Today a reader, tomorrow a leader

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader' said Margaret Fuller who became the first woman to be allowed to use the Harvard College Library in the US and the first female book reviewer in journalism.

Here in Secondary, we could not agree more with the idea that reading matters. In KS3, the English department aims to foster a love of independent reading. In Year 7, all pupils have their own reading journal which they take ownership of. They are given guided sessions with Ms Nura Agzamova, our librarian, on how to reflect on different aspects of a book such as the plot and structure, themes and characters and asked to give regular presentations on books they are currently reading. Pupils even designed their own reading journal covers to make them more distinctive, and awards were given for the most creative and conceptual. You can see the short listed book covers here. 

The winners from each class were: Aida Baitulik, Adeilna Alibayeva and Nurgaly Issabayev. This week during Year 8 and Year 9 library lessons, pupils went book selling. Within English, we aim to challenge, stretch and encourage pupils to read a wide range of fiction to improve and develop their English skills. Pupils had to 'pitch' their book and were given 3 minutes to discuss their novels. Their goal was to try and persuade the other person that they should take their books out for the long weekend. The pupils had some lively discussions and by the end of the lesson had a long list of new recommended books to read.

How do we support our children’s English language learning at school and at home?
We would like to invite parents of the Senior School pupils to attend our last Senior School Parent Partnership Programme (PPP) session which will take place on May 24th.
Register for the Senior School Open Morning
We are delighted to invite everyone who is interested in British education to join our Senior School Open Morning on Saturday, May 28th from 10 am to 12 pm.
Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Evening
Last week our Year 6 pupils had a chance to attend the Transition Evening that provided information for parents on an academic and pastoral provision in Senior School at Haileybury Astana.
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We are delighted to invite everyone interested in British education to join our Open Morning, which will hold a place at school on the 28th of May from 10:00 until 12:00 for pupils of age 11-17 years.

Register here