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    HALLOWEEN PARTY II
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    LATEST NEWS
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  • Early registration period for the school year 2017 - 2018 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and secure...
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    Welcome back to school for the second semester, especially for newcomers!
     
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  • We have had a number of exciting events at school over the past couple of weeks! Have a look on our
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  • Congratulations İlten on being the world's No 1 in Combined Science in the Cambridge IGCSE Exam!

  • The Ministry of Education has issued new regulations related to vehicles on school property and its vicinity. 

    For this reason we will be introducing controlled access to the school to allow us to follow the regulations and ensure a secure environment for our children....

  • The countdown has begun!  We are now making our final preparations to welcome you to school on Monday September 19.

    Our first day programme is as follows...

  • The school is open for registrations on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of September.
  • Please note details of the registered school bus company we will be using for the school year of 2016-17. 

    As of August 17, 2016 the bus company will be at school to help you with the bus registration. 

  • September 19, our start day for the new school year, is fast approaching. In this connection, please take note of the following important information provided below and in the attachments. 

    A separate information letter will be sent to Pre School parents.
  • Dear Parents,

    Following the attempted coup, we as a school are naturally following developments closely. We anticipate no negative influence on our work and continue our planning and preparations for next school year, which is planned to begin on September 19, 2016.
  • We're Expanding!

    Istanbul International School is looking for talented teachers to join its diverse staff!

    The school currently has openings for the following positions...
     
  • End of School Year Director’s Greetings:

    We come to the end of another incredible, and incredibly busy school year here at Istanbul International School...
     
  • We congratulate our School website designers on being listed as a finalist in the national website competition in the School website category.
  • Early registration period for the school year of 2016-2017 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and secure your place, please contact the school before 15 March 2016, the deadline for early registration.
  • Have you ever wondered how our current notions about education have been shaped by history? Tune into Sir Ken Robinson's RSA lecture as an rsa-animate.
  • The recent events that have taken place in different parts of Turkey have not only affected us as adults, but also affect our children. Especially, when children see such events on television or social media, its impact on them can be quite negative. According to research, the exposure to...
  • Dear Parents,
    CLASS TIMETABLES: Temporary class timetables are now in use but may be subject to change. Confirmation will be given at the Class Orientation Programme for Parents September 28-30 when practical details will be discussed.
  • Dear Parents,
    Greetings from Çamlıca wherever this finds you! We are now in the month of August and so the countdown for the new school year has now started.
  • Dear Parents,
    We look forward to welcoming your child to his/her first experience of Primary School. To give them a good start we have devoted a few days of orientation before the main school begins.
  • Dear Parents,
    We look forward to welcoming your child to the new campus, which will house our Middle-High School students. The buildings are located a short distance from our Preschool and Primary School. Please consult the following map to help you find us.
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    OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH

    The Middle School (Grades 5-8) is an important bridging period between Primary School and High School.

    The first challenge relates to adjustment – from the the nurtured care of the class teacher to an environment where the student has to be more resourceful as he/she works with a variety of specialist teachers and is expected to be more independent and responsible.

    Subjects are defined and the study is in more depth. Our approach to inquiry takes into account the critical needs of the adolescent brain, attempts to inspire and engage by providing a rigorous academic experience and yet respects that the student is developing in a variety of areas of perception, including a sense of his/her identity in a fast changing world. The programme anticipating a variety of different needs in the future for global citizens equips the student with a wide range of skills as well as knowledge in a range of subjects. Mother Language, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, ICT, Music, PE

    In his recent report, Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools in England, identified that too many students are let down in the early stages of secondary school, entitling his report ‘Key Stage 3: The Wasted Years?’. He goes on to identify that a weakness in teaching and pupil progress reflects the lack of priority given to Key Stage and Middle Years by many schools.

    Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, roughly spanning ages eleven to thirteen, vary tremendously in their levels of maturity. It has been said that middle school students are interested in: absolutely everything … for half an hour. Other than the first three years of life, this is the grade span in which youngsters are most transformed. They enter middle school as children and leave as young adults. Sixth graders, except for a few more mature students, may look and act like children. They still regard the teacher as the fount of knowledge and their unquestioned leader. Seventh graders have typically entered what may be the most disorienting time of life. They have discovered sexuality but still deal with most things like children. Bickering and tattling are rampant, and they are intolerant of imperfection in anyone or anything. Eighth graders are generally in the process of coming to terms with their emerging adulthood and are far mellower than sixth or seventh graders. Many of them understand and appreciate irony and adult wit. While they are not children and want independence, they often prefer adult guidance to full responsibility.

    Students at all three grade levels need variety. While it is important for knowledge and conceptual understanding to be based in concrete experiences, middle school students will become as bored with exclusively hands-on experiences as with straight textbook instruction. Sixth graders will stay with engaging projects for some time. Seventh graders have other agendas and often test out their social skills, however nascent they may be. Eighth graders will rapidly and smoothly convert a lab into a full-blown social experience which has little to do with what the teacher intended.

    The key to working with each of these grade levels is to keep them involved. Adolescents seldom stop to contemplate. They storm through life. Plan lesson sequences with a mixture of strategies, from observing real things, to writing, to reading, to oral sharing to planning and carrying out investigations. The more variety and the quicker the pace, the better it suits them. It takes creativity to keep the attention of these students. Using humour, bringing in strange objects, telling stories, and asking intriguing questions are all useful.  In addition, involvement in planning is very helpful as they become ready to take on more and more responsibility for their own education.

    Our Middle Years has been designed to support students during this crucial time. The adolescent brain is at a stage of specialising and pruning connections in a ‘use it or lose it’ fashion. It is crucial for students to make meaning of their learning to help strengthen new connections and to ensure that the existing knowledge and skills are not lost or pruned. This happens in a range of subjects: Mother Language, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, ICT, Music, PE and not least Global Perspectives.

    CONTACT

    Campus A - Pre-School:
    Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 29 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

    Campus B - Primary School:
    Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 12 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

    Campus C - Middle - High School:
    Harman Sok. No 1 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34398

    P: +90(216 335 0055) M: info@istanbulint.com