Secondary School
Director: William Bradley

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

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Email:   williambradley@bis.k12.tr

Volume 1 Number 12
Week in, Week out
A Secondary School publication


Welcome back for the second part of term two!

Thanks to the arrival of some late, February snow, we had a slight delayed start to the final part of term two. Thankfully, it was just a brief set-back and by Tuesday we were back to our normal schedule with everything running as usual. We hope you all had a lovely mid-term break and have returned feeling more energised and refreshed in the run-up to term three. 

The months are passing us by, and before we know it, it will be time for IGCSE & IB examinations. Last week, we sent out letters to year 11 parents & a select group of year 10 parents, with a copy of the exam timetable, key dates in the school calendar and some important information regarding the IGCSE examinations. Hopefully you've all had a good read through and have digested all the necessary information, but if you have any questions, please do contact us for further information. 

We hope you enjoy the latest edition, filled with a variety of activities and events from the past week.

Enjoy the read!
WEEK IN
Year 10 IGCSE Performances

Scott Cosnett - Head of Creative Arts

This week, Years 10-12 were in action in the theatre. The Year 10 IGCSE performances were first up and both Year 10 groups had a piece of Dickensian adaptation to add to their repertoire. The first group performed a scene from David Edgar's recent adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'. This was a rather traditional text and the scene performed centered around Scrooge at work, visited by the needy and his nephew Fred. Following this, the 2nd Year 10 group performed a contemporary-feeling piece from an adaptation of 'Great Expectations'. Magwitch and Mrs Joe were suitably atmospheric. The 3rd act during the busy assembly saw a Year 11 group masterfully bring to life an extremely comical scene from The Government Inspector. Finally, Year 12 student Rebecca Uys took to various parts of the theatre to work in mask in a highly choreographed piece - set to music - that had a touch of Groundhog Day about it. 
Year 7 & 8 Pancakes for Mardi Gras

Ms Katya Skoudy - KS4 & IGCSE Coordinator 

On Friday 1st of March, Ms Skoudy's year 7 and year 8 classes celebrated Mardi Gras - They made pancakes following a recipe they were given in French, and brought them to share with the rest of the class. Ms Scotland was also invited to join the year 7 class. Mardi Gras marks the start of Lent (40 days before Easter) when you give up something you really like...

We had some very happy students and staff!
Cross Country Practice

Ms Scotland: Dean of Students & PE teacher 

Our students start off the 2nd part of term 2 with their preparation for our inter-house cross country event.

Years 7-9 will be at Timatra Beach, Kilyos for 1 session of PE each week to help get ready for our school cross country event to be held at the Belgrade Forest on Thursday 11th April.

Photos of some dedicated 7's running in windy, sort of cold conditions. But still smiling for the camera! 

PE Dept. 
Year 7 Roman History

Mr Somers: Head of Humanities

Our Year 7 students became the history teachers this week delivering their own lessons on aspects of Roman history. The teachers were instructed to deliver interesting content in a fun and meaningful way. So far, we’ve had excellent lessons on Roman women from Amelie and Lily and Genevieve and Jiu and a lesson on the Colosseum from Meghan and Alessandro. Khalid, Ashton and Mao offered a blind tasting of Roman food – olives dipped in honey!!! – thanks Mao.  With all the blind-folded gladiator battles and stories of Pompeii from Aroosha and Sumire enthralling us all, it was great that I had a chance to put my feet up and listen to someone else for a change. Good job everyone. – Mr Somers
WEEK OUT
Zek PTA Meeting 

The next PTA meeting will take place on Monday 4th March at 9:00am in Miss Lynne's classroom on the entry level of the Primary school building. 
And that brings our latest edition to a close. We hope you all enjoyed the read and wish you a very good week ahead. We'll be back at the usual time on Friday this week for the next edition, which i'm sure will prove to be another busy and eventful read. 

William Bradley
Director of Secondary


Victoria Sykes

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