Democratic and Participatory School Climate

Based on the awareness that making our students feel that their ideas and thoughts are important have positive effects on developing self-confidence, opportunities are created to participate and contribute to school life in all areas inside and outside the classroom.

Our students are given responsibility in line with their interests differing from weekly school ceremonies to special days as well as celebrations, social responsibility projects and book clubs.

One of the opportunities created for students to share their thoughts in a democratic environment from an early age on is the students’ union.  At the beginning of each academic year, class representatives are elected which are followed by a democratically coopted students’ union.  In meetings with mentor teachers at regular intervals, students are encouraged to take decisions contributing to school life and the environment.