NEWS FROM US
23 December 2022
TAC Alumni Inspire Students on the TAC Career Day
TAC’s traditional Career Day, which has the goal of introducing to students various career choices, paths of career development and business life, was successfully held on Tuesday, December 20, with the collaboration of the Counseling Department and the TAC Alumni Association. As every year, TAC hosted 22 graduates of its own, prominent and successful representatives of their professional realm, who shared detailed information about their fields as well as personal career adventures, inspiring our students in setting their own career goals. At the Career Day, which introduced to TAC’s 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders different career options which they may consider pursuing, each student attended four different sessions which they had previously chosen in the homeroom periods.
The event, which started with the opening reception which brought together guests, teachers and students, continued with the opening ceremony and the sessions.
The Career Day aims to help students in identifying their talents, interests and values and in working on improving them, facilitating their plans about what they want to pursue in the future.
The TAC alumni with graduation years ranging from 1972 to 2013, some returning to campus many years later, spent the entire day with students to tell them about their careers and inspire them. The guests were excited to meet with current TAC students many years later, and our students were excited to listen to the graduates who had been in their shoes many years ago. The best reward at the end of the day was seeing the satisfaction on the faces of the entire TAC family, students, teachers, administrators and guests, and the positive feedback received from the students and alumni.
“Books in Disguise” Festival at TAC
Prep students were treated to a wonderful experience at the “Books in Disguise” Festival, which saw its fifth year at TAC. The event, which was led by Ms. Aslı Akın and Ms. Sevil Ceber, teachers from the Department of Turkish Language Arts, was designed to show students that, beyond being written manuscripts, books hold deeper meanings and that they can be “alive”. The students, who prepared for the festival in three different categories, discovered how many different covers under which a book can be “disguised”.
The department made sure that each prep student start reading a Turkish book in the beginning of the year outside their prescribed reading. After finishing their books, they redesigned the covers of the books, thought about the costume of a character, and created a trailer for the book. Before the names of the authors and books were revealed, they picked the ones they liked, only by looking at the cover designs, when the books were exhibited in Sadık Pasha on the day of the event.
In the ceremony held in Talas Auditorium, the awards decided by three different juries for the three categories were presented: Umut Alaltun was awarded for "Best Book Cover Design", while Adar Yankı Şener received the prize for the "Most Creative Costume Design", and Alisa Damla Ateş for the "Best Video" category.
The prep students, who designed stunning costumes and books, ended the day with a reception and taking snapshots in front of Stickler.
PTA’s Traditional Dinner for Boarding Students with Home Made Meals
After the TAC PTA meeting, the first “Home-Cooked Dinner for Boarding Students” of the year was held with the participation of the parents from the Parent-Teacher Association.
The dinner, prepared with great commitment and support of the Parent-Teacher Association and parents, brought together boarding students and other members of the school community.
The menu for the evening, which brought a “taste of home” to our boarding students, were designed in line with the student wishes and the delicious treats were very much enjoyed by the students.
TAC thanks all members of the Parent-Teacher Association and the parents who contributed to the evening.
TAC Boys Basketball Team at the Finals
Winning the last two matches in the final play-off group in Mersin, TAC’s Boys A Basketball Team earned its place in the final four. At the games played at Servet Tazegül Sports Hall, our team achieved a score of 103-40 against Gelecek Koleji on Tuesday, December 20, and a score of 100-39 against Yenilik Akademi Anadolu Lisesi on Thursday, December 22.
The Mersin finals will be played next week at Servet Tazegül Sports Hall. Our team players are getting ready for the semi-final game against İçel Anatolian High School on Tuesday, December 27 at 10:00, and the final game scheduled on Thursday, December 29 at 11:30. We wish the best of luck to our athletes in the final games, and will be honored to see all members of the TAC family with us in the games.
“One Teacher, One Book” Talks Continue
December: Çağrı Solak & “Of Mice and Men”
TAC’s book talks titled “One Teacher, One Book” continue with “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, one of the most prominent authors of American literature, picked by Mr. Çağrı Solak, a teacher of Turkish Language and Literature.
Set against the backdrop the Great Depression of the 1930s, this classic novel handles the themes of hope, dreams, loneliness, belief of predestination and the ability to look to the future with confidence through its two protagonists: George, and his friend Lennie, who has a mild mental disability, who are agricultural workers.
We will be pleased to see all book lovers who has read or want to read the book at this event.
Our IB Brochure is updated
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Monthly YKS Bulletin
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YKS Exam Preparations at TAC
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