Addressing the gathering, the President of Kazakhstan emphasized that the new school is one of the four schools in the capital city that had been opened this year.
“The school is equipped with modern up-to-date facilities and can accommodate 1,200 pupils. In general there are 275 such academic institutions functioning today in Astana. About 10,000 pupils went to school for the first time last year. The number of schoolchildren in the current academic year exceeded 12,000. It shows the dynamic growth of the population of our capital city. All necessary environments are created for cultural and intellectual development and to enjoy sports.
“The schoolchildren of Astana won 23 gold medals at international competitions and scientific contests last year. Pupils and teachers should keep these high standards,” Nursultan Nazarbayev highlighted.
The President stressed that 146 new schools are due to open their doors in the current year, as well as 522 schools will be constructed by 2015.
“The state attaches great importance to the creation of all conditions to get educated. All that we have done over the past 20 years has become a basis for further development. You should always improve your brainpower and body activities. Knowledge and sport will open new opportunities for your development,” the President said.
The school targets in science and mathematics. The total area of the school makes more that 10,000 square meters. The school premises comprise 44 classrooms, including 2 multimedia, as well as a conference hall, a library, workshops, a gymnasium and a sports hall. Organization of afterschool classes for additional study of logic, chess and togyzkumalak (national game of Kazakhstan) is planned for the first class pupils. Introduction of learning facilities for poly-lingual studies will be also planned in the school.