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  • REGISTRATION FOR CAMBRIDGE EXAMS FOR JUNE, 2019 ARE NOW OPEN

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  • Dear Parents,
     
    We hope this finds you well. We look forward to welcoming you to school and would like to mention a few practical details as you prepare your family for the next school year.
     
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  • We are hiring now. We need teammates in our Primary School and as a Home Room teacher and a High School English Language teacher with experience in international exams.

    Please send your CV to info@istanbulint.com (Please email this address if you require any further...

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    2018 - 2019 Academic Year 

    Details about the next school year will be published in August. We will welcome Grade 1 and Grade 5 as well as Grades 9 - 12...

  • Job Openings for School Year 2018 - 2019:
     
    Mathematics Teachers for Middle School and High School
     
    Requirement: Fluent in English

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    ICT Teacher for Middle School
     
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  • Early registration period for the school year 2018 - 2019 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and...

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  • We look forward to welcoming you to school on September 11.

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  • Welcome to a new school year – Now celebrating 15 years!

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    At school we are making our final preparations for the new school year.
     
    Start Date:
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  • Congratulations İlten on being the world's No 1 in Combined Science in the Cambridge IGCSE Exam!

  • The Ministry of Education has issued new regulations related to vehicles on school property and its vicinity. 

    For this reason we will be introducing controlled access to the school to allow us to follow the regulations and ensure a secure environment for our children....

  • The countdown has begun!  We are now making our final preparations to welcome you to school on Monday September 19.

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  • The school is open for registrations on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th of September.
  • Please note details of the registered school bus company we will be using for the school year of 2016-17. 

    As of August 17, 2016 the bus company will be at school to help you with the bus registration. 

  • September 19, our start day for the new school year, is fast approaching. In this connection, please take note of the following important information provided below and in the attachments. 

    A separate information letter will be sent to Pre School parents.
  • Dear Parents,

    Following the attempted coup, we as a school are naturally following developments closely. We anticipate no negative influence on our work and continue our planning and preparations for next school year, which is planned to begin on September 19, 2016.
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  • Early registration period for the school year of 2016-2017 has started. To take advantage of early registration tuition and secure your place, please contact the school before 15 March 2016, the deadline for early registration.
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  • The recent events that have taken place in different parts of Turkey have not only affected us as adults, but also affect our children. Especially, when children see such events on television or social media, its impact on them can be quite negative. According to research, the exposure to...
  • Dear Parents,
    CLASS TIMETABLES: Temporary class timetables are now in use but may be subject to change. Confirmation will be given at the Class Orientation Programme for Parents September 28-30 when practical details will be discussed.
  • Dear Parents,
    Greetings from Çamlıca wherever this finds you! We are now in the month of August and so the countdown for the new school year has now started.
  • Dear Parents,
    We look forward to welcoming your child to his/her first experience of Primary School. To give them a good start we have devoted a few days of orientation before the main school begins.
  • Dear Parents,
    We look forward to welcoming your child to the new campus, which will house our Middle-High School students. The buildings are located a short distance from our Preschool and Primary School. Please consult the following map to help you find us.
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    Managing upsetting news in the media for children

    The recent events that have taken place in different parts of Turkey have not only affected us as adults, but also affect our children. Especially, when children see such events on television or social media, its impact on them can be quite negative. According to research, the exposure to disturbing and violent images can have long-lasting impacts on children. Therefore, this brief article is prepared in order to explain what you can do as parents.

    • First of all, children who watch TV, read journals and have social media accounts should be monitored regularly because it is particularly essential for parents to learn what kind of information that their child can reach. Also, if necessary, the security settings can be activated.
    • Parents should avoid talking about these events among themselves when their kids are in earshot. Even though children do not seem to be listening to the adults, they do listen and try to interpret what they have heard by themselves, often resulting in an overwhelming emotional experience.
    • If the children witness these kind of conversations or the disturbing images, it is really important for the parents to encourage their children to talk about this issue and ask their opinions and feelings.
    • Moreover, it is also recommended that parents should listen to their children’s concerns, fears without being judgmental and then, give the necessary explanations. These explanations should be simple, reassuring and concrete.
    • In addition, it is really important for children to know the fact that they can talk about their concerns and questions with parents, teachers and school counsellors at any time.
    • Young children communicate their concerns through their drawings and play activities. For this reason, the parents can monitor and ask them to explain if they observe something unusual.
    • Also, parents are key assessors of warning signs, such as regressive reactions like thumb sucking, bedwetting, excessive clinging; physiological problems like loss of appetite, vomiting, sleep disturbances, headaches; social and emotional problems like withdrawal from friends, school refusal, irritability etc. If parents observe these signs, they should contact teachers and school counsellors.

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    How should we praise our kids?

    In psychotherapy, kids are never told “you are a good kid”. Judgmental and appraising comments are avoided. Why? Because they are useless. They only create anxiety and cause dependency or defensiveness. They hinder developing a self-esteem, self-control, self-awareness which require to be independent from positive or negative evaluations coming from the environment. An individual with higher self-esteem is aware of his/her own positive characteristics, capabilities and parts needed to be improved. Those people have internal motivation (being aware of what they can and what they want to accomplish and praising themselves) rather than external motivation (expecting praises and rewards from other people). “Kids need to be free of the pressure of appraiser praises in order to develop high self-esteem which means having inner not exterior source of approval.”*

    Contrary to what is said here, most people believe that praises increase self-esteem and help kids to feel safer. However, most of the time praises may end up with stress or misbehavior, because from time to time, most kids may have negative thoughts about their families. When a parent tells her son “you are a perfect kid”, the child may not believe in it since his opinions on himself are very different than what he heard. The child might just think of how he wants his sister disappear or his parents are annoying. That is to say he is actually not a perfect kid from his perspective. The more a child is praised, the more he misbehaves in order to show his “own self”. This is a typical relationship between praises and behaviors.

    “It is usual for kids praised to be smart, in order not to risk their superiority, they tend to be less willing to take responsibility. On the contrary, when kids are praised for their effort, they become more determined to deal with hard jobs.”**

    When a kid tidies his/her room, only the feedback about how much effort he/she has put in and how beautiful the room looks should be given. It is nonsense and improper to tell the kid what a nice person he/she is. Praising words should reflect a realistic picture of kids’ accomplishments not their exaggerated or distorted image.

    The words that you use to reward your kid who got a good mark in the exam, such as

    “How smart you are!”

    “You are the best!”

    “I am sure that you will be very successful person in the future!”

    threaten the child and create anxiety. The child may think that he/she is far from perfection and he/she can never be perfect. He/she can decide to get rid of the burden of these words by just doing something wrong. Some kids who have difficulty in questioning can absorb these praises easily and may develop an overblown self-concept. That is why, they cannot develop self-awareness and understand why they are living through negative things, so as a result they tend to accuse other people.

    The most important rule in praising kids is that the praise must be about the efforts and accomplishments of the kids not about their personality or characteristics.

    “Smart people dislike those who praise them too much.”
    Pasteur

    CONTACT

    Campus A - Pre-School:
    Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 29 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

    Campus B - Primary School:
    Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No 12 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34692

    Campus C - Middle - High School:
    Harman Sok. No 1 / Üsküdar- İstanbul-TURKEY 34398

    P: +90(216 335 0055) M: info@istanbulint.com