20 june 2019
On May 31, 2019, Haileybury Almaty celebrated its 10th anniversary. Pupils, parents, school leavers of past years and the school administration took part in the solemn ceremony. It was also attended by honored guests, such as shareholders and founders, Almaty Mayor Baurzhan Baybek, representatives of the Board of Governors from the United Kingdom and other special guests.
Haileybury Almaty opened its doors in 2008 in partnership with Haileybury in the UK. Pupils take the “A levels” program, which allows them to enter the best universities in Kazakhstan and abroad.
Ian Hunt, Chairman of the Board of Governors
“We are responsible for the children for a certain period of time. Our task is to prepare them as best as possible for the next stage of the educational process. The next stage is a university, as a rule, and the ability to study independently is a key aspect of a successful university education”.
The school adheres to progressive views and does not forget about the rich heritage. Pupils are taught moral compass that help them succeed in life.
Ian Hunt explains:
“What we're looking for are people who have a curiosity and learning; people who want to ask questions rather than just be fed the answers. It's about finding your own pathway in achieving those answers. Developing a holistic understanding is about developing a skill set that goes well beyond the classroom. It's about your capacity to operate in a team, your capacity to be a leader, your capacity to be a public speaker.
Scholarship programme at Haileybury Almaty started in 2011.Over these years, more than 40 children have had the opportunity to study at the best universities in the world.
Today leavers of Haileybury Almaty study at leading universities of the world: University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University College London, Durham University, University of Bath, Queen Mary’s University of London, Royal Holloway University of London, London School of Economics, Manchester, Imperial College London, Central St Martins.
Both Haileybury Almaty and Haileybury Astana schools are now entering a new phase of development.
“We're in a position to really take these schools into an environment where the academic aspiration is very much "the sky is the limit" for it. It is important for our school to create and maintain a learning environment that meets the requirements of 21st century learning,” the Chairman of the Board of Governors says.
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Ian Hunt shared the good news for parents and children who live in other cities of Kazakhstan, that in the near future it is planned to open boarding for children from different regions of Kazakhstan and neighbouring countries.