Cocktails, dancing and fabulous views – the IICS community celebrates in style!


In May 2018, IICS Parent Teacher Association and the Board of Directors held a fabulous event at the Hyatt Regency Atakoy VUE Lounge & Bar.

The welcome team, Alexandra and Arzu from the PTA, equipped all guests with name tags to promote social connections on the event and guided them to our photo wall for memories to last forever in the beautiful photos.

The stylish evening was a perfect way to catch up, meet friends, make some new ones and to taste divine Hennessy Cognac or Belvedere Vodka cocktails, thanks to the sponsoring by Ogun Saka of Moet Hennessy Turkey. The delicious snacks served by Hyatt (thanks to Sven Hoffmeyer of Hyatt for helping us with a feasible quote) were offered continuously to keep the crowd energised. Everyone enjoyed the wonderful opportunity to connect, chat and laugh during this crazy time of the year when time flies by too fast, against the amazing backdrop of  Istanbul at night.

One of the busiest corners throughout the evening was the portrait painter street artist, many enjoyed their portrait being sketched. At one point the queue got quite long though he managed to fulfill all requests. All the mingling and celebration of the past year happened in the fine atmosphere created by the music of the joyful Live Act of Solanch De La Rosa who made guests dance and party till the very end.

The IICS PTA & Board Cocktail 2018 was the perfect platform to introduce our new Head of School, Nathan Walker, and the new Primary Principal, Rob Grantham, and his lovely wife our new Science Teacher Becky Stewart, to our community. They were thankful that timing allowed them to attend the evening and get to know many IICS parents. The mix of guests, parents, teachers, staff, PTA and Board members created a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere and a chance to mingle. The community was also impressed with our new Head of School’s salsa skills!

Thank you for coming and enjoying the Cocktail!

Your PTA & Board