Eco Schools Program is a program applied to provide environmental awareness, environmental management and sustainable development education in schools. Eco schools is an international program that supports environmental education and tries to increase students' interest in environmental issues through both classroom work and social activities.
The Eco Schools Program is also important because it gives the "Green Flag" award to the schools that are a member of the program and have achieved success with the work they do within the program and the environmental education they provide. The Green Flag is an eco-label that symbolizes an internationally recognized, respected and environmentally conscious school.
Within the framework of the Eco Schools Program, we will work on "Garbage Waste/Recycling" in the 2021-2022 academic year. Our work on garbage waste/recycling will continue for two years. We will start these studies by establishing our eco-schools committee in the light of eco-principles and continue with environmental investigation, action plan, observation and evaluation, curriculum study, information and participation studies.
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY
In 2011, at the promotion of Tim Gill's "Sowing The Seeds" report, a group of educators and environmentalists discussed how schools, in particular, could address issues that prevent children from getting outdoors. Their solution was a new campaign they called Outdoor Classroom Day.
In 2012, a handful of schools in London celebrated outdoor learning as part of Anna Portch's newly launched campaign, Outdoor Classroom Day. More than 600 schools from 15 countries participated in the campaign in 2015. In 2016, one of the founding organizations, Project Dirt - now called Semble - came together with stakeholders to turn this movement into a global one. After an exchange of ideas with school leaders, game experts and NGOs from around the world, this global campaign turned into Outdoor Classroom Day. That year, all campaigns were combined under one name, and the truly global Outdoor Classroom Day movement was born.
Belonging is defined as the individual's feeling that she/he has a place in the community and accepted, and as a result of this situation, she/he sees herself/himself as important and valuable. Belonging is an innate need. According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory, the most important human needs, especially with adolescence, are identity, status, affiliation, belonging, and higher self needs. A person's adaptation to society depends on meeting these demands.
The student, who is involved in educational activities with a school environment where all kinds of opportunities are provided, is both successful and happy.
Belonging studies are carried out in three stages as student belonging, parental belonging and employee belonging. Our belonging studies are shared with you monthly in the kindergarten parent bulletin.
Our “Values Education / Character Education” program is a program that aims to provide students with universal values such as responsibility, benevolence, respect, tolerance, honesty and patriotism, which educators agree on that will benefit the individual and society.WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM?
Adapts and uses existing educational materials while giving students targeted values. The method of the program is not to suggest or advise, but to model. In schools where values education is carried out, students often find opportunities for values-related practices. In order to enable students to internalize these values, it is aimed to create a school environment (climate) in which these values are experienced and their importance is emphasized. All school staff share the responsibility for the school's values education program and work in line with these expectations. The program is home, society and school based. For this reason, family participation should be given importance while planning the values education program. The program aims to provide long-term solutions to moral and academic problems in society and schools by enabling students to discover and internalize values that are about to be forgotten.VALUES EDUCATION AT OUR SCHOOL
This year, We continue with the “Where is the Curly? Values Education Set”. “Where is the Curly? Values Education Set” has been prepared for preschool children by a commission consisting of Turkish Education Association Experts, TED Alanya, TED Ankara, TED Antalya, TED Bursa and TED Eskişehir teachers, within the scope of Turkish Education Association Preschool Standardization studies. With this set, it is aimed for children to enter a world where values are lived and to create a classroom environment enriched with activities. “Where is the Curly?” is a fun and thought-provoking set that engages children's imaginations. The books of the set will be conducted by the classroom teachers within a structured program. From time to time, it is thought that family participation activities will be carried out with you by sending books to homes, so that our children's new learning is planned to be reinforced and it is aimed that they realize the place of values in their lives.