Il Maggio dei Libri was an event published on our fb page with several moments of reading shared with our students. For the event we had two truly exceptional reader guests: Valentina Di Leva, LIS performer (Italian Sign Language), and Martina Di Leva, actress. Accompanied by music, they interpreted selected passages taken from “History of a seagull and the cat who taught her to fly” by Luis Sepúlveda. We flew too, with our imagination!
Il Maggio dei Libri 2021
Bye Bye 2020... Welcome 2021!
We organized a party to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021. We had a lot of fun, playing and dancing with the teachers and our friends!
Il Maggio dei Libri 2020
This year, on the occasion of “Il Maggio dei Libri”, we organized an online event on the facebook page of our school. Our guest reader from Rome the author Marco Cinque has read and interpreted passages from two books focusing on the culture of the Native Americans and played an instrument – the ethnic flute. Respecting different cultures even those very different made us discover the world and ourselves. Mark Cinque taught us the Cherokee greeting! Then WA-DO…. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Italian Language Week in the World 2020
This year we celebrated the Italian language with the Supreme Poet: Dante Alighieri! But we also had a guest who had fun with us, the Consul of Italy in Izmir Valerio Giorgio. We drew a large map of Italy in the middle of our garden. We matched the cities and their symbols on the map. We had two exciting days full of creative workshops!
An unusual Picasso
A French artist, Bernard Pras, installed his masterpiece at İzmir Fransız Kültür Merkezi. He reproduced Dora Maar, a famous painting by Picasso, only using recycled materials. It was really great!
We went to admire the great Pablo Picasso exhibition at Arkas Sanat Merkezi. There were paintings, costumes and objects designed and created by him. It was fun creating our “Picasso face”.
Space!… Our Carnival theme. Clouds, planets, rain and much more were our costumes. Pulcinella and Corallina came to school and wanted to play with us. Together with them, we played balance and coordination games, transforming ourselves into skilled transporters of delicious pizzas.
As each year, the primary school and kindergarten participated to Libriamoci. Reading days in schools. Two of the proposed themes by Libriamoci were chosen: “We will save the world” and “Gianni Rodari: the wordsˊ game, between sounds and colors”. The activities involved the whole school and our guest was Buket Kasalı, academic coordinator of the Italian Language Department at the Ekonomi University of Izmir, with whom we built puppets using waste material. We had a small show with the puppets, using our little “Ecological Theater”.
Earth, a planet to love
The Earth is the wonderful planet in which we are living. For the global week dedicated to climate changes, we recreated the contaminated earth and water that we wish not to see anymore.
Italian Language Week in the World 2019
The Italian Language Week in the World 2019 was celebrated in our school. The linden of our garden was transformed into the… Italian language, and we spoke with her. Surprisingly, the Indians arrived danced and sang in Italian. The Italian Consul of Izmir Valerio Giorgio and the President of the Com. It. Es. of Izmir Maria Elisa Sponza also had lot of fun with us.
International Day 2019
We participated to the international event held in NATO base of Izmir. In the photograph, together with us, the Italian Consul of Izmir Valerio Giorgio and Cinzia Braggiotti representative of the Arkas Education and Cultural Foundation.
School’s opening ceremony for the year 2019/2020
A new school year is going to start and we are very excited and willing to do many things. During the opening day the Italian Consul of Izmir Valerio Giorgio and Cinzia Braggiotti from Arkas Education and Cultural Foundation came to visit us.
Last day of school 2018/2019
It was a productive year, we have been working so hard and we could not wait this moment to come: we finally received our report cards! The Italian Consul of İzmir Valerio Giorgio and the President of the Arkas Education and Cultural Foundation, Lucien Arkas, was with us for this joyful day.
End of school year show 2018/2019
We are not only students, but also actors, dancers and singers. We had a lot of fun, and our audience enjoy it a lot!
We have set up an exhibition with our students’ drawings at the Italian Cultural Center to celebrate the Children’s Day. “Me too” was an opportunity to share art, cheerfulness and fun. We dedicated it to the children, to remember that their rights should be always respected.
Thanks to HAMİ project, we invited our friends from “Kahramanlar Mustafa Öğütveren Elementary School” to play in our garden. Each of us has created his own
“Grass head”. We just have to wait and see which one will have the longest hair.
Pantomime... One more opportunity to be together
On March 27th, in the occasion of the World Theater Day, we have organized a pantomime show that was very, very funny. There were also some of our friends, who were so much involved in the show and enjoyed it a lot.
Il Maggio dei Libri 2019
This year, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary that mankind landed to the moon, we decided to talk with the satellite of our beloved Earth: the Moon! “When the moon was me” by Luigi Garlando guided us to our stellar journey at the NATO base in Smyrna, we began reading with Lieutenant Colonel Tafuri Michele, sitting on a “galactic” throne prepared by us for this occasion. We wanted to be noticed: we wore space suits.
Arkas Deniz Tarihi Merkezi
Ancient paintings, miniatures, objects and naval instruments made us dream of navigation. At the ship’s wheel, ready to leave and navigate around the world.
Arkas Sanat Merkezi – Post-Impressionism
Self-portraits, landscapes and still life! How many new words we learned while analyzing and commenting the beautiful paintings in the exhibition!
Together with Ege OrmanVakfı 2019
One of the subject of this year was the deforestation: cutting down trees can be very dangerous because it can cause landslides. After watching a cartoon we planted small trees.
International puppet’s day 2019
“The House of Small Cubes” really impressed us! We could not miss this exciting experience in which shadows, puppets, theatrical objects and different techniques were used together.
Carnival is much funnier when celebrated all together. This year new friends came to visit us, and it was great playing together, wearing masks and dancing.
Also this year the primary school and kindergarten attended Libriamoci. Reading days in schools, the campaign of the Center for books and reading born from an agreement between the Ministry of Education, University and Research and the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
Leonardo da Vinci, our special guest, was with us from October the 22nd to 24th, showing us his works and how extraordinary he was. Our parents joined us and our special reader was the Italian Consul of Izmir, Dr. Luigi Iannuzzi, who read us some really interesting subjects and we built together a small parachute. It has been an unforgettable experience.
On the occasion of the 18th edition of the Italian Language Week in the World we organized an event for making our families more familiar with the Italian language. The Italian Consul of İzmir, Dr. Luigi Iannuzzi, and the President of the COM.IT.ES of Izmir Maria Elisa Sponza were with us. We had the chance to present ItaliAmo, an application for learning Italian, while the children enjoyed some interactive games.
İzmir Fransız Kültür Merkezi – 1001 NIGHTS from Julien Salaud
On the occasion of the “1001 nights” exhibition at the Arkas Sanat Merkezi, the artist Julien Salaud installed his art at the İzmir Fransız Kültür Merkezi based on the same theme. He composed the human figures with several kilometers of wire and thousands of nails. Everything was shining in the dark room. We were amazed!
Arkas Sanat Merkezi - 1001 nights
We have lived a real fairy tale! The paintings and clothes made us feel as if we were on a flying carpet!
Eat a little of everything... this is the secret
Eating healthy is important for living well! For this reason, we went shopping with our teachers, who taught us to identify the products on the shelves, to check the expiry date and to notice the discount.
This year we have participated to the “International Day” held in NATO base of İzmir. In the photograph the Ankara Italian Ambassador Luigi Mattiolo, the Italian General of the Army Corps Paolo Ruggiero, the Italian Consul of İzmir Luigi Iannuzzi with their wives and our school representatives.
School's opening ceremony for the year 2018/2019
We inaugurated the new school year with the Italian Consul of İzmir Luigi Iannuzzi and with the President of Arkas Education and Cultural Foundation Lucien Arkas.
End of school year show 2017/2018
We were very happy and excited for the end of the year show. For our special audience, we were actors, dancers and musicians!
Last day of school 2017/2018
The Italian İzmir Consul Luigi Iannuzzi and the President of Arkas Education and Cultural Foundation Lucien Arkas gave us the report cards. We sang all together and it was a beautiful day to finish another school year.
Il Maggio dei Libri 2018
We never get tired of reading! We decided to join the Italian National Campaign for improving reading as an element of personal and collective growth. “Il Maggio dei Libri” is an initiative promoted by MiBACT. We read our book in a beautiful atmosphere outside the school at Kültür Park with Maria Elisa Sponza, President of Smirne Com.it.es.
Ege Orman Vakfı in our school
Ege Orman Vakfı taught us the importance of forest and trees through a nice Power Point presentation. Then, we planted in our pots pine tree seeds. We are looking forward to see them grow up.
İzmir Fransız Kültür Merkezi – "Micro-Folie/Digital Museum"
At the French Culture Center we immersed in art: thanks to the multimedia experience we analyzed some paintings and then reconstructed them as puzzle.
Elementary school students have participated to “Libriamoci. Reading days in schools”, an initiative approach to reading asked by the Italian Ministry of Education and various Italian cultural associations. Students have participated to this activity between the 23rd of October and 26th of October 2017. Readings were held by parents and volunteer readers, including Dr. Lia Lodovici Kars, director of the Association of Italian Friendship in Izmir.
Izmir Opera House - "Magic World"
The İzmir Opera House has fascinated us with its architecture. We were immersed in polyphonic music, into the colors and dance. It seemed to be in a fairy tale.
We had fun with jokes and riddles! All of us had worn colorful costumes.
International puppet’s day
Our attention was on the puppets and the show was really fun.
Landscapes of water from the Arkas collection
We admired and analysed the sea in different paintings. It’s interesting noticing how the artists’ talent, using different colours and techniques can create many interpretations of water. We also enjoyed producing our own works with different artistic techniques.
Last day of school
After receiving our report card from the Italian Consul of Izmir, we were happy to start our holidays!
End of school year show
We shared with our families what we learned during our school year.
We visited the zoo and its different habitats.
Arkas Sanat Merkezi - Victor Vasarely
We prepared our work using geometrical shapes inspired by the artist Vasarely
International puppet’s day
We enjoyed the show a lot and had lots of fun.
Arkas Sanat Merkezi – The master of the light
We admired the light used by the painters art work in the exposition. We were impressed to see the beautiful illustrations of the light and shadow used by painters. They are real masters!
We played with the light and we drew beautiful flowers.
We have celebrated the carnival with traditional music and dessert. We prepared our own masks at school. We had fun playing ‘’Pignatta’’.
Arkas Maritime History Center
We discovered many things, such as; different flags are used to communicate on board and that colors and symbols are very important.
It was interesting to learn, how different parts of the ship are named and what to do in case of danger. It was really exciting to wear a real life jacket.
The scale models of the ships were magical! They were equal to the originals but much smaller!
Arkas Art Center – Anatolian Travels
We put the Ottoman life on stage: sitting at the table like the Ottomans was very different, just as the food and objects.
Anatolia keeps its charm still now. It influences the modern world with its culture and history.