Secondary School

Interschool Swimming Competition

Over the past two days, Primary and Secondary students have been representing ESK at the Interschool Swimming Competition. Congratulations Sezi Balaban, Sayman Demirciler, Sanem Kutlu, Mert Tursoy, Azra Yagmur, Sedef Filiz Arpaci, Arda Cengizer, Serra Soydan, Dimitrii Kazantsev, Erol Ozcelik, Kuzey Cihanoglu, Arin Tursoy, Abdallah Oguz El Erain, and Elis Demirciler. All of the students did a fantastic job swimming their hardest and cheering for one another.

Congratulations to the students listed below who finished in the top three:

Serra: 3rd in the 100 Meter Freestyle, 3rd in the 50 Meter Breaststroke, 2nd in the 100 Meter Breaststroke.
Arin: 3rd in the 50 Meter Breaststroke 
Arda: 3rd in the 50 Meter Butterfly
Sanem: 2nd in the 100 Meter Backstroke, 2nd in the 200 Meter Backstroke, 2nd in the 50 Meter Backstroke.
Mert: 1st in the 50 Meter Breaststroke and the Record Holder, and 1st in the 200 Meter Breaststroke and the Record Holder, 1st in the 100 M Breaststroke, 2nd in the 50 Meter Freestyle.

Arda Cengizer and Mert Tursoy qualified to represent ESK in the National Swimming Competition in Turkey in June! #exceptionalesk#esklions

Model United Nations Kyrenia
Ski Trip

Our students that attended the Ski Trip are still warming up after spending a week in the snow and the mountains of Fanningberg, Austria. The resort was in a beautiful location with panoramic views of the frosted mountains. The excitement throughout the week did not dwindle, as students learned to ski or to show off their abilities to their friends. The ski lessons finished on a high note with certificates and medals gifted to the students from their ski instructors. For many, it was the first time away from their parents and we were extremely impressed with their maturity and independence. #skitrip#exceptionalesk#esklions#weareESK

UK Universities Trip

Welcome back, teachers and students! After a wonderfully busy, insightful week in the UK, students have a better idea of which universities they want to apply to and learned about a variety of programmes in depth. All of the tours were thorough, as they travelled through beautiful, historic and new parts of each campus, and received enlightening lectures from academics and professors. It was extremely special to see familiar faces as ESK Alumni met with the group at their universities.

A lot of ground was covered in a week; students started in London visiting UCLKing’s College LondonImperial College LondonThe London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE, and Queen Mary University of London. Then they began their travels, visiting the University of CambridgeUniversity of OxfordUniversity of BristolUniversity of WarwickDurham UniversityUniversity of BathNewcastle University, and The University of Edinburgh. We are happy to see them home and excited about the bright future that lies ahead.

Thank you to all of the schools for the hospitality. It was a wonderful experience.
#exceptionalesk #weareESK #esklions

Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards

We are very excited to announce the exceptional achievement of Kezi Bagseverler who has received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for IGCSE Drama, and Berke Emerce who received the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award for IGCSE First Language Turkish in the June 2018 examination series. Their success is due to the wonderful relationship and support of teachers and family, as well as an exceptional work ethic and drive. Congratulations on such an honourable achievement, Kezi and Berke!

ESK exemplary at JA Cyprus

ESK participated in a bi-communal entrepreneurial event called JA Cyprus in Nicosia. The event gives young minds from the North and South of Cyprus a wonderful opportunity to collaborate. There is a tight timeline where students must come up with an innovative idea, create a business plan, and present their idea to a panel of judges who pick a winner.

For the 5th year in a row, ESK was represented in the top three groups. A special congratulations to Ahmed, June, and Ergul for placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

All of our students were focused and exceptional team players. They represented ESK in a professional manner, and looked very smart.
Congratulations to all students that participated!

Upper Secondary Badminton Tournament

The ESK Upper Secondary Badminton Team took to the courts for a tournament in Nicosia. There was talent, skill and passion left on the courts from match to match, and sportsmanship displayed by the ESK Lions to all of their opponents.

Congratulations to the Girls who finished 3rd, and the Boys who finished 2nd, and to all of the players for representing ESK with pride and honourableness

Secondary Judo Tournament

Congratulations to Year 8 student Kezban Dosi and Year 11 student Onur Dosi for placing 1st at the Ministry Judo Tournament.

Kezban and Onur represented ESK with a tremendous display of sportsmanship and pride. They have both qualified for the National Judo Tournament in Turkey and will be representing the TRNC and ESK. What an accomplishment!

A Tribute at Atatürk’s Mausoleum

A stunning and unique experience was truly once in a lifetime for students and teachers as they visited Atatürk’s Mausoleum and Museum at Anitkabir. The distinctive formal ceremony which all students participated in will remain ingrained in their memories for long to come, as will the warmness of leaving their mark on such a monumental day.

Arabian Nights Ticket Sales Donated

The English School of Kyrenia donated all ticket sales profits from the Secondary Production ‘Arabian Nights’ to Kuzey Kibris Turk Kizilayi. We are very pleased to say we are donating 6,145 TL.