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MEF International School Izmir Bulletin

Weekly News - April 14, 2017


In This Issue

Message from the Principal
Primary News
Secondary News
Message from the Counselor

Coming Events


29 Performing Art Show 13:00 - 14:30
30 Primary Science Fair @ 14:10 for Years 1 to 6
30 R1 assembly @ 9:00 in the gym


01 Ed-Ex: Year 6
07 Year 13 Graduation @ 18:00
08 Year 6 Graduation @ 14:10
11 R2 Graduation @ 14:15
12 Talent Show @ 13:00 in the gym
12 Gymnastics Display @ 15:00 (CLUB)
13 Last Day of the Students & Final Report Cards @ 13:00

April Menu


Salad Bar




Parent Council Coffee Morning
Year 4 exploring habitats

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

We have had a great week at school with events such as Careers Day and the Primary Disco. You can read about both these events below. I wish to thank all our parents and teachers who gave up their time to talk about their careers. I also wish to thank our Student Council for organising and arranging such a fun disco.

Now that the weather is getting hotter, I have had to remind several of our secondary students about our dress code. Please be vigilant and help ensure that students come to school suitably dressed. This means no bare midriffs, short shorts, or flimsy footwear. I particularly ask that primary parents are careful not to allow their children to school with flip-flops or fancy dress shoes that may prove dangerous when running in the playground. I thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Finally, please remember that school is closed on Monday, 17th April.

Warm regards,

Ulfet Okbay

Primary News

The Primary Disco Dance last night was a great success!  Students (and teachers!) had a lot of fun playing musical chairs, musical statues and dancing to various tracks with a Macarena finale. The MEF IS STUCO did a great job organizing the music, the games, and the food and snacks. We look forward to more fun activities in the future.

Before wishing you all a nice long weekend, I would like to remind you that we are still in need of donations for Earth Day: empty clean plastic bottles, cans, cardboard boxes, seeds and seedlings, and old magazines and newspapers. Thank you so much for your support!

Sara Borgarelli

Deputy Principal (Primary School)


Dear Parents,

Thanks again to all the primary students who attended the Rainbow dance. We had a great time and everybody listened well. Next week the tuck shop will open on Wednesday. If you have any advice or complaints, please feel free to talk to our representatives. Have a great weekend.


Secondary News

On Wednesday afternoon, students in year 10 - 13 participated in our annual careers day to assist them in their future planning. . 

Students listened to presentations from a doctor, an engineer, a police detective Inspector and two teachers who had entered the teaching profession after following different careers. 

Following the presentations, students had the opportunity to ask questions about each career path. 

Thank you to Ms. Marianne Persson, Mr. Nicholas Stewart, Ms Songul Atay, Ms Lynnette Stride and Ms. Gail Brodie for volunteering their time on careers day

Edria Murray 

Deputy Principal (Secondary School) 

Message from the Counselor

Careers Day

Wednesday was our Careers Day for Upper Secondary students at MEFIS Izmir. Every year we invite specialists from different fields to talk to students about their training and professions. Our guest speakers talked about their career choices, the decision and preparation process, the challenges faced and changes they have made along the way. They inspired students to think about different career paths and shared a taste of what it is like to work in the medical field, being an engineer consultant, teaching, and working for the police as an inspector.

Whether your child knows exactly what they want to do when they finish school, is undecided between a couple of areas or has no idea where to start, encourage him/her to research both broad and specific careers. Being in contact with professionals that can talk about the everyday life of a profession and how to reach it can be extremely helpful in making informed decisions. It is also important to remember that there are several ways to gain experience and be successful. As all our guest speakers highlighted, loving what you do makes it all worth it!

Ms. Carolina

P.S. - Due to the cancellation of classes on Monday, April 17th, please note that the Lower Secondary PSHE assembly about puberty has been rescheduled to May 15th. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to submit your consent form for your child to participate.




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