Extracurriculars

School Clubs give you the opportunity to be part of an extra activity, where one can make meaningful contributions, be committed to something and learn to manage your time and priorities. You also obtain skills that colleges might be looking for during the Admissions process. You need to mention everything you have done to bolster that application… it is very important for you and for mom and dad. But apart from all this, School Club activities also reveal a great deal about you own interests and demonstrate your abilities about things that you really like but were not included in the school curriculum.

Being part of any School Club also has another important bonus; it is a great way to make new friends. Meeting people who have similar interest to yours, but you may not have had the opportunity to interact with them before. You’ll learn to work together towards a common goal, learn respect for coaches, leaders, yourself, and one another.

Clubs that are offered in the Middle School:

Art Therapy Club

The objective of the Art Club is to provide an extra-curricular activity for those students who enjoy and/ or excel in the visual arts area. Activities encourage a deeper form of art in which we think and look more into who we are.

Supervisors: Ms. Betül Karaküş (Art & Design teacher) & Ms. Sevinç Şen (Middle School Counselor)

Robotics Club

Robotics Club is dedicated to exploration, making and programming of robots. Students are involved in problem solving activities, creativity and initiate to develop skills in programming as well as constructing kits.

Supervisor: Ms. İrem Sak (ICT Teacher)

Theatre Club

The purpose of the Theatre Club is to learn about acting, play production, and stage work culminating with a performance at the end of the year.

Supervisor: Ms Kübra Kınık (Turkish Teacher)

Music Club

Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component. They also improve acting, awareness of body language, self esteem and speech related to musical performance.

Supervisor: Mr. Alper Yazıcı (Music Teacher)

Social Studies Club

The purpose of the Social Studies Club is to provide students with opportunities to explore geographical and historical topics, improve their performance and opportunities by doing activities that relate to Social Sciences.

Supervisor: Mr. Matthew Meades (Social Studies Teacher)

Maths Club

The purpose of Maths Club is to develop students’ level of Maths skills and knowledge. This is accomplished by using games, activities, and mock competitions. Students cooperatively work to complete Logic and Math Puzzles. Maths Club supports classroom learning, enriches their skills with higher order thinking, and prepares students for future Maths Competitions.”

Supervisor: Ms. Edona Laçin (Maths Teacher)

Science Club

The Science Club is the place for students who are interested in Science, to learn about all scopes of Science from Biology to Chemistry to Physics to the Environment. Students understand scientific knowledge through experiments and discuss how to use this conceptual basis for applications int the real world.

Supervisor: Ms. Seçil Paslı

Media Club

Media is a club where we look at the function and roles of media in contemporary society. From social media to printed news, we analyze how media impacts our lives directly and indirectly.

Supervisor: Mr. Cade Cleckner (English and Social Studies Teacher)

Cinema Club

We examine the origins of cinema and analyze the artistic and technical aspects of producing cinema. Also we create original films, including all aspects of film making such as screenwriting, storyboarding, location scouting, acting, directing, filming and production.

Supervisor: Ms. Merve Demirbaş (ESL Teacher)

Clubs that are offered in the Middle School:

Art Therapy Club

The objective of the Art Club is to provide an extra-curricular activity for those students who enjoy and/ or excel in the visual arts area. Activities encourage a deeper form of art in which we think and look more into who we are.

Supervisors: Ms. Betül Karaküş (Art & Design teacher) & Ms. Sevinç Şen (Middle School Counselor)

    Music Club

    Students develop a background in music and musicianship that prepares them for a wide range of further educational and vocational activities that include music as a component. They also improve acting, awareness of body language, self esteem and speech related to musical performance.

    Supervisor: Mr. Alper Yazıcı (Music Teacher)

    Theatre Club

    The purpose of the Theatre Club is to learn about acting, play production, and stage work culminating with a performance at the end of the year.

    Supervisor: Ms Kübra Kınık (Turkish Teacher)

      Media Club

      Media is a club where we look at the function and roles of media in contemporary society. From social media to printed news, we analyze how media impacts our lives directly and indirectly.

      Supervisor: Mr. Cade Cleckner (English and Social Studies Teacher)

        Science Club

        The Science Club is the place for students who are interested in Science, to learn about all scopes of Science from Biology to Chemistry to Physics to the Environment. Students understand scientific knowledge through experiments and discuss how to use this conceptual basis for applications int the real world.

        Supervisor: Ms. Seçil Paslı

          Maths Club

          The purpose of Maths Club is to develop students’ level of Maths skills and knowledge. This is accomplished by using games, activities, and mock competitions. Students cooperatively work to complete Logic and Math Puzzles. Maths Club supports classroom learning, enriches their skills with higher order thinking, and prepares students for future Maths Competitions.”

          Ms. Edona Laçin (Maths Teacher)

            Cinema Club

            We examine the origins of cinema and analyze the artistic and technical aspects of producing cinema. Also we create original films, including all aspects of film making such as screenwriting, storyboarding, location scouting, acting, directing, filming and production.

            Ms. Merve Demirbaş (English Teacher)

            Social Studies Club

            The purpose of the Social Studies Club is to provide students with opportunities to explore geographical and historical topics, improve their performance and opportunities by doing activities that relate to Social Sciences.

            Mr. Matthew Meades (Social Studies Teacher)

              Robotics Club

              Robotics Club is dedicated to exploration, making and programming of robots. Students are involved in problem solving activities, creativity and initiate to develop skills in programming as well as constructing kits.

              Ms. İrem Sak (ICT Teacher)

               

                Clubs that are offered in the High School:

                Science Club

                Our Science club consists of young talented students that want to expand on their understanding of the sciences. The supervisor helps create teams of three to six learners that spend two hours every week developing their passion for science through practical work, investigating topics of interest and using the scientific method. Clubs run every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                The students choose a topic for their project and complete it over 20-25 hours. They will produce a portfolio of work and present it to their teacher and peers. The supervisor awards teams different certificates based upon the mark scheme that is provided by Cambridge. If any group is able to achieve a Gold certificate, the portfolio will be sent to the expert panel of Judges. Regional winners as well as an overall Global winner is selected by the panel in Cambridge.

                Supervisor: Dilek Küçükkaraca (IGCSE & AS/A Level Chemistry Teacher)

                Volleyball Club

                In the 2019 – 2020 Academic one of our Senior students, Mohammad Taha convinced the school to start a Volleyball club. In its first year it has been at best an amateur project as the appropriate resources were not available. However, the Student Council and Volleyball team has asked the school to appropriate more materials and space for the next Academic Year. The school will be provided a better space and more volleyball materials next year as an investment in the hope that the team can compete in next years ISL Volleyball Tournament.

                The club is held for two hours every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                Supervisor: Christel Sirocchi (IGCSE & AS/A Level Biology Teacher)

                Model United Nations (MUN) Club

                MUN is our most popular club and was founded by Vasco Fernandes, a current Senior student (Grade 12) and former Student Council President. Delegates of our MUN club attend approximately five MUN’s every Academic year. MUN club is held for two hours every week, except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which are organized by high school MUN clubs. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate.

                Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.

                Supervisor: Alisa Erce (IGCSE & AS/A Level English Language Teacher)

                Film Club

                In the 2019-2020 Academic year AS & A Level Media Studies was introduced as a Subject. There was a lot of interest in the course and subsequently a film club was initiated. The club is held for two hours every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods. Students watch a film during two consecutive weeks and in the third week analyze the film and discuss.

                Supervisor: Patrick Telesk (IGCSE English Language & AS/A Level Media Studies Teacher)

                Football Club

                Football is the most played and watched sport in the world. One of our Senior students and ilumni of 2019-2020 Academic year, Muhammad Sarraj was the instigator of the club. The club is held for two hours every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                The Football Team also has practice’s every Friday after school, members of the football team are expected to pay an Athletic Contribution fee in order to attend practices on Friday evenings.

                In 2019-2020 the Football team attended its first International Schools League (ISL) Tournament at Robert College. Additionally, the team participated in multiple friendly tournaments during the year. Next year the team plans to attend Ministry of Education tournaments as well as host its own tournament.

                Supervisors: Malcom Lees (School Administrator & Coordinator of DoE Award) & Jaime Carbonell (Middle School Academic Coordinator & Spanish Teacher)

                Clubs that are offered in the High School:

                Science Club

                Our Science club consists of young talented students that want to expand on their understanding of the sciences. The supervisor helps create teams of three to six learners that will spend two hours every week developing their passion for science through practical work, investigating topics of interest and using the scientific method. Clubs run every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                The students choose a topic for their project and complete it over 20-25 hours. They will produce a portfolio of work and present it to their teacher and peers. The supervisor awards teams different certificates based upon the mark scheme that is provided by Cambridge. If any group is able to achieve a Gold certificate, the portfolio will be sent to the expert panel of Judges. Regional winners as well as an overall Global winner is selected by the panel in Cambridge.

                Supervisor: Dilek Küçükkaraca (IGCSE & AS/A Level Chemistry Teacher)

                Model United Nations (MUN) Club

                MUN is our most popular club and was founded by Vasco Fernandes, a current Senior student (Grade 12)and former Student Council President. Delegates of our MUN club attend approximately five MUN’s every Academic year. MUN club is held for two hours every week, except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which are organized by high school MUN clubs. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate.
                Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
                Supervisor: Alisa Erce (IGCSE & AS/A Level English Language Teacher)

                  Volleyball Club

                  In the 2019 – 2020 Academic one of our Senior students, Mohammad Taha convinced the school to start a Volleyball club. In its first year it has been at best an amateur project as the appropriate resources were not available. However, the Student Council and Volleyball team has asked the school to appropriate more materials and space for the next Academic Year. The school will be provided a better space and more volleyball materials next year as an investment in the hope that the team can compete in next years ISL Volleyball Tournament.

                  The club is held for two hours every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                  Supervisor: Christel Sirocchi (IGCSE & AS/A Level Biology Teacher)

                    Film Club

                    In the 2019-2020 Academic year AS & A Level Media Studies was introduced as a Subject. There was a lot of interest in the course and subsequently a film club was initiated.The club is held for two hours every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods. Students watch a film during two consecutive weeks and in the third week analyze the film and discuss.

                    Supervisor: Patrick Telesk (IGCSE English Language & AS/A Level Media Studies Teacher)

                      Football Club

                      Football is the most played and watched sport in the world. One of our Senior students and ilumni of 2019-2020 Academic year, Muhammad Sarraj was the instigator of the club. The club is held for two hours every week except during internal exam weeks and during Cambridge International Exam periods.

                      The Football Team also has practice’s every Friday after school, members of the football team are expected to pay an Athletic Contribution fee in order to attend practices on Friday evenings.

                      In 2019-2020 the Football team attended its first International Schools League (ISL) Tournament at Robert College. Additionally, the team participated in multiple friendly tournaments during the year. Next year the team plans to attend Ministry of Education tournaments as well as host its own tournament.

                      Supervisors: Malcom Lees (School Administrator & Coordinator of DoE Award) & Jaime Carbonell (Middle School Academic Coordinator & Spanish Teacher)

                        Early Years

                        Our programme is designed to encourage a balance of child initiated and teacher facilitated activities. The programme offers children a variety of choices. The environment includes art, dramatic play, maths, language work, enjoying books, art, music, water and sand play, science activities, and so on. Our goals include the encouragement of each child’s natural curiosity and interest in learning.

                        Primary School

                        Our School’s primary curriculum is built around the need to provide knowledge skills and understanding arranged by subject under three areas of study, environmental studies, life skills and the expressive arts. Our primary grades 1 – 4 are equivalent to Years 2 – 5 in the Cambridge Curriculum.

                        Middle School

                        The Middle School is an important bridging period between Primary School and High School. Our Middle School Grades 5 – 8 are equivalent to Years 6 – 9 in the Cambridge Curriculum.

                        IGCSE

                        Cambridge IGCSE™ is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, although it can be taken by students of other ages. It is tried, tested and trusted. It is taught by over 4800 schools in 146 countries. The programmes balance a thorough knowledge and understanding of a subject and help to develop the skills learners need for their next steps in education or employment.

                        AS/ Level

                        The A Level syllabuses prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.