News From Us

25 November 2022

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Teachers' Day Ceremony on 24 November

Atatürk’s response to the question "If you were not the President, what would you like to be?" was "The Minister of Education, to directly serve the cause of education". This was a strong indicator of the importance he placed on education as a vital component of social function.

The celebration of teaching at TAC started with a skit where TAC students were teachers and teachers acted as students. Then, the challenging role of teachers, who are also parents, was recognized and awarded with the surprise prepared by the organizing committee for TAC’s parent-teachers. “Being a teacher and a parent is not to see your student any different than your own child. It is leaving one's own child in the early hours of the morning and parenting other people’s children. Or leaving your child who has fever at home and rushing to the class and watching the classroom door and window so that your students do not get sick. It is missing the first steps of your child while witnessing that your student hear and learn something from you for the first time. It is seeing your child's eyes in the eyes of your students, and hearing his voice in their voice.”

Being a teacher also means embracing all students, in mountains, villages or the city. The verses of the poem "All the Flowers of the World" by Ceyhun Atıf Kansu, which encapsulates these feelings, was recited by TAC teachers. The ceremony continued with the students of our sister school Kanberhöyük Village Primary School, who came to the stage accompanied by their student teachers at TAC. In their message, they thanked their teachers. With this energy brought by the children to the stage, the ceremony ended with ECHO’s performance of a song, with TAC teachers singing the vocals.

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Honoring Long-Time Staff Members of TAC on the Teachers' Day

The members of the TAC family who completed five years and multiples at TAC were recognized with a special ceremony and were awarded plaques by Mrs. Amanda Sunderman, Head of School and Ahu Arslan, the Principal. We congratulate them and hope to work for more years together.

Teachers' Day Celebration of the Parent-Teacher Association

TAC teachers felt very privileged with the special celebration of teaching by TAC Parent-Teacher Association, where the treats were prepared by the parents themselves. On behalf of TAC teachers, who were very pleased for sharing good conversations with parents and being presented meaningful gifts, we would like to thank the Parent-Teacher Association for preparing this gathering for teacher appreciation.

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TAC’s 10th Grader Represents The School at the EYP Conference in Belgium

Meriç İnal represented our school in the 97th session of the globally recognized EYP conference held in Kortrijk, Belgium. Meriç worked diligently on writing draft resoutions on various global issues to be sent to the European commision and acted as a voting member. We would like to recognize her success in being one of just four Turkish students who were invited to the conference.

Two News of Success From TAC’s 11th Grader

TAC’s 11th grader Eylül made us proud once again with two successful results she received.

At the online 2022 Birmingham Piano Competition, Eylül received an honorary award.

Eylül also completed the European Youth Chess Championship, a major chess event held in Antalya between 5-15 November 2022, achieving 125 ELO international chess points.

We congratulate Eylül for her commendable performance in two different areas and wish her continued success.

“One Teacher, One Book” Activity Starts With “History of Arrogance”

Dear TAC Family,

We are starting our new monthly sessions titled “One Teacher, One Book” with the book “Don’t You Know Who I Am: The History of Arrogance”, selected by Özlem Özdemir, Turkish Language and Literature teacher. One of the highlights of this month’s session is that the author of the book, Ari Turunen, and the translator of the book into Turkish, Özge Acıoğlu, will also join us via live broadcast.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 29 November at the TAC Korkut Beriker library between 16.20 – 17.20.

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Our IB Brochure is updated

Click on the image for the updated IB Brochure.

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The Earth Prize

Dear TAC Family,

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.

Good luck!

Monthly YKS Bulletin

Click on the visual below for the Monthly YKS Bulletin (only in Turkish)

YKS Exam Preparations at TAC

Please click on the visual below for the video explaining the YKS preparation activities. (only in Turkish)

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