Middle School

We aim to discover true potential of each and every student of ours with integrity of our mission and K-12 by directing our students to both national/international projects and academic, socio-cultural and sports activities. As a result we hope to encourage our students to think critically, have effective collaboration with the world by presenting significant contribution.

Our middle school program aims to give an education through a rich curriculum which is planned by our strong staff in addition to the curriculum of The Ministry of Education. Our program provides the students with an opportunity to express themselves well, make them think not to memorize, to set their goals under the light of Ataturk’s principles and revolutions. Learning to learn and with love are among our main objectives.

We try our best to reveal our students’ interests and skills by providing them with platforms where they can express themselves right and well through sports, science, culture and arts. It is again among our aims to provide opportunities for our students to learn about themselves better and raise their awareness in their way to reach their targets by using technology, knowledge and skills effectively and significantly.

We give importance to provide effective learning experiences, developing their problem-solving abilities by transferring the information and permanent learning. Equipment in our classrooms, the library, music and visual arts studios, technology design studio, idea and science labs are keys for our effective learning environment.

We take individual differences of our students as valuable clues in those years when communication is more important and their personalities are formed. At every opportunity, we provide settings where differences are accepted and respect to those differences is encouraged.

We do our best to develop knowledge, skills and personalities of our students through community service, social responsibility projects, student’s union process and activities, international conferences, structured club activities for several interest areas.

Since values are important as academic achievement to become successful and happy individuals in the future, Hisar Schools care about contributing to students’ high moral values and having strong personalities, developing sense of responsibility and the ability of questioning.

We pay attention to providing opportunities for our students to care about global issues, presenting chances to let them be involved in the world surrounds them, having communication with different cultures and to improve many languages fluently to understand different cultures. Competence and performance in both languages, Turkish and English, is one of our primary aims. In addition to intense English program, our students are provided with Spanish, French or German courses to begin second foreign language learning in middle school years.

Middle School years are a period when students start moving from being children to teenagers and experience adolescence period intensly. Our psychological counseling and guidance department help our students to go easily through the change which they are going to have in this period just as they do while passing from primary to middle and middle to high school years. Through individual and group works, we monitor socio-emotional development and studies supporting learning skills of the students in detail. We care about a healthy communication among administration, psychological counseling and guidance department, the teachers, the parents and the students.

We wish a year full of energy and achievements.

Betül Gökkaya

Middle School Principal

Process-Oriented Education System

We follow a curriculum which embraces learning as integrated to the process not just the result owing to our experienced staff in all fields. Among testing methods aiming to determine achievements of the students, care is given not just to test knowledge but also to comprehension, successful self-expression, interpretation, practice, analyze-synthesize and evaluation. Our contemporary testing and evaluation system helps us understand not how much the students learn but what they learn and not or if they cannot learn why they do not learn. Thus we are able to plan a recovery program to fill the gap. We believe that the best way to effective learning is possible with understanding by design (UbD).

With a constructivist perspective, we provide an education environment where students are willing, thinking, knowing scientific study skills and linking the knowledge and the skills to daily life.

Values Education

As a part of the community they live in, we want our students to have human and social values such as love, respect, responsibility, tolerance, justice, peace, determination and internalize them as behavioural habits. This is an integral part of our education principle.

We plan to transform values and skills into behavior with the help of age-appropriate activities, seminars and individual/group works in every level of the education.

Our Positive Discipline Concept

We care that our students have the ability to act responsible. “I” language we use in school, encouraging instead of praise and body language establish the base of our discipline method. We support the development of self-monitoring in our students without being dependent on prize and punishment. For us, effective discipline is to behave well and internalizing good behaviour without having the control from outside. Throughout their middle school years, our students seize every moment or incident to turn them into opportunities. We aim to provide opportunity education through conversation and activities.

Communication with School Administration

Our school attaches great importance to communication with our parents. School staff and administrators aim to be open to parents' questions, problems and suggestions. An idea or suggestion put forward by our parents is handled with the attention and with the guidance of corporate principles, and feedback is given to our parents. The teachers are primarily responsible for issues related to the education of our students. The first meeting should be done with our teachers by making an appointment. And if necessary, the relevant Deputy Principal and/or School Principal should be consulted.

Thoughts and suggestions about the general services of the school (service, food, etc.) are not expected to be made through the student. It is important that this communication must be notified in a written document to the relevant Deputy Principal.