A Day at School
8:15 - 8:45 Students arrive at school
8:45- (on Mondays) Opening Ceremony of the Week
8:50 -13:00 Morning Lessons with (9:30 - 9:50 Breakfast Time)
13:00 - 13:40 Lunch and Recess
13:40 - 16:00 Afternoon Lessons
16:15 -17:00 Study Hall Lessons and Extra-Curricular Activities
Here are some of our lovely students describing their typical day in FCS
The day begins with my mom or dad waking me up. It is the hardest part of the day. I
wake up, brush my teeth, and get ready. I open my iPad to check some things and before
you know it, 15 minutes have passed! I hear the voices in the background “hurry up, we
will be late, why are you not ready yet?” Although I have never ever been late for
Getting in the car driving up to school and realizing I am early as always. With a smile,
the security guard wishes me a good morning. I enter my classroom and prepare my
materials on my desk. The official day is starting! As my friends enter the classroom my
mood is lifted and there are a lot of laughs.
The first lesson is science, it always makes me happy to see a positive, always in a
good mood teacher. He raises my spirit and we always finish the lesson with a happy
note, then we have breakfast. After we eat, we have a little bit of fun in the back garden.
Next lesson is French, we try to be serious although good mood wins, I have to say
sometimes for no reason, my friends feel the need to get a bit louder, but Madame Vildan
always finds a good way to catch everyone’s attention back on her again.
It is Turkish lesson time! My mind slowly leaves carried by summer smells to my last
summer holidays. However, in a matter of seconds, I am back to reality and writing
Before you know it is lunchtime, the smell of all of the delicious food in the hallway
completely hypnotizing me and I notice walking towards the cafeteria turns to run
with a loud grumbling sound from my tummy.
After lunch, I have some extra time to go out in the garden with my friends. Some other
times I go to visit my ICT teacher, Counselor or Art teacher they are so fun that my time
passes too quickly.
The dessert of the day and believe me it is true is English lesson. I have the
sweetest English teacher and I don’t know how she makes writing a summary of a book
so fun. However, we don’t finish in the same mood, we have HOMEWORK WHY????
Now I already see myself coming home eating something and a question “do you have
any homework?” There is no way out. I have to do it and I know the next day when my
English teacher tells me “great job” for doing my homework, I will be proud of myself.
I am very proud of my school, and of everything I have accomplished and all that it
offers me. There are some days when I don’t feel like going to school, but always I know
my second family will make me feel even better and fill me with confidence. They show
me every day that there is no limit for accomplishing my future dreams.
Gita Rosandić (5A)
Hi, I‘m Esra, from 7A. I will tell you about a day in the life at Florya Canada Schools.
The class starts at 8.50 a.m. Every single teacher starts the lessons very
energetically and that makes me wake right up. I like the way that our Math and
Turkish teachers are really energetic because they help me focus on the lesson.
After the first class, we have breakfast which is 20 minutes long. They serve bread, egg, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, etc. and changes from day to day which is great. After the 5th lesson, at 13.00 we have lunch. We have different menus every day for lunch that is made up of a lot of healthy meals. We have 40 minutes to eat which is more than enough, leaving us time to spend in the big garden and gym.
My seven best friends and I play basketball on the Beşiktaş team. We as Beşiktaş are playing for Canada School’s basketball team as well, which I’m very proud of.
Last year, we came in second place in Istanbul, and this year we won first place. I’m really happy about that. The whole Middle School, including all of my teachers, came to support us during our game which felt so overwhelmingly great.
As I was saying, we have a big garden and a gym, the gym has everything in it, like a basketball court, football goal posts, balls, etc. After lunch, we have three lessons left until the school day comes to an end. We have an ending ceremony on Fridays, where we reflect on everything we accomplished during the week and say bye to our teachers and friends for the weekend to rest.
I like my school because of all my friends and teachers who are from all different parts of the world, cities, countries, cultures which help my English skills and make me a global citizen. My school offers us so many services and support, like our counselor who is so nice, and easily approachable. Every day is a great day at Canada Schools!
Esra Kurban (7A)
My School day at Canada Schools is a new beginning each time, when the sky smiles, the sun shines and the clouds play next to the sky. Friends are kind and compassionate to each other. It is a day your mother and father smile at you, a smile of satisfaction. A day we are at school, our friends and mates are by your side, and you can enjoy getting a score of a hundred. Most importantly, it is a day when you learn life lessons and lessons for life.
School starts at 8:50 a.m., so I ride the bus, then I get off and listen to music on my 20-second walk to school. I run rapidly with a backpack full of books, notebooks, and colored pencils to get to the lesson on time and not to be late. After a 40 minute argument and debate with my friendly English teacher, it’s time for breakfast and then you can have fun with the people you love. After 3 (some boring, some interesting) lessons, it is lunch time’s break, which is for 40 minutes. We all wait in line until it is our turn to fill our plates and bowls, however, sometimes some people cheat and try to pass the others.
And after your tasty meal, you encounter some buddies who are playing volleyball with wooden fences as the net that they’ve made.
Suddenly, you hear the noise of many people who are playing and yelling at each other. After three tiring but enjoyable remaining classes, it’s time to go home. When the school is over, we walk and talk with friends on the way home. We live and surprise our friends with small things in our tiny joyous world, waiting impatiently to do it all over again at school the next day!
Amirmohammad Owrangi (8A)