Haileybury Almaty is still enrolling for Reception Class children aged 4 for 2018-2019! Find out more at the admissions department +7 (727) 355 01 00

Haileybury Almaty opened registration for classes in Reception and Year 1 for children aged 4 and 5 in the academic year 2018-2019

In accordance with the British system, the Reception class introduces children to the idea of formal schooling through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This curriculum prioritises the Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language of pupils. Pupils learn to play, explore, create and think critically through active learning experiences.

Register for the Reception Class for September 2018

Lower School in Almaty (ages 5 -11)

Welcome to Haileybury Almaty Lower School where our Haileybury curriculum includes best practice from the British National Curriculum, the Primary Years Programme and international curricula to challenge each and every pupil. We provide a broad curriculum which includes English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Computing, and PSHE taught by the class teacher. In addition pupils are taught by specialist teachers in P.E, Music, Art and Kazakh,  and their first language.

Our curriculum is underpinned by the Haileybury Habits of being Inquisitive, Reflective, Resourceful, Courageous, Organised and Resilient. These "Habits" underpin the knowledge of what the pupils learn by ensuring they develop life-long learning skills. Curriculum maps are available on each year group page, explaining the objectives covered during each term.

All lessons at Haileybury Almaty are taught in English, with the exception of Kazakh and modern foreign languages. Pupils are supported in their acquisition of English from the moment they join the school in the reception class, where the curriculum is designed to allow pupils maximum opportunities to communicate effectively in English as well as their first language.

Throughout the Lower School we also have extra support from additional teachers to provide specific language interventions. Our curriculum is strengthened by the inclusion of many curriculum enrichment events such as Poetry Week, Book Week, Mad Maths Morning, Science Week and Humanities Day — to name a few! These events provide opportunities for the pupils to apply their learning beyond the classroom in a fun and engaging way.

Mathew Aston, Head of Lower School at Haileybury Almaty

Mathew Aston

Head of Lower School at Haileybury Almaty
Mr. Aston studied Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire before completing his PGCE teaching qualification at the University of Wales, Swansea. Mr. Aston has over 15 years experience gained in both UK Primary schools and in international schools. His career in education has seen him fulfil teaching positions across the entire Primary age range before moving into leadership, he has most recently completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship.
Mr. Aston is passionate about the growth and development of each child and seeks to create an environment where all pupils and indeed all staff can flourish and learn. He is extremely proud to work at Haileybury Almaty and to be part of its exciting quest for continuous improvement.
Beyond school Mr. Aston enjoys an active lifestyle and has participated in many triathlons and marathons.

Reception Class (ages 4-5)

The Reception Class follows the English Foundation Stage Curriculum. The curriculum prioritises the development of the whole child through targeted teaching and areas of continuous provision. The key areas of development are: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. At this age pupils are provided with a range of fun learning experiences which are based on the child’s own interests and current levels of development. Our excellent staff to pupil ratio allows us to know the individual needs of each child and provide not only a caring and nurturing environment but also one in which they can develop their level of English and also develop a love of school. Excellent relationships between parents and school are a priority as they ensure the best outcomes for pupils.

Benefits for your child

• Drop off time - 7.30am

• School day from 8am – 2pm optional activities until 3.30pm

• Breakfast and lunch break

• 2 hot meals & snacks

• Specialist teachers for Music, P.E, Kazakh and each childs first language

• One British trained teacher and 3 Pedagogically trained Support Teachers

• Maximum class size of 20

• Our curriculum  prioritises  and focuses on the development of the whole child

•  An English speaking environment and language acquisition support

•  Involvement in the whole school pastoral systems: the House system with a defined behaviour and reward system

•  Involvement in whole school events

• Carefully monitored pupil progress

•  A Parent partnership programme  for parents  to help them support and understand each childs  Haileybury journey..

•  A whole school calendar to ensure everyone is fully engaged in the life of the school community.

Key stage 1 (ages 5-7)

The Key Stage 1 curriculum is designed to challenge our young pupils and rapidly develop their key skills in English, Maths and a wide range of subject areas, linked through topics. In Key Stage 1, we work together with parents and children to encourage the children to develop independence and responsibility. Children also have the opportunity to learn a wide range of musical instruments in Key Stage 1. Our aim is to develop and nurture the children, encouraging the love of learning that will continue to grow as they move through and beyond Key Stage 1.

Key stage 2 (ages 7-11)

In Key Stage 2 we are keen to build on the excellent work that has been done in Key Stage 1 and prepare children for the next part of the journey in their education into Key Stage 3.

This journey begins in Year 3 and continues through to Year 6 in a challenging but supportive learning environment. Here children have further specialist subjects and also learn greater independence in their learing.

Contact Admissions

We would be delighted to answer any questions you may have regarding an application to Haileybury Almaty.

Please book an individual appointment at Haileybury Almaty.

Meruyert Askatova, Head of Admissions at Haileybury Almaty

Meruyert Askatova

Head of Admissions at Haileybury Almaty
+7 (727) 355 09 88
+7 (727) 355 01 00 (ext. 226)

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