemekten çok keyif aldýlar.

ESK band rocks the Kyrenia Amphitheatre for SOS charity Concert – October 31st, 2012

On the 31st of October some of our musician students took part in the SOS charity concert which was held at the Kyrenia Amphitheatre. The band was formed by Yaþar Nuri (electric guitar), Sami Kader (electric guitar) , Toya Mehmet (lead vocal) Tolga Güryel (drum kit) and Koray Gümüþ (bass guitar) and were accompanied by their very own ESK student sound technician, Ferhat Yeþilada. The young musicians gave a wonderful performance including well-known pieces by Kings of Leon, The Cranberries and The Scorpions.

ESK öðrencileri SOS yararýna Girne Amfi Tiyatrosnuda Konser Verdi - 31 Ekim 2012

31 Ekim 2012 tarihinde Girne Anfitiyatro’da gerçekleþen SOS Yardým Konseri’ne müzikle yakýnen ilgilenen bazý lise öðrencilerimiz de katký koydu. Elektro gitarlarda Yaþar Nuri ve Sami Kader, bateride Tolga Güryel, bas gitarda Koray Gümüþ ve vokalde Toya Mehmet’ten oluþan ESK Müzik Grubu’na, kendi ses teknisyenleri Ferhat Yeþilada eþlik etti. Grup, ünlü gruplar Kings of Leon, Cranberries ve Scorpions’dan popüler parçalar seslendirdiler.

Year 3 Transport Trips to Harbour and Airport – October 17-18 2012

As part of our Transport topic, Year 3 visited Kyrenia Harbour and Ercan Airport at the end October 2012. At the harbour we enjoyed a tour of an enormous boat called the ‘Via Mare’. We got to go inside and learned about how the boat works. As a treat, by special permission of the Captain, we went into the control room and got to see the steering wheel. We had to be very careful and not touch anything - there were hundreds of buttons! At the airport we got to see a plane take off, it was very exciting. We went to the airport fire station and the firemen showed us lots of emergency equipment. We saw them use their water cannon which seemed to spray water for miles! We also got to go into the air traffic control tower and learned about this very important job. We saw all of the planes that were in the sky on a monitor. We really had a fantastic day and learned so much about two vital forms of transport.

3. Sýnýflar Limana Ve Havaalanýna Gezi Düzenledi - 17-18 Ekim 2012

3. Sýnýf öðrencileri tema dersi konularý olan ‘Ulaþým’la ilgili olarak Girne Limaný ve Ercan Havaalaný’na bir gezi düzenlediler. Limanda ‘Via Mare’ adýndaki kocaman gemiye binip inceleme fýrsatý bulan öðrenciler, hem gemi içerisini görüp, hem de nasýl çalýþtýðý ile ilgili bilgi edindiler. Kaptan’ýn özel izniyle bir sürpriz olarak kontrol odasýna da kabul edilen öðrenciler burda geminin dümenini gördüler. Yüzlerce düðmenin bulunduðu kontrol odasýnda tabii ki çok dikkatli davranmalarý ve hiçbir þeye dokunmamalarý gerekti! Ercan Havaalaný’ný da ziyaret eden öðrenciler burada bir uçaðýn kalkýþýný izleme olanaðý yakaladýlar ki, bu oldukça heyecan vericiydi. Havaalaný bünyesinde itfaiye bölümünü de gezen öðrencilere, itfaiyeciler iþlerinde kullandýklarý pek çok özel ekipmaný tanýtýp, kilometrelerce uzaða su fýþkýrtan su tabancalarýný nasýl kullandýklarýný gösterdiler. Hava trafiði kontrol kulesini de dolaþan öðrenciler bunun ne kadar önemli bir iþ olduðunu yerinde görmüþ oldular. O anda gökyüzünde bulunan tüm uçaklarý monitorde gördüler. Bu, çok þey öðrendiðimiz, harika bir geziydi!

Year 6 Water Worlds Trip - October 16th, 2012

On Tuesday 16th October, Year 6 visited the beaches of Mare Monte and Karsiyaka, as well as parts of Lapta and Baspinar. This was to enhance their learning about the coastline which enabled them to understand why some beaches are sandy, whilst others are rocky. They were also able to identify some coastal features and see evidence of erosion, in addition to learning that coloured stones at Karsiyaka beach originate from the Troodos Mountains, as the Paleo Milos River once flowed into the sea here. Thanks to the knowledge supplied by Stuart Northage, a local historian and geologist, the children discovered Roman fish ponds on the shores of Lambousa, where freshly caught fish were kept alive at the right temperature, due to inlet and outlet water sluices. They also saw a Roman aqueduct in Baspinar and learnt how mills were able to produce cotton and flour from the water's energy, which turned the water wheels. An interesting part of the trip was to learn how Cyprus is rising 30cm every 1000 years and that as a result of this the sea level is dropping, bearing in mind that the top of Baspinar was once covered by water! To add a scary note to the day, Year 6 sighted petrified plants in the rock face, as well as finding out that these are plants which have been turned to stone, due to water seeping off the top of the mountain at the end of the last Ice Age. All in all, a very informative and action packed day was had by all!

6. Sýnýflarýn Su Dünyasý (Water Worlds) Gezisi - 16 Ekim, 2012

16 Ekim Salý günü 6. Sýnýf öðrencileri Mare Monte ve Karþýyaka sahilleri yanýnda, Lapta ve Baþpýnar bölgelerini de kapsayan bir gezi düzenlediler. Bu gezi sahil þeridi üzerine öðrendiklerini pekiþtirirken, bazý sahillerin kum iken neden bazýlarýnýn kayalýk olduðunu anlamalarýna da olanak saðladý. Bazý kýyýsal özellikleri tanýmlama fýrsatý da yakalayan öðrenciler ayný zamanda Karþýyaka sahilindeki erozyon delillerini görme ve sahilde bulunan renkli taþlarýn bir zamanlar buradaki denize akan Paleo Milos nehri nedeniyle Trodos Daðlarý'ndan geliyor olduklarýný öðrendiler. Kýbrýs'ta yaþayan tarihçi ve jeolojist sayýn Stuart Northage'dan edindikleri bilgiler ýþýðýnda, öðrenciler Lambousa sahillerinde bulunan ve balýklarýn taze olarak yakalandýktan sonra sularýn giriþ ve çýkýþ geçitleri sayesinde uygun sýcaklýklarda canlý olarak korunabildikleri Romalýlardan kalma balýk havuzlarýný keþfettiler. Ayrýca, Baþpýnar'da bir Romalý sukemeri görme fýrsatý bulan öðrenciler, su çarklarýnda dolaþan sularýn saðladýðý enerji ile çalýþan deðirmenlerin nasýl koton ve un üretebildiklerini öðrendiler. Gezinin en ilginç bölümlerinden biri ise Kýbrýs'ýn her 1000 yýlda 30 santim yükseldiðini ve bunun sonucunda deniz seviyesinin alçalmakta olduðunu öðrenmek oldu; bunu gözönünde bulundurarak Baþpýnar tepelerinin bir zamanlar sular ile örtülü söyleyebiliriz! Güne ürkütücü bir dipnot eklemek gerekirse, 6. Sýnýf öðrencileri kaya yüzeyinde taþ kesilen bitkiler gördükten sonra bu bitkilerin son Buz Çaðý'nda daðýn zirvesinden sýzan sular nedeniyle taþa dönüþmüþ olduklarýný öðrendiler. Özet olarak, herkes için fazlasýyla bilgilendirici ve heyecanlý bir gün olduðunu söyleyebiliriz!

Year 8 Hiking Trip - October 15th, 2012

On Monday 15th of October Year 8 students set off towards Alevkayasý for their 'team-building' Hiking Trip. A guide, Mr Ali Öner, who is also the chairman of the Mountaineering and Hiking Association was waiting for them at the foot of the mountain. By 10:15am they were ready to start their hike. The students enjoyed the view of Kyrenia and its surroundings. The hike continued through narrow footpaths and lasted approximately 45 mins finally reaching the Armenian Monastery around 11am. After a well-deserved break, during which the students had some snacks and explored the ruins of the monastery, they continued their walk for another 30 mins. Fresh air and hiking really works up an appetite and as lunch time approached, the Year 8 explorers enjoyed their packed lunch at the cafeteria at the summit of the mountain. After lunch, the students took some time to relax (and have some ice-cream!) before they set off once again, this time to visit the herbarium.
Before leaving, the Year 8 students presented their guide, Mr Ali Öner, with a gift and thanked him for kindly volunteering to lead the hike. All in all, it was a wonderful day out and a great way to develop team spirit throughout Year 8.

8. Sýnýflarýn Dað Yürüyüþü Gezisi - 15 Ekim, 2012

15 Ekim Pazartesi günü 8. Sýnýf öðrencileri okulun 'takýmdaþlýk' etkinlikleri kapsamýnda düzenlediði Dað Yürüyüþü Gezisi için Alevkayasý'na doðru yol aldýlar. Bu gezi sýrasýnda onlara rehberlik eden ve ayný zamanda Daðcýlýk ve Dað Yürüyüþleri Derneði'nin de baþkaný da olan Sayýn Ali Öner dað eteðinde onlarý karþýlamak üzere bekliyordu. Saat 10:15 dolaylarýnda dað yürüyüþlerine baþlayan öðrenciler, Girne ve çevresinin manzarasýnýn doya doya tadýný çýkardýlar. Dar patikalarda devam eden ve yaklaþýk 45 dakika süren yürüyüþlerine, saat 11 dolaylarýnda Ermeni Manastýrý'na ulaþmalarý ile ara verildi. Fazlasýyla hakedilen bu mola sýrasýnda öðrenciler hem birþeyler atýþtýrýp, hem de manastýr kalýntýlarýný keþfetme fýrsatý buldular. Mola sonrasýnda dað yürüyüþlerine bir 30 dakika daha devam ettiler. Temiz hava ve yürüyüþ gerçekten insanýn iþtahýný kabartabiliyor ve öðle yemeði vaktinin yaklaþmasýyla 8. Sýnýflar paketlenmiþ yemeklerini daðýn zirvesine kurulmuþ kafeteryada yeme zevkine eriþtiler. Öðle yemeði sonrasýnda, bu kez bitki müzesini ziyaret etmek için yola çýkmadan önce öðrenciler biraz dinlenme (ve dondurma yeme) olanaðý buldular. Ayrýlmadan önce, 8. Sýnýf öðrencileri rehberleri Ali Öner'e bir armaðan takdim ederek gönüllü olarak yürüttüðü rehberlik için ona teþekkür ettiler. Genel olarak harika bir gün geçiren 8. Sýnýflar, takým ruhlarýný geliþtirmek için þahane bir fýrsat yakalamýþ oldular.

International performer Demetra George Mustafaoðlu returns to ESK

On Friday, 8th October, world famous soprano opera singer and musical voice trainer, Demetra George Mustafaoðlu, returned to ESK's Great Hall for another inspiring performance. Last Autumn, Mrs Mustafaoðlu performed and chatted about her career and experiences with Secondary school students. She kept her promise to return and sing for the Primary school and the performance was certainly worth the wait! Mrs Mustafaoðlu, a Grammy Award nominee who hails from Los Angeles, was once again accompanied by the Moscow born pianist and musical maestro Rauf Kasimov. Students from Years 3 to 6 were treated to songs from musicals and classic Disney shows, some of which she will be performing as part of a special family show for charity being held at Bellapais Abbey on the evening of Saturday, October 27th. The show, being held in aid of the Lefkosa Childrens' Orphanage, promises to be a unique family experience where even the audience are invited to come in costume.

Uluslararasý sanatçý Demetra George Mustafaoðlu ESK'yý yeniden ziyaret etti

Dünyaca ünlü opera sanatçýsý ve þan eðitmeni soprano Demetra George Mustafaoðlu, 8 Ekim Cuma günü ESK'yi ikinci kez ziyaret ederek okulun Büyük Salon'da bir baþka muhteþem konser daha verdi. Geçtiðimiz Sonbahar aylarýnda Mrs Mustafaoðlu Ortaokul-Lise Bölümü öðrencilerine bir konser vermiþ, onlarla kariyeri ve deneyimleri üzerine bir sohbet gerçekleþtirmiþti. Bizlere vermiþ olduðu sözü tutarak, ESK'ya yeniden gelen, ve bu kez Ýlkokul öðrencilerine sunduðu gösteri beklemeye deðerdi doðrusu! Aslen Los Angeles'li olan ve Grammy Ödülleri'ne aday gösterilen Mrs Mustafaoðlu'na yine Moskova doðumlu piyanist ve müzik üstadý Rauf Kasýmov eþlik etti. 3-6. Sýnýf öðrencileri pek çok müzikalden ve klasikleþmiþ Disney þovundan aþina olduklarý þarkýlarý onun eþsiz sesinden dinleme zevkine eriþtiler, ki bu þarkýlarýn bazýlarýný 27 Ekim Cumartesi akþamý Bellapais Manastýrý'nda gerçekleþtirecekleri yardým amaçlý ailelere yönelik özel gösteride de seslendirecektir. Seyircilerin bile kostümlü gelmeye davet edildiði bu gösteri Lefkoþa Çocuklarý Esirgeme Kurumu yararýna gerçekleþtirilecek olup ailenin tüm üyelerine benzersiz bir deneyim yaþatma sözü veriyor.

ESK Students participate in the Nicosia Marathon! - October 14th, 2012

With the support of the Athletics Federation, the Nicosia Turkish Municipality and the Nicosia Community Center have played host to the 3rd Nicosia Marathon that took place on Sunday, 14 October. The sponsored marathon was held in aid of the Kemal Saracoglu Children with Leukemia and Fight for Cancer Trust. The marathon starting in the Dereboyu area was held in three categories; 4 kms, 8 kms and 21 kms. Over 700 people took part in the marathon this year. Kaan Ibrahim (Year 9) came 22nd in the 4 km race. He was the 2nd child to cross the finish line. Stewart Scrimgeour, Airlie Mason, Ahmet Özkan, Toya Mehmet and Asya Gümüþ were among the other ESK students who took part in the marathon, each recieving a medal and certificate.

ESK Öðrencileri Lefkoþa Maratonu’nda koþtular! - 14 Ekim 2012

Bu yýl üçüncüsü düzenlenen Lefkoþa Maratonu, Lefkoþa Türk Belediyesi ve Lefkoþa Þehir Kulübü ev sahipliðinde ve Atletizm Federasyonu’nun desteðiyle 14 Ekim, Pazar günü gerçekleþtirildi. Maratondan elde edilen tüm gelir Kemal Saraçoðlu Lösemili Çocuklar ve Kanserle Savaþ Vakfý’na baðýþlandý. Dereboyu'ndan start alan ve maraton, 4km, 8km ve 21 km olmak üzere 3 kategoride gerçekleþti. Maratona bu yýl 700ü aþkýn kiþi katýldý. Kaan Ýbrahim (9. Sýnýf) 4 km yarýþýný 22. sýrada bitirerek, bitiþ çizgisini geçen 2. çocuk oldu. Maratona katýlan diðer ESK öðrencileri arasýnda Stewart Scrimgeour, Airlie Mason, Ahmet Özkan, Toya Mehmet ve Asya Gümüþ de bulunuyordu. Tümü de madalya ve katýlým sertifikasý aldý.

Year 3 Healthy Teeth event with Nurse Lily - October 9th, 2012

In Year 3 we have been learning about keeping ourselves and our teeth healthy. We had a visit from a dentist to tell us about the importance of keeping our teeth clean and to give us some tips for healthy teeth. As a follow up to this, Nurse Lily showed us how to brush our teeth correctly. We all brought in our tooth brushes and had a go ourselves. Now, we have sparkly, gleaming teeth and beautiful smiles in Year 3!

3. Sýnýflarýn Hemþire Lily ile Saðlýklý Diþler Etkinliði - 9 Ekim 2012

3. Sýnýf olarak bizler kendimizi ve diþlerimizi saðlýklý tutmayý öðreniyoruz. Bir diþ doktoru ziyaretimize gelip bize diþlerimizi temiz tutmanýn önemini anlattý ve saðlýklý diþlere sahip olmamýz için birkaç öneride bulundu. Bunu takiben, Hemþire Lily bize diþlerimizi doðru fýrçalamanýn yollarýný gösterdi. Evden diþ fýrçalarýmýzý getirdik ve gösterdiklerini yapma fýrsatý bulduk. Artýk, 3. Sýnýf olarak pýrýl pýrýl, ýþýldayan diþlere ve güzel gülümsemelere sahibiz!

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now - October 9th, 2012

Year 12 students Paige and Josh recently gave an assembly talk to students in Years 10 & 11 to offer them advice as they build towards their IGCSE exams at the end of Year 11. Below is a transcript of the wonderful talk containing some valuable tips and suggestions for their fellow students:
‘It’s been a continuously asked question to the Year 12’s – “what would we do if we had the chance to re-do the last 2 years again?” A mixture of responses came back. Some say the approach to the exams would have been easier if they had begun revising sooner. Others said they wish they tried harder in Year 10 and actually realised that the time between Year 10 and the exams goes so fast.
People revise differently and have different techniques, it is important to find something that works for you individually. It’s not about how your friends study, it’s about finding a technique which allows you to absorb the most information in a manner you can understand. For example condensing your notes from each lesson into small A5 books.
Although everyone has experienced being under exam conditions, taking the mocks gives you an idea of how the real IGCSE’s work and a firm indication of what to expect. Most of the Year 12’s found that the mocks were more daunting than the real exams. The mocks are the first time you really appreciate your running out of time – they act as a good wake up call to make you work even harder! However, studying permanently and having no breaks has no benefit and is not good for you. Having the right balance between working and free time is vital.
Over a 2 year period everyone has enough time to get their work done, revise as much as needed and do well in their exams. Thousands of people around the world take IGCSE’s every year, if they can do it, so can you! Realistically you only get one shot at these exams – make it count!’

- Special assembly talk given by Year 12 students Paige Mace and Josh Spindell

A Student’s View: Year 7 Team Building Trip – September 28th, 2012

As part of the ESK secondary school’s ‘team building’ programme, over the coming weeks each year group will be partcipating in an out of school activity. On Friday 28th September, Year 7 visitied the Turtle Project at the Alagadi Beach nature reserve. The students and teachers had a wonderful day together. Year 7 student Tareq Omer has written the following account of the trip:

Year 7 Go To Alagadi! – by Tareq Omer, 7B

On the 28th of September, the year 7s took a visit to Alagadi beach to learn about the turtles. But they also had a great time building their sand castles and painting their ceramic turtles. Everyone learned so much and enjoyed themselves. During the unforgettable trip, some students entered a ceramic painting competition. Every child that competed worked and concentrated exceptionally well, and they were all, and still are happy with their work. They also had a sand castle competition on the beach, and the castles were great! And the winner team was Alasia. Although they won, everyone else did a brilliant job. The Turtle Project at Alagadi is working so hard to protect the turtles, but their work is finished for the time being. However they’ll be back next summer.


ESK Student’s Success at local Arts and Culture Festival

On Sunday September 23rd, Year 8 student Özge Öztürker was awarded third place in the national painting competition between secondary and high school students organised by the Çatalköy Municipality as part of the 3rd Annual Fivefinger Art & Culture Festival.. The competition was held in the authentic old Oil Mill building. Participants were asked to create their artwork around the theme of ‘olives’. The jury consisted of prominent Turkish Cypriot artists Emin Çizenel, Fehim Onat, Cenk Gürçað, Ýlkþen Atik and Zerrin Zaifoðlu. A very well done to you Özge!

ESK’s IGCSE stars delighted with their performance

As the new academic year begins, ESK’s successful IGCSE students have moved to year 12 and are enjoying their first few weeks as Sixth Formers. Our school reporter met with some of the outstanding ESK achievers in their newly opened Sixth Form common room to ask them about their experiences and how they felt about their IGCSE results. Among the students were: Sila Akin, who achieved 8 A grades and 1 A* and Alena Horada who achieved 9 IGCSEs including 4 A’s and 3 A*’s. They were joined by other outstanding performers, Natalie Pattison, Paige Mace and Çisel Akpinar who all achieved 9 IGCSEs with 5 or more at A* or A grade. Impressively, Çisel’s 9 IGCSEs included three different languages. After spending the majority of the summer holiday anxiously waiting for their results, the students stated that they were relieved to have finally received them. The students stated that they were pleased to have done well in so many IGCSEs at once and it felt rewarding to know that they could excel across such a broad base of subjects spanning arts and science. Paige went on to say that she was surprised at her Chemistry result (A grade) which has made her think that she may have a career in science. The students also added that they were very happy with their grades and advised their fellow school friends taking the IGCSE’s this year not to panic, to be well organised and to not leave their studies to the last day.

Brian Smith, ESK’s Secondary School Headteacher, commented that:

‘It is always rewarding to see students reaching their potential across a broad range of subjects including Turkish and English. For most students, IGCSEs provide the first real opportunity for students to compare themselves with students in other leading schools across the world. Results such as these not only confirm the talents and reward the hard work of students, but they also provide them with the confidence in themselves to do even better next time around as they prepare for top Universities with the IB Diploma Programme’.

IGCSE Success for ESK students - August 24th, 2012

The English School of Kyrenia is delighted to announce that our first IGCSE student cohort have received their results over the last few days. With some students taking up to 9 or even 10 IGCSE’s, the overall results awarded have been excellent with over 75% of grades achieved at A* - C. Notably, in six of the subjects taken, the standard of attainment was 100% at A* - C.We congratulate our students and teachers for their success and for all of their hard work and determination to achieve these high standards. These results are sure to provide an excellent foundation for our students as they embark upon the IB Diploma Programme in September.

ESK , ilk IGCSE öðrencilerinin gösterdiði baþarýyla gurur duydu - 24 Aðustos 2012

The English School of Kyrenia , ilk IGCSE öðrencilerinin geçtiðimiz günlerde belirlenen sýnav sonuçlarýný açýkladý. Bazý öðrencilerin dokuz hatta on ders alarak girdiði bu sýnavlardan tüm dersler için elde ettikleri genel baþarý ortalamasý A * - C olarak % 75 oranýnda olmuþtur. Özellikle, öðrencilerin almýþ olduklarý altý dersin baþarý ortalamasý da A*- C olarak % 100 olarak belirlenmiþtir. ESK, yoðun ve disiplinli çalýþmalarýnýn sonucunda bu baþarýyý elde eden IGCSE öðrencilerini ve özverili çalýþmalarýyla katký koyan tüm öðretmenlerini kutladý. Öðrencilerin elde ettiði bu sonuçlar, Eylül ayýnda baþlayacaklarý IB ( International Baccalaureate) programý için mükemmel bir hazýrlýk oluþturmaktadýr.

ESK authorised as an IB World School July 11th, s2012

The English School of Kyrenia is pleased to announce the school has been officially granted International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status. Following a 2 year strict accreditation process, a team of experts visited the school in May 2012 to observe and assess whether the school should be approved for the prestigious IB Diploma Programme. We are delighted that officials at the IBO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland have approved our candidacy and have declared ESK an IB World School.
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ESK student wins first prize in the HASDER National Story telling competition

The finals of the 20th HASDER National Story Telling competition, held in memory of Mustafa and Arýn Güvenir, took place on Saturday, May 12th 2012. A total of 24 talented upper Primary students from schools accross the country took their turn to display their story telling skills to the audience and jury. We are delighted to announce that ESK Year 4 student, Alaranaz B. was awarded first prize in the upper Primary category. Alara gave a repeat performance of her winning act at the Monday morning flag assembly at school. Fellow students and teachers were left spellbound by her wonderful performance. Well done Alara!

HASDER 20. Çocuklararasý Masal Anlatma Yarýþmasý Ödülleri Sahiplerini Buldu

Mustafa ve Arýn Güvenir anýsýna gerçekleþtirilen HASDER 20. Çocuklararasý Masal Anlatma Þöleni, Atatürk Kültür Merkezi’nde gerçekleþtirilen final yarýþmasýyla sona erdi. Gülver Ticaret Sponsorluðunda ve 20 Temmuz Fen Lisesi’nde düzenlenen yarýþmada, çeþitli okullardan 3.,4. ve 5. sýnýf öðrencisi 24 çocuk izleyicilere ve seçici kurul üyelerine masallarýný anlattý. Yarýþma sonrasýnda 2. Kategoride ESK öðrencisi Alaranaz B. birincilik ödülüne layýk görüldü. Alara, Pazartesi sabahý okulda yapýlan bayrak töreni sonrasýnda, baþarý kazandýðý performansýný arkadaþlarýna tekrar sundu. Okul arkadaþlarý ve öðretmenleri, Alara’nýn performansý karþýsýnda büyülendiler. Aferin Alara !

Year 9 Karpaz Residential, April 26th, 2012

Powercut in Karpaz, no problem….we built a solar oven out of pizza boxes which were kindly given to us by Yummies Pizza for our Science practical last week. Be prepared, be ESK!

9. Sýnýflar Karpaz Gezisi, 26 Nisan 2012

Karpaz’da elektrik yok, sorun deðil... geçen hafta fen çalýþmasý için Yummies Pizza tarafýndan bize gönderilen pizza kutularýndan güneþ enerjisi ile çalýþan fýrýn yaptýk. ESK olarak herþeye hazýrlýklýyýz!

2012 Esk Drama Week

ESK is once again celebrating World Theatre Day on 27th March with a ‘Week of Drama’ in the Great Hall (Mon 26th – Fri 30th March 2012). Click Here to see the official programme of performances.

Esk 27 Mart Dünya Tiyatro Gününü Büyük Salondaki Drama Haftasýyla (26 Mart Pzt - 30 Mart Cuma) yeniden kutluyor. Programý görmek için týklayýnýz

En Garde!’ ESK’s fencing stars’ success in national tournament

On Saturday March 17th, the TRNC Mini and Super Mini Fencing Championship was held at the GAU sports hall. We are delighted to announce that ESK student, Mete I. Achieved first place in the Boys Super Mini category. In the Girls Super Mini Category, ESK students Azra Ö., Melin Y. And Hazal Ö were awarded first, second and third place respectively. Well done to our young fencers for their success.

ESK ‘ da yeni Eskrim yýldýzlarý doðuyor

17 Mart 2012 Cumartesi günü Girne Amerikan Koleji Kapalý Spor Salonu’nda KKTC Süper Minikler ve Minikler Eskrim Þampiyonasý yapýldý. 2 kategoride yarýþýlan þampiyonada Süper Minikler Erkekler kategorisinde ESK öðrencisi Mete Irýkzade 1. oldu. Süper Minikler Kýzlar kategorisinde ise yine ESK ‘dan Azra Ö. 1. , Melin Y. 2. , Hazal Ö. 3. ‘lük ödülüne layýk görüldü. Dereceye giren ESK öðrencileri , baþarýlarýný düzenli ve disiplinli çalýþmaya borçlu olduklarýný belirttiler.

Artist Ümit Ýnatçý visits ESK

On the morning of Friday 2nd March, The English School of Kyrenia was honoured to welcome internationally celebrated artist Ümit Ýnatçý to our school. After touring the school, Mr Ýnatçý spent time in the ESK Art Studio to observe student works and to discuss ideas. Mr Ýnatçý also invited students to attend his latest exhibition which is being held at the Atatürk Cultural Centre (March 13 – 23) in Nicosia. Mr Ýnatçý, a graduate of the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, Italy, has won a number of international arts awards for his works. His artistic creations have been exhibited accross the globe including the UK, Italy, Cyprus, Denmark, Belgium, Turkey, Iran, Greece, France, Holland, UAE and China.

Ressam Ümit Ýnatçý ESK ‘yý ziyaret etti

02 Mart Cuma sabahý The English School of Kyrenia, uluslararasý ödüllere sahip ressam Ümit Ýnatçý ‘nýn okulumuzu ziyareti ile onurlandýrýlmýþtýr. Okul turundan sonra , Ümit Bey ESK Resim Atölyesi’nde zaman geçirerek, öðrencilerin çalýþmalarýný gözlemledi ve düþüncelerini paylaþtý. Ümit Bey ayrýca öðrencileri, 13-23 Mart arasýnda Atatürk Kültür Merkezi’nde açýlacak olan sergisine de davet etti. Ümit Bey, Ýtalya Perugia’daki “Pietro Vannucci “ Akademisi mezunudur ve çalýþmalarý birçok uluslararasý sanat ödülüne layýk görülmüþtür. Sanatçýnýn artistik çalýþmalarý , uluslararasý düzeyde Ýngiltere, Ýtalya,Kýbrýs,Danimarka,Türkiye, Ýran, Yunanistan,Fransa, Hollanda, UAE ve Çin’de sergilenmiþtir.

DEAR and World Book Day, March 1st, 2012

On Thursday March 1st, ESK once again celebrated World Book Day. The day began with the whole school participating in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). Students were joined by parents, teaching staff, administration staff and services staff in spending the first lesson of the day reading a book. Later in the day, local booksellers held stalls in the school foyers. We were also visited by Turkish Cypriot writer and International Shakespeare Award winner, Mustafa Gökçeoðlu, who discussed his work and inspirations with students from Years 4 – 7. At the end of the day, the Primary School exhibited their World Book Day Project. All children from Nursery to Year 6 participated in their own family project to represent their favourite books. Project ideas ranged from posters, to mini books, to 3D models to life-size characters. The resulting exhibition, held in the Great Hall, was opened to parents and families to enjoy. It was a fitting end to another inspiring and creative World Book Day at ESK. To see a slideshow of photos from the day, please click here.

DEAR ve 01 Mart 2012 Dünya Kitap Günü

01 Mart Perþembe günü , ESK bir kez daha Dünya Kitap Günü’nü kutladý. Tüm okulun DEAR katýlýmýyla ( Herþeyi Býrak ve Oku) güne baþlandý. Velilerle beraber öðrenciler, öðretmenler, idari ofis , hizmet personeli , günün ilk dersini kitap okuyarak geçirdi. Günün devamýnda , yerel kitapçýlar okulun fuayesinde sergilerini açtýlar. Ayrýca ayný gün, çalýþmalarý Uluslararasý Shakespeare Ödüllü Kýbrýslý Türk Yazar Mustafa Gökçeoðlu , eserlerini ve esin kaynaklarýný 4.ve 7. Sýnýf arasý öðrencilerle paylaþtý. Günün sonunda , Ýlköðretim öðrencileri Dünya Kitap Günü projelerini sergilediler. Nursery ile 6. Sýnýf arasý tüm öðrenciler , favori kitaplarýný anlatan projeleri ailelerin katýlýmýyla hazýrladýlar. Bu projelerin temalarý posterler, küçük kitaplar ve insan boyundaki üç boyutlu karakterlerden oluþmaktaydý. Büyük Salon’da gerçekleþen bu sergi , velilerin ve ailelerin beðenisine sunuldu. Bu sergi ile , bir Dünya Kitap Günü daha ESK’ya yakýþýr þekilde , yaratýcý ve teþvik edici þekilde tamamlandý. Resimler için lütfen týklayýnýz.

IB and University Progression Information Evening held at ESK, February 16th, 2012.

On the evening of Thursday, February 16th, Head of Secondary, Brian Smith, held a parents information evening in the Great Hall regarding the IB Diploma Programme and the road to university progression. Mr Smith also introduced Mrs Sue Williamson who will be joining ESK in September as Head of Humanities and School Progression Officer. Sue has over 25 years of experience in guiding students through the often complicated university applications procedure and progression to further education. Sue explained why she believes the IB prepares students so well for the rigours of university education. Sue also outlined what is involved in her role as School Progression Officer and how she will begin working with students throughout their final 4 years at ESK (Years 10 – 13) in exploring careers and preparing them for the university application procedure. It was a really informative presentation for all and we are grateful to Sue Williamson for flying over to Kyrenia to meet ESK families for this special evening.

IB ve Üniversite Geçiþ Programý bilgilendirme akþamý , ESK’da 16 Þubat 2012 günü gerçekleþti

16 Þubat Perþembe akþamý , Ortaöðretim Müdürü Brian Smith, IB Diploma Programý ve üniversiteye geçiþ süreci ile ilgili olarak Büyük Salon’da bir veli bilgilendirme toplantýsý gerçekleþtirdi. Ayrýca Mr. Smith, velilere, önümüzdeki Eylül ayýnda Humanities bölümünün baþý ve üniversiteye geçiþ süreci yetkilisi olarak ESK ‘ya katýlacak olan Mrs. Sue Williamson’ý tanýþtýrdý. Sue sahip olduðu 25 yýldan fazla deneyimiyle, karmaþýk üniversite baþvurularý ve eðitime hazýrlýk süreci için öðrencilere rehberlik yapacaktýr. Sue, IB diplomasýnýn öðrencilerin zorlu üniversite eðitimi için niçin önemli olduðunu açýkladý. Ayrýca Sue, hazýrlýk süreci yetkilisi olarak rol alacaðýnýn ve öðrencilerin son dört yýlýnda ( 10.-13. sýnýf) onlarla beraber çalýþmaya baþlayarak, kariyerlerini belirlemelerinde ve baþvuru iþlemleri sýrasýnda birlikte olacaklarýnýn da altýný çizdi. Herkes için gerçekten bilgilendirici bir sunum oldu ve bizler , Sue Williamson’un Girne’ye yaptýðý uçak yolculuðuyla, bu özel akþamda ESK Velileri ile birlikte olmasýndan çok memnun olduk.

Dutch Student Teachers visit ESK

On Wednesday February 15th, ESK hosted three teacher students from The Netherlands. The students are participating in a comparative study of Dutch Schools and International Schools and had asked whether they could spend some time at ESK. The trainee teachers observed classes throughout the Primary School and shared their experiences of the Dutch education system with ESK staff.

Hollandalý Stajer Öðretmenler ESK ‘ yý ziyaret etti

15 Þubat Çarþamba günü , ESK Hollanda ‘dan gelen üç stajyer öðretmeni aðýrladý. Stajyerler, Uluslararasý okullarla Hollanda Okullarý’ný karþýlaþtýran çalýþmalara katýldýlar, sorular sorarak, ESK’da biraz zaman geçirdiler. Ayrýca Stajyerler, Ýlkokul sýnýflarýný gözlemleyerek, Hollanda eðitim sistemiyle ilgi deneyimlerini ESK öðretmenleriyle paylaþtýlar.

ESK Secondary School’s Annual Talent Show, 2012

February 2012 saw ESK host its second annual talent competition. Students from across the Secondary School treated their peers to both individual and group performances ranging from classical piano to hard rock. The quality of the performances were super and the contest proved to be a fitting occasion to test-drive the school’s recently upgraded stage, light and sound system - right down to the dry ice smoke! Ultimately, there could be only one winning act, and this year’s crown was taken by electric guitar duo Yaþar & Sami from Year 11 with their breathtaking performance medley of rock classics.

ESK Ortaöðretim 2012 yýlý Yetenek Gösterisi

2012 Þubat ayýnda ESK, ikinci yetenek yarýþmasýna ev sahipliði yaptý. Tüm ortaöðretim öðrencileri akranlarýna, Hard Rock’tan Klasik Piyano’ya kadar uzanan deðiþik konularda bireysel ve grup performanslarýný sergilediler. Bu performanslarýn kalitesi süperdi ve yetenek yarýþmasý da okulun yenilenmiþ ses ve ýþýk sistemini hatta sahne duman efektini denemek için iyi bir fýrsat oluþturdu. Nihayetinde, sadece bir tane kazanan olacaðýndan 11. Sýnýflardan Yaþar ve Sami elektro gitar ikilisi, çeþitli rock klasiklerinden oluþan nefes kesen bir performans ile bu yýlýn tacýna sahip oldu.

Primary School Student Council Elections

What is the Primary School Student Council?
The ESK Primary Student Council is a representative structure for students only, through which they act upon issues and concerns raised by their peers, working in partnership with school management, staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. The ESK Primary Student Council aims to organise and support popular fund raising events to help charities in the local community and improve the school environment, with the intention of making a positive contribution to ESK.

Student Council Elections
After speeches , one boy & one girl from each class were put forward to stand for Student Council Elections. The week before the big Election, ESK halls were buzzing with excitement. There was very serious campaigning & canvassing from the candidates. Posters outlining proposals were everywhere and candidates were trying to round up voters at break-times.

Election Day – 24th January 2012.

The big day finally arrived. Each candidate took the stage & gave a 3 minute speech outlining their promises if they were to be elected, to a very excited audience. One candidate ‘Koray Ý.’ even entertained the crowd with a ‘Bruno Mars’ voting song accompanied by his guitar.

Voting time

Voting was a serious issue. Voting booths & ballot boxes were set up in the hall to ensure proper procedures were carried out.

Results

After lunch, Mrs. Green announced the successful elected candidates & presented them with a certificate & student council badge. Well done to everyone !!!

Ýlk Okul Öðrenci Konseyi Seçimleri

ESK Ýlkokul Öðrenci Konseyi , sadece öðrencileri temsil eden , okul ve öðrencilerinin yararýna olan her konuda, okul yönetimi, öðrenciler ve veliler arasýnda iþbirliðine dayalý olarak çalýþan bir yapýdýr. ESK Ýlkokul Öðrenci Konseyi , yerel toplumsal yardým kuruluþlarýna baðýþ desteði saðlarken ayný zamanda da okul ortamýný geliþtiren etkinlikler organize etmeyi amaçlar.

Öðrenci Konseyi Seçimleri
Konuþmalar sonrasýnda, her sýnýftan bir kýz ve bir erkek öðrenci “ Öðrenci Konseyi “ seçimlerine adaylýklarýný koydular. Büyük seçimden bir hafta önce ESK koridorlarý bu heyecanla yankýlandý. Diðer adaylardan daha fazla oy toplama amacýyla oldukça ciddi kampanyalar yürütüldü. Heryere adaylarý tanýtan afiþler asýldý ve adaylar oy toplamak için tenefüslerde seçmenleri dolaþtýlar.

Seçim günü - 24 Ocak 2012

Sonunda büyük gün geldi. Her aday yerlerini alarak , heyecanla bekleyen seyircilere 3 ‘er dakikalýk kýsa bir konuþma yaparak seçilmeleri halinde yapacaklarýyla ilgili bilgiler verdiler. ‘Koray Ý.’ isimli aday, gitarý eþliðinde söylediði ‘ Bruno Mars ‘ oylama þarkýsýyla kitlenin hoþça vakit geçirmesini saðladý.

Oylama zamaný

Oylama ciddi bir konuydu. Oy kullanma kabinleri ve oy kutularý aslýna uygun þekilde salona yerleþtirildi.

Sonuçlar

Öðle yemeði sonrasýnda, Mrs. Green seçilen baþarýlý adaylarý anons etti ve onlarý birer sertifika ve öðrenci konseyi rozeti ile ödüllendirdi. Herkese tebrikler!!!

ESK young Artists- Working to Help Others

ESK year 10 and 11 art students have been working hard in a collaborative project with Tulips, Help Those with Cancer Association, to produce a range of art works of publishing standard. Four paintings and drawings based on the namesake flower were selected by Tulips to be printed as notelet cards and sold throughout Cyprus. Over 20,000 cards have been printed so far from the winning artists Ecem Sýnay, Peran Toros, Sýla Akýn and Asya Gümüþ and many sold already raising the much needed money to fund cancer support. A special presentation was made at ESK by the founding chairman of the association Raziya Kocaismail who said that the work was of an incredibly high standard. All four students donated their original art works to be auctioned to raise further money for the charity. Mr Smith said that the school is incredibly proud of all the students who took part in the project and have worked so hard to support others.

Genç ESK Sanatçýlarý , diðer insanlara yardým için çalýþýyor...

ESK 10. Ve 11. Sýnýf öðrencileri, Kanser Hastalarý Derneði yararýna çalýþan “Laleler” gurubuyla beraber yoðun bir çalýþma içine girdiler. Baský kalitesinde, geniþ bir sanat çalýþmasý oluþturdular. Çiçek temalý 4 resim, “Laleler“ üyeleri tarafýndan seçilerek ve posta kartlarý bastýrýlarak Kýbrýs’ta satýþa sunuldu. Baþarý kazanan genç sanatçýlardan Ecem Sýnay, Peran Toros, Sýla Akýn ve Asya Gümüþ’ün resimlerinin bulunduðu 20.000’i aþkýn posta kartýnýn çoðu kanser derneðine destek amaçlý satýldý. ESK okul binasýnda yapýlan özel tanýtýmda bulunan dernek baþkaný Sn. Raziye Kocaismail , bu çalýþmanýn kalitesinin inanýlmaz derecede yüksek olduðunu söyledi. Bu dört öðrencinin tümü, orjinal resim çalýþmalarýný gönüllü olarak baðýþlayarak dernek yararýna gelir elde edilmesine katkýda bulunmuþlardýr. Ortaöðretim Müdürü Mr. Smith, böyle bir sosyal sorumluluk projesinde yer alan ve insanlara destek vermek için çalýþan tüm öðrencileri ile gurur duyduðunu belirtti.

Drama Trip to Nicosia Theatre

On 19 January, Y11 GCSE Drama students paid a visit to the Nicosia Municipality Theatre. During their visit, students had the opportunity to attend a rehearsal of the Group’s new children’s play ‘Ýki Bavul Dolusu’ (Two Suitcases Full) which will be having its premiere in the next few months. After the rehearsal students had a look around the theatre and the design spaces. The performance students had the opportunity to discuss their exam pieces with the actors and director; whereas the design students talked to the costume and set designers about their own designs ideas. The trip proved highly useful as all drama students found answers to their questions on performance and design, as well as momentarily share the ‘limelight’ with the actors, directors and designers of the Nicosia Municipality Theatre as they had their photographs taken to remember the day!

Lefkoþa Tiyatrosu Gezimiz

11. Sýnýf GCSE Drama öðrencileri 19 Ocak Perþembe günü Lefkoþa Belediye Tiyatrosu’na bir gezi düzenlediler. Gezi sýrasýnda drama öðrencileri, Lefkoþa Belediye Tiyatrosu ekibinin önümüzdeki aylarda promiyerini gerçekleþtirecekleri ‘Ýki Bavul Dolusu’ adlý çocuk oyununun provasýna katýldýlar. Prova sonrasýnda öðrenciler tiyatro salonunu ve tasarým atölyelerini dolaþtýlar. Performans öðrencileri oyuncular ve yönetmenle kendi sýnav parçalarý üzerine konuþma fýrsatý yakalarken; tasarým öðrencileri de tiyatronun kostüm ve sahne tasarýmcýlarýna kendi tasarým fikirlerini anlattýlar. Tüm öðrenciler performans ve tasarým üzerine sorduklarý sorulara yanýt bulduklarý ve Lefkoþa Belediye Tiyatrosu oyuncularý, yönetmen ve tasarýmcýlarý ile hatýra fotoðrafý çektirirken anlýk da olsa ‘sahne ýþýklarýný’ paylaþabildikleri için gezi son derece verimli geçti!

ESK wins three of the top four awards at the Primary schools Turkish writing competition.

We are delighted to report that in the recent Turkish language story writing national awards run by Deniz Plaza and Yeni Duzen newspaper, ESK primary school students received 3 of the top 4 awards. Azra S.O. and Cansin R shared second place while Sema A was awarded third place. The students received their awards at the Deniz Plaza headquarters in Nicosia on January 6th. As a an English school which places a high value on bilingualism, we are extremely proud when our students are able to be as successful in the Turkish language as they are in the English language.

Ilk okullar arasý Türkçe yazma yarýþmasýnda ESK en büyük dört ödül arasýndan üç ödül kazandý

Yeni Düzen Gazetesi ve Deniz Plaza'nýn birlikte , ada çapýnda düzenlemiþ olduðu “ Öykü Yazma Yarýþmasý” nda " 9,10,11" yaþ grubunda ikinciliði English School of Kyrenia öðrencilerinden Azra Say Ötün ve Cansýn Rodoplu paylaþmýþlardýr. Ayný kategoride yine ESK öðrencisi Sema Acarkan da üçüncülük ödülüne layýk bulunmuþtur. Böylece ESK için , ilk üç baþarý derecesinin içinde üç öðrencisini birden görebilmek, ayrý bir mutluluk kaynaðý olmuþtur. 06 Ocak 2012 Cuma günü Deniz Plaza'nýn Lefkoþa'daki Merkez Binasý'nda saat 15.00'te gerçekleþen ödül töreni sýrasýnda dereceye giren tüm öðrenciler ödüllerini alýrken, katýlan diðer öðrencilere de katýlým belgesi beraberinde aný niteliðinde küçük hediyeler verilmiþtir. Eðitim ve öðretimini iki anadile dayalý olarak gerçekleþtiren ESK, öðrencilerinin Türkçe yazým konusunda da en az Ýngilizce dilinde olduðu kadar baþarýlý olmalarýndan gurur duymaktadýr.

Internationally renowned Opera singer visits ESK

On the morning of Wednesday November 30th 2011, ESK secondary school students were treated to a very special morning assembly. World famous soprano opera singer and musical voice trainer, Demetra George Mustafaoðlu, swapped Carnegie Hall for ESK’s Great Hall to perform for the students and speak about her career while also offering students advice on getting the best out of their voices. Mrs Mustafaoðlu, a Grammy Award nominee who hails from Los Angeles, was accompanied by the Moscow born pianist and musical maestro Rauf Kasimov. The students were enthralled as Mrs Mustafaoðlu spoke of her experiences on the stage as well as in the classroom training leading Broadway musical stars. She even took the time to sing with some students while demonstrating the muscle skills required to project a strong voice for singing and public speaking. We are very grateful to Mrs Mustafaoðlu and Mr Kasimov for delivering a truly inspiring morning assembly. For more information about Demetra George Mustafaoðlu see http://www.demetrageorge.net/ . To see pictures of her visit to ESK, please click here. (2 Mb)

Uluslararasý üne sahip Opera sanatçýsý ESK'yý ziyaret etti

30 Kasým 2011 Çarþamba sabahý ESK Ortaöðretim öðrencileri , çok özel bir sabah toplantýsýyla keyiflendiler. Dünyaca ünlü soprano opera sanatçýsý ve müzikal ses eðitmeni Demetra George Mustafaoðlu, Carnegie Salonu’nun yerine ESK Büyük Salonu’nu koyarak, öðrencilere performansýný sergiledi ve öðrenciler onun muhteþem sesini dinlerken ayný zamanda da kariyeriyle ilgili tavsiyeler edindiler. Mrs Mustafaoðlu, Los Angeles ‘ta Grammy Ödülü’ne aday gösterilen bir sanatçý olmasýnýn yanýsýra ziyareti sýrasýnda kendisine Moskova doðumlu piyanist ve orchestra þefi Rauf Kasimov eþlik etmekteydi. Öðrenciler, Mrs Mustafaoðlu’nýn Broadway Müzikal yýldýzlarýnýn sýnýf eðitimleriyle ilgili deneyimlerinden büyülendiler. Ayný zamanda , bazý öðrencileri sahneye davet ederek, seslerini güçlü kullanabilmeleri ve toplum önünde konuþabilmeleri konusunda uygulamalar yaptýrdý. Mrs Mustafaoðlu ve Mr Kasimov’un sabah toplantýmýzý öðrenciler için gerçekten teþvik edici hale getirmelerinden ötürü büyük memnuniyet duyduk. Demetra George Mustafaoðlu hakkýnda daha detaylý bilgi alabilmek için lütfen http://www.demetrageorge.net sitesini bakýnýz. Ziyaret ile ilgili resimler için lütfen burayý týklayýnýz. (2 Mb)

Visit of Prof Mike Tribe

On Wednesday November 23rd, ESK welcomed Professor Dr Michael Tribe who kindly agreed to give a presentation to Secondary School students in a special morning assembly. Professor Tribe has had a distinguished academic career spanning over 40 years of undergraduate teaching in UK and International universities in the areas of Cellular Biochemistry, Genetics, Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Systematics, Biodiversity & Environmental Management, Energy from Biomass, and Ecotoxicology and Earth System Science. Professor Tribe delivered a fascinating lecture entitled ‘The Forgotten Man’ about the anthropologist, Alfred Russel Wallace. The lecture style of the presentation will have been a valuable experience for the students in their preparation for the IB and a university style of education. We were delighted that Professor Tribe offered to take time out while on vacation in Kyrenia to give this fascinating presentation to ESK students.

Prof. Mike Tribe ‘ýn Ziyareti

23 Kasým Çarþamba günü , ESK Ortaöðretim Öðrencileri haftalýk sabah toplantýlarý sýrasýnda kendilerine sunum yapan Prof. Dr. Michael Tribe ‘ý aðýrladýlar. Prof. Tribe , kendisini alanýnda ayrýcalýklý kýlan 40 yýldan uzun sürmekte olan akademik kariyerinde , gerek UK gerekse pekçok uluslararasý üniversitede , Hücresel Biochemistry , Genetik , Evrim, Moleküler Ekoloji, Sistematiks, Bioçeþitlilik & Çevre Yönetimi , Biokütleden elde edilen enerji ,Ekotoksikoloji ve Yeryüzü Bilim Sistemi konusunda dersler vermektedir. Prof. Tribe, antropologist Alfred Russel Wallace hakkýnda , “ Unutulmuþ Adam” baþlýklý bir konuþma yaptý. Yaptýðý konuþma, sunum tarzý itibariyle öðrenciler için hem IB Programýna hazýrlanýrlarken hem de ilerideki üniversite eðitimleri açýsýndan deðerli bir deneyim niteliðindeydi. Prof. Tribe ‘ýn Girne’de tatilde olduðu sýrada zaman ayýrarak, ESK öðrencilerine yaptýðý bu etkileyici sunum sebebiyle büyük mutluluk duyduk.

Cheshire Home Gardeners

On Saturday 26th November parents, teachers and students of the English school of Kyrenia visited the Cheshire Home rehabilitation centre in Kyrenia to hold a ‘ Ground Force Operation’ on the charity home’s gardens. This was an initiative conceived and driven by the ESK Secondary School Student Council. Funds for plants and materials were raided by the ESK students themselves. Many others were kindly donated by Perova Garden and Pet Centre. On the day, 20 students, some parents and teachers cleaned the garden and then pruned and prepared the soil. After this, more than 150 plants and shrubs were planted by the green-fingered volunteers. It was an enjoyable event for all who took part, as well as an opportunity for our students to support our local community. It was the first time some of our students have had the opportunity to try their hand at gardening and most preferred it to doing homework! To see pictures from Cheshire Home Gardeners please click here. (2 Mb)

Cheshire Home Rehabilitasyon Merkezi

26 Kasým Cumartesi günü, English School of Kyrenia velileri ,öðretmenleri ve öðrencileri Girne’deki Cheshire Home Rehabilitasyon Merkezi ‘ni ziyaret ederek, bahçesinde büyük bir “Düzenleme Operasyonu “ gerçekleþtirdiler. Bu ESK Ortaöðretim Öðrenci Konseyi tarafýndan organize edilen ve yönetilen bir projeydi. Bitkiler ve tüm materyaller için gereken fon ESK öðrencilerinin kendisi tarafýndan karþýlandý. Geri kalanlarýn çoðu ise konuya nazikçe yaklaþan Perova Garden ve Pet Centre tarafýndan baðýþlandý. Bu günde , 20 öðrenci, bazý veliler ve öðretmenler bahçeyi temizlediler, topraðý çapaladýlar ve hazýrladýlar. Sonrasýnda ise, “ yeþil parmaklý gönüllüler “ 150 ‘den fazla bitki ve fundalýðý bahçeye diktiler. Bunun katýlan herkesin keyif aldýðý bir etkinlik olmasýnýn yanýsýra , ayný zamanda öðrencilerimizin toplumumuz yararýna çalýþabildikleri önemli bir fýrsattý. Bu organizasyonda , bazý öðrencilerimiz bahçe iþlerinde ilk defa çalýþma fýrsatý buldular ve hiç þüphesiz ki bu çalýþmayý ev ödevi yapmaya tercih ettiler! Resimleri görmek için lütfen burayý týklayýnýz. (2 Mb)

ESK Primary School Science Fair

On Thursday November 24th the Primary School held a Science Fair for students and families in the Great Hall. Every Primary year group from Nursery to Year 6 had a stall demonstrating scientific concepts through fun and entertaining challenges and demonstrations. From wobbly jelly to hovering ping pong balls, there was plenty to see, feel and learn. Students also challenged parents and friends to guess the outcome of various experiments. It was a wonderful occasion and a really fun way to experience the learning of science.To see pictures from Science Fair please click here. (11 Mb)

ESK Ýlköðretim Fen Sergisi

24 Kasým Perþembe günü Büyük Salon’da, ailelerin ve öðrencilerin katýldýðý Ýlköðretim Fen Sergisi düzenlendi. Nursery sýnýfýndan 6. Sýnýfa kadar tüm yaþ grubu öðrencilerin katýldýðý sergide, fen konusuyla ilgili olarak eðlenceli yarýþmalar ve çeþitli gösteriler yer aldý. Sallanan jöleden, havada asýlý duran ping pong toplarýna kadar, birçok görülecek, hissedilecek ve öðrenilecek etkinlik vardý. Öðrenciler ayný zamanda aileleri ve arkadaþlarýyla beraber birçok deneyin sonucunu tahmin etmeye çalýþtýlar. Bu etkinlik gerçekten müthiþti ve bilimi öðrenirken eðlenmenin iyi bir örneðiydi.Fen Sergisi resimlerini görmek için lütfen burayý týklayýnýz. (11 Mb)

IGCSE ‘Top in Cyprus’ Award for ESK student

We are delighted to announce that The English School of Kyrenia has been notified by Cambridge that one of our students achieved the highest mark in the whole of Cyprus (north and south) at IGCSE. Our student has been awarded the ‘Top in Cyprus’ award for Art & Design IGCSE. She has been invited to attend the Outstanding Cambridge Learners Awards Ceremony in south Nicosia in December. We are, of course, very proud of this achievement, particularly as this year was the first ever year that ESK students entered IGCSE examinations.

IGCSE ‘Kýbrýs Birincisi’ ödülü ESK öðrencisinin

Cambridge tarafýndan yapýlan IGCSE Sýnavýnda, tüm ada genelinde (kuzey ve güney dahil) en yüksek notu alan öðrenciye sahip okul ,The English School of Kyrenia seçilmiþtir. ESK olarak, Art & Design IGCSE dalýnda en yüksek notu alarak “ Top Cyprus” unvanýna layýk bulunan öðrencimizi sizlere açýklamaktan mutluluk duymaktayýz. Bu öðrencimiz, Aralýk ayýnda güney Lefkoþa’da yapýlacak olan “ Outstanding Cambridge Learners Ödül Töreni”ne davet edilmiþtir. Bizlerde, elbette ki , bu yýl IGCSE sýnavlarýna ilk kez öðrenci gönderen bir okul olarak böylesi bir baþarýya imza atan öðrencimiz ile gurur duyuyoruz.

Secondary School Activity Day 19th October 2011

For the third year running, the Secondary School held its Autumn Activity Day. On Wednesday, October 19th, all Secondary School students teamed up into their House groups and colours to compete in an array of mental and sporting challenges. The day is designed to encourage critical thinking and creativity as well as developing team-building and leadership skills. There were some exceptional performances and as usual it was a close-run competition. Congratulations to this year’s winners, Othello. The final positions are as follows:

Autumn 2011 Activity Day House Competition Results:
1. Place : Othello
2. Place : Alasia
3. Place : Caretta
4. Place : Hilarion
 

To see pictures from Activity Day please click here. (5 Mb)

Ortaöðretim “Aktivite Günü “ – 19 Ekim 2011

Okulumuzdaki 3. yýllarýnda , ortaöðretim öðrencilerimiz sonbaharýn ilk Aktivite Günü’nü gerçekleþtirdiler. 19 Ekim Çarþamba günü, takým renklerine göre gruplara ayrýlmýþ olan tüm ortaöðretim öðrencileri , gerek sportif gerekse zihinsel düzeyde oluþturulmuþ oyunlarda yarýþtýlar. Bu özel gün, öðrencilerin takým çalýþmasý ve liderlik becerilerini geliþtirerek , yaratýcýlýk ile kritik düþünme yöntemlerini teþvik etmek amacýyla düzenlenmiþti. Öðrenciler, baþabaþ giden çekiþmeli yarýþlarda üstün bir performans gösterdiler. Bu yýlýn þampiyonu Othello ‘ ya tebrikler! Son durum aþaðýdaki gibidir:

Sonbahar 2011 Aktivite Günü Takýmlarýn Sonuçlarý:
1. sýrada : Othello
2. sýrada : Alasia
3. sýrada : Caretta
4. sýrada : Hilarion
 

Aktivite Günü resimlerini görmek için lütfen burayý týklayýnýz. (5 Mb)

Year 6 Waterworlds Trip

On Thursday, 27th October Year 6 went on a trip to Akdeniz and Karsiyaka beaches as well as Gecitkoy Reservoir. This was to consolidate this term’s topic work on ‘Waterworlds’. As usual the weather was fantastic and the pupils enjoyed an action-packed day. Guided by geologist Stuart Northage, the pupils had their eyes opened to the world of the now extinct Dwarf Hippo, the formation of Pumice, the importance of reservoirs and so much more. To see pictures, please Click here.

6.sýnýflarýn “ Su Dünyasý” Gezisi

27 Ekim Perþembe günü 6. Sýnýf öðrencileri, Akdeniz ve Karþýyaka plajlarýyla Geçitköy Barajýný ziyaret ettiler. Bu gezi , dönem içinde iþlenen “Su Dünyasý” konu baþlýðýný incelemek üzere düzenlendi. Öðrenciler , çok güzel bir havada aktivite dolu güzel bir gün geçirdiler. Jeolog Stuart Northage rehberliðinde gerçekleþen gezide öðrenciler, soyu tükenmiþ Dwarf Hippo , Pumice oluþumuna yeni bir bakýþ açýsý kazandýlar ve su rezervlerinin önemiyle ilgili pekçok yeni bilgi kazandýlar. Resimleri görmek için lütfen burayý týklayýnýz

Year 3 visit the ancient city of Salamis:

As part of their Roman topic, forms 3G & 3F visited the ancient city of Salamis on a beautiful late-October morning. Onlookers might have thought that the Roman Army had returned as the young visitors took along their shields and swords that had been made as part of homework. Mr Garbett and Mrs Finney-Jones said that they all had an excellent day and learnt lots of valuable details about Roman cities. Click here to see some photos from the day.

3.sýnýflarýn “Antik Kent Salamis “ Gezisi

“ Romalýlar ” konu baþlýðýyla ilgili olarak, 3G & 3F sýnýflarý , güzel bir Ekim sabahý Antik Salamis Kenti’ni ziyaret ettiler. Çevredekiler , öðrencileri ödevlerinin bir parçasý olarak hazýrladýklarý baþlýklar içinde ellerinde kalkanlarla gördüklerinde , adeta genç roma askerlerinin geri geldiðini düþündüler! Mr. Garbert ve Mrs. Finney-Jones , mükemmel bir gün geçirdiklerini ve çocuklarýn roma þehirleriyle ilgili pekçok detay öðrendiklerini belirttiler. Bu geziye dair resimler için lütfen buraya týklayýnýz.

Year 3 Icon Museum and St. Andrew’s Church visit, 26th October 2011

As part of their topic studies on ‘festivals’ , forms 3H and 3U visited the Icon Museum and St.Andrew’s Church in Kyrenia . Even though the Icon Museum was not officially open that day, St Elizabeth’s very kindly gave us the keys to the church and allowed the children access. At St Andrew’s, Father Richard entertained the children with a talk about the history and use of the church. The children took time to make relief sketches from the historic etched artwork on the walls. It was a thoroughly enjoyable educational day for all.

3. sýnýflar Ýkon Müzesi ve St. Andrew’s Kilisesi Gezisi – 26 Ekim 2011

“ Festivaller” konu baþlýðýyla ilgili olarak, 3H ve 3U sýnýflarý Girne’deki Ýkon Müzesi ve St. Andrew’s Kilisesi ‘ni ziyaret ettiler. Gezi günü, St.Elizabeth kilisesinin kapalý olmasýna raðmen, bize anahtarlarýn verilmesiyle, çocuklarýn kiliseye giriþleri saðlandý. St. Andrew’s Kilisesi’nde , Father Richard çocuklara yaptýðý eðlenceli bir konuþmayla kilisenin tarihi ve kullanýmý hakkýnda bilgiler verdi. Çocuklar, duvarlarda bulunan sanat çalýþmalarýný kendileri de çizmeyi denediler. Hepsi için eðitici olduðu kadar eðlenceli bir gün oldu.

ESK TV Breakfast News

Students from Year 5 turned the ESK Board Room into a news studio for the day when they recorded the first ever ‘ESK News’ TV broadcast as part of a British Council competition. Part of the Year 5 curriculum involves an in-depth look at Spain and the children used this theme to report on some of the most important sites in Barcelona. It was a true team effort, with some of the class working in front of the camera while others were behind the lens and helping with sound, lighting, styling and set development. The children were lucky enough to be supported by Mr Demiralay (who used to work in the film industry before becoming a teacher) and Andy Radford who has made TV commercials in the UK as well as music videos for the likes of Diana Ross, Robbie Williams, Cher , the Spice Girls and Kylie Minogue. After filming, the children learnt about the movie editing process and the finished production is available to view above. For video click here.(29 Mb)

ESK Kahvaltý Haberleri

Yönetim kurulumuzun toplantý odasý , bir gün boyunca 5. Sýnýf öðrencilerimiz için “ Haber Stüdyosu” haline dönüþtürülmüþtür. Bu odada öðrenciler , British Council tarafýndan açýlan yarýþmaya göndermek üzere “ Ýlk Televizyon Haber Programý” nýn çekimlerini gerçekleþtirdiler. 5. sýnýflar müfredatýnýn bir parçasý olarak öðrenciler, Ýspanya ‘yý derinlemesine inceleyerek, Barcelona hakkýndaki siteleri de inceleyerek çeþitli çalýþmalar yaptýlar. Bu tam anlamýyla bir takým çalýþmasý oldu. Bazý öðrenciler çekimlerde görev alýrken , bazýlarý kamera arkasýnda seslendirme ,ýþýk, setin tasarým ve düzenlenmesiyle uðraþtýlar. Öðrenciler bu konuda oldukça þanslýydýlar çünkü öðretmenlik hayatýndan önce ,film sektöründe çalýþmýþ olan Mr. Demiralay ve Ýngiltere ‘ de , Diana Ross, Robbie Willams , Cher ve Spice Girls gibi sanatçý ve gruplarýn klip çekimlerini ve çeþitli TV reklam filmlerini yapmýþ olan Andy Radford ‘dan destek alma imkaný bulmuþlardýr. Öðrenciler, ayrýca film çekiminden sonra editörlük ve prodüksiyon gibi konularda da bilgi sahibi oldular. Video için týklayýnýz.(29 Mb)

Teaching Staff Go Back to School

On Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October the school was closed to students for scheduled INSET (In Service Training) days for the ESK teaching team. Trainers came from the UK as well as locally to offer professional development and advice in areas ranging from phonics teaching and EAL teaching to International Baccalaureate preparation. It was lovely to see the teaching staff sitting behind their student’s desks in the classrooms and in the Great Hall. Students will be pleased to learn that their teachers were (on the whole) very well-behaved and enjoyed going ‘back to school’. Click here to see some photographs.

Öðretmenlerimiz tekrar öðrenci oldu

6 Ekim Perþembe ve 7 Ekim Cuma günü tüm öðretmenlerin INSET ( In Service Training ) eðitim programý nedeniyle okulda ders yapýlmadý. Ýngiltere’den gelen eðitmenler, alanlarýnda profesyonel geliþim gösterebilmeleri adýna tüm eðitmenlere, phonics eðitiminden ve EAL International Bakalorya hazýrlýklarýna kadar birçok dalda eðitim verdiler. Büyük salonda öðrencilerin oturduðu sýralarda bu kez öðretmenlerin yer aldýðýný görmek gerçekten eðlenceliydi. Resimler için týklayýnýz.

Haytap

On Wednesday, October 5th ESK received a visit from Mr Semih Ýðdigül, a travelling campaigner for animal concern group Haytap. Over the last 3 months Mr Ýðdigül has travelled over 22,000 miles throughout Turkey with his mobile campaign van. He took the ferry to Cyprus at the start of October and arranged to visit ESK and present to Years 1 – 6 of the Primary School. His important message that we should remember to be respectful and kind to animals was appreciated by all.

Haytap

05 Ekim Çarþamba günü , ESK , Hayvan Haklarý Federasyonu Haytap ‘ýn Akdeniz Bölge Koordinatörü Semih Ýðdigül ‘ü konuk etti. Üç ayý aþkýn bir süredir, Karavaný ile tüm Türkiye ‘yi gezerek , 22.000 km. yol yapan Semih Ýðdigül, hayvan haklarý konusunda toplumu bilinçlendirmeye çalýþmaktadýr. Kendisi Ekim ayýnýn baþlarýnda adaya feribotla gelerek, ESK ‘ya da bir ziyaret düzenleyerek, 1. Sýnýflardan 6. Sýnýflara kadar olan öðrencilerimize sunum yapmýþtýr. Verdiði en önemli mesaj ise tüm hayvanlara karþý duyarlý ve sevgiyle yaklaþmamýz gerektiði olmuþtur.

ESK approved as a Cambridge International Centre by University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

We are pleased to announce that The English School of Kyrenia has been approved as a Cambridge International Centre and has joined the global Cambridge School network. This means that we have been approved to act independently without the requirement of being attached to the British Council. We have also been approved as an Independent Centre for Oxford and Cambridge Exam Board (OCR) for any subjects that are not offered by CIE. Edexcel had already approved ESK as an Independent Academic Centre during the last academic year.

ESK , University of Cambridge International Examinations(CIE) tarafýndan Cambridge Uluslararasý Merkez olarak onaylanmýþtýr.

Sizlere, The English School of Kyrenia ‘nýn baðýmsýz Cambridge Uluslararasý Akademik Merkez olarak onaylandýðýný duyurmaktan memnuniyet duymaktayýz. Bunun anlamý British Council ‘e baðlý olmadan özgür olarak hareket edebilme yetisine sahip olmak demektir.

Ayný zamanda da CIE tarafýndan önerilen konularla ilgisi olmadan , doðrudan Oxford ve Cambridge Sýnav Kurulu’ na ( OCR) baðlý baðýmsýz bir merkez olarak da onaylanmýþ bulunuyoruz.

Geçtiðimiz akademik yýlda, Edexel , ESK ‘ yý Baðýmsýz Akademik Merkez olarak onaylamýþtýr.

Summer 2011 Examination results

Summer 2011 saw ESK students enter IGCSE examinations for the first time. Three students entered the Art and Design IGCSE while one student entered both the English Language and English Literature IGCSE’s. All students taking the IGCSE’s did so one year early at the end of Year 10 rather than at the end of Year 11. We are delighted to report that all three students achieved the top award of A*grades for art. The student taking English received a B in Language and A* in Literature. We congratulate all of the students for their outstanding results and wish them every success for the year ahead.

Confirmed IGCSE Results:
A* Art and Design
A* Art and Design
A* Art and Design
B English Language
A* English Literature
 

Sýnav Sonuçlarý

2011 yazýnda ESK Öðrencileri ilk kez IGCSE Sýnavlarýnda yerlerini almýþtýr. Okulumuzdan üç öðrenci , Sanat ve Tasarým IGCSE sýnavýna girerken, bir öðrenci de Ýngilizce ve Ýngiliz Edebiyatý IGCSE sýnavýna katýlmýþtýr. Tüm öðrencilerimiz , 11. Sýnýfýn sonunda girilmesi gereken bu sýnavlara bir yýl erken olarak 10. Sýnýfýn sonunda girmiþlerdir. Sizlere sanat konusunda sýnava giren üç öðrencimizin A *, diðer öðrencimizin de Ýngilizce’den B ve Ýngiliz Edebiyatý ‘ndan A * ile geçtiðini bildirmekten büyük mutluluk duymaktayýz. Bu sýnavlarda baþarýlý sonuçlar elde eden tüm öðrencilerimizi kutluyor, baþarýlarýnýn devamýný diliyoruz.

IGCSE Sýnav Sonuçlarý:
A* Art and Design
A* Art and Design
A* Art and Design
B English Language
A* English Literature
 

Cambridge YLE, KET & PET Results

We are delighted to announce that ESK students achieved a 100% success rate in all Cambridge YLE, KET and PET English examinations this summer. EAL teacher, Mrs Ramiz, commented that ESK’s YLE results for STARTERS, MOVERS and FLYERS were of a very high standard. Equally pleasing is the news that the majority of our KET and PET candidates received their result at the highest level of Pass with Merit. Well done, ESK is proud of you!

Cambridge YLE, KET & PET Sýnavlarýnýn Sonuçlarý

Geçtiðimiz yaz yapýlan tüm Cambridge YLE, KET, PET Ýngilizce sýnavlarýnda ESK öðrencilerinin 100 % baþarý notuyla geçtiðini duyurmaktan mutluluk duyuyoruz. EAL öðretmenimiz Mrs. Ramiz , ESK ’nýn YLE sonuçlarýnýn STARTERS, MOVERS, FLYERS bazýnda çok yüksek standartlarda olduðunu açýkladý. Ayný oranda memnunluk verici bir baþka konu da, KET ve PET sýnavýna katýlanlarýn büyük çoðunluðunun en yüksek seviye olan “ Merit “ notu ile geçmiþ olmalarýdýr. Aferin, çocuklarýmýzla gurur duyuyoruz.