International Activities are projects that are carried out in partnership with the schools in Europe and the U.S.A., developed on a given topic or theme. The aim of the International activities is to help students experience peace, friendship, love, international information transfer and to develop their skills in specific areas.
International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) English Drama Club, in our school is an opportunity for the students to perform an English Drama and share it with students, of their age, from other countries at given festivals.
B. Erasmus Plus Projects:
Izmir SEV carries on European Union general education Erasmus Plus activities. These are global activities which support to improve the quality of education, the cultural exchange and global partnership. The schools become partners to do a common project and share it through the students / teacher exchange programs.
SEV students are encouraged to participate in international programs for environmental management. Students and staff actively learn to improve the environment of their school and to create environmental awareness among their families and local communities. The international coordination of the Eco Schools project (www.eco-schools.org) which is carried out in 23 European countries and in South Africa in about 7500 schools is held by the International Foundation of Environmental Education FEE ( www.fee-international.org ). TÜRÇEV is responsible for the organization in Turkey. The program enables the schools to apply an environmental management system that is generated by ISO 14001/EMAS. The organization awards the Green Flag to the schools which are certified as Environmentally Friendly as a result of their Environment Education program. İzmir SEV Elementary School was awarded the Green Flag by FEE in 2005-2006, as a result of the activities that were done about resource and waste management. The Green Flag is awarded to the schools for a period of two years after which the school is expected to carry out further activities on topics; Resource and waste management, water, energy, and biodiversity.
D. Partner School Science Project:
Partner School Science Project is a project of the science department. It is developed on the premise that the main reason for the world wars is the people of the different cultures know little about, and fail to understand, each other. At our school, the PSSP Club aims to support global friendship through the concepts of science and space. We use scientific research methods to explore themes in technology and space exploration. Through NASA space camp Turkey in Gaziemir, students use satellite links and a variety of other communication techniques to communicate with other learning communities and NASA officials. The project encourages learning through intercultural communication and information technology: It is a joint project program which is based on the fields of advanced technology and space exploration. The students work together with other, international, schools and focus on learning scientific research methodologies.
This is an activity organized by FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) Foundation and LEGO company to support and inspire scientists and engineers of the future. Each year a different theme is provided by the organization. The project has two stages: development; and performance assignment of the robot. The teams that win the first three places in the national competitions attend the international competitions.
F. JMUN (Junior Model United Nations)
As an academic simulation of the United Nations, JMUN (Junior Model United Nations) aims to educate middle school students who participate about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.