FAQ

  • What curriculum does the school offer?

Our curriculum integrates Cambridge International Programmes and national curriculum of Kazakhstan. The curriculum is intended from Grade 0 to Grade 12.

 

  • What is the language of instruction?

As an international school, we serve students from different countries and language backgrounds. Therefore, English is the language of instruction and the common language for all students in our school.
 

  • How many students are on roll at the school?

Currently, there are over 330 students on roll.

 

  • What are the school hours?

Our school day starts at 8.30 and end at 16.40.

 

  • Does the school provide bus service?

No, the school does not provide bus service. However, parents/carers may wish to use the services of private school transport providers.

 

  • What is included in the tuition fees?

Our tuition fees include:

  1. regular classroom instruction (but not preps, supplementary and extra-curricular activities);
  2. course textbooks;
  3. external exam fees;
     
  • Does the school provide a lunch service?

The school meal is provided by a catering company that is contracted with the school and, therefore, parents need to make separate agreements with the company if they wish to have their children eat at school.

 

  • What is the maximum number of students in a class?

The class sizes may vary but will not exceed 24 students per class.

 

  • Can I have my child(ren) enrolled in your school during the school year?

We accept registrations throughout the year, however, certain classes may be at full capacity. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@galaxy.edu.kz to check the availability of places in the school.

 

  • Does my child need to speak English to be accepted in your school?

Our medium of instruction is English so we expect candidates to have an adequate command of the English language so as to benefit from our programmes. However, we offer English language support (EAL programme) for students who feel to be more comfortable receiving instruction at their level of proficiency. The objective of the EAL programme is to enable the inclusion of the EAL students in the mainstream class.

 

  • Does the school offer help for students with special needs?

Galaxy makes every effort to ensure that there is alignment between a student's needs/abilities and the programmes offered. The state of the candidates’ health is considered when being enrolled. The following medical contra-indications are hindrances to enrolment:

  • declination in the psychological development of the child;
  • diseases connected with abnormalities of the nervous system,
  • various chronic diseases or physical disabilities which may cause difficulties in mastering the material and the handling of an increased learning load;
  • contagious diseases.
     
  • Is the school uniform mandatory?

Wearing a uniform is a badge of pride, creates an identity for a school and is an important part of being a school student. Students are expected to dress in a manner that is consistent with the basic educational mission of Galaxy International School and to avoid disruption of the instructional process, violation of health and safety standards, and an offence of common standards of decency. Therefore, school uniform is compulsory for all students.

 

  • Does the school offer after-school activities?

In Galaxy, we believe that engagement in extracurricular activities is vital to the personal development of a student. Therefore, Galaxy offers a wide range of clubs so as to meet our students’ different needs. Club activities are not compulsory though we strongly recommend students to enrol into one.

 

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