Director's Welcome

Message from the Head of IB Programmes

It is an honour to welcome you to European School.

European School has been an IB World School since 2009. For the 2019/2020 school year, we have an increasingly diverse student population of around 400 in the Primary Years Programme (6-11 year-olds), Middle Years Programme (11-16 year-olds) and Diploma Programme (16-18 year-olds).

True to the IB philosophy, our core business is to not only instil in our students the knowledge that will make them better learners and better people, but to also equip them with the skills they need to grow and develop in a successful, happy way.

Our priorities include further raising the quality of instruction, student achievement and student motivation, as well as optimizing parental involvement. We understand that great instruction alone will not yield the results we desire for our students. That is why we pay close attention to the overall learning environment as well. We strive to maintain a positive classroom climate and culture, an environment where students feel safe and look forward every morning to a day of productive learning.

Our key asset is a team of teachers, with proven lifelong learning skills, who truly care about students and do not believe that quitting on them is ever an option.

Our students are also exposed to a multitude of opportunities: Interaction with experts in various fields, international competitions, study trips, sports, arts, exchange programmes, conferences, service, bespoke university counselling, to list a few.

Beyond the grades and certificates, our hope for all our graduates is for them to become confident individuals, responsible global citizens and effective contributors who do not forget to turn back and help the next one in line, after reaching their destination.

We look forward to meeting you in person and sharing with you other aspects of what we offer that words alone may not describe accurately.

Welcome to European School.

Dr. Brice Bomo

Head of IB Programmes


The PYP Coordinator’s Welcome

Dear students, parents and colleagues,

I would like to extend the warmest welcome to current and new students, teachers and families of European School.
The school mission is to provide an exceptional education in a nurturing and academically challenging environment, inspiring each student to achieve their personal best and become an influential and socially responsible global citizen. European School is a school where children can develop the essential skills and knowledge required to make an active contribution as they take their place in our evolving global society.
To this end, we believe our innovative curriculum; designed in line with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme expectations, will help in our endeavours.
Every day we to strive to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.
This year, we are looking forward to our upcoming International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) evaluation visit, in which the IB will visit our school to verify that the IB’s educational principles, required standards and practices, are in place.
I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with all members of the school community, so that together, we can create and sustain a productive and exciting learning environment for all.

Best wishes for a successful year.

Dinara Rysmagambetova

PYP Coordinator