At our School Libraries, Fezalar’s students can develop their information and literacy skills through “inquiry-based” approach to learning. Students can reach a rich content and wide range of books, magazines, and periodical publications to improve their research skills or to read for fun. Our School Libraries are open continuously Sunday – Thursday 8:15 – 4:30. We welcome visits from parents and encourage you to take an active role in your child’s literacy education. We love what we do and we want the children to enjoy their library to provide peaceful and settled service we have our rules and procedures which encourage a sense of responsibility among our students. Our students should follow the school library’s policy to get the maximum benefit of it. Each school library has certain rule about borrowing and returning books and accessing to the other resources provided by the library. The detailed information can be obtained from school librarians.
Laboratory experiences are a fundamental part of our science curricula; therefore in each Fezalar School fully equipped Science, Computer, Chemistry, Biology and Physics laboratories are available according to level and type of the school. Our science lab is carefully examined in order to maintain all the resources necessary. A detailed report is prepared each year outlining the goals and the instructional design that will be followed in order to obtain the learning outcomes in the areas of Science, Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Once the learning outcomes are outlined, materials and equipment necessary are replenished and augmented to ensure that students can carry on experiment. A cautious selection of these experiments is done though the collaborative effort of science professors and the lab assistant. The structural design of the lab facilities guarantees its fitness for purpose. It provides proper ventilation, natural and artificial lighting, and high standard materials. Security policies are seriously followed in each laboratory and all the necessary precautions are taken carefully while carrying out an experiment. On the other hand, fully equipped new computers are available in our computer labs. Each students have chance to practice on his own computer in the lab. Interactıve board and utilized special software programs make the lessons efficient and enjoyable.
As Fezalar, we believe that it is important for all children to have positive play experiences each day. Over the last couple of years we have been working on this issue to make sure that there are lots of activities available at lunch times, to make sure every child has a happy playtime. Each Fezalar School offers different playground facilities to its students depending on the school area, location and age range of the students. We have tried to make sure we cater to the different interests of all the children in our schools. So at lunchtime children have access to a wide range of activities. For children who like to be active then they can choose to play: * Football Pitch * A range of sports activities, from basketball to tennis * Learn basketball and athletics skills with trained coaches * With skipping ropes and hula hoops on the running track and the school playground * Use slide, swing or see-saw in kindergarten and primary school gardens * Use bowling alley (only in Gulan Secondary School) * Use PlayStation rooms (only in Gulan Secondary School) * Build lego and mobilo structures * Draw with pencil crayons on paper, or chalk on the playground * For children who like to relax then they can choose to read in a shady quiet area where there are soft mats and beanbags. OR chat to friends on the log circle or on the benches or around the shady picnic table on the school field, or just wander round the playground. We want to make sure that children are well supervised and looked after at lunchtimes too, so we have lots of lovely lunchtime staff and teaching staff on duty out on the playground. We are always seeking ways to improve the children’s lunchtimes
Fezalar Schools provide an optional lunch service in school dining halls for the students who would like to be served. School dining hall offers an all-you-care-to-eat menu that includes a variety of cuisines and an array of choices that includes soup, hot meals and salad every day the menu is changeable and be provided from schools’ administrations. Lunch fees are not included in school fee and should be paid separately. School dining halls also serves breakfast for boarding school students. Our food service team makes sure there are always healthy and tasty options available, in a clean and appetizing atmosphere.
In Fezalar Schools The Visual Art curriculum follows the pedagogy that focuses on teaching for Artistic Behavior, student-focused, choice-based and teacher-facilitated. Every school has a separate Art class. The learning environment in this class is designed to provide students the necessary space, instructional information, menus, resources, materials and tools to perform their skills independently or cooperatively. Art classes provide utilizing materials, tools and resources as needed in their art making, such as painting, clay or printmaking. We value the process our children experience of making and thinking about visual art as well as our students as the artists. It is the responsibility of the art teacher to guide students through the art curriculum in an engaging and thought-provoking way. We take pride in the intentional integration of art within core subject learning. Each year, we display each grade-level’s artwork at different organizations and exhibitions. We provide additional art class opportunities to our students in the upper grades such as marbling (ebru), origami, jewellery design etc.
We believe that art and design, dance, drama and music are essential components of human life. In an international school like Fezalar with a diverse student body from different cultural backgrounds, the arts become the language of all students. The arts play an crucial role in the growth and development of the individual, in communicating across cultural borders and in creating a sense of involvement and belonging. The purpose of the visual and performing arts program at Fezalar is to enable students to realize their creative and imaginative potential while developing critical awareness. Our performing arts program reflects our commitment to a well-rounded liberal arts education with a focus on each student’s creative expression. All students take general music that emphasizes creativity, music appreciation, musical literacy and performance preparation. The music program provides many opportunities for individual growth and fosters every child’s innate love of music. For the students with gifted ability our institution provides performing programmes such as IFLC, FESCO or Brother Culture Festival. Fezalar music album is released every year consisting of our students performances recording in the studio. We believe that every child in our schools should learn to play at least one musical instrument. To accomplish this aim in each grade students learn how to play one instrument from very early ages. For the talented students additional club classes are offered to provide more professional progress for the students. Each school has a specially designed music room to motivate our students and to provide an atmosphere that encourages students to reveal their innate potential. In addition Fezalar students might attend optional folk dance classes to learn local and international folk dances; they can perform in local and international organizations in more than 20 different countries to show their talents. Drama is an important part of Fezalar schools English and Turkish teaching programme talented students are specially trained under the supervision of experienced teachers and they rehearse and perfom plays, sketches, parodies.