Secondary School

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.

International Badminton Tournament

We would like to congratulate everyone who participated and was involved with ESK’s first International tournament. It was a fantastic tournament of intense badminton matches, and friendships being formed. The ESK badminton team did very well- the ESK boys finished first after a nail-biting final, and the ESK girls came second losing a hard-fought match by only two points! Well done, team.

Ozan Karaca Wins Bursary for Earning Highest UMS Points

Earlier this week the Ministry of Education announced the award of bursaries for Turkish Cypriots who graduated from A-Level programmes in 2018 based on the UMS points of the top 10 achievers. Congratulations to Class of 2018 ESK graduate Ozan Karaca who received 1694 UMS points, placing him first on the island! This is a wonderful accomplishment and comes as no surprise as Ozan had received four A*’s (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics). Ozan is currently in the UK attending the renowned UCL.

We are very proud and wish Ozan continued success in his academic career.

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson Donates Original Manuscript

Colonel John Hughes-Wilson, a notable author who worked for British Intelligence through a long military career, visited our campus on Tuesday.  He spoke with Sixth Form students on how the First World War advanced technologies that we use today, and spoke briefly about the Ottoman Empire.  Students were intrigued and shared stories they heard from their grandparents, and great-grandparents.  As an author of 20 books on intelligence history, and military history, Colonel John Hughes-Wilson has also generously donated original manuscripts of his works to add to our ever-growing library.  We have formed the Hughes-Wilson Collection which we will hold open to scholars to access on these themes.  It is a distinct honour to have such a prestigious, and original scholarly collection in the ESK library.

The British High Commissioner’s Annual Reception

The English School of Kyrenia Secondary Music Students were exclusively invited to perform during the British High Commissioner’s Annual Reception at Shakespeare House.
We are extremely honoured to have been a part of this wonderful event and grateful for the appreciative and inspiring words shared with our students and teachers by the High Commissioner Mr Stephen Lillie, CMG and numerous distinguished guests including President Mustafa Akıncı. Throughout the reception the very talented group of students represented ESK with poise and professionalism, performing a beautiful medley of classical music and some enchanting pieces by more contemporary artists.  A very special thanks to our students Can Sakkaoglu, Kayra Guryel, Sesil Anil, Peri Sualp, Doga Sahir, Derin Akay, Kaan Akbicak, Nehir Dincer, Berke Emerce, Berk Yildirim, Zeynep Todd, Adem Kader, Alp Orgun, Azra Say-Otun, and Firat Metin; and an extra special thanks to teacher’s Desi Ahmet and Suleyman Akosman.

The full program is listed below:
Doga- Turkish March By Mozart
Doga- Liber Tango
Doga- Tango 2
Can- Invention By Bach
Can- Sonatina By Benda
Can- Sonatine By Beethoven
Sesil- Concert No. 5 in D F. Seitz
Firat- Nocturne in C# by Chopin
Derin- Sonata in D 1st mvt By Mozart
Nehir, Sesil, Derin and Kaan- Canon in D By Pacelbel
Kaan Derin- Yesterday
Azra- Prelude in E By Skryabin
Azra- Gnoissienne By Satie
Azra- The Family By Richter
Alp- Senjougahara Tore By Satoru Kosaki
Peri Sualp- Colours Of The Wind
Peri Sualp- Feed The Birds
Berke and Berk- The Loner By Gary Moore
Zeynep and Berke- The Scientist By Coldplay
Zeynep and Berke- Skinny Love By Birdie
Zeynep Berke and Alp – Tears in Heaven By Eric Clapton
Derin, Adem, Berke- Stairway To Heaven By Pink Floyd
Kayra, Berke, Derin, Nehir, Sesil Kaan- Imagine
Adem, Derin- Wish You Were Here