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Haileybury Astana
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Part Time French teacher (70%) which can be topped up with 30% Spanish Ab Initio

Leopardfish invites, inspirational teachers to apply for the position of French Teacher at the leading academic school in Astana.  A community of excellence at the heart of the city. Founded in 2011, the school provides an outstanding holistic education, has a strong focus on academic progress and achievement. Student leadership is at the very heart of their ethos.

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Opportunities to Teach at Haileybury Astana

Job Opportunities

Vacancies added- 30th March 2019

Haileybury Astana invites well-qualified, inspirational teachers to apply for the below position, to start from August 2019.

  • MFL Teacher (French & Spanish)
    • The main load is teaching IB French, the Spanish element is for IB Ab Initio
    • Experienced specialist teacher in French and Spanish with experience at IGCSE and IBDP an advantage
    • Experience in teaching learners for whom English is not their first language preferred
    • The School offers a competitive tax paid salary, accommodation, baggage allowance, medical insurance, gratuity, pension contributions and annual flights. It is worth mentioning that cost of living in Kazakhstan is 20% cheaper than Cambridge, 44% cheaper than China and 32% cheaper than Dubai (more detailed data can be provided on request)
    • Sec. Specialist subject teacher Job Description

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Haileybury Astana is so much more than the leading academic school in Astana; it is a community of excellence at the heart of the city. Founded in 2011, Haileybury Astana provides an outstanding holistic education. As a school, we have a strong focus on academic progress and achievement. Student leadership is at the very heart of our ethos.
When families join Haileybury Astana they become lifelong members of an institution, which puts the child at the centre of everything. Our not-for-profit status means that every dollar we charge is reinvested in the students and the school. The high quality teaching and excellent extra-curricular provision make Haileybury Astana a very special place to be.
Our curriculum model is based upon the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate, but goes significantly beyond the minimum expectations,covering a diverse range of subjects.
At Haileybury Astana, pupils work in an environment where they are stretched and challenged, and have their expectations raised to achieve demanding targets. This is evidenced in our latest results, in which we’re proud to say that our students have done exceptionally well.  Such success is a result of the partnership between the school, our pupils and their parents through our commitment to parental engagement.
We are very proud of the exceptional body of teaching staff we have working across the school, engaging our pupils in a wide range of exciting learning opportunities.
Our excellent team ensures that every pupil is guided and cared for, working hard to ensure that their individual needs are met. Pupils leave Haileybury Astana accomplished in academic skills and become architects of lives that exceed expectations.
In a nutshell, Haileybury Astana is a challenging and yet exhilarating place to learn, develop and explore.

How to Apply

To apply you should have:
  • relevant specialist teacher experience with the IPC, KS1,KS2, KS3, IGCSE or IBDP ?
  • experience in teaching learners for whom English is not their first language?

Please  send your completed application form to  Mrs Kathryn Walsh at:

Haileybury Astana is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and those connected to the school to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a DBS check or equivalent.

Please mention in your application

Teacher Benefits
  • Annual return flights
  • Medical cover 
  • Accommodation for teachers and their dependents
  • Free transportation to and from school
  • Free meals at the school during the week
  • The salary is tax paid and there is a gratuity for the completion of the first 2 year contract.
  • Contract renewal extensions for either 1, 2 or 3 years
  • We offer free schooling to dependents
  • A shipping allowance at the start and at the end of the contract
  • Cost of living in Kazakhstan is very low and staff have the ability to save
School Facilities


The school has a well-stocked junior library and a senior library, with an impressive index of titles, covering fiction and nonfiction, resource /reference books and magazines. Our collection of books is updated regularly and students are encouraged to make full use of this facility to develop a love for books from an early age. The library also features an integrated ICT suite to compliment the research activities.

Sports Facilities

Two fully equipped Sports Halls are available along with two Tennis Courts and an indoor swimming pool.

Art Room

A spacious Art Room provides students with all the raw materials required to explore and express their innate talent. The room has rich collection of art works of students displayed.

Music Facilities

A well-equipped music room provides a variety of instruments including guitars, keyboards, violins, drum sets, harmoniums and dombras for students inclined towards both international and local music. Smaller practice rooms are also available for individual practice and peripatetic lessons.

First Aid Centre

The school a well-equipped health unit, manned by 2 Full time Doctors and nurses. Students undergo regular medical check-ups and a health record is maintained for each child.


ICT is integrated throughout the curriculum as a teaching tool. All classrooms are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards and devices (iPads, Chrome Books, Laptops) are available for the pupils to use in the Junior School and BYOD is utilized in the Senior School. Two ICT suites are also available for our pupils and teachers to use.

Headmaster Mark Smith
Curriculum IPC, IGCSE, and IB DP


a leading British independent co-educational school offering contemporary boarding and day places for 11-18 years old. Established in 1862, Haileybury combines tradition with modernity, harnessing the very best of over 150 years’ teaching experience, finely tuned for today’s world. Haileybury creates confident individuals, with leadership, collaborative and social skills developed by our co-curricular programme and nurturing environment. With a guiding moral compass in place, our pupils are prepared for the first choice university, and life beyond, as global citizens.

Haileybury Astana

was opened by President Nazabayev in  2011 and is an IB World School preparing young people to become leaders of the future and to achieve their dream of attending a world top university. From an early age, pupils take part in a wide range of activities to challenge and extend their knowledge and skills in an increasingly global world. Above all however Haileybury Astana is a school that cares for every one of our pupils as we guide and support them into an exciting future.

You’re Going to Love Astana

Rising up from the vastness of the steppes like a glimmering sculpture garden, the Kazakh capital Astana seems like a miracle city. On closer inspection, this dynamic political and commercial center is one of Central Asia’s most exciting and rewarding destinations. 

1. Fascinating Kazakh Collections

As you’d hope from Kazakhstan’s national museum, there’s plenty to discover and digest in this massive attraction, so divert a day from your schedule and dive in. The core of the museum tells the Kazakh story, from prehistoric times, through nomadic eras, Russian domination, and independence, and it’s a great primer. But pride of place goes to more humble exhibits, like a crumb of bread carried by a survivor of the Soviet-era Great Famine. Less powerful, perhaps, is the homage to Nursultan Nazarbayev, the father of modern Kazakhstan, but the hero worship is still fascinating.

2. Shopping, Rides, And Cosiness In An Incredible Setting

Astana isn’t short of eye-catching architecture. The Kazakh state has gone all-out to put the capital on the map (literally, as it was hardly there 30 years ago). The centerpiece of this drive for glory has to be Khan Shatyr. Designed by big-name architect Norman Foster, this slanted dome is 150 meters tall and made from an advanced form of plastic, which keeps it warm, even in the depths of the Kazakh winter. Inside there’s a grand shopping mall, a beach club, and rides, but the real appeal is the totally unique building itself.

3. A Pyramid Of Understanding And Hope

Elegantly simple in its conception, this pyramid made from steel and glass is a symbol of modern Kazakhstan’s position between east and west, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity. The aims may be lofty, but the architecture measures up, with gorgeous stained glass doves, a cavernous opera theater, and an artful use of light and shade to create intriguing interior atmospheres. Tours are recommended, and take just 30 minutes, while the nearby flower gardens are also a great place to unwind.

4. Superb Views From Astana’s Icon

Located on Nurzhol Boulevard in the very center of Astana, Bayterek is unmissable, largely due to its massive size. The monument soars to a height of 97 meters, like an oversized vase, with a sphere at its tip. The whole thing is intended to be an allegory for Kazakhstan’s founding story, where the sphere represents an egg laid by a mythical bird in a poplar tree. You’ll learn the story when you visit the on-site museum, but more importantly, you’ll get superb views from the observation deck.

5. Central Asia’s Most Beautiful Mosque

Another of modern Astana’s unforgettable buildings, Hazrat Sultan only opened in 2012, but has the look and harmony of mosques dating back centuries. Among Central Asian places of worship, Hazrat Sultan is bested only by Turkmenistan’s central mosque in terms of size, but may be more elegant, both inside and out. Prayers are an awesome sight, with 5,000 worshippers present at one time, but the 51 meter high dome is inspiring as well. Intended to be a bridge between a palace and a mosque, it achieves that, and more.




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