Turkey is a Eurasian country that stretches across the western Asia and southeastern Europe.
Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
Turkey is the successor state of the defunct Ottoman Empire… Ottoman Empire in 1683 (at the height of its power)
… and it was founded by Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK after Turkish War of Independence against Allies of World War I. Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK (1881 – 1938)
Turkey is subdivided into 81 provinces. 16 of them are metropole provinces.
İzmir (where we are coming) İstanbul (pre-Republic capital – most famous city) and Ankara (capital of Turkey) are leading provinces of Turkey.
The population of Turkey is 72.5 million. Over 20.5 million live in 3 leading provinces. Ethnic Turks form the majority of the population. The predominant religion is Islam but it is not official state religion. (Since Turkey is a secular state.)
Turkey has close relations with both Western and Eastern World. It is member of many international and regional organizations. Turkey has officially begun formal accession negotiations with the European Union since October 3, 2005
Education in Turkey (This is the logo of Turkish Ministry of Education)
Pre-Primary Education Maximum of 3 years between the ages of 4 and 6. For 6 years old kids it is compulsory and without any cost.
Primary Education 8 years (ages of 7 and 14) First 5 years classroom teachers , last 3 years branch teachers attend lessons. Last 3 years students take an exam at the end of year. According to their total score they choose secondary education schools. Primary eduction is compulsory and without any cost.
Secondary Education 4 to 5 years according to kind of school Main kinds are Anatolian High Schools, Science High Schools, and Vocational High Schools. Completing school students who want higher education (university) degrees have to attend a two phased exam
Higher education degrees offered by Turkish Universities Associate Degree (2 years) Undergraduate Degree (4 to 6 years) Master Degree (2 to 3 years) PhD Degree (4 to 5 years) Some universities offer distance education for all of these degrees.
Our school is the oldest school in Karşıyaka (108 years) There are nearly 1100 students and 33 classes. Students of grades 5 to 8 (total 16 classes) come to school from 08:00 till 13:00 Students of grades 1 to 5 (total 17 classes) come to school from 13:00 till 18:00
School Staff a Headmaster 2 Assistants of Headmaster 2 Psychological Adviser a Information Technologies Teacher 19 Classroom Teachers 27 Branch Teachers
Our School Building includes: 17 Classrooms a pre-primary education classroom a computer lab a science lab a library a school hall