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№3 (11) November 2016

First President Day

“I love my people. And I am proud that from my early age they taught me to be firm, prudent and cherish others.” These are the words of Nursultan Nazarbayev - the president people are also very proud of. It is impossible to estimate and describe how much effort is required for one person to lift the whole country from its knees, but Kazakhstan today clearly shows that it is possible. Indeed, everything can become achievable with a leader that teaches how to create a path if there is no way and brighten future, if there is no light left from yesterday. XX century was a hard period full of terrible events. Situation was so difficult that Kazakh nation had no sovereignty, no strength and stable economy. The only thing they had, though, was hope that one day life would be different. That moment will come when there is a president who will always be with them and fight for them. Some citizens dreamed, some could not imagine that with his help Kazakhstan shall become independent, recognized and be in diplomatic relations with over 120 countries. With his help

tourism, education, communication, health services would be raised to a much higher level. The past when we could not even have our own rights and freedom will be left behind with support and trust of our first father. Now their dreams finally came true and materialized. There are certain types of personalities that are not only helping, shining like a star in the darkness, but also continue to shine like a sun in the daytime. Nursultan Nazarbayev surely has these characteristics. Every time his hands hold hands of other countries’ representatives, President holds and keeps nationalities united. Peace reigns and this way together with brothers and sisters from different places a lot of goals are being achieved. His ambitions increased the whole country’s potential and soon significant events will take place. For instance, EXPO-2017 will be held in Astana which is a great accomplishment and will allow to connect worldwide ideas with theme “Future Energy” to promote and discover sustainable, global energy solutions. As vital as EXPO-2017 “100 Concrete Steps to Implement Five Institutional Reforms” document was set up by Nursultan Nazarbayev and it gives clear directions for the future to progress and with his orders make steps forward. This way President contributed enormously to the society and because of that we should do our best, study and work hard to make Nursultan Nazarbayev keep being proud of us. Zhuldyz Kapysh, 11A

KATEV rebrands its schools

KATEV International Foundation has successfully directed the operation of a school network that caters for the educational needs of the local community. We believe these institutions have considerably contributed to the dynamically growing market of education in Kazakhstan. Supported by parents, school leaders and KATEV Board, it has been decided to embark on a rebrand of these establishments that will also mark the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The school network initially known as ‘KTL’ will now be called as ‘BILIM Innovation Schools’. Moreover, Mr Imangali Tasmagambetov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, will be serving as the Head of KATEV Board of Trustees and Mr Yerlan Sagadiyev, Minister of Education and Science, will also be serving as a Member of this Board. We understand that this process will foster the further effective development of these schools and serve as a means of maintaining consistent school improvement. KATEV Press Office

results of the previous year, provided some updates on exam regulations

and inspection findings. In the afternoon sessions, participants shared their experience in marketing, exams administration and publication. It should be noted that Kazakhstan was represented by quite a large delegation from several Cambridge English Exam Centres this year. This shows that Cambridge English Exams awareness has grown so far. Rinat Mautin Nurorda International School (KZ009) CEM

Жаңалық

• Елбасына хат • Атамның сөзі – отбасымның негізгі тәрбиесі • Өнерлі елдің өресі биік • Әлемдегі ең қызықты сәлемдесу рәсімдері

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Nurorda staff attend annual Cambridge meeting Being an Authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment Centre, our Centre Exams Manager (CEM) attended the Annual CEM Meeting in Moscow, Russia on October 17, 2016. Numerous Cambridge English Centre representatives from Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan came to attend the CEM meeting this year. During the first part of the meeting the Regional Office staff briefed the participants about the sales

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Pre-school

• Science-Learning about the Sense of Sight • Art work • A blissful day: Costume Party • Let’s do Art with love

4-5

News

• First term, first impressions • Sport insights • 9A presents Great 9 Show • Performers of the week

6-7

Math & ICT week

• Chopstick and Spaghetti Competition • Minute to Win It contest • Hurray for Math and ICT Week! • Sudoku

8-12

News

• “KATEV” student leadership forum • NIS league tournament results • Parents introduction • Guidance Counselor Activities • Fun page • Video conference with The Indian School


НҰРОРДА ЖАРШЫСЫ

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Елбасына хат Құрметті Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы! Сізге осы көркем де бейбіт өмірді сыйлағаныңыз үшін үлкен алғыс айтқым келеді. Сіздің басшылығыңыздың арқасында еліміз тәуелсіз дамыған дербес мемлекеттер қатарына еніп отыр. Әр қазақ сізді құрметтейді, сыйлайды. Сіз - біздің елді жетістіктің жоғары сатыларына көтере білдіңіз. Көреген саясатыңыздың арқасында әлі де биік шыңдардан көрінетініміз анық. Көкейде жүрген өз ойларым бар. Олардың бірі – халқымыз толық өз ана тілін білмеуі. Көпшілігі ана тілде сөйлеудің орнына, өзге тілді артық көреді. Бұл өзі үлкен бір мәселе. Осы мәселені шешу, сіз үшін қиындық тудырмайды деп ойлаймын. Тағы бір өрескел көрінетін нәрсе, ол - халқымыздың бір-біріне

агрессиялық мінез көрсетуге бейім болып келе жатқандығы. Халқымызды бірлікте өмір сүруі үшін жасалып жатқан жақсылықтарыңыз аз емес. Алайда, осындай жақсылықты бағалай алатын қоғам болсақ екен деген арманым бар. Менің мына жазған хатым сіздің қолыңызға жетпеуі де мүмкін, бірақ, мен осындай мүмкіндік туғанына өте қуаныштымын. Осы жылы егеменді ел болғанымызға 25 жыл толғалы тұр. Осы 25 жылдың ішінде орасан зор өзгерістер орын алды. Еліміз күннен-күнге қарқынды дамып келеді. Ортақ аспан астында бейбіт өмір сүріп жатқанымыз үшін сізге алғысымыз шексіз! Рақмет сізге ЕЛБАСЫ! Қоныс Айтуар 11 «А»сынып оқушысы

Атамның сөзі – отбасымның негізгі тәрбиесі Мен әулетіміздегі ең үлкен немеремін, сондықтан мені тәрбиелеп өсіруде атамның қосқан үлесі орасан зор болған. Атамның есімі-Баққожа. Ол кісіжазушы. Кішкене кезімде көп ертегі оқып беретін. Әр ертегінің соңында маған ертегінің мәнісін ерінбей отырып, асықпай түсіндіріп беретін. Сонымен қоса бүкіл отбасы мүшелерінен көбірек кітап оқуымызды, тілімізді құрметтеуді және салтдәстүрімізге құрметпен қарауды талап ететін. Сірә, мен алғашқы немересі

болғандықтан болар, дұрыс адам болып өсуімді көбірек қалаған секілді. Сәті келген кезде әр түрлі мысалдармен қызықты

әңгімелерді айтып беру арқылы, адамдарға мейіріммен қарауды, үлкендерді сыйлауды, ешкімді ренжітпеуді, ауыр сөз айтпауды, сабырлы болуды үйрететін. Атамның айтқан ақылдарынан есімде жатталып қалғаны: «Басқаларға қиянат жасаушы болма. Сенің басқаларға жасаған қиянатың өзіңе қайта айналып келеді,» - деген сөзі. Атамның осы бір сөзін мен ешқашан ұмытпаймын. Атам дүниеден ерте кеткенмен, оның қалдырған өсиеттерін әжем есімізге жиі салып отырады. Мен атамның ж а с а ғ а н жақсылықтарын, әжемнің үнемі көрсетіп жүрген мейірімін, атаанамның аялы алақанын ешбір жерден сезіне алмайтынымды білемін. Сондықтан да олардың өзіме артқан сенім мен үміттеріне қиянат жасағым келмейді. Себебі мен оларды өте қатты жақсы көремін. Мукай Жамиля 9 «А» сынып оқушысы

Өнерлі елдің өресі биік Бүгінгі жас ұрпаққа жанжақты білім беру, тәрбиелеу әрбір ұстаздың басты міндеті. Білім негізі мектепте қаланатын болғандықтан, оқушының жеке тұлғалық күшін дамыту, оның шығармашылық мүмкіндігінің дамытудың рөлі зор. Сондықтан

үрдісін жүргізеді. Мектебімізде балалардың шығармашылық қабілеттерін ұштау мақсатында жыл бойына сынып оқушыларының концерттік іс-шаралары жоспарланған. Ісшараны алғаш бастаған 9«А» сынып оқушылары болды.

да, қазіргі ұстаздар алдындағы мақсат: өмірдің барлық саласындағы белсенді, шығармашылық іс-әрекетке қабілетті, еркін және жан-жақты жетілген тұлға тәрбиелеу. Бұл жолда мұғалімдер терең білімді, жаңашыл, әдістемелік жағынан толық қаруланған сондай-ақ, жоғары мәдениетті болуы керек. Әрбір пән мұғалімі оқушылардың оқуға ынтасын оятып, қабілеттерінің дамуына жол ашады. Оқытушы алғашқы сабағынан бастап әр оқушының жеке ерекшеліктерін, ынтасы мен бейімін, оқу мен еңбекке деген ұқыптылығын ескере отырып оқу

Концерттен кейінгі көрерменнің пікірі: – оқушыларының жұмыстары ойдағыдай болғандығын құптады. Бұл үрдіс сыныптан-сыныпқа көшіп отырады. Шығармашылық – адамның өмір шындығында өзін-өзі тануына ұмтылуына жол береді. Дұрыс ой түйіп, өздігінен сапалы, дәлелді шешімдер қабылдай білуіне үйретеді. Адам бойындағы қабілеттерін дамытып, олардың өмірден өз орнын табуға көмектеседі. Дүйсенбекова А.С. (қазақ тілі мен әдебиеті пәні мұғалімі)

Сәлем достар!

М е н і ң есімім Ким С у м и н . Ж а с ы м он үште. «Нұрорда» халықаралық мектебінің ж е т і н ш і сыныбында о қ и м ы н . Негізі мен Оңтүстік Корея елінен келдім. Қазақстанда тұрып жатқаныма төрт жыл болды. Алдағы үш жыл Алматы қаласында тұрдым. Осы жылы отбасымызбен Астана қаласына көшіп келдік. Астана маған ұнайды.

Мен болашақта дипломат болуды армандаймын. Бала кезімнен дипломаттық жұмыс мен үшін қызық болып көрінетін. Сол үшін көп тілдер үйренгім келеді. Қазірдің өзінде тіл үйренуге тырысып жүрмін. Маған сурет салған, ән айтқан және би билеген ұнайды. Бос уақытымда кітап оқығанды ұнатамын. Отбасымда үш адамбыз: анам, әкем және мен. Біз отбасымызбен түрлі мерекелерді бірге тойлаймыз. Бүгін анамның туылған күні. Мен анама ерекше сыйлық жасағым келеді. Себебі, анамды өте қатты жақсы көремін. Ким Сумин 7 «А» сынып оқушысы

Әлемдегі ең қызықты сәлемдесу рәсімдері «Әр елдің салты басқа, иттері қара қасқа» дегендей, әлем елдерінде сәлемдесу рәсімдері әр түрлі. Кейбір елдер әдеттегі қол алысумен қатар, үлкен сәлемдесу салтанатын өткізеді. Назарларыңызға әлемдегі ең қызықты сәлемдесу рәсімдерін ұсынамыз. Тибет Көптеген елдерде тіл шығару әдепсіздік болып танылса, кейбір жерде тілін шығарған жан жазаға тартылады. Тіл шығару

тибет халқына жат емес, себебі, олар бір-бірін көргенде, тілдерін шығарады. Бұл рәсім 9-ғасырда бастау алған. Сол замандағы Тибет елінің көсемі Ландарманың тілі қара болған деседі. Тибет халқы өзгелерге өздерінің жауыз емес екендерін көрсету мақсатында, бір-бірін көрген кезде тілдерін шығара бастайды. Бұл дәстүр өз жалғасын әлі күнге дейін табуда. Жапония Жапон халқы сәлемдесу

рәсіміне аса мән береді. Бірбірін көрген кезде олар иіледі. Жастар өзара бастарын изеп амандасады. Ал татамиде тізерлеп отырып, жерге қарай иілу керек. Кения Кенияға сапар шеккен жандар масаи тайпасын кездестіреді. Масаи тайпасының халқы бірбірін көргенде, билей бастайды. Би арқылы олар бір-бірімен амандасады. Сәлемдесу биі «адаму» деп аталады, яғни «секіру

биі». Билеген кезде шеңбер жасап, ырғалып, секіре бастайды. Филиппин Филиппин елінде сәлемдесу рәсімі жас ерекшеліктерге байланысты әр қилы. Мысалы, жас жігіт үлкен кісіні көрген кезде ол басын изеп, оң қолымен үлкен кісінің оң қолын ұстайды. Кейін саусағының ұшын оның маңдайына тигізеді де «мано по» деп айтады. «Мано» - қол, «по» құрмет деген мағына береді. Интернет желісінен алынды


Science-learning about the sense of sight A simple activity can help all children appreciate our precious sense of sight! It helps the preschoolers learn about their eyes as they explore the world around them. In Science time I divided them into two groups to do the color wheel. This group activity helped one another to

Art work

look the right colors for their color wheel. Some of them told me “Miss Rowena, this is blue” “Miss Rowena, I want red”. Yes, the kids knew the colors already. They love hands-on learning activities. Mrs. Rowena Kabigting Rainbow Kids Homeroom Kindergarten Teacher

Art activities and Art Education in Kindergarten is important. Children in the Kindergarten may not be ready to express themselves thoroughly with language. They may not yet be able to write about how they feel. The things that they can do are draw or paint using color and lines to express their emotions. Children love looking at art, producing art, and expressing themselves through art projects. Every week our class enjoys craft or art work. This is how the

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Busy Bees express themselves. The theme for the week in Mathematics is shapes like pentagon and hexagon. We drew pentagons independently and cut it out. They also painted all the pentagons and some dinosaurs. They really enjoyed cutting papers, painting, and assembling different cutouts to form a new image. After the activity they were very happy and proud of their original artistic creations. Julie Ann Bacay Homeroom Teacher

A blissful day: Costume Party

Let’s do art with love Art is basic. Through making, looking at, and talking about their own artwork and the art of others, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Children who are exposed to a wide variety of arts and crafts are more likely to create unique inventions, express their feelings and emotions in a safe way. They learn to control their emotions and recognize that they can express and handle all situations in a positive way. In this activity the children were eager and motivated to finish their work and show it to their peers, teacher and to their parents. They had fun cutting, pasting and making the art activity as perfect one. They were also excited to bring their lovely work home to show off to their families. Miss Candy Abogada Sunshine Kids Homeroom Teacher

act in front of people. Oh what a blissful day!

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did some funny indoor games activities such as “Trip to

Jerusalem”, “Newspaper Folding Dance”, “Bring Me”, “Who’s the best” and Relay, a race between teams including each team member. In which the children have some fun and get out of their shells. Play is essential to a good childhood. It fosters physical and emotional wellbeing, providing opportunities for positive social interaction, health, learning and independence. Playing is also a children’s way to develop more friends. Thus, do not prohibit the children to play. It is a state of being a child as they grow. However, the main emphasis on that day is to make children happy, everyone having a good time, satisfied and would create something that keeps remembrance on their childhood days. Ms. Ashiela Machon Precious kids Homeroom Teacher

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” Confucius Traditional teaching is out and experiential learning is in! Gone are the days when young learners have to sit quietly at their desks, just listening. We have come to the age that hands – on learning is more successful in helping children store in their memory, the lessons that they must learn. With this kind of method, kids become more creative and there is enjoyment in learning. They are more excited to be in class and are more motivated to learn. During our lesson in Mathematics, the Shining Stars kids learned the concept of ‘tall and short’ by comparing objects that they see in their classroom. Then they compared each other’s height. These pictures show the children collaborating in pairs. They were given red yarn and then they took turns lying on the carpet

for their height to be measured. We placed all their pictures with yarn on a white cartolina and then they could compare their heights with one another. We

could see in their faces the sense of accomplishment when the task was completed. Miss Marilyn Lobo R1 Homeroom Teacher

PRE-SCHOOL

It is the part of every childhood to dress up and pretend to be something different. Dressing up and pretending to be something else builds many skills. Moreover, it helps children to express themselves better. Dressing up encourages imaginary play. If the boy dresses up like a superhero play, he is stimulated to be active rather than sitting. They also had the chance to do good with their peers just like real superheroes. While girls being princesses they are using good manners to act like real princesses. Fancy dress costume also helps children escape their own character by adopting the persona of someone else. It also increases self-awareness as they see themselves from different perspective too! More often costumes build confidence as they persuade children to perform and


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First term, first impressions My name is Ademi and I am from grade 6A. I’m going to tell you about my first term experience here in Nurorda International School (NIS). When I first walked into NIS, I had a sudden feeling of butterflies in my stomach. I didn’t really think I would fit in after all the books I have read about middle schoolers. I felt really nervous and didn’t know what the future held for me. I got really used to all my friends back in Dubai and all the teachers too. So here I was very uncomfortable. It was a whole new experience for me and I couldn’t count how many times I said that I was really REALLY nervous! I was so nervous that I

wanted to go back home! Whilst going to class I saw how much my old school was different to the new one. I came to class and realized how few students there were! Everything was so different, but so similar at the same time. To make a long story short, on the way I made lots of new friends and teachers as well! What I have learned is that if you are new don’t be afraid, your future will unfold itself, even if it’s good or bad, do not worry. I have enjoyed learning at this school and I hope it will stay the same way. In other words, so far so good! Ademi Mukhametkaliyeva Grade 6A

Sport insights Last October 20, 2016, it was a great opportunity to hold a good Sport, Recreational and Friendly fun game which is “GIRLS RELAY RACE CHALLENGE”. Participants

Physical Education is also concerned with how to improve their personalities in terms of Fitness and Sports and how to be physically, socially, mentally and

are from Grade 6 to Grade 11 class. Spectators from the different Grades Level and teachers witnessed the Competitive, Dynamic and Active students. The objective of this activity was to promote friendliness, values, sportsmanship and camaraderie among students of Nurorda International School. The activities are: 1.Jumping Rope; 2.Hula Hoop Challenge; 3.Ball Passing and Shooting Relay; 4.Pop up The Balloon; 5.Tag of War

spiritually fit which is the integral part of education. We believe that Nurorda International School students are excellent in Academics , Sports, Physical Fitness and Recreation. We encourage all students to participate in sports related activities and challenge yourself, face your fear, and believe in yourself. “Sports Is the Way of Life” Mr. Rodolfo Fuentes Mr. Larry Baes, PE Teachers

David Sokolov’s sports achievement David Sokolov, Grade 3A student, first started skating in 2011 when he was 4.5 years old in ‘Barys’ hockey school. He began to train hard at the age of 5 and that was when he first took part in the nationwide championship among children born in 2007 and he scored his first goal. In August 2016 he continued to be engaged in the newly opened hockey school «Hockey Planet» (Wolves). His team took part in the annual championship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ice hockey among children born in 2007. Apart from his team there were three more teams from Shymkent, Atyrau and Almaty which participated in the championship. During this championship David played really well and managed to attain ‘Best player of the match’ award in one of the games. This was the first round of the series which is expected to continue in January and April 2017. We wish him good luck and success in future championships. And we also welcome the school community to support him and his team at the forthcoming games. Liyalara Kazangapova Teaching Assistant

9A presents Great 9 Show On November 11, 9A students in cooperation with their parents and class teachers had a show entitled “Great 9 show”. The whole school was invited to witness the show and enjoy their special performances

“5 seconds” from “The Ellen Show”, “Lip Sync Battle” (with parents) from “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon and the game “Zvuk Snizu” from the Russian reality TV show called “Vechernyi Urgant”.

and activities such as singing, dancing, skits and games. The games were culled from different reality TV shows such as

These games were nonetheless interesting and had everyone in stitches. Currently sweeping the internet,

a mannequin challenge was also shown by the class. The challenge entails that a group of people take part in a short video but they all appear to be frozen in time like mannequins. At the end of the show, the class led by Mira El Mostafa sang a song entitled “Story of My Life” by One Direction as a video presentation

of then-and-now photos flashed. Grade 9 is honored to have been the first class to present a variety show for the first time in Nurorda International School. By the way, there is a video in the school’s YouTube channel featuring highlights of the season opener class show by 9A, so watch it. Diana Issakova, 9A


Abdulaziz Umiryayev’s passion for school rowing

Let us introduce you Abdulaziz Umiryaev from 8B, who has been studying in our school since the very first grade. Besides his perfect academic achievements in school, it has been almost two years since he became seriously engaged in sports. You’ve probably heard of this Olympic sport like rowing. But few people know that they can do this type of sport games in our town as well. There are good coaches in SDUSSHOR N4 of Aquatic Sports,

Opochanova O.P. and Kusainov A.M., who are experts in their field with extensive experience and personal achievements. Wellcoordinated team, interesting and diverse training, desire to win - that’s what it means school rowing. This is a sport where the child is developing harmoniously in training working up to 95% of the body muscles. Not only male, but also female students can involve in this type of sports. The work is very serious, daily, but the results are worth it. The main achievement of Aziz is second place in the top four in the swing of Kazakhstan Championship among juniors. He has something to strive for in the future, because this sport is very developed in many universities in America and Europe. For instance, this game is one of the prestigious Royal races among Oxford and Cambridge students. We would like to wish Aziz further successes in his studies and sports. Be attached to a healthy lifestyle and sports together with Aziz! Zhapparova Aykorkem Homeroom Teacher

Homework Help Suggestions It regularly seems that our children are more successful at school when parents take an active interest in their homework; this shows our children that what they do is important. Helping with homework doesn’t mean completing it for the child or having to spend hours hunched over a desk. Just be a support mechanism by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging them to take a break.

Here are some tips to guide the way: 1. Know your child’s teacher — and what they’re looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child’s teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved. 2. Set up a homeworkfriendly area. Make sure your children have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach. 3. Schedule a regular study time. Some students work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer

to wait until after dinner. 4. Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there’s an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible. 5. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. 6. Make sure kids do their own work. They won’t learn if they don’t think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it’s the student’s job to do the learning. 7. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns. 8. Set a good example. Does your child ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? They are more likely to follow your examples than your advice. 9. Praise their work and efforts. Reward their efforts. Mention academic achievements to relatives. 10. If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with your child’s teacher. David Key Vice Principal

Performers of the week

It’s time for our students to shine! This academic year all students from grade 2 to grade 8 showcase their talents/skills in the class. Every week they sing in different languages, dance and play musical instruments. The students can also create/compose their own music if they don’t know how to play any musical instruments. There are a lot of mixed feelings and emotions during the performances such as excitement, joy and satisfaction. This is a good opportunity for the students to gain self-confidence and get an experience to perform in front of the audience. While learning the piece or practicing the song they learn how to be responsible.

Listening to their classmate’s performances they learn how to be respectful and they learn how to appreciate somebody’s work. Young performers overcome their fears and impress their teachers a lot. They can also unexpectedly surprise their parents. So let’s support our children. Let’s praise and encourage them to learn more and grow not only in the music class but in all areas every day. Dear students, don’t listen to those who tell you what you can’t do, better show them what you can do. Believe in yourself, learn, have fun and achieve more. Mr. Cris Christopher E. Libranda Music Teacher

Student teacher interview The Grade 11 interviews to find out more about our staff’s cultural backgrounds continue with Zeynep’s discussion about the similarities and differences in Indian and Kazakh culture with the Maths and Business Studies teacher, Ms Bineetha Shiju. -Would you like to go back to your home country? Why? -I would like to, but not right now. I want to work here for a while and after that, when I retire, I want to spend time in India. Also India is the place where I have my roots. So of course I would like to go back. -What was the biggest cultural

shock when you first came to Kazakhstan? -Ladies were drinking and smoking, that was the biggest cultural shock for me. Which is not really possible in India. -Do you think in future, India can be the strongest country in the world? -Yes, India has got the potential, has got the grace. Even Google’s CEO is Indian so why not? We just need little bit more time. -What would you like to introduce in your country from Kazakhstan? -Maybe India is changing and developing, but women are still family oriented. I would like to introduce that women can do whatever they want. For example, I saw a lady driver in Kazakhstan and she was responsible from interior equipment all the way from Australia. Zeynep Naz Yelken, 11A

Bug Club

We are very excited that the children all have access to this fantastic reading resource. Independent studies, done at the start of this year, have shown that

regular reading using Bug Club helps to improve comprehension, spelling and word recognition. Children using Bug Club were shown to be 2 months ahead with comprehension skills and 3 months ahead with their spelling and word recognition. At Nurorda, we would like all Primary children to be reading from Bug Club. They may log in using this address: https://www.activelearnprimary. co.uk We hope they will enjoy using this for their reading. Mr Trevor Gibson English Coordinator

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Maths and ICT are related sciences of utmost importance in the globalised society we live in today. Thus, events such as the ones held this week are very important to make pupils aware of the relevance of both disciplines and engage them to discover new boundaries in them. Among the ICT activities planned for Primary School, we have the following: Grade 1 pupils have been very excited about completing ICT related jigsaw puzzles. The main learning objective in this activity is to help our youngest pupils develop their thinking skills. Grades 2 and 3 pupils have really enjoyed programming BeeBot to go around a racing track. Our target is to introduce kids into the programming world. Grades 4 and 5 pupils have been working hard to build a Stars War Galaxy with Code. This also adventures kids into computer programmes as they realise a universe of possibilities beyond programming. As an ICT teacher, I really expect this week to be entertaining and productive for our primary students. Abdul Hameed Shah, ICT Teacher

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4B had a fantastic Maths week We took part in several exciting challenges throughout the week. The children tried to complete some times table problems as quickly as they could in a game called ‘Terror Tables’. We also had

fun making pictures of animals using only triangle shapes. The children then tried to solve various Mathematical investigations. Trevor Gibson Primary Teacher

4B made pictures using triangles

Maths and ICT week

Maths week is here and even if it has not come to an end yet, it has already been a time of fun for our pupils who have fully enjoyed activities so far. A number of different challenges have been prepared for grade 1A kids. On day one, they were introduced to the world of Sudoku. It was a little frustrating at times but, challenging and exciting in the end. As this important week unfolded, they made different animals using 2D shapes and they were also part of a maths quiz show, an activity which is very important since pupils were answering word problems they had been solving this term. Our general objectives when planning activities have been to develop children’s mental skills as well as teaching them to be persistent and try to achieve things even when it is challenging for them. Also, we want our kids to develop a passion for Mathematics as they realise it is an important part of our daily life. Maths is everywhere and it is alive! Lorena Carrillo Primary Teacher

Chopstick and Spaghetti Competition

Minute to win it contest

During of the Mathematics and ICT week, we had a very interesting game called Chopstick and Spaghetti competition. Participants were given a pair of chopsticks and a few spaghetties, and were assigned to building structures using these materials. As a result, the boys team of 10 A won first place in the construction of the highest building and the girls team from 9th grade won the 1st prize for the construction of the most secure building. Congratulations to All! Zhapparova Aikorkem Homeroom Teacher

Nurorda International School as part of the Math and ICT Week organised the Minute to Win It contest.The children were given tasks that had to be completed within a very short span of time. The tasks were quite challenging. It included mind games like building the tallest wooden tower, rearranging the coloured squares, forming letter T with the bits and pieces etc. The children really loved it. It was a funfilled activity, at the same time, an activity that helped them to enhance their logical, cognitive and spatial reasoning skills. The Math and ICT Department also organized an Abstract Reasoning Test for the Grades 10 and 11. The abstract reasoning test is also called the conceptual reasoning test. It measures the lateral thinking skills or fluid intelligence, or in simple terms the ability to quickly identify patterns, logical rules and trends in given data, integrate this information, and apply it to solve problems. It measures what most people would refer to as ‘street smarts’ and the ability to ‘think on your feet’. Nurorda students have emerged with flying colours with most of them scoring more than 80% in the test which is an excellent score. Ms Beneetha Shiju Math Teacher

Math week exhibition

Terror table!!!

In Grade 2A, the children were excited, thrilled and panicking to get the correct answer before the bomb exploded while they were trying to figure out the answers for the Terror table. Some children cannot handle the pressure so they tried to hide at the back of their chairs. Some tried to work but gave up and just covered their ears and waiting for the bomb to explode. But for the achievers, they carried on and they won the prize! Very yummy chocolates! Hooray to Amina, Barack, Beket, Akmetzhan, Miller, Zemfira and Anel! Bella Angeles,Primary Teacher

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Hurray for Math and ICT Week!

Once again, a fantastic Math and ICT Week celebration was held in Nurorda International School. The whole school prepared for different activities which they think the pupils would enjoy and not forget. These include Run Around, a game that made the pupils became so energetic. Each of them showed eagerness to win the game over the other participants. They also had the game called “Terror Math” on the second day. In this game, the pupils were given multiples puzzles to be finished at a certain period of time. Each of the pupils was so excited and at the same time, got terrified of the game because they need to be in a hurry before the time limit ends. At the end, they realized that they needed to be more focused on learning about multiples. On the third day, the children had Sudoku. Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games of all time. The goal of Sudoku is to fill a 6 x 6 grid with numbers so that each row, column and 3× 2 section contain all of the digits between 1 and 6. As a logic puzzle, the kids became so thrilled and unwanted to be disturbed by anyone to finish the game at once. Even if it was their first time to play the game, they showed enthusiasm and agitated to finish the game. Who wants to be a Millionaire On the fourth day of the week, they had the game “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. In this game, they needed to answer the questions with the given choices. The whole class was delighted of the game. Disinterested pupils became energetic. In this game, instead of getting money, they got star points. Most of the children got high scores in this activity. Snowman competition At the end of the week, the children enjoyed the snowman competition. Children created a snowman with a body measurement of 2 meters wide. At first, they found it so difficult to make because the snow was not wet. But everybody contributed witty ideas. Each of the pupils helped one another to create the cutest snow man. Gotcha! Class Three –A won the competition! Aside from these activities, the children also did some projects. These include Animal Clock Making, Figure Me Out Activity and creating an animal figure out of different sizes of triangles. As a whole, the week became so interesting and all pupils wanted Mathematics and ICT to become an everyday part of their lives! Eleanor Guno Primary Teacher

Sudoku Puzzle Games can be very enjoyable and are popular amongst kids as well as adults. Many of you know the game sudoku. The goal of the game is to fill in each empty cell with numbers from 1 to 9. Sudoku has become increasingly appealing amongst puzzle enthusiasts and involves complex thinking and practice. It is a type of logic-based numerical puzzle game that has a unique solution at the end. Mathematicians have been questioning ‘How many unique solutions are there in a sudoku?’ Essentially, the meaning is to find how many possible ways are there of filling in an empty sudoku grid so that each row, column and sub-grid contains the numbers 1 through 9. You may think of thousands of answers at first glance, but as you understand the concept behind sudoku, you begin to grasp a whole new aspect. We organised a sudoku competition among 6 to 11 grades for Maths and ICT Week. The students were quite excited and participated in the activity with enthusiasm. We categorised the students from 6 to 8 and 9 to 11, and gave them the sudokus according to their levels. Two three students worked on each sudoku as a team. At the end of the sudoku we got a first place from each level. From 6 to 8 grades the 1st place was won by Kerem Altun and Iskandar Chekaev from grade 8. Students from grade 9A Meruert Kaldayeva, Tamila Abdrakhmanova and Ayaulym Ashirali got the first place among 9 to 11 grades. Sudoku is a logic game of boxes and numbers and to master it you should think outside the box and just keep practicing. Sinan Aygun Maths Teacher

Tangrams Tangrams are pictures made up of smaller triangles. The children were asked to create a picture of

an animal using smaller triangles. These pictures were used in our Mathematical Art Exhibition on Friday afternoon. In art classes the children used triangles to make coloured pyramids that any Pharaoh would be proud of!!! Robert Jenkins Primary Teacher


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“KATEV” student leadership forum On Friday 11th over 30 Student Council Chairs from all around Kazakhstan came to Astana for the first ever Student Leadership

this meeting they discussed about different issues and ideas that may help to improve student’s life. Furthermore, the chairs visited the

meeting of all schools under “KATEV” organization. Our school was represented by our Chair of Student Council, Ernis Malabayev. The opening and introduction of the event was held at KATEV headquarters where participants were also informed of the schedule of activities that would be held during the forum. After that student leaders had a meeting with Mr Darkhan Ote, President of KATEV International Foundation. During

Senate of Parliament, the upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Kazakhstan where they were shown the workplace of Members of Parliament. They also visited the Mazhilis of Parliament, the lower house of Parliament where they had a meeting with Mr Bakhytbek Smagul, a war veteran, famous writer and a serving Member of Parliament. During his talk he mentioned about the importance of being patriotic. Following that they

NIS league tournament results Last term was full of various events and fascinating NIS League match was one of them. Everybody that was involved did a great job by challenging themselves in the competition. These were the students from

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former President of “Bolashak” scholarship program, who talked about several topics such as the importance of education and being bilingual. In conclusion the summit was a really fascinating event that gave young leaders an opportunity to interact with other student leaders

previous workplace of President Nazarbayev and took a look around his former office. The last event of this forum was the talk with Mr Sayasat Nurbek, Managing Director and Member of the Board of Astana International Financial Centre and

and to see how leaders work. This event made all the Student Council Chairs even more interested in their job and we hope that this is only the beginning of suchlike events. Malabayev Ernis Grade 11A

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grades seven and above, who actively participated and were able to achieve interesting results. The table below will help you to find out about the scores overall as well as places taken by outstanding players and teams.

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visited the Ministry of Education and Science where they met with Ms Elmira Sukhanberdiyeva, the Deputy Minister of Education and talked about different aspects of student leadership programmes and ways to improve it. They also visited the first President’s museum where they saw the

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Top Scorers Player Alizhan Askargaliyev (FC Anonymous) Nursultan Kazistay (FC Dreamteam) Talha Gesen (FC Dreamteam) Emir Oskay (FC Gunners) Baglan Tleshov (FC Masters) Taha Eker (FC Anonymous)

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Is it important to be active and be a member of the Student Council? You might wonder if it is necessary and what advantages does it have, but I assure you, it is something that will dramatically change your life. To begin with, this way you have an opportunity to come up with new, fascinating ideas and school will help you to make them real. To illustrate,with help of Ernis, Council

Chair, and the Student Council play-room is now being built. Such a great brainchild will allow to help children relax sometimes and avoid stress. Thus, your suggestions may be extremely beneficial and the first steps to success as well as recognition. Furthermore, this will make your school life extremely interesting. One of the happiest periods of this journey will surely become unforgettable. Every single day and week will be full of events and situations where you can show your talents and meet creative people. Moreover, it is the best way to show your leadership skills to future universities. Each of us want to get into good or top colleges and all of them appreciate students who help the society and show their interest in school activities. Therefore, take your chance and use the opportunities school gives to you. Zhuldyz Kapysh Grade 11A


Parents introduction sociable and cheerful personality. That’s way I try to allocate more time to creative upbringing of my children and eagerly take part in the social activities of the school. Yours sincerely, Gulnur Mambetzhanova Deputy Head Parent Primary

PTA – Parent Teacher Association The annual activity plan for academic year 2016-2017 Goal: - To involve parents actively in school life. - To improve our understanding of the importance of parents in home school cooperation and partnerships. - To organize activities that will foster school’s core values.

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Organiser: Parents Participants: The School Name of the Purpose activity PSHE To share the Personal Social experiences of and Health parents who have Education succeeded in different areas of life Home visit To help develop closer relationships with parents Charity Bazaar To reinforce in 2016 our students the importance of caring about others “Bowling” To enhance the competition relationship between among parents parents and the school Nauryz To celebrate our Celebration cultural heritage and familiarize the foreign students with Kazakh culture Organizer: Parents and the School Name of the Purpose activity PTA 1,2,3,4 Class Show Opening To celebrate the Ceremony beginning of a new school year. Teachers’ Day To celebrate our teachers success. Family sport To involve the competition students and parents in healthy life style activities New Year To celebrate the Celebration new year Annual To develop International the students Day understanding of International Stability, Unity and Cooperation

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Being a mother is the greatest happiness of all. I have two wonderful daughters called Aruzhan Nazar in Grade 3B and Gulnaz Nazar in Grade 1B. I study with them every day, we learn new things together discovering something interesting inside and outside our lovely school. I am a yoga trainer so I teach my children to be strong and flexible not only physically but also morally and spiritually. It is important to see peace and harmony in everything. I am honoured to lead the parent community in Primary school this year. It is such a great responsibility as if I myself have become the mother of all these children. I am happy and take pride in this opportunity to assist the school administration, teachers, students and parents in our joint efforts for the benefit of this school. Having peace within yourself is above all no matter who you are - an adult, a child or an administrator. With an open heart and appreciation, Diana Nazarova Head Parent Primary

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Guidance counselor activities Undergraduate higher education is a world of fascinating subjects that help you reach new careers and higher earnings. With a huge range of courses available, it’s important to research what’s right for our students so we participated in a number of events which might help students gather important information to make an informed decision.

-Over 50 institutions from 13 countries: Kazakhstan, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Russia, Hong-Kong, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Turkey, South Korea, UK & USA. Participants are school and university students all around Kazakhstan, who are interested in Bachelor, Master, PhD degrees and Exchange Programs.

Announcement from career counselor Dear Upper Secondary students, You are now on the verge of making one of the important decisions in your life so we believe we can help you make your career plan! There are over 40,000 higher education institutions in about 200 countries. So it might be difficult to decide on what country, university and major you would like to study. Let`s make it easier by coming together for a consultation to try to get the best option for your future. We are located at Office 304 and would be more then delighted to

welcome you here. Just to make sure you know this if you want to study at a top ranking university abroad, you must do something more than academic success. It is desirable that you should possess or be involved in some of the following: •Having a good IELTS or TOFEL score. •Being able to write a good essay. •Being engaged in some community service or being a member of a social organization. •Participation in international competitions. Nuh Ozdin Guidance Councelor

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•Nazarbayev University Open House Day -23rd October. -Our students and staff members had an opportunity to ask questions and learnt more about entry requirements and study process at Nazarbayev University.

It was a wonderful opportunity to network with many consulting agencies, local and international organizations, and foundations within a cost effective budget.

•Haileybury, UK Universities Fair 28th October. About 30 Universities from the UK opened stands to introduce their departments, scholarship process, system, opportunities.

•Guests from Switzerland Universities Why Not Study at the Foot of the Alps! We hosted representatives from two universities of Switzerland. 9th November. Léonie Liengme - Webster University Geneva. Petra Orent Franklin University Switzerland. It was a good opportunity

•British Council’s Education UK Exhibition -29th October. -We visited Education UK exhibition at Rixos President Hotel. The British Council and the Centre for International Programs supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan invite school pupils, students, parents and young professionals to attend this exhibition. •NOVA Education Fair -6th November.

for the students who intend to study at universities in European countries. Our students asked and found out about the life in Switzerland and facilities, departments and education programs of the universities in Switzerland. There will be more chances to plan career and we will host some guests from different countries. Try not to miss the opportunities that would build your future. Nuh Ozdin Guidance Councelor

I always with a great warmth and trembling reminisce the time that I spent in school where I studied since its first day of opening being in the 6th grade. My classmates and I are the first graduates of Nurorda International School. And I am very pleased to be a part of Nurorda International School`s family. Student life certainly cannot be compared with the school life, therefore I miss school times. Still every period of person`s life has its own attractions and delights. Now I am a student of the MGIMO University and studies here are interesting and challenging at the same time. The university I have chosen lived up to my expectations. Moreover, I want to say that school attainments were very useful for the enrollment. I am the student of the International Relations Faculty and the in-depth study of the foreign languages at school really helps me. I easily passed the entrance

examinations of Russian and English languages and got the best results. A Latin proverb says that we learn not for school, but for life. These words are deeply etched in my memory. I finished the school in 2014 and I want to say that I grew up in school and I am thankful for teachers that gave all their energy to our education and upbringing. Therefore, I on behalf of all of my classmates say thank you, school, thank you, dear teachers. For future graduates I want to wish is to appreciate the time while they are students, try to discover and learn as much as possible and always be respectful to the teachers who every day enclose their soul into you and they also enclosed it into us, because they do not want us to get lost in this vast world. Our teachers want us to find our own place in this world after graduation. Dilara Taushkenova Class of 2014

Moscow State Institute of International Relations or MGIMO is an academic institution run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia which is widely considered to be one of the most elite university in Russia. It was dubbed as the «Harvard of Russia» by Henry Kissinger because it educates so many of Russia’s political, economic, and intellectual elite. Currently, it has the lowest acceptance rate and requires the highest test scores of any university in the country.


Math brain teasers 1. A man has 53 socks in his drawer: 21 identical blue, 15 identical black and 17 identical red. The lights are fused and he is completely in the dark. How many socks must he take out to make 100 per cent certain he has a pair of black socks? 2. What day comes three days after the day which comes two days after the day which comes immediately after the day which comes two days after Monday? 3. A bag of potatoes weighs 50kg divided by half of its weight. How much does the bag of potatoes weigh? 4. In a party of 35 people there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men.

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Congratulations Congratulations to Mr Rinat on the arrival of his new baby! This adds to the number of Nurorda family. She will bring us lots of fun times and sweet gatherings. She is a part of the blessings that we have his year. May the bundle of joy and happiness for the couple inspire us. Congratulations to Mrs and Mr Mautin! May God Bless you and more power!

Nowadays the internet is everywhere. The Epoch of technology and modernization has already begun; you are already a 21st century human. Social media is replacing outdated magazines and newspapers as well as Iphones and Ipads are replacing huge supercomputers. Social media gives us an opportunity to get to know the latest news and innovations happening in the world. If you wish to be familiar with the breaking news, activities and achievements taking part in our school you are able to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and watch our YouTube channel. Alizhan Askargaliyev, 11A

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Fifth graders hold video conference with the Indian school sang Turkish songs and showed basic Kazakh dance steps to the delight of their newfound friends. The Indian School students on the other hand, talked about the Diwali festival, showed Indian symbols, sang native songs and performed dances which highlight their rich Indian culture. A question and

Last October 17, Grades 5A and 5B had a successful video conference with Grade 5 students of The Indian School of New Delhi, India. The conference via Skype aimed to foster close ties with fellow students, exchange ideas

about each nation’s important festivals and traditions. Our students found this opportunity an enriching one as they talked about unique Kazakh and Turkish traditions, Nauryz celebration and local food, played the Dombra,

First Lockdown drill completed It was Friday the 18th of November, the last day of the school week at 11:45 am. Amina of 5A, quietly flipped the last few pages of her chosen book for DEAR time. Nearby, Arai, Daniyal and Amirali have settled comfortably, also with books in hands relishing the moment offered by the power of the written word. All of a sudden, that all too familiar code reverberated in the corridors. In a flash, all students and teachers slowly but surely moved to their designated safe corner, locked all the doors and windows, turned off all electric devices and observed absolute silence. There they remained for

answer portion capped the hourlong video conference. The next one will be in December and both parties hope that this is the beginning of a larger learning experience plus warm friendship. Jennifer Singson English Teacher

around 10 minutes until the “Clear” signal was given. The need for two yearly lockdown drills like the previous month’s fire drill can never be undermined. Knowing what to do and showing preparedness in the event of intrusion or attack is valuable for everyone in an establishment such as a school. Our Nurorda students and staff did just that. ”Whew that was fast,” Amina said. “But I guess in a real situation I will not be so afraid because we are taught what to do, we can manage» she said with a smile. Jennifer Singson English Teacher

Cultural exchange programme INDONESIA - JAKARTA

Charity bazaar

This event is going to be 9th Diplomatic Christmas Charity Bazaar and our school community and PTA (Parents Teacher Association) with other parents would like to participate for the second time this year and make greatest contribution. We will have stands where we can sell goods and other things that can be sold. We need your help! Let’s make a difference together!

Monthly newspaper of Nurorda International School. Published in English and Kazakh since September 2015. Sole proprietor: Nurorda International School

Head: Mr Muharrem Ustun Editor-in-chief: Ms Banu Abutalip Editorial Board: Mr Rinat Mautin Ms Uldana Zholay Ms Jennifer Singson Designers: Zhandos Tursynaliyev Sungat Izmakhan

Date: February 11 - 17, 2017 Price: 1300$ (visa, ticket, transport, accommodation, meal, sightseeing) Deadline: 22.12.2016 Contact: Mr. Mehmet Celal Can

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Nurorda Insights November Issue, 2016