What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
QSI School Atyrau
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
pre-k to Secondary
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Buses are provided for children from AGIP families. Some other children are provided with private cars or vans by their parents' companies.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
A new gym is built and will be ready by the summer of 2010.
There are "after school" activities offered and children seems to enjoy them.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
First of all, the school has an international atmosphere. Teachers are coming from a diverse cultural background and it makes the life at school exciting.There are non-native speaker teachers but they carry a neutral accent and it was never a problem.
My child also gets more opportunity to work one on one with his teachers.
The school also promotes a mastery-based learning approach which what I appreciate the most in their curriculum.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
There's PSG and they are very much involved in school events.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
I'm pretty satisfied and my child seems to be happy :)
It's all about your expectation in education.