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MEF International School Izmir Bulletin

Weekly News - June 9, 2017


In This Issue

Message from the Principal
Primary News
Secondary News
News from PE Department
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

June Menu


Salad Bar





Dear Parents

For those families who are staying for the next academic year, 2017/2018, I would be very grateful if you could let me know if there are any changes to your children's health status that we should know in order to keep our records fully up to date.
Thank you very much for your support.

Alison Yesildag
Admissions Officers


Note: All lost and found items will be displayed outside Block B from Wednesday to Friday of next week. Please come and pick up your missing treasures!



Year 6 End of Year ed-ex

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

Yesterday evening, we had our Graduation Ceremony for Year 13. The weather was horrendous and many people spent the day full of worry about the chance of heavy rain. Eventually, we were able to go ahead with the ceremony as planned despite getting a little wet at times.

I, and I am sure many others, felt very proud of our students. I am glad that we had the chance to honour them and make them feel special. Margarita Saenz Martinez, our Valedictorian, gave us a great speech which reflected her character beautifully.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our guest speakers, Commander Williams and Fergus O’Donoghue for inspiring us with their words. I would also like to thank Ms. Dagmar Faulk and Mr. Yiğit Dadan for their musical contributions which helped make the evening so memorable.

Finally, a great big thank you goes to the wonderful team here at school for making the evening possible. They are the best!

Wishing you a great weekend,

Ulfet Okbay


Primary News

Congratulations to our Year 6 students on their Graduation day. Special thanks to Mr Angus who prepared them for their academic and emotional challenges, and supported them through their Checkpoint Tests and final exams this year. The students had a busy year: they attended various educational excursions, had a speech contest, a Science Fair, were group leaders for the younger students during our Earth Day celebration, and were rewarded this week with a nice lunch and a game of bowling. We wish our Year 6 students all the best with their future studies, wherever they will be.

Sara Borgarelli

Deputy Principal (Primary School)

Secondary News

Final Week Events

IGCSE; AS and A level examinations have now been completed. All students are expected to attend school for the final week. 

During this week, we have an off-schedule programme to develop skills in a range of curricular areas. During these activities students will work cooperatively with others from different classes to develop their skills and take part in some competitive activities as well. 

Special activities include: 

- 1st Language English Bookshop readings. 
- Science and Mathematics investigations
- Swimming Competitions
- General Knowledge Quiz
- Collaborative Art projects.

The final awards assembly for secondary students will take place on Friday 16 June at 12:55.

Edria Murray

Deputy Principal (Secondary School) 

News from PE Department

Next week on Monday and Wednesday afternoon all students both students in Primary (years 3-6) and Secondary will be having internal swimming competitions. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have parents at these events.

The Secondary event will take place on Monday afternoon and the Primary on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their swimming costume, hat, towel, goggles and pool side shoes on these days.

We look forward to this event and hope your your child enjoys it too!

Message from the Counselor

This week I would like to express all my admiration and send my very best wishes to our amazing Year 13 students, who completed their school life here with us at MEFIS Izmir and are now going to pursue their dreams around the world. It was a  privilege to get to know each and every single one of them. I am proud of their trajectories and diverse backgrounds, interests and skills. I can't wait to hear about the positive impact they will have in their communities and in the world. This is just the beginning!

Also, big shout out to the lovely Year 6 kids, who are celebrating the completion of Primary school. Growing up is not always easy, but it is definitely exciting! They are a caring group and I had lots of fun working and learning with them this year. Keep up your curiosity and hard work and remember to always see the best in people, wherever you go.

In has been an emotional week and most of all a celebration of learning and friendship. Congratulations to Year 13, Year 6, their teachers and families!

Carolina Zambom Barboza

School Counsellor


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