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At Haileybury we offer a wide range of sporting activities for pupils at all ages and stages of development. We believe in the potential of all our pupils to develop physically, socially and emotionally, through the medium of physical education. We offer challenging and engaging activities from EYFS through to Key Stage 5. We believe in the potential of sport to empower young people.
In the Junior school our focus on the development of physical literacy and fundamental movement skills (FMS). We also focus on the development of gross, fine and, perceptual motor skills/abilities. In the Senior School we work again on the progression of skills for all sports. We also focus on leadership qualities and the ability to problem solve, reflect and analyse performance. We believe strongly in inclusivity and the development of young people regardless of level of ability. Our curriculum covers the following areas:
- Gymnastic and Parkour;
- Net and Wall Games;
- Invasion Games;
- Multidirectional Games;
- Striking and Fielding Games;
- Target Games.
The Sports Department at Haileybury offers the extra-curricular programmes listed below: these programmes run throughout the year and permit the opportunity for development from beginners to more advanced learners at a competitive level, locally, regionally and nationally. We believe in inclusivity and the pursuit of excellence in coaching and pupil development.
At Haileybury Astana we offer both junior and senior basketball opportunities. These programmes focus on the development of specific fitness for basketball as well as fundamental skills for the sport. We have clubs for beginners as well as more advanced learners from Year 3 to Year 13. The latter are involved in our extra-curricular sport for both the Junior National Basketball Association and COASH Competitions throughout the academic calendar.
The football and futsal programmes run from Year 3 through to Year 13. Our coaches have a lot of experience in both the UK and Kazakhstan having a successful record of development at both the foundation and elite level of coaching. We are committed to inclusivity within these clubs, we also offer opportunities for the pursuit of excellence in the sport. COASH is a main focus of the clubs; we also compete in local, regional and national events throughout the year.
Our swimming programme uses the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) of Swim England to monitor and assess progress; these levels run from level 1 to 9. This identifies beginners through to the level of excellence in the sport. Our coaches have many years of experience with all types of swimmers; our programme is therefore suitable for all swimmers with various levels of ability. Presently, our programme runes from Year 3 to 13.
Haileybury Astana is involved in competitive badminton through COASH. The programme is offered from Years 7-13 inclusive. Our focus is the development of both fundamental and advanced skills for the sport. We also work, as with all sports, on the development of strength and conditioning that is specific to badminton. We focus on developing an understanding of the rules and tactics for both singles and doubles.
The programme focuses on the development of fundamental skills for table tennis as well as developing an understanding of the rules and tactics for both singles and doubles. We are involved competitively with other International schools in the community through COASH. The programme is inclusive and also aimed at the opportunity to develop an autonomous level of skill acquisition. The programme runs from Year 7 to 13.
We are full members of the Confederation of Astana Schools and Headteachers (COASH). This organisation is responsible for the development of both sporting and academic disciplines amongst International Schools in Nur-Sultan.
Our seasons are as follows:
- August to October- Football/Table Tennis
- October - January - Futsal/Badminton
- January - March - Basketball/Swimming
- March - June - Volleyball/Track and Field