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World Book Day 2017 in Haileybury Astana School

   On April 21st Haileybury Astana pupils and staff celebrated the World Book Day.
It’s not only a celebration of writers, book illustrators, but most importantly it’s a celebration of reading. In was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Haileybury Astana School is very proud to be a part of this global initiative and the World Book Day became an annual event which brings a lot of fun every year.

World Scholar’s Cup Astana Round 2017

    On Friday, 31st March, and Saturday, 1st April, Haileybury Astana took 22 students to Spectrum International School to take part in the first qualifying round of the World Scholar’s Cup 2017. The idea behind the World Scholar’s Cup was to create something different than traditional academic competitions and conferences: a celebration of the joy of learning, a tournament as rewarding for the team that came in last as the for the team that came in first, an enrichment opportunity that motivated students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover new ones.
    This year there were almost 400 students from all corners of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan competing. Although there was stiff competition our 8 teams did very well, especially in debating and writing, most of our teams winning all 3 of their debates.

Faculty of Art, Design Technology and Textiles Annual Exhibition

The Faculty of Art, Design Technology and TextilesAnnual Exhibition took place on Friday 14 April in the main atrium of the school. At this exhibition pupils present their final examination pieces: art works, fashion designs, and products they have designed and made themselves out of wood, acrylic and many other materials. The quality of the work on show reflected the highest international standards of the internationally recognised IGCSE, AS and A level examinations.


Nauryz at Haileybury Almaty

A popular Haileybury Almaty tradition is the annual celebration of the Nauryz spring holiday with the whole school community. On Friday 21 April the school once again opened its doors to all friends to share in the holiday of harmony, light and new beginnings. The program of the festival was very diverse: performances by pupils and professional actors, a parade of national costumes, traditional Kazakh games and, of course, a mass performance of the lively Kara Zhorga dance, which is always performed by all with great pleasure, regardless of age!


Life and hands-on experience are the best teachers

To be a leader means to be able to see reality, face the truth and be able to manage all situations and circumstances. That is a view that Assel Khairova, Managing Partner of KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, takes. In her interview to “Business i Vlast” business newspaper, she tells about what her path to leadership has started with, why principles are important in business, who opens the gates of changes in our lives and about many other things.

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