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English School of Kyrenia (ESK)

English School of Kyrenia (ESK)

The English School of Kyrenia. Choosing a school for your child is an important decision for the whole family. Undoubtedly, it is very important to feel confident that you have made the right choice. And rightly invested in your child’s education.

The English School of Kyrenia (ESK)

ESK is a full-time study and boarding school in the heart of the Mediterranean. The school is located in the village of Bellapais. Here is a magnificent view of the sea and mountains. ESK provides high-quality British-style education in a safe and relaxed environment. Academic excellence and personal development prevail within the walls of the school. Feeling of family, support and pride that they are part of the ESK is noticeable. When communicating with employees and students.

English School of Kyrenia Bellapais

The boarding house is located on a school campus and can accommodate 44 students and permanent high-level staff. Every detail has been carefully thought out to maximize the quality of the services provided. A wide selection of sports and activities are available to all students. Students also have the opportunity to compete with schools from all over the world. For example, it should be noted that sports and outdoor activities are an integral part of creating comprehensively developed people.

Admission process at the Kyrenia British School

The aim of the school is to make the admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Here they know that you will have many questions, so an experienced and friendly team is always happy to answer your questions. They will explain the procedure for admission, place your son/daughter in an environment where they will be successful.

Moreover, it should be noted that investing in your child’s future is a crucial step in his or her development. The English school of Kyrenia is eager for innovation and creating a trusted environment for future leaders. Attention to academic performance is vital, as well as the development and identification of hobbies in a number of talents with the help of extra-curricular offers.

The ESK family environment is supported by Pastoral Care for Day and Boarding students through all staff. In small classes, students are more likely to meet teachers one-on-one, which creates trust that allows students to solve problems.

Academic structure

ESK Elementary School covers education from 2 to 11 years. Elementary school consists of three stages:

  • Basic stage (preschool, kindergarten and foster classes)
  • Key Stage 1 (Grades 1 and 2)
  • Key Stage 2 (Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6)

Basic stage:

Firstly, the Foundation of the Years curriculum for schooling in the UK is taught in kindergarten, preparatory group and early 1st grade. This is a vital stage in the development of your child, which lays the foundation for his future education.

Secondly, children gain basic experience in ESK by playing and exploring with the close guidance of experienced teachers. In the learning process, it is important to become a confident student, inquisitive and independent. Thirdly, with the help of the Foundation Stage curriculum, children acquire skills, new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding in 7 areas of learning and development. These are communication and language, literacy, mathematical development, understanding of the world, expressive art and design, physical development, personal and social life, and emotional development.

Key Stage 1 & 2:

At Key Stage 1, The English School of Kyrenia aims to create a welcoming, caring, and learning community. There relationship is based on mutual respect that allows younger students to feel safe, to value themselves, to be happy and to have the opportunity to succeed. As children move to key phase 2, they are encouraged to develop self-reliance skills.

Teaching English and science, the school follows the Cambridge International Curriculum. For example, mathematics is taught using an innovative teaching system according to the “Mathematics Without Problems” scheme. Other subjects, including computer technology, history, geography, religious education, physical education, art, drama, music, and PSHE (personal, social, and medical education), are taught through the UK National Curriculum and implemented through Creative Topic. Moreover, these creative themes change every six months, and are designed to inspire and excite children while learning. Special events and trips are organized for each theme that make the theme “come to life” for children.

Moreover, many events take place during the school year that young children are looking forward to. For example, WOW theme days, performances and shows, theatre groups, school trips and overnight trips. There are also whole school activities such as Children’s Day, World Book Day, Sports Day, Science Week and International Day.

As a result, ESK values help children understand their importance. They contribute to the development of society both locally and globally. Issues such as waste management and wildlife care are being actively promoted.

ESK’s main campus is located in the Bellapais region, near central Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus. The campus consists of a building for primary school students intended for primary school students, an eco-building for students from 2 to 6 years old and a main building for students in grades 3-6.

Little Learners Building

It is a specially built one-story building with its own garden and terrace. The environment here is very welcoming, soothing and caring for the youngest ESK students. Decorated in soft, warm colours. It has large windows that fill the rooms with natural sunlight. The open-plan building was created taking into account many details. Firstly, there is a room for yoga and relaxation. Secondly, a special soft floor, toilets and washbasins, specially designed for the youngest students. Third, a bright and colourful playground. The classroom is large open spac.With various workplaces that excite our little students and develop their curiosity.

Kindergarten

For students of the 2nd grade and placed in a specially built for young children building. This building is warm and joyful, pleases even the most nervous kids. As a result, they feel at home here and relax in bright classrooms. The huge indoor central atrium provides various opportunities for outdoor learning. Moreover, it is worth noting that the spacious classrooms are equipped with modern teaching materials.

Key Stage 2 Classes

Classes are located on the ground floor of the main building. The design of the building is specially thought out. It has spacious corridors that provide easy movement. This, in turn, contributes to the creation of a favourable school environment. All classrooms are equipped with modern teaching resources.

ESK in Girne

The school campus also provides:

  1. Two canteens
  2. Cafe
  3. Library
  4. Amphitheater
  5. Dedicated music, theater, art and computer rooms
  6. Four outdoor play areas and trimmer
  7. Large sports gym, gymnasium and dance studio
  8. Three open multi-courts
  9. Outdoor Learning Area and Organic Planters
  10. Heated indoor pool

Accreditation:

Undoubtedly, accreditation is extremely important for ensuring the quality of education offered to students. The British school in Kyrenia takes pride in the standards of UK schools and courses. External audits are periodically conducted to ensure the quality of the school. The procedure for examinations, qualifications of teaching staff and curriculum.

ESK is approved by:

  • IB World School
  • Cambridge Independent Academic Center
  • EDEXCEL Independent Academic Center
  • The Society of Heads

The elementary school follows the prestigious Cambridge International Elementary Program (CIPP).

Secondary school follows a UK national curriculum. With 16 subjects and local service courses. Leading to the GCSE and IGCSE at the end of grade 11. Students in sixth grade (grades 12 and 13) can choose between IB Diploma Program or A-Levels. The secondary school includes leadership courses approved by CMI, Chartered Management Institute, London.

Various extracurricular activities are offered. Including the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Prize and the UN Model.

Education at a British school is, firstly, prestigious. Secondly, profitable. Thirdly, interesting.

Read the other articles about educational institutions in Northern Cyprus.

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