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About us

About us

Spectrum International School delivers the highest standard of education in Kazakhstan for local and foreign citizens. Our mission is to bring up knowledgeable and well-mannered young people who can contribute peace to the world through mutual understanding and respect. This is achieved in a friendly family atmosphere that nurtures a community feeling where the emotional, physical, creative, and intellectual needs of all children will be met within an international environment. 

Values

Self-reliance means respecting our own experiences, ideas and traits. It means that we trust decisions that we make for ourselves and do not have to rely on other to help us solve problems.

Always behaving, acting, speaking honestly and following the accepted morals of society; behaving in a moral way.

We mean here that all involved with the school are deserving of trust, can be confidential, dependable and reliable.

We will be recognised and characterised by our showing of politeness and deference to all without bias.

Our ability to share and understand someone else’s feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person’s position at that time.

We can work together happily and willingly for our common goals. Demonstrating a willingness to cooperate with all stakeholders of the school.

We act with oneness in our thoughts, feelings etc showing concord, harmony and agreement.Working together to reach the same goals.

This means to us that we are eager to accomplish our own goals using our skills, knowledge on understanding.

History

Spectrum International School (Spectrum) is a newly rebranded name of Nurorda International School (NIS). It is a non-profit private day school executing under the umbrella of BILIM ORDA Foundation, formerly known as KATEV, that has run a network of publicly funded educational institutions all over Kazakhstan since the early 1990s. After the successful operation of these institutions, BILIM ORDA made a decision to initiate the start of a new project dedicated to contributing to the dynamically growing market of education in Kazakhstan. And in the early 2000s with the support of the community, BILIM ORDA began the construction of a 20,000 m2 purpose-built school building in the heart of Nur-Sultan, the new vibrant capital of Kazakhstan. In 2007 President Nazarbayev took part in the launching of Nurorda International Educational Complex, a revolutionary project that triggered the start of a new journey to academic excellence. The complex initially meant to host two schools offering local and international curriculum to meet the needs of the English-speaking community and, therefore, a year later, in 2008, Spectrum, then known as Nurorda, was set up as a separate school. At the very beginning, Spectrum offered a British-style curriculum to a number of students at a Primary level only. 


In 2011 Spectrum became a Cambridge International School and Exam Centre that enabled it to offer such renowned qualifications as Cambridge Primary and Secondary Checkpoints, IGCSEs, and A Levels. With the further gradual increase in student numbers, the school has grown to offer the whole range of Cambridge programmes and qualifications to its diverse student body. Following the membership visit in May 2011, Spectrum was granted a regular membership to the Council of International School (CIS) and at the moment the school is accredited by CIS. With the increase in numbers of international schools in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education introduced some amendments to the legislation issuing a special status to those international schools that meet specific requirements. 


This status provides the approved schools with more academic freedom and flexibility so as to better cater to the needs of a school offering an international curriculum. Spectrum, in its turn, was among the first schools in Kazakhstan to be awarded this status.

Mr. Artur Tulepbekov
Principal

It gives me great pleasure, as the Principal to welcome you to the official website of Spectrum International School. It has been prepared with the hope hat it will become a valuable source of school news and timely information to students, parents and all visitors.As a school we aim to establish and maintain open lines of communication with the Parent Teacher Association, staff and students and will endeavor to get the school involved in the community as much as the community will be involved with the school. It is my belief that positive and honest relationships build lifelong friendships, and this is the key to working with others, be it staff and students, parents and students or parents and staff. This circle of communication will lead our students to success in academic, sporting and social areas and give them a sense of ownership and a level of responsibility for their learning. A close relationship between home and school benefits our students, staff and parent community. I encourage you to actively explore the website and contact us directly if you feel you require any additional information. Thank you for visiting us on the Web. We look forward to greeting you at our school in the near future.

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Omirzak Alina
Admissions Officer