Haileybury Astana was opened by President Nazabayev in 2011 and is an IB World School preparing young people to become leaders of the future and to achieve their dream of attending a world top university. From an early age, pupils take part in a wide range of activities to challenge and extend their knowledge and skills in an increasingly global world. Above all however Haileybury Astana is a school that cares for every one of our pupils as we guide and support them into an exciting future.
I have been lucky enough to work at the school for 5 years. The children at this school are encouraged to learn in a safe, creative and exciting environment. The results are credit to the hard work and dedication of the children and staff that work here.
Tonight I attended an amazing drama production with hard work from so many pupils and staff alike all working together to show the best of British education. Earlier in the day there was an assembly on kindness and hundreds of children here every week take part in extra activities with all our staff helping and supporting them. There is even an email you can contact about giving the school ideas, and the exam results last summer were far higher than large numbers of British schools in the UK. We have pupils applying to Oxford and Harvard universities with an international mix with pupils learning about Kazakhstan as well as achieving top results to serve them well to go to top universities all over the world. Many of our staff have been here for over five years and work incredibly hard helping every pupil on an individual basis. There are more than 60 British staff here, more than any other international school in Astana, with 150 years of Haileybury tradition behind us and 26 years with Haileybury UK as an IB School. I am very proud of all our pupils and staff - well done everyone!