GAU The American College Newsletter
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the most important
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the 20th of February
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score of 58 to 62.
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DID YOU KNOW THESE….?
n You can’t kill yourself by holding your
n You blink 15,000 times a day.
n Coca-cola was originally green.
n Butterflies taste with their feet.
n Wearing headphones for just and hour
the bacteria in your ear by 700 %.
n Giraffes can clear their ears with their
GAU The American
name for our newspaper. Your idea
should be e-mailed to the newspaper
committee by 01/04/2012.
(e-mail address: [email protected]
Hello and welcome to the first edition of our
whole-school newsletter! We are very pleased to be
undertaking this brave new venture and we hope
that you find the contents interesting and
informative. Congratulations to Düriye and her
hard-working team for their fantastic efforts in
making sure that we hit our deadline for
Aysu Balkanlar (Principal-College)
Peter Shaw (Principal-International Middle
Nagehan Diner (Principal-Elementary School)
Editorial Board Message!
Hello everyone! We as an editorial board came up with the idea of creating a school Newsletter.
We aim to publish monthly with your future contributions being most welcome..
We are going to inform you about the activities, academic events and sport competitions which are held in our school
and our teachers and students will also contribute to this task with their written work and ideas. In order to best represent
our student population, our newsletter committee consists of students from all years. We also need more students that will
assist in editing. If you want to be a member of our committee, you can apply to Miss Düriye or Tulip Dedekorkut (year
9).We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and trust this may be the beginning of many more exciting issues to come!
Editors: Düriye Çelik (School Psychologist), Tulip Dedekorkut (year 9), Thomas Holloway (year 9), Aylar Gimadiyeva
(year 9), Çinare Mametli (year 8), Derviş Mustafa (year 7), Eda Vechi (year 6), Shannon Melis Basar (year 12).
Photographers: Ayşe Hacımehmet (year 12), Barlas Şahinoğlu (year 11), Social & Cultural Activities: School
Captains (Faika Kuşappi, Ayşe Sertsoylu, Utku Bıçakçı, Esra Enver, Hamide Özdoğdu) Computer systems managers:
Sermin Mayın, Mert Mertkaya (IT department). Academic Events: A Level—AS Level Students.
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March, College students went
n On 24th February and 1st
chers. Some of our studen
film ‘Fetih 1453’ with their tea
the film for our newslet
written their comments about
ntoring Study Program’ with
n We have started a ‘Peer Me
l of the program is to sup
12 A Level students! The goa
help in our school. 12 A Lev
students who need academic
the students who need hel
students will be mentors for
t of this program, you
lessons. If you want to be a par
chologist), Şehnaz Nadiri
to Düriye Çelik (School Psy
12) and Rana Çetin (HOY 9).
n updated!!! You can be
n Our school website has bee
, activities, academic programs
informed about the new events
American college by clickin
and everything about GAU The
was held on
in World Maths Day which
n Our school has taken part
5.5 million students from
March 7th 2012. It involves
pated in this
all of our students who
countries. Congratulations to
y (IWD) is marked on March
n International Women’s Da
men and hope that the eco
year. We celebrate for all wo
r the world!
tus of women improves
and social empowerment/sta
are you late,
n the road.
se of a sign
have to do w
t does a sign
ad, Go Slow!”
, “School Ahe
Why choose Geography...
Because it’s the best subject in the who
A Day of Teamwork
On 28th February, KKTC Özel Eğitim Vakfı
(ÖZEV) from Nicosia came to GAU and had a
game of football and basketball against some of
the year 6 students. In the 80 minute game of
football and basketball, the year 6 students
were defeated by them. It was obvious that
both teams were having fun and eager to win.
After the long match finished, both teams were
tired, but still in a good mood. Before the
match, both schools got their photographs
taken with their teachers. Also, the winning
team had a small celebration with juices and biscuits, snacks…
etc. The Nicosia school was well-trained and most
importantly, they had a fair game and had
TEAMWORK, which was the whole point of the
game. The football game was played with 5-6 people,
and the year 6 boys mostly played this game. After
that, the basketball game was played with 5 people
again, but the year 6 girls played the first half and the
boys played the second half.
The winning team left the sports-hall in a victorious
and good mood. This match was not about
competition, it was about TEAMWORK and fair-play.
Eda Vechi (year 6G)
Fetih 1453 Review
Fetih 1453 tarihteki en önemli fethi mükemmel bir şekilde izleyicilere aktarabilen bir film. Filmin efektleri ve oyuncuların göstermiş olduğu performans filmi izlenmeye değer kılan unsurlardandır. Fetih 1453 İstanbul’un fethedilişini konu almakla birlikte bize tarihimizde yapılan kahramanlıkları hatırlatmış oldu. Zevkle izlenilebilecek bir film olması dışında aynı zamanda da eğitsel bir yönü olması filme artı bir puan daha kazandırmıştır.Kısacası bu film
tarihi ve kahramanlıkları seyirciyi sıkmadan anlatabilen, seyircilerin aklında kalıcı olabilecek niteliklere sahiptir.
Şerife Hikmet (year 9)
Don’t just take my word for it, Michael Palin
famous comedian, actor and television pres
d in 80
well known for the series “Around the worl
h holds the
Days” says “Geography is the subject whic
key to our planet”.
In IGCSE we develop a knowledge and unde
of what’s going on in the world. We investiga
earth and its people and the physical envi
example we study earthquakes, volcanoes,
rivers and coasts; we also study the impact
ways in which people adapt and respond
energy, ecosystems, rural environments and
Whatever you want to study in the future
career you want, geography prepares you!
with their skills of analysis are highly emp
y and hear
So, log on to youtube; why choose geograph
for yourself what students just like you have
Linda McGowan / Geography Teacher
Yurt sevgisinin geliştiği, vatanına
bağlı bireylerin arttığı ülkelerin yıkılması mümkün değildir. Çok çalışmak,
başarılı olmak, kurallara uymak,
aydın olmak, kültürlü olmak, medeni
olmak gibi unsurlar bizim hedefimiz
olan gelişmiş ülkeler seviyesine ulaşmamızı sağlar. Başarmak için çok
çalıştığımız zaman bize yardım eden
ve destek olan ülke sayısı artacaktır.
Geleceğimizin aydınlık olması için
karamsar olmadan çok çalışmalıyız.
Vatanına bağlı, yurdunu seven insan
yetiştirmek için küçük yaştan başlayarak okullarda yurt sevgisi dersleri
arttırılmalıdır. Birlik, beraberlik,
huzur, başarı, kendine güven ve geleceğe umutla bakan gençler olmamız
için gerekli çalışmalar hızlandırılmalıdır.
Yurdumuzun ileri seviyeye yük-
Sinem ALDAĞ (Maths Teacher)
In 2004, I graduated with Applied
Mathematics and computer from EMU.
After graduating, I decided to stay at EMU
and I started my M.Ed. While I was
studying for my M.Ed, I also worked in the
mathematics department as a Teacher
assisstant. When my M.Ed was completed,
I started work in the Engineering
department at CIU as a Mathematics teacher. I worke
educational sectors and have done temprorary substitute
teaching at government schools until now. And this year
started to work at GAC.
GAC family. I hope I will work here for many years.
Dylan Djavit (French Teacher-Elementary School)
My name is Dylan Djavit and I am
proud to be a French teacher at
G.A.U’s Elementary section.
My mother is French and I was born in
a beautiful town in the centre of
As my father is from Cyprus, I regularly came here as
a child with my parents during summer holidays and
now I 'll be able to enjoy Cyprus all year long !
I graduated in English, Mandarin Chinese and
International Management during my studies in
France and then specialized in teaching for 5 years in
China and 3 years in France. I love reading, meeting
people from different cultures and learning foreign
languages. I hope I will see you soon !
A bientot !
selmesi için biz gençler cesaretimizi
arttırmalı, aldığımız eğitim ve kültür
ile vatan sevgisinin en kıymetli temsilcileri olmalıyız. Mustafa Kemal’in
söylediği gibi ‘İstikbal gençlerindir’
sözü unutulmamalıdır. Cumhuriyeti
yükseltecek ve devam ettirecek bizleriz. Genç nesil olarak geleceğimizin
daha iyi olması kendi elimizdedir. El
ele vererek sonsuza dek yurdumuzun
yaşamasını ve çağdaş uygarlık seviyesinin üstüne çıkarılmasını sağlamak azmi ve inancı içinde özveriyle
Vatanımızda bölünmeden, huzurlu,
mutlu ve gelecekten emin olarak
yaşamamız için geçmişten dersler
çıkararak birlik ve beraberlik içinde
daha çok çalışmalı ve yurdumuzu
daha çok sevmeliyiz.
Gaye Tozlu (12 ÖSS)
sırBir insanın arkadaşı olunca ona n
yanında rahat olur ve şakalaşır.
Benim için arkadaşlık; heyeca
mektir. Benim arkadaşlarım
sadık ve arkadaşlığın ne
olduğunu bilen kiş
meleği vardır. Arkada
bizim iyiliğimizi isterler ve köt
Arkadaşlık, hayatı iyisiyle
köt yle birileriyle paylaşm
Mine Aşçı (Year 6A)