Haileybury Astana achieves International Baccalaureate World School status
On November 23, 2016 Haileybury Astana became the newest member of an ever growing global community of 4671 schools offering the International Baccalaureate in 147 different countries.
Students will now be able to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)* at Haileybury Astana, with the first cohort commencing their studies on 29 August 2017.
The IB has a positive impact on students, schools and their wider communities with learning going well beyond the classroom. Its unique and innovative approach to learning means both students and teachers are genuinely engaged with the programmes and benefit from being a part of an unparalleled global network. Students are able to participate in international conferences and educators work with their peers internationally to ensure that the IB remains at the cutting edge of international education.
Mr Alister Bartholomew, Haileybury Astana’s Headmaster says:
“We wanted to offer our students a more holistic education which will instil in them the skills, knowledge, and outlook to succeed in the 21st century, both in their local community and in the wider world. At the same time, we wanted to give our teachers the opportunity to be a part of an international network of experts leading the field in education. We are delighted to become an IB World School and we look forward to reaping the many benefits of the programme.”
Mr Adrian Kearney, Regional Director IB Africa, Europe, Middle East says:
“The IB is recognized across the world for its innovative approach to education. We strongly believe that it is important to place an equal focus on academics and other, transferrable skills, in order to best prepare students for success beyond high school.”
“That Haileybury Astana has now successfully completed the authorization process and can now start offering the IB marks an exciting time for Haileybury Astana and more importantly, for the students who will benefit from an IB education.”
* The IBDP is an assessed programme for pupils aged 16 to 19. It was established in 1968 to provide pupils with a balanced education, to facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding.
We, at Haileybury Astana, believe the IBDP to be the best pre-university experience on offer today. It is the gold standard in international Sixth Form education and has been shown to provide the best preparation for the most competitive universities.
For more information, please contact:
• Dr Brice Bomo, IBDP Coordinator: +7 7172 559855 ext. 315, B.Bomo@haileyburyastana.kz
• Ms. Dinara Rakhimova, Admissions manager: +7 7172 559855 ext. 124, D.Rakhimova@haileyburyastana.kz