International cooperation: partner schools

Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana has established partnerships and signed Memorandums of Cooperation with a number of foreign schools:

✔ National Center for Gifted Youth “PERMATApintar” (Malaysia)

✔ International School of the Hannover Region (Germany)

✔ Birchwood High School (UK)

The main areas of partnership are:

✔ student exchange;

✔ transfer of experience in the organization of the educational program;

✔ raising a citizen of the world.

The exchange program is focused on developing the following qualities and skills in students:

– the study of culture, history, features of life and the educational and educational system of countries, as well as the expansion of understanding of the general picture of the world;

– research skills, work on mini-projects, practical experiments in the laboratories of schools and universities;

– teaching on the principle of “Host student shadowing – the shadow of your host peer”, as well as teaching subjects of the student’s choice;

The implementation of this goal is carried out through:

– education in a general education school;

– accommodation in the families of school students.

This practice, unlike other types of accommodation, is part of the child’s education, as it takes place in an informal environment and in reality introduces the child to the culture, traditions and other aspects of the daily life of the host family.

-100% immersion in a foreign language environment, since teaching in schools is conducted in English.

The Intellectual School sees the expected result of the exchange of students in the expansion of the multicultural consciousness of NIS students, in enriching their vocabulary and grammar, in improving communication skills, as well as in deepening the understanding of global problems and the prospects for their solution.

PERMATApintar – National Center for Gifted Youthaged 12 – 17 located on the campus of Bangui – National University of Malaysia, one of the most prestigious public universities.

“Every child is precious”; “Every Child is a National Treasure (PERMATA)” and “Every Child is a Nation’s Human Capital”. This is the philosophy of PERMATA programs. PERMATApintar reflects the initiative of the government and focuses on building the foundation for an integrated and holistic education system.

PERMATA programs aim to stimulate the mind through experimentation, exploration, and experience in a comfortable learning environment. Curricula are designed to actively engage students in the learning process through discussion, group work, hands-on participation, and application of information outside the classroom.

Visit of Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, spouses  prime minister Malaysia, June 4, 2011.

On January 2, 2015, the Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dato Hidayat Abdul Hamid, visited the Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana.

As part of the cooperation program, in October 2015, a two-week training was organized at the school of the Center for Gifted Youth PERMATApintar (Malaysia) for students of the Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana, as well as training for Malaysian students from PERMATApintar on the basis of the Intellectual School of Astana (FMN) in the period from 12 to 21 January 2016.




Travel Diary.NIS students at the center for gifted children “PERMATApintar”. From March 25 to April 6, 2018 (Bangi, Malaysia).

Trip diary. NIS students in Malaysia. 2019

Hannover International School – This is a school that educates children from 3-year kindergarten to 12th grade. The International School is an independent school that serves the multicultural community of the city of Hannover and the surrounding area. ISHR is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member of the Association of German International Schools (AGIS). The school teaches all three IB (International Baccalaureate), PYP, MYP and IB Diploma programs and has the status of a recognized “Ergänzungsschule”.

January 19, 2017  Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana was visited by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kazakhstan Rolf Mafael.

From 10 to 15 September 2017 The Intellectual School welcomed the  first group, consisting of two students and one teacher from the International School of Hannover. 

In September 2018

Trip diary. NIS students in Hanover. 2017

Trip diary. NIS students in Hanover. 2018

November 2022

On November 18, International School Hannover Region teacher Chris Collins visited NIS FMN Astana,

where he discussed issues of cooperation in the mutual exchange of students.

Trip diary. NIS students in Hanover. 2023

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Students from Hanover: Meeting in Astana. September 2023.

Birchwood Comprehensive School

Birchwood School was founded in 1991 with an academic focus in educational activities. The School has 1460 children from the first to the twelfth grade on the A-Level and GCSE programs. The educational institution occupies a leading position in terms of the performance of its students, the degree of provision with human, electronic and other material resources, as a result of which the graduates of the School enter the best universities in the UK according to the prestigious Russell Group Universities ranking.

The strategic direction of Birchwood School is to provide equal educational opportunities for all. The Bishops Stortford Educational Center operates at the School, which trains university graduates in the practical areas of modern innovative pedagogy and research activities.

From November 2013 to March 2015, Director of the NIS FMN Astana Meiram Zhakenov regularly visited the Birchwood School in order to conduct a study on the management and leadership of the School. During the visits, Mr. Zhakenov personally got acquainted with the conditions of study and living of students, worked closely with the teaching staff of the school. Also, as a result of negotiations with the Principal of the Birchwood School, Principal Chris Ingate, the possibility of establishing a partnership with the Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana was discussed. As a promising direction of such an exchange, the exchange of students with the possibility of gratuitous education and living in families for one week was considered. In turn, Director Chris Ingate made a return visit to the NIS FMN in Astana in March 2014. He got acquainted with the conditions of education and the material and technical base of the Intellectual School.

Travel diary. From 10 to 17 December 2017 the first group of 10 students of the Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics in Astana visited Birchwood High School on an exchange program.