Sunday, 29 November 2009

Halloween in Spain & Reading Contest in Turkey

Last Friday, 30th October, we carried out a role-play activity in the Mediterráneo Library to celebrate Halloween. The 1º Bachillerato students played a little work, written by one of our English teachers, Caridad Quevedo, and the 1º ESO students were invited to see it. They all had a very good time, at the end of the activity they were given a fresh blood drink. Here we can see some of the photos taken during the event.

The Reading Contest starts in Turkey. The competition will be held in our school which is called “Book Worms”. Students who wants to participate to the competition, will make the application until the 31th of December 2009, and the selected books will be read until the 19th of March 2010. In the competition, 100 questions will be asked about the selected books and the winner will be awarded with a surprise prize.
The Selected Books are; 1-Mediterranean Waltz-Buket Uzuner, 2-The Bridge over the Drina-Ivo Andriç, 3-Mediterranean (Sunrise)-Paniat Istrati, 4-The Alchemist-Paulo Coelho, 5-Crime and Punishment-Dostoyevski, 6-Don Quixote -Cervantes

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Students from the eight grade took part in the great UDC contest which was held in the school library. The contest is part of the Comenius project “Reading for traveling through the paths of life” and the idea for the contest was given from our Spanish colleagues. Here is the photo session from it:

A group of students are working on the new library rules.

The rest of the students are listening to the librarian, explaining

what a UDC is and how the books are situated in the library.

The students are looking for different books, divided into groups of 2 or 3.

All of them have completed the tasks successfully and were

very happy to have spent a class in the library.

The contest was part of the reading stimulation techniques and the interest among the students was big.

Press News in Turkey

On November the 20th, 2009 “Reading for travelling through the paths of life” Comenius School Partnership project has been announced in HABER TURK internet press..


Formal education is the regular education conducted within schools for individuals in a certain age group and at the same level, under programs developed in accordance with the national education objectives.

Pre-School Education
Pre-school education covers children between the age of 36-72 months. Institutions can be established as independent kindergartens or as application classrooms affliated to giriş' vocational high schools for the purposes of practical training for students, and within other educational institutions.

Primary Education
Primary education covers childrenin the 6-14 age group. Eight-year primary education is compulsory for all citizens regardless of gender, and is provided free of charge in State schools.

Secondary Education
Secondary education follows primary education and covers general, vocational and technical high schools providing at least 4 years of education for the 14-17 age group. All students completing primary education have the right to attend any type of secondary education in line with their interests, talents and capabilities.

Special Education
The aim is to provide the best educational opportunities for individuals with special needs, to integrate them with society, and enable them to gain professional skills.

Private Education
Private education institutions are the institutions expenses of which are covered by natural or legal persons. They are subject to supervision and inspection of Ministry of National Education (MoNE). These institutions are opened and operated in accordance with the Law on Private Education Institutions.

Higher Education
Higher education covers al post-secondary programmes with duration of at least two years

Non-formal education covers those who are currently at a particular stage of their education, who have left their education at any stage, or who have never had the chance to attend school.
Non-formal education is carried out through public education, apprenticeship training and distance education. Similar education services are also offered through vocational courses opened at vocational high schools and the by local authority.

ISTEF is a "project fair" that brings all national and international based education projects under its roof. Within the exhibition, projects developed by students and teachers of lower and upper secondary schools are displayed. Development of these projects serve to increase the quality of education within the institutions, as well as elevating the level of knowledge, ability and capability of students.

Istanbul Education and Career Exhibition is organized every year at the Feshane International Exhibition and Congress Center, since 2008, with the initiaition of Local Education Authority of İstanbul.
This annually organized exhibition brings together various institutions in the field of education and training and students, which enables students to get acknowledged of higher education institutions and occupations. Students visiting the exhibition have the opportunity be guided and directed effectively for their future and career choices.

Upper secondary and high school students, private and state university students, new graduates who want to take a career path, inititiators in the field of education, teachers and head teachers, parents of related students, media representatives, representatives and employees from the field,

Attending organisations
State universities, private universities, training courses for OSS, Career courses, Education and guidance companies for education abroad, foundations and NGO’s supporting education, public organisations, publications in the field, vocational education institutions.

A great number of projects under European Union - Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and other type of projects has been carried out by both Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education and the schools in Istanbul.

The Project was carried out in 2007 and 2008. It was sponsored by Bahcesehir University - Science and Technology College.
The aims of the Project is : To motivate the students to love science, To show them how a scientist works, To teach the students the ways of scientific studies,
To teach the students how to prepare, carry out and evaluate a Project and how to use imagination by preparing a Project, To get students understand the importance of group work.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Time for assessment

Here we are the Survey we hace created to be filled evry Term. It is calles Every-Term Evaluation Report.Every country has to send it to our coordinator: Lali. End-of-Term Evaluation Report

Monday, 16 November 2009

and the WINNER is ... LOGO 12!


Thursday, 12 November 2009

And the logo winner is...

These are the results so far, we are waiting for the other countries choices. As soon as we get them we will publish them.

Logo1 Logo2 Logo3 Logo4 Logo5 Logo6 Logo7 Logo8 Logo9 Logo10 Logo11 Logo12
Bulgaria 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 11
Hungary 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 14
Italy 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12
Romania 3 0 1 8 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 3
Spain 5 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
Turkey 3 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Buket Uzuner Meeting

On 28th October some IES Meditarraneo students and teachers met Buket Uzuner at The Feria del Libro in Murcia (Spain). Buket Uzuner is the turkish writer whose book has been recommended by the Comenius Turkish team. The meeting was very interesting for our students and teachers and all of them were impressed by this charming writer. Here we are some photos of the event. You can also see them in this link to Facebook because she wrote a post about the meeting.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Changes in the logos to vote

Remember that the Logos no.7, 8 and 10 have been eliminated from the election, instead we have a new one which we show here. If you click on it you'll see it bigger.This new one is Logo 7 now

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

We have a new web page for our project

We've made a wiki on Wikispaces that we'd like to share with you. You'll be able to easily edit pages, upload files, and join our discussions.
We have started but we need your collaboration, please join us and fill in the information left. For example a text in your own languaje explaining our project on the Home page, links to your school webs, photos, documents, videos etc... about your libraries, countries or any other topics you'd like to share with us.
We hope you'll join us! We are looking forward to your news!