News from Us
28 October 2022
TAC Hosts 2nd Regional Conference of the European Youth Parliament
The regional conference of the European Youth Parliament (EYP), one of the largest political debate, intercultural dialogue and youth platforms in Europe, was hosted by Tarsus American College this year.
The 2nd Regional Conference of the European Youth Parliament, established in 1987 to bring together the prospective leaders of Europe through both national and international sessions, was successfully led by the European Youth Conference organization.
The event which took place on 21-24 October 2022 was made possible with the efforts of the EYP Club of Tarsus American College and the organizing committee, the members of which have been working intensively since the beginning of 2022.
Nearly 100 students attended the conference, which required strong skills in English.
Among the participants of the conference were academic student leaders, delegates, committee chairs and media team who came to Tarsus from schools in Austria, Greece and Turkey, being part of an unforgettable conference experience over four days.
At the parliamentary assembly held on the last day of the conference, the students presented their proposals towards a solution for various national and global problems, using different perspectives. These draft resolutions were voted on during the assembly.
At the event, which guided the student delegates in the process of looking for solutions to many different problems in Europe, TAC students learned a lot and built strong friendships. We were proud to see their success in organizing an international event as well as strong skills in English.
TAC community congratulates the students and teachers who worked in this successful event.
TAC Students Travel Through Time in Ancient Mesopotamia
TAC Social Sciences Department organized an interdisciplinary field trip with 10th graders on October 21-22-23 designed towards some of the learning attainments in history, geography and religion and ethics courses. Visiting Kasımiye Madrassa, Deyrulzaferan Monastery, the Great Mosque, Mor Gabriel Monastery, Kiweks Ezidi Village and the ancient city of Dara, students were introduced to the social, cultural and economic values of ancient civilizations. One of the stops were Göbeklitepe, which is considered as one of the most ancient area of human settlement on earth, which helped students establish links between human nature and religion. Overall, the trip served the goal of reinforcing cultural understanding in students.
A Journey of Leadership
SEV American High Schools Leadership Conference, which is hosted by one of the SEV American high schools each year, aims to strengthen the bond between our schools and help our student leaders to socialize and develop their leadership skills. The event was hosted by American Collegiate Institute (ACI) in İzmir this year. The keynote speaker in the conference, which saw the participation of student council representatives from sister schools of Üsküdar American Academy (UAA), Tarsus American College (TAC) and SEV American School (SAC) was Ömür Kula (ACI'99), who addressed the audience on "Sustainable Leadership for Sustainable Success'', giving examples from her own experiences. She talked about some leadership characteristics and through the small workshops, she helped students approach the subject of leadership from different perspectives. On the second day of the conference, the "leaders of the future" had the opportunity to taste local delicacies after a cultural trip to Urla, as well as to share their experiences with students from other SEV schools.
Council for International Schools Preparatory Evaluation Visit
This week the Tarsus Schools were visited by two representatives for the Council for International Schools (CIS). Throughout the week the CIS representatives meet with different stakeholder groups, reviewed evidence and observed the schools in action. The CIS prepartory visit is an important opportunity for TAC to reflect on the strengths and opportunities for growth. Starting in the second semester, all three Tarsus Schools will begin the CIS Self Study Process where we will take a deep dive into the CIS standards. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect and grow.
The Earth Prize
The Earth Prize is a global $200,000 environmental sustainability competition for students between the ages of 13 and 19 which will reward the teams whose projects have the most potential to address environmental issues.
Through The Earth Prize, students are challenged, mentored, and inspired to effect real change by designing their own environmental sustainability projects, products, organizations or enterprises.
Every participant in The Earth Prize will engage with original bespoke materials and get personalized mentorship from university students. They will also have the opportunity to interact with the world-renowned Ambassadors and showcase their solutions to a global audience.
The winning solution will have real-world impact potential, and the winning team will receive $100,000 (from a $200,000 total prize), to be split between their school and the team members.
In order to participate the competition please review the poster below.
YKS Exam Preparations at TAC
Please click on the visual below for the video explaining the YKS preparation activities. (only in Turkish)