Cnd Schools

Education

Florya Canada High School provides an education program in accordance with the school mission to foster a vibrant learning environment where students learn and grow to their fullest both on the personal and academic level. We deeply believe that our students become responsible citizens through reflective inquiry and learn how to be active citizens through social action; therefore extra-curricular activities appear to be an important part of our education.

We offer our students the chance to get a dual diploma, one accredited by the Ministry of Education and the other one by New Brunswick-Canada with a unique program approved by the Board of Education in Turkey. By this opportunity, the students who meet the requirements at the end of high school can obtain a Canadian high school diploma.

FCS High School Preparation Program

Objectives of the Program

Canada Schools English Preparatory Program aims to

help students improve their language skills in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Structure so that they can reach the language requirements of the literacy program offered by Canada Schools.

develop language fluency and academic awareness by introducing the philosophy of English Language Arts

prepare and equip students with fundamental skills and language processes to increase the efficiency of ELA studies. 

Program Details

Canada Schools offer a preparatory program for high school students who fail the proficiency exam (CEFR B1 and below) given by the English Department at the beginning of the year.  

Students take a Placement Exam on the first day of the academic year. 

According to the Placement Exam results, students study in different level groups (A1, A2 and A2+ based on CEFR levels) in Prep 9 as Canada Schools seek to provide a more effective learning environment for the students. 

Prep students have to meet the standard requirements of CEFR B1+/ B2 level at the end of the year.

Evaluation and Assessment

20% Projects and Participation

40% Progress Tests

EXAMS

Placement Exam (Beginning of the Year)

Progress Test 1

Progress Test 2

Midterm (End of 1st Semester)

Progress Test 3

Progress Test 4

Final Exam (End of 2nd Semester)

40% Midterm & Final Exams

Grade 9&10

Florya Canada High School offers standard courses in the Turkish Curriculum enriched with New Brunswick curriculum outcomes in grade 9 and 10. We start college counseling in Grade 9 by Smart Coaching and guide our students all way long in their pursuit to get into university.


Courses Offered

English Language Arts

Maths

Physics

French

Chemistry

Turkish Language and Literature

Philosophy

Biology

Physical Education

Music/Visual Arts

History

Geography

Religious Studies

ICT

Grade 11&12

Students are expected to choose a field to study at the beginning of Grade 11, and they continue their studies in the same field in grade 12. The courses they select in these grade levels must be aligned with this field. Florya Canada School students are also expected to pass an English proficiency exam administered by Ministry of Early Childhood and Education-Newbrunswick Canada before they graduate. 

We support our students to prepare for university by Smart Coaching with tailored study plans either to get into a university in Turkey or abroad. Our Academic Support Program includes AP Classes, SAT/ACT Exam Preparation, TOEFL/IELTS and Turkish University Entrance Exam Preparation. Our students follow the program suitable for their goals.

Compulsory Courses 

English Language Arts

Maths

Modern History

History

Turkish Language and Literature

French

Music/Art

Physical Education

Career Planning

Elective Courses

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Sociology

Psychology

World Issues

Democracy and Human Rights

Management

FCS Turkish Language and Literature Department

Thanks to the technological advancements, our students can have an easy access to the plethora of information through Internet. Therefore, as Turkish Language and Literature teachers, we set our goals not only to augment their knowledge treasure but also to raise them as individuals who have a sound grasp of Turkish language and express themselves clearly and efficiently both orally and in written forms. As we are well aware of the fact that the only reasonable course to achieve this goal is to foster a conscious reader identity, we gear our efforts in this direction. 

Language is a medium through which a culture is transmitted and handed over from generations to the next. Through the ages, the values of a nation are crystallized in words and idioms and kept its essence in form of lexical symbols in national linguistic treasure. We cherish the fact that our students are the guardians of these cultural and linguistic heritage and we strive to educate them accordingly.

Objectives of the Course at Class Level

In Prep classes, which serves as a bridge from primary school education to high school, our target is to lay the foundation of a sound communicative linguistic skill and to foster free, objective, unbiased systematic reasoning skill. In developing world emphasizing the importance of reading books and instilling the pleasure and habit of reading can only be achieved by making our students comprehend the subtleties of being a qualified reader. It is our primary goal to ensure that they can express what they hear, see, think, read, and understand, in an organized, effective, fluent and understandable way both orally and in written forms.


Grade 9 and 10

To teach students the sound and comprehensive analysis of a literary work can only be achieved through a close scrutiny of the political and social conditions of the writer and the period in which the work is written.

To clarify the literary movements and their reflections on the works with sample texts.

To clarify diverse literary forms and to show how to find setting, narrator, character and archetypes,language and the tone in literary texts.


Grade 11

To present diverse literary themes and examples for students to compare and encourage them to form their own critical points of views. 

To organize oral and written expression workshops in which students can explain their own perspectives instead of regurgitating the theoretical information. 

FCS English Language Department

Our Mission

At the English Department of Canada Schools, we strive to educate our students in not only the subtleties and details of English grammar, structure, and syntax, but also the history of English literature and its various forms and genres. This is done through a balanced curriculum of reading, writing, and oral exercises that encompass EFL skill development, and literary analysis of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction works that is in line with the standards of the curriculum of the Canadian Province of New Brunswick.

Entering students may start in our Preparatory English level, or begin in the standard Grade 9 English Language Arts (ELA) stream. However; regardless of where our students begin, it is where they end up that matters most. As such, our ultimate mission is for all of our graduates to have a comprehensive understanding of not only English grammar, but also English Literature, making them well-versed in the art of the English Language, and ready for university, work, and life in our modern, globally connected world.

Our Goals

Develop the necessary and fundamental skills of English: grammar, spelling, comprehension, syntax

Further their understanding of English literature and its various forms, such as novel, short story, poetry, plays, and cinema.

Teach to the standards of the New Brunswick High School Curriculum

Allow for a safe and supportive educational atmosphere that fosters creative and independent thinking

Instill a spirit of personal and international cooperation and understanding in our students of various backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions

Incorporate various technological educational tools in our classrooms, such as video, audio, and powerpoint.

Develop academic, technical and writing skills to prepare our students of university

Encourage and provide tutelage for standardized international tests such as IELTS and others as needed.

Our Targets

Once past the Preparatory level, our teachers will follow the standards of the Canadian Province of New Brunswick to educate our students in ELA. Each year our students will study, analysis, and discuss the equivalent level of literature and Canadian students would. The course materials may vary slightly year to year, and class to class, but they will always include one long-term novel study, one Shakespeare play, and a variety of smaller pieces of fiction and nonfiction literature, and audio and visual works. In addition, students will take part in semesterly projects that may include debates, oral and powerpoint presentations, and creative writing endeavours. Students will be encouraged to speak and express freely with the goal of developing their critical thinking and discussion skills in English. Students will not only learn the rules of English, but how to think, debate, disagree, and feel in English; how to properly break the rules of English to express themselves.

Our Graduates:

It is our mission and stated purpose for our graduating student to leave our institution with the following skills and abilities:

A greater understanding of the history and cultures of English speaking countries, and the events that formed them to this day

A fluid and natural ability with the fundamentals of the English language: grammar, structure, and syntax

An ability to distinguish and identify the various forms of literature and language mediums, such as novel, short story, poetry, play, literary non-fiction, journalism, etc.

Feel comfortable and confident expressing themselves in formal and non-formal settings such as debates, presentations, and daily conversation.

Leave with good memories of our institution and our teachers, and with strong relationships with fellow students that can endure beyond their time at Canada Schools

Achieve a grade that will earn them an accredited diploma that is recognized by the New Brunswick Ministry of Education, and allow them to go forward with university applications around the world

FCS Mathematics Department

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To gain mathematics literacy

Prepare a ground for detailed education in the field of mathematics

Students can perceive and define mathematical concepts

Improve problem solving and strategy skills

To be able to use mathematical modeling channel competently by using mathematics teaching

Capturing the modern world, how to reach it right here

 FCS Mathematics Extra-Curricular

CEMC Exams

It is an international math competition organized by the University of Waterloo on specific dates every year. Center for Education in Mathematics and Computing is an organization that produces content in the field of mathematics and computer science. Different exam names are determined for each level and these exams are given the names of leading scientists. (Gauss, Pascal, Cayley, Fermat…) As Florya Canada School campus, we encourage these competitions on international platforms and we fulfill our duty to ensure continuity. Our students who have received honorary awards in the past years have made us proud and we believe that our students will achieve great success in the coming years.

Mathematics Village Workshops

As Florya Canada High School , we planned to participate to the workshops in mathematics village. We want our students to experience the mathematics in life in cooperation with their peers.

Construction by Geometry Club

In Construction by Geometry Club hour, our students construct lines, angle, quantities without any measurement tool. Students design their own unit of measurement and create new geometric constructions.

Math Challenge Club

We provide our students challenging questions, discussions and brainstorming about mathematical concepts in the Math Challenge club hour. Mathematics teachers and students contributes new challenge every week in live sessions.

FCS Science Department

Our mission is to create science learning experiences that allow students to "figure it out" or "solve a problem" to become critical thinkers and problem solvers through science practices. A focus on scientific literacy is imperative to developing learners that make informed decisions about the world around them, critically analyze evidence for reliability and quality, and communicate ideas about science to others. 

Biology, Physics and Chemistry classes all aim to develop scientific literacy through research, inquiry and a hands on experience in the labs and nature.

AP classes in our Academic Support Program offers AP Biology, Chemistry and Physics for those students who want to study abroad.

PHYSICS

Physics provides a suitable foundation for the study of physics or related courses in higher education. It is equally suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in physics or engineering, or as part of a course of general education.

 

The aim of physics curriculum at Canada Schools is to develop a scientific literacy which is an evolving combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; to become life-long learners; and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them. To develop scientific literacy, students require diverse learning experiences that provide opportunities to explore, analyse, evaluate, synthesize, appreciate, and understand the interrelationships among science, technology, society, and the environment.


 

CHEMISTRY

The study of the major concepts and theories require to understand chemical phenomena. The main goal is to train individuals who make analysis, synthesis and evaluation. We care to ensure that students have academic knowledge that will enable them to use new technologies and be productive at this point. It is expected from students to develop their scientific thinking skills in these concepts and theories associated with their daily life and previous knowledge so they are able to explain the events encountered in daily life with their chemical knowledge. In our lessons, we are looking for answers to the questions that will enable them to solve the problems they will encounter using scientific methods. In our laboratories, we aim to be able to follow the instructions given for their studies and to display appropriate behaviors for teamwork, to evaluate the results of the experiments and to develop the skills of writing an experimental report. So that we can bring them the ability to make academic comments that will be required in their university life.

BIOLOGY

Aim of the course is designed to examine aspects of the living world. An effort will be made to survey as much material as possible due to the fact that this is an introductory biology course for all higherlevel, college preparatory biology courses. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics from beginning molecular basis of inheritance, mutations, sources of genetic variation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, biochemistry.

FCS Social Sciences and Philosophy

Correct questions asked by students are more important than all correct answers. In our academic development, we focus on Thinking Skills Training. Our main target is to raise inquisitive, questioning, progressive, modern and academically advanced individuals with high national and moral values who can see the multidimensionality of events and establish a cause-and-effect relationship, and also apply what they have learned in daily life. As the Department of Social Sciences, our main goal encompasses to raise individuals who cherish their own cultural values, adhere to Atatürk's principles and reforms, respect other cultures and see differences as sources of richness, keep up with the developments of the modern era, endeavor to be a problem solver, productive, modern and global thinkers, cultivate a consciousness toward their society and environment, regard democracy as a way of life and internalize the values of the Republic. Setting off from the basic tenets that each student learns differently, we include differentiated teaching methods. We actively use educational technologies with visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning techniques. We enrich our learning environments with maps, educational games, field trips and projects that we exhibit and compete in national and international areas. Firmly believing in the notion that education is not an output but a process, we cherish our students' individual differences and prepare them with valuable experiences for life in synch with their abilities and ambitions. The Department of Social Sciences includes History, Geography and Philosophy courses.

SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSE

Designs life-oriented lessons that will bring out the vital skills for the 21st century.

Prepares values ​​education studies in consideration of the changing value systems of the 21st century.

Activities which are geared to foster the basic skills of an intellectual individual are organized.

Social Sciences are ever-changing and progressive; therefore, the relevancy to real life has pivotal importance in the syllabus design of the course.

Social Sciences Department teaches our students the qualities of culture of debate and mutual respect in this field and other disciplines.


As the main components of the Social Sciences Department, History, Geography, Philosophy courses follow closely the contemporary and progressive education trends whereby they provide a sound infrastructure for our students in various fields of Social Sciences.

It raises individuals ,who put the thinking skills in proactive, express themselves efficiently and interpret problems and events from diverse points of views.

In History courses, we aim to raise individuals who defy the archaic view that History deals with the past. On the contrary, we envision students who study the past, understand the present, and discover the future. 

It raises individuals who know their country and the world with their geographical features and have a spirit of discovery.

It carries out educational activities that forces students to be inquisitive and establish a cause and effect relationship and assume a philosophical foundations for their perspectives.

It aims to raise individuals who understand the importance of tolerance and peace and are sensitive to issues such as democracy and human rights.


HISTORY

It is a course which gives comprehensive political, social and cultural information about world and Turkish history.  It is a social science that objectively analyzes and explains the lives of people in the past, their relationships with each other, their cultures and civilizations, their political, social and economic structures, their wars and truces in a cause and effect relationship and backs its findings with historical sources and documents.  


Course Objectives

To stimulate the desire to know and learn about the past and different cultures

To gain a sense of both personal and national identity

To be tolerant of the values, cultures and peoples of the past and the present

To respect the victories and devotions of the past and today

To nurture the imagination of students about a specific historical period and characters with the help of historical documents and resources

 

To acquire the ability to make connections with the present and interpret the present in the light of the history

To develop a sense of moral awareness through historical examples of what is right and wrong

To foster a historical perspective about citizenship, multicultural understanding, sustainable development or personal, social and health education 

To develop a sense of pluralism by reading diverse cultures, nations and civilizations in the history

To develop collective identity under tension and chaos,

To develop their capacity to live with uncertainty and vagueness

To provide meaningful learning environments with effective and  enriched content 


GEOGRAPHY

Geography focuses on the life experiences of human beings throughout history, their struggle with nature and how they transformed the space in which they lived. It is the name of the bond that man establishes with nature. Geography is life itself. Geography is a level of consciousness. Consciousness of abrogating the living space is the most important value that geography wants to impart. Geography, in fact, is the threshing floor of the whole human life experiences and accumulated values.

 In clear language with a rich scientific content, Geography lessons aim to activate students' intellectual skills with the slogan “Scrutinize, Explore, Realize” 


Course Goals

To gain the ability to question events and incidents geographically within the framework of human-nature relationship

To impart general information about how natural and human systems work

To cultivate “saving awareness” in the use of natural and human resource 

To enable students grasp the geopolitical position of Turkey in terms of regional and global affairs and understand its potential 

To reckon the importance of geographical values ​​in gaining “homeland consciousness” 


PHILOSOPHY

 Course Description 

Florya Canada High School proudly provides philosophy course as a unique component of its teaching mission. Students at Canada High School are privileged to study such a mind opening course.  

This course will explore possible answers to questions philosophers asked such as what true knowledge is and how it is acquired? The centrality of this question makes it appropriate for an introduction to this subject, and the active testing in class discussion of reasons for accepting or rejecting answers to this question will have the added benefit of introducing students to the practice of philosophizing. This practice will include an evaluation of the implications of the answers proposed and an examination of what might count as examples of answers as they would be realized in our own lives and the others around the globe.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to think with clarity, able to identify, analyze and construct cogent arguments to think of solutions to the central problems of self and social life. Engage in philosophical conversations with others about topics that matter humans at national and global stage. 

The main objective of philosophy is to have an individual to discover himself as to who he is and encourage to think critically outside the comfort zone. Philosophy educator Joseph Basaran believes that one must know himself before he knows others in order to relate to any given societal conflicts waiting to be resolved. As such, Mr. Basaran’s focal point is to have students engaged in arguments requiring critical thinking and analysis of current national and global issues.    

Course Materials

Critical thinking related films, documentaries and novels

Scholarly written articles, journals and essays

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

We aim to raise individuals who are aware of the effect of religion on culture, language, art, customs and traditions, know their religion, ethical norms  and tradititions of their society. We envision to cultiavate a climate in which individuals have a deep undertanding of other belief forms and respect them.


Course Objectives

Our students 

will embrace national, moral, humanitarian  and cultural values

will have a balanced and healthy development in terms of body, mind, morality, spirit, emotion

will be productive individuals who know their rights and responsibilities.  

FCS Applied Courses

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

It is an academic discipline that seeks to explore the uses and meanings of physical education, practice, games, sports, athletics, water sports, gymnastics and dance, and their effects on individuals and groups

Objectives of the Department

It is to help each student to reach the highest level of movement capacity by providing the development and tendencies of the students through physical activities, that is to say, movements. education and sports are considered as an activity plan that provides people with intellectual and physical health as the main source of new generations.


VISUAL  ARTS

Our main goal is to educate students who constantly develop their mental and perceptual abilities through visual education, acquire aesthetic sensitivity, have vast knowledge about visual artistic works, express their feelings and thoughts in a visual language, gain a creative modes of thinking, read and interpret the works of art. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

To give aesthetic sensitivity to our students and to inform them about visual values.

To enable our students to express their feelings and thoughts through visual language.

To develop student's mental and perceptual abilities through visual education. 

To teach our students how to think out of the box.

To foster a critical vision in our students which enables them to constantly question, criticize its visual environment and have upright behavioral patters for sound value judgments.

To create an environment where they forge their own judgments and personality through art. 

Individual differences are observed and taken into consideration in the art education.Two and three dimensional workshops and diverse teaching methods and techniques are used to make the lessons more intriguing and engrossing. 


MUSIC

Intercultural awareness, holistic learning and communication are at the heart of music studies.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To analyze the anthropology of music and the life styles of people and local music with universal and local perspectives

Intercultural awareness through music

To prepare the atmosphere for the use of music technology, evoke curiosity to the world through music channel, creating global sensitivity

Revealing musical capacities and guiding Shedding light on character education with music.


ICT

Information technologies are "systems created by using computer and communication technologies together". Information and communication technologies are all kinds of visual, audio, printed and written tools that provide access to and creation of information. All technologies, including communication and computer technologies, which enable information to be collected, processed, stored, transmitted from one place to another via networks, are referred to as "information technology."

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At Canada Schools, educational technologies are implemented as an integral part of education at all levels. Technology is accepted as an opportunity in education in our schools by making life easier.

The use of technology in short- and long-term training planning is used at all levels and branches. Teachers use digital resources in teaching activities at a higher rate in secondary and high school; students reach information, use information and realize effective learning.

Secondary and high school students work in a computer-nested way. Projectors and smart phones are used for classroom activities. In ICT courses, our students gain basic knowledge and competencies, while in other subject courses technology is used as a learning strategy.

Content of the Course

In our school, visual design and editing programs, web design, coding, robotic coding and basic computing applications are covered in the ICT course. We use Paint, Photoshop and GIMP programs in the visual design section. In addition, as a 3D design; Sketch Up, Tinkercad and SolidWorks (advanced level) programs are used. In this way, it is aimed that our students can design in accordance with the design principles and elements. In the web design part, it is aimed for our students to reach the level where they can establish their own personal websites. It is aimed that they can create their own websites using HTML and CSS and provide their management. In the coding section, our students are shown both block-based coding and text-based coding. Here, it is aimed that students understand and apply coding logic. While doing this, we use classical coding, mobile coding, robotic coding and design coding methods. The applications we use are Small Basic, Scretch, App Inventer, CODE, Dev C ++ and Pyhton(advanced level).

In ICT course, it is aimed that our students comprehend basic information and communication concepts and use technology in modern world efficiently. In this course, our students are not only able to use technology efficiently, but also to create new things by using technology.

FCS Modern Languages

FRENCH

As French department in Florya Canada High School, we aim to allow our students to acquire the necessary autonomy while being an active member in social and cultural life. Our department considers the French class as an active social dimension designed to motivate today’s teenagers. Therefore, during our courses, we are concentrating mostly on presenting French culture and language via actual professional and familiar expressions, daily important events, and celebrating cultural events like Francophonie day. 

Through the French lessons; at first sight, our students become able to express their interests and concerns; to talk about about their leisure activities or their choice about food or clothing. They learn how to solve a daily problem which can happen in a hotel or in a restaurant. Also the selected documents creates interactive ambiance  and push our students to have a better knowledge about the French society, their culture by learning French poems / interpreting French songs / performing theater plays. 

Also we should underline that we are preparing our students for the international French exams such as DELF from the level A1 to the level B2 according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECRL in French) in order to assess proficiency levels in a foreign language based on learner’s achievements in various fields of expertise. Therefore, our annual program is based on the requirements of the DELF A1/B2 and also on the common European framework of reference for French language.

 Concerning DELF, we are organizing with French Institute, the writing and oral part of these exams from A1 to B2 level in our school. In that way, our students can prove their French level in all over the world with their international certificates approved by French Institute. We are proud of announcing that last year we had 95% of success in these exams and our students had their certification.

TURKISH FOR FOREIGNERS

For the international students who are in Turkey the importance of learning Turkish as a foreign language is growing day by day. To meet the demands of living in a new country and actually experiencing a new culture it is really important to learn Turkish. The importance of it basically derives from the need about facilitating their life in Turkey. Therefore, the aim of the course, Turkish For Foreigners, is teaching Turkish to international students who study in our school and need to learn Turkish. It is also a big pleasure to introduce Turkish culture to them. The main points are reading, writing, listening and speaking and learning outcomes change according to the levels. For A1 level the students study on the beginner base and make lots of practice in each lesson. For A2 level students again focus on the beginner level but here the practices are especially goes on the small reading excersizes. At the end of A 1 and A 2 levels students can communicate on a simple level by sharing information or experiences directly about familiar topics. They also are able to understand the common  phrases and sentences that are frequently used in daily life, shopping, family relationship or personal experiences. For the B 1-2 levels students join to directly Turkish classes instead of Turkish For Foreigners. And there they continue always with the help of their teacher which is a big opportunity to develop their Turkish by Turkish students.

A Day at School

Classes start at 08.50 every morning. Our students attend their classes and participate in various activities during the day.

They have lunch after the 4th period and continue their studies after a 40 min. break.

Classes end at 16.00. 

On Tuesday and Thursday, students can stay at school until 17.00 for study hall.

FCS High School Clubs

FOOTBALL

Football (Soccer) is one of the oldest and most practiced sports in the world and with that; it is also the most recognized. The general aim of football is to score more goals than your opponent in a match. But it is different in our club, because we teach our players how to enjoy the sport as a team and to learn self-discipline, alongside basic skills such as controlling the ball, passing and shooting techniques, how to move with and without the ball, and more.

Every week we will learn and practice a new skill for 20 minutes then we will apply what we learn in a friendly match with the spirit of teamwork.

MEDIA

The media club gives the students of Canada Schools the opportunity to organize, write, and print their own independent student newspaper. Students from all grades and backgrounds from within the high school will have the freedom to write articles about the topics that are important to them, be it mainstream news, topics related to teenage life, or issues and events within the school itself. As well, the student newspaper serves as a platform for student artwork, poetry, photos, games, and contests. As the guiding teacher for the Media Club, it is my responsibility to ensure the students follow the best journalistic, writing, and interviewing practices possible, and to help them organize and make decisions on their own. However, it is the students' who call the shots. It is their newspaper and their thoughts and expressions that we want to present with this monthly newspaper.

MUN

Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop deeper understanding into current world issues.

Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. Delegates are assigned countries before the conference, along with receiving a topic, or topics, that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences, formulate positions and come up with policy proposals that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the delegates will vote on written policies, called “draft resolutions”, with the goal of passing them with a majority vote. The best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.

Accordingly, in our club we built up confidence in our students to do public speaking, build fact based arguments, and get involved in real discussions by dividing them into groups supporting opposite points of view. All discussed topics  were about the latest incidents in the world and the last topic that was discussed (should travelling be banned from and to China?). This idea was discussed before the ban was enforced.  It created a heated debate among students and pushed them to speak more and try to support their perspectives by facts and logic.

CINEMA

Our Club mission can be summarized under these headings.

a) to view high-ranking movies through different lenses.

b) to foster critical thinking skills

c) to enrich studets' knowledge about cinematagrophy: from script writing, shooting techniques and directing.

d) to empower students' language skills through movies: vocabulary, daily expressions and idioms, inferencing and interpretation, acting out some scenes and making comments on different topics.

e) Having a multicultural club members enabled studets to interchange their views and experiences about world cinema: We exchanged ideas, suggestions and themes in Iranian, Arabic, Korean, Russian cinema.

f) Movie club managed to certain extent to lay the foundation between the movies and their social sciences lessons such as history, literature, philosophy and social issues lectures.

g) Cinema club also helped students make connections between films and real life. 

ICT

By coding, it is aimed to look at the problems from different aspects and produce solutions, to think systematically and creatively, and to offer the shortest and most permanent solution suggestions.

It is a fact known especially by educators that the information learned at a young age is more permanent. If we consider the skills gained by writing coding, it is obvious how important it is to acquire these skills. Coding brings success in other areas as well. Programming training supports learning skills in different fields such as mathematics, literacy and science.

This club will work on robotic coding and object-oriented coding. Robotic coding will be done using Ardunio after the basics of programming and algorithm and programming logic are formed. Apart from this, C ++ language will be studied.

 ANIMATION DRAWING

"Animation Drawing Club" aims at develop our children's imaginary worlds, improve their ideas and ways of thinking and introduce different techniques through various applications. In this club, our students have the opportunity to express themselves through their works and learn how to 'see' and how to ''interpret' what they see for animation - just like the great Masters of the past did! The Animation Drawing Club is learning how to be a better animator!

   There's no doubt that the foundation of every form of animation mastery today is a trained eye in viewing life in all its forms. Gesture drawing from real-life observation is the most acknowledged way of doing this. Indeed, a personal sketchbook says more about the capability of an animator than simply their understanding of technology or software. 

The mission of the Animation Drawing Club is to further the education of students in the fields of painting, drawing and technical animation drawing.

Animation Drawing Club is an curricular club that Prep, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders are invited to participate in which is a fun social activity.

The club fosters a sense of camaraderie for fellow art students so that they can support each other in their artistic pursuits.During the school year, the High School Animation Drawing Club Club will meet about fun social activity.we have many fun and art activities.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND AWARENESS

The Social Responsibility and Awareness Club The Social continues its mission with the aim of raising awareness in the community by promoting social solidarity.

In order to sustain life and basic needs, our club produces useful and qualified projects for animals in need of protection, together with individuals and communities in need, to raise awareness of our environment and especially the students in our school and to raise awareness of social awareness. Our goals are to be able to implement our projects with as much participation as possible and to create the benefit with the maximum possible awareness.

First, Clothes and hygiene materials were collected for the patients in the Dr. Mazhar Osman Mental and Nervous Diseases Hospital and all materials were transferred to the relevant units of the hospital with the accompaniment of our students and teachers.

As part of the aid and solidarity project for a boarding school in Elazığ, we collected materials such as winter boots, coats, scarves, gloves and books to make the children smile.

We also provided cat and dog food and set up nests in various areas and left food at feeding points.

IS THIS MEDIA TOO SOCIAL? We hosted Tülay Savaş, the author of the book, at our school and made a donation to the benefit of The Spinal Cord Paralyzed Association with the proceeds from the book sale made after the book interview.

CHESS

Our chess club operates with the leadership of Ari Kiremitciyan- a Fide Master(a title that you get when you cross 2300 ELO in chess) and European amateurs chess champion in 2014. Chess club students play games among each other, solving chess puzzles, and analyze master games together. They also attend and organize tournaments. The club is open to anyone who wants to learn more about chess even if you are a beginner or if you have some background knowledge about the game.

 CREATIVE WRITING

In “Creative Writing Club”,  students use their imagination and storytelling skills to improve in language  and communication, and turn into published writers.  Personalities are discussed from a psychological and literary perspective, and students form good and evil characters.  To succeed in writing, discipline and re-work is required, and these are acquired by our talented students through certain techniques.  Students describe alternate universes in their short stories, they play word-games to learn more about the use adjectives in writing.  At the end of the semester, all club students finish writing at least one story to be published as a short-story collection.

GASTRONOMY

Florya Canada Schools Gastronomy Club was created to stimulate, foster and promote students interest in the culinary arts.

Our Gastronomy Club provides an environment for students to, socialize, be creative, learn cooking skills, and have fun. Gastronomy Club students have the opportunity to learn both basic cooking skills and specific cooking styles, prepare the food and enjoy eating the results.

WORLD SCHOLARS CUP

World Scholar's Cup is a premier international academic event attracting students from all over the world, resulting in "a global community of future scholars and leaders".

Florya Canada School’s World Scholar's Cup Club, has an aim to attract students interested in learning beyond the school curriculum and to focus on bringing students from different cultures together to discuss issues and ideas relevant to present times and better future.

Our World Scholar’s Cup club allows students to apply knowledge and skills to a variety of complex questions and tasks. Teachers from every department support and work with our  students for this event.

DANCE

Our students practise the most healthy form of fun during their sessions with Odadans. They learn different dance genres with the choreographies designed by their teachers.

SCHOOL BAND

Students who are interested in music join this club to practice every week and perform on special occasions.

GEOMETRY BY DESIGN

In Geometry by Design hour, our students construct lines, angle, quantities without any measurement tool. Students design their own unit of measurement and create new geometric constructions. Students are drawing various shapes using only a pair of compasses and straightedge. We are not measuring the length of a line, we are creating our UNITS!!. In the club hour, we are focusing on

Line segments

Perpendicular bisector of a line segment

Perpendicular from a line through point

Construct  by only compass.

Construct an equilateral triangle

BASKETBALL

At the high school level, our main purpose in basketball is to build a sense of team spirit. We stress the importance of working collaboratively together in order to experience the full potential of this great sport. Our practices consists of drill work, passes, shoots, and friendly matches working all the muscle groups.

ROWING

Rowing is an outdoor sport activity where our students are fully engaged in nature.  Rowing allows are students to engage in an interesting sport on the water versus other typical sports that are practiced in enclosed areas such as gyms,  fitness centers, and stadiums. This sport offers our students tranquility on the water and fresh air. When Rowing, students must notice the direction of wind and row against the current  in a synchronized manner in order to reach the destination point.


PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE SERVICE

Our high school counseling program takes multiple factors into consideration:  Students’ personality characteristics, their academic and emotional level, and lastly specific needs of the individual person.  The high school guidance teacher employs preventative techniques for possible mistaken choices of the teenagers, such as giving a seminar on substance and alcohol use, or technology addiction.

Every month, a new guidance bulletin is sent to our parents, by observing student dynamics and their family environment through psychological counseling sessions.  

High school years are important for students to make a self-discovery, realize their true potential, and create an identity.  Therefore, a collaborative and holistic approach is taken by our counselor, where parents, teachers and students work hand in hand through this developmental progress.  In addition, parenting seminars and psychology talks are presented every two months by our counselor, aside from individual parent-teacher meetings.

Individual, group, classroom sessions with students are included in the high school counseling program. The yearly plan is organized into following sections, where the guidance teacher mentions a specific subject in each counseling lesson:

 1.  “Getting to Know Oneself”

In the beginning of the school year, students fill out personality inventories to realize who they are.

2.  “Welcoming Diversity”

In this multinational school environment, students have a counseling session on why all humans are equal and brainstorm ways to overcome prejudice.  

3.  “Respecting Human Rights”

Students read a text states basic human rights and learn about children rights, where later they have an open discussion on the news about human right violations in the world, and get informed on how to protect themselves from these violations.

4.  “Self-Awareness”

Students do an in-class assignment in order to recognize their strong qualities and realize where they can develop more. A brainstorm is planned on discussing the limits a person can have, and how to overcome them.

5.  “Mindfulness”

An exercise of mindful eating is done in the classroom by distributing students chocolate.  This will bring the students to the here and the now.  Counselor applies an exemplary meditation.

6.  “Self-Confidence”

Positive psychology approach is applied for self acceptance and appreciation.  An exercise is made where students match and say 3 good things about each other.

7.  “Values”

From the perspective of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, students figure out their own values and make short term and long term goals to live by their morals.

8.  “Academic Honesty”

A discussion is held on why copy-pasting is stealing someone else’s ideas, and how can we avoid plagiarism in school.  Why is it important to credit the author?  How is that related to values?

9.  “Empathy”

Students learn about mirror neurons and biological bases of empathy.  Later, they state why it is important and valuable to be empathetic towards other people.  They write down their personal reasons on why acting kind bring happiness.

10.  “Saying ‘No’ to Bullying”

Conversations about the damage done by bullying is discussed.  Every student state a sentence on why bullying is not okay, and how to protect from a bully.  (In the school setting, they can always inform teachers, counselor, principle and parents)

11.  “Stress Management”

"What is stress and how to prevent it from effecting us in a negative way?  How to overcome damaging results of stress?"  Students solve a fun competition quiz on Kahoot on Stress Management and strengthen their coping skills.

12.  “Physical Wellness”

Articles are brought to class stating which steps to take in order to live healthier.  Students get into groups (sports, eating, water consumption, avoiding carbohydrates etc) and bullet their groups special topic's main points on a cartoon with colorful pens.  Then they make a presentation.

13.  “Emotional Wellness”

The class starts with the question:  "How do you heal an emotional wound?" And then students brainstorm to find ways that creates a healthy emotional state.

14.  “Career Choice”

Tests are applied to figure out students' talents, interests and capabilities.  One of the aims of the school counseling is to lead kids into the correct direction for success and work satisfaction.  A Career Day is organized by the administration, and students listen to people who have different occupational backgrounds and success stories.

The high school counseling service aims to reach every student and make a positive difference in their lives and life competencies.  In addition to above list, students are coached for goal-setting and administering plans, plus certain practices are organized in order to develop self-discipline skills in students.  A variety of learning methods, such as using mind maps to see connections between concepts are taught to students using in-class exercises. 

Accomplishments

Florya Canada High School had its first graduates in 2018/2019 with a unique program opening doors to world-class universities. FCS appears to be the first high school in Turkey with an education program recognized and accredited both by Canada/New Brunswick Ministry of Early Childhood and Education and Ministry of Education in Turkey.

We proudly counseled our first graduates who got acceptance from esteemed universities in the world. 60% of our graduates study medicine with full scholarship in UK and Italy.

All our graduates scored 4 or 5 in AP Calculus AB, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

They all passed English proficiency exams without any problems.

They were all qualified to receive a Canadian Diploma upon graduation.

Out of 35 students who attended DELF exam from our school in the first year of their French education, 33 were qualified to get a certificate.

Our students were awarded  3 medals and Certificate of Distinction in Pascal and Cayley Math Contests in 2019 and 2020.

School - Parent Communication

Florya Canada High School values parents’ role and contributions on the learning process of the students. Beside parent-teacher meetings where teachers and parents meet to exchange information and feedback regarding academic and personal development of the student, we communicate our parents through K12. Our parents can follow student performance, attendance, schedule and send/receive messages on K12.

Academic Support Program

Florya Canada School offers a unique coaching system where we guide our students individually and provide help with their unique needs on their career journey. We provide tailored academic support programs for our students who appear to have a wide range of university goals from studying in Turkey to studying in Canada, USA, UK or Europe.

For the students who prefer to study in Turkey, we have a Turkish University Entrance Exam and YÖS Prep program that starts in grade 11.

Our weekend courses for English Proficiency Prep (TOEFL and IELTS) help all our students get the language certificates they need for the university.

For those students who choose to study abroad, we offer an SAT/ACT prep program beside AP courses such as Calculus AB, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 

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