Education at Melahat Akkutlu Middle School
Melahat Akkutlu Middle School first opened its doors to education in 1968 and has achieved Middle School status in 1975. In 1996, our school became an Elementary School. With the passing of the governments educational law “4+4+4 educational system”, the school was once again turned into a middle School.
At our school, we provide pre-school education as well as grades 5 to 8. Our group of pre-school students are 5 years old. Grades 5 to 8 are of ages 11 to 14, respectively.
The school registrations are made via school’s website. The aim of our school is not only to provide appropriate training in the field of professions but also in the field of skills as well. This is the reason we offer eight hours of optional classes. The students are free to choose from Religion and Culture, Language Education, Science and Technology, Arts, Sports and Social Studies.
After 8th grade, in order to be accepted to any high school, there is an administrative test called “SBS”, which consists of questions relating to 8th grade topics and studies.
Melahat Akkutlu Middle School is the only school that has received a nationwide TSE certificate. Our national TV channel, “TRT” has recognized our school in a nationwide news coverage on May 9, 2011. Our schools soccer team has received the Istanbul championship title during the 2012-2013 season.
We started the 2013-2014 educational year with our fully professional staff, teachers, proper equipment, and over 400 students. Our educational activities are being successfully fulfilled as planned.
My legendery city,İstanbul,
The City on the Seven Hills
Istanbul was known as the city on the seven hills. Whether Constantine the Great was actually aware of the fact that the new city was, founded on seven hills remains uncertain.
The seven hills, all located in the area within the walls, first appeared when the valleys of the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus were opened up during the Secondary and Tertiary periods. In the Ottoman, as in the earlier Byzantine period, each hill was surrounded by monumental religious buildings.
The first hill on which the ancient city of Byzantium was founded, begins from Seraglio Point and extends over the whole area containing Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.
On the second hill are to be found the Nuru Osmaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Çemberlitas. The second hill is divided from the first by a fairly deep valley running from Babiali on the east Eminonu.
The third hill is now occupied by the main buildings of Istanbul University, the Mosque of Beyazit to the south and the Mosque and Complex of Suleymaniye to the north. The southern slopes of the hill descend to Kumkapi and Langa.
The fourth hill on which stood the Church of the Holy Aposties and, subsequently, the Mosque of Sultan Mehmet, slopes down rather steeply to the Golden Horn on the north and, rather more gently, to Aksaray on the south.
On the fifth hill we find the Mosque of Sultan Selim. The fifth and the sixth hills are separated by the valley running down on the west to Balat on the shore of the Golden Horn.
On the sixth hill are to be found the districts of Edirnekapi and Ayvansaray Its gentle slopes run out beyond the line of the defense walls.
The seventh hill extends from Aksaray to the Marmara Sea. It is a broad hill with three summits producing a triangle with apices at Topkapi, Aksaray, and Yedikule.