Pre & Primary School
Director: Richard I'Anson

Zekeriyaköy Mahallesi,Kilyos Caddesi
No:227/1,2 Sarıyer-İstanbul,34450

Tel:       +90 212 202 7027 Ext 111/112
Fax:      +90 212 257 76 28

Volume 2 Number 7
Week in, Week out
A Pre & Primary School publication

It has been yet another busy week for our Primary School students.  

We started off the week with the Remembrance Day parade. The ceremony marks the armistice which brought an end to the First World War on November 11, 1918. 

Throughout the week, students brought in food donations for our Autumn Festival.  All the donations will go to TIDER food banks in Istanbul. 

As you scroll down, you will also see the wonderful photos from the Cindrella Ball our EYFS students put together. We are sure the photos will make your day!

 Enjoy the read and keep scrolling for more updates!
Remembrance Day
On Monday 11 November BISI students attended the annual Remembrance Day parade where we honour the dead of all sides in wars past.  The ceremony marks the armistice which brought an end to the First World War on 11 November 1918.  It is organised by the British Consulate and, apart from the school, is attended by members of the NATO Rapid Deployment Force and consulates representing many countries.  The ceremony is particularly poignant in Istanbul because of the proximity of the Gallipoli National Park where fierce fighting took place during 1915 - 16, resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of allied and Turkish soldiers. The Gallipoli peninsula is home to many important war cemeteries, including the Lone Pine Cemetery which is the home of the tree which is represented in the school's logo.

Year 6 students read the response to 'In Flanders Field', the poem 'Oh Sleep in Peace Where Poppies Grow' by John Mitchell.

Year 6 students Lucy Gagala and Eun Seong Sim then laid a wreath on behalf of the school.

The parade was also attended by Year 10 History students.  Giovanni Petruccelli and Zeynep Baskaya laid a wreath on behalf of the Parent Teacher Association.
Cindrella Ball

Some of the children from EYFS have been learning about the story of ‘Cinderella’. The children in EYFS at Etiler Campus decided that they would like to put on a ball just like in the story. They wrote invitations for their friends from the Reception classes at Zekeriyakoy, designed decorations for our hall and made some yummy treats to share. On Friday, all of the children dressed up in their favourite dancing clothes and the children from Zekeriyakoy International and National School came to Etiler Campus. We all enjoyed celebrating our ball together with costumes, dancing and a tasty snack. 

Ms. Feltham
EYFS Teacher Etiler Campus

Word Mania

Word came that year 4 students have performed so well in the Competiton Round of Word Mania that they have made it to the finals!  The finals end on Sunday and only the top 50 scores count for each year group. 

Autumn Festival

A huge thank to all students and parents who brought in donations for our Autumn Festival. We collected over 500 items for TIDER food banks in Istanbul. The children were asked to bring in food staples that will be redistributed by the Charity. The most items were collected by………….. Year 4! Congratulations to them.

The student Council promoted and organized the event and Year 2 sorted all the groceries.
Guiding Statement ‘COMMUNITY’

TIDER our new Pre Primary school chosen charity.
As you all know helping charity and promoting awareness of those less fortunate than us is a big part of our curriculum at BISI. The children have their own motto NOTME and are very keen to help others.
We are excited to announce that TIDER will be our chosen charity for this year.
Please have a look at their website to see the wonderful work they do and how we are going to be working with them.
Hopefully most of you have already seen the power point that was sent home to explain how they work. If you have any questions or would like to help please contact Miss Lynne or Ms Gamze.

COBIS competition
So many children are having lots of fun at home with Mangahigh. Please be reminded that the official COBIS competition is from Monday 18th November through to Friday 29th November.
 The top five schools with the highest number of points on each leaderboard will each receive an Amazon voucher.
The school in first place will be awarded US $500 and an engraved trophy, second place will receive US $300 and third to fifth will receive US $200.
All students who individually earn more than 200 points, will be sent a gold medal. Internal prizes of 50 tl will also be awarded across Key Stages. Happy playing!
Upcycle your denim

A quick reminder that the Student Council and volunteers will be continuing to upcycle jeans and denim to make bags and accesories for the Winter Bazaar, for our UNIQUE range of products. 

We need your old jeans and denim. Please give any contributions to Miss. Lynne. Thank you!
And that brings us to the end of another week!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend! 

Richard I'Anson
Director of Pre & Primary School

Leyla Gambarova