John Coles, Headmaster of Haileybury Astana: "We undertake a rigorous interview and selection process and will only accept teachers who are fully qualified with internationally recognised teaching qualification of the highest standards. We employ predominantly English native speakers to ensure the quality of our English tuition, and teachers who have themselves been to the global elite universities. This ensures that the teaching knowledge is excellent and that they understand the universities which our pupils wish to apply for and how best to prepare them."
Why Pupils Should Go to Haileybury Astana
Haileybury Astana both provides an opportunity to get an education under IB Programme and offers talented students a chance to be enrolled into the programme on a scholarship basis. The School also helps students apply for scholarships at leading universities around the world. Getting a scholarship or a full grant is the most important aspect for students.
Graduates have the opportunity to enrol not only in universities in the United Kingdom and the United States but also in prestigious universities in Asia, Europe and Australia.
High-quality education is delivered in every lesson. The teaching here at Haileybury Astana makes a difference on a daily basis to our student’s outcomes and progress.
Being a British International School, students in Sixth Form continue to learn using the English Language. Universities around the world are choosing for their courses to be taught in English. In order for students to gain access to higher educational courses, they must have a strong level of English proficiency. Our Sixth Form students are at an advantage here as they are communicating in English regularly and therefore pass the English proficiency tests with ease when applying for university.
For those who have not yet visited the campus, you need to! We have the best facilities and resources available. Sixth Form students are given more independence and responsibility and here at Haileybury. They have access to up-to-date technology, recording studio, sports facilities, science labs, the school library and in September 2021, a brand new innovation centre complete with its own digital studio that will be used for digital learning purposes such as graphic design, film, animation, collaborative digital practices, photography, app development and digital entrepreneurship.
Small Class Sizes
Research shows that students in smaller classes perform better. The class sizes allow for additional attention and personalised education that students benefit from.
As you are aware, Haileybury Astana is part of a family of schools. With one in Almaty and the other in the UK. This family approach to education allows for students to be part of a wider network of similarly minded individuals. We hope to collaborate more in the near future in order to enable our sixth form students to blossom and pursue their dreams.
Sixth Form students still have a form tutor whose role is to support them through the challenges of the IBDP. Our school counsellor also has experience in helping our students overcome and manage stressful situations. All students have access to a Guidance/Careers counsellor who works closely with them throughout their University application journey, including applying for very important and prestigious scholarships.
All of our staff are highly qualified and have fantastic experience teaching the IB in a variety of schools across the world. With many of them being IB examiners and workshop leaders so therefore they know the ins and outs of the courses very well.