Our late grandmother had a talk with our father when he graduated from Teacher Training School. She said:
- Son, your money will not be honestly-earned unless your shirt is wet with your sweat when you leave the classroom. And if you feed your child with money that is not honestly earned, that child will not be dutiful and beneficial.
And she went on:
- Look, son! I want you to know that I do not want to be the grandmother to grandchildren that are not beneficial to their ancestors, country and nation. You should know that. As the children of a father who was a teacher for half a century with this awareness in mind, we would like to share with you this speech he delivered in the 40th year of his career, which we promise to always remember and cherish deep in our hearts until the day we die.
"In my 40th year as a teacher, there is one thing I want from my sons and teachers, which is that they should always dedicate their lives to their students. Because the life of a teacher is honourable and worth living only when they dedicate their life to their students."
Our new school will undoubtedly be a ŞAHİNKAYA SCHOOL as well. For many years, we wanted to transform our efforts under the roof of ŞAHİNKAYA Dershaneleri into a school. The system, its structure, its content, its people... Almost everything was determined.
For years, we were talking and lamenting about how we could never manage to touch our students fully. We always used to express how nice it would be if they could spend all their times with us. We used to look at the improvement in the performance and feedback of our students who came to Şahinkaya Anatolian and Science High Schools in their last years, where we used to and still do carry out integrated programs.
We had big dreams. We were excited to talk about our goals. What would the name of this school be? There must have been a name to add more excitement to our excitement. We should have been proud of the name of our school, it should have made our voices tremble. We had to work hard, but we never should have said we were tired. We never had a hard time. Our father is Rasim ŞAHİNKAYA.
We're proud to say. The name of the new school project by ŞAHİNKAYA family is "Rasim ŞAHİNKAYA Anatolian, Science and Technology High Schools". We promise you that this new school project will bring new children to your honourable life that was worth living as well as to your philosophy in life. Dad, your kids have grown up a bit.
They've also accumulated in life. Believing that we would not be going beyond our brief, we would like to make a definition for what a teacher is, with all the emotions that our teachers ignited in us by how they touched our lives and how they always supported us through life. "People with giant hearts and the vast academic equipment who know their students to be their own children and embrace them with compassion and love are called teachers." May God speed us and may we go a long way.
We are so glad that you are our father, we are so glad that you are a teacher.