Autonomous Educational Organization “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” within the framework of sharing of accumulate experience has initiated own projects competitions “Discover Kazakhstan” and local history research expedition “Туған елге тағзым” (Respect to motherland). Essay contest is being already organized the second year and about one thousand participants took part in it. The participants come from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools and secondary public schools of the country. Local history expeditions has started this year practically in all regions of Kazakhstan. Such expeditions allow the students to learn more about their country and enrich their knowledge, improve their skills. Projects in details:
Autonomous educational organization “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” second year holding contest on the best essay in English “Discover Kazakhstan” on a theme “Pride of my country – my pride” among students of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools and comprehensive schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The aim of the competition: to open Kazakhstan to the world community, to acquaint foreign citizens with the culture, traditions, climatic conditions, socio-political system, economic development, achievements of Kazakhstan, determine the level of consciousness and citizenship of students.
Last year’s contest was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Kazakhstan’s Independence. This year contest is for the students of 9-12 grades and essays will be written on a theme “Pride of my country – my pride”. Particularity of the contest is possibility to participate also students of comprehensive schools of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The winners of contest will be awarded by diplomas and memorable prizes. The best essays will be included into the book "Discover Kazakhstan".
In 2012, Nazarbayev Intellectual schools started own patriotic project - regionall history research expedition "Tugan elge tagzym". The project is developed by AEO "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" and is intended to generate students’ interest towards the motherland and increase a sense of patriotism. The main feature of educational trips is to exchange routs between Nazarbayev Intellectual schools for revision and holding research on the regions of Kazakhstan. The project expeditionary group makes a visit almost all regions of the country, exploring their flora and fauna, memorials, historical significance, culture, innovative objects, architecture facilities and more. Group of students of 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th grades from each region selected for the academic, artistic, sporting and other achievements can participate in the expeditions.
Carrying out such missions are oriented to the result. After passing of the expedition the students of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools form a set of skills and knowledge - the knowledge, awareness of the study region (its past, present, and future), the skills of research and interviews, the selection of materials for use in practice, communicative skills, interaction in groups, physical and psychological endurance, experience of making their own decisions and actions. In the end of expedition, the collected materials are transferred to the school library for students use in the following studies during the academic year.
Conduct research of regional history expeditions "Tugan elge tagzym" will become traditional. The following year, the young researchers - the best students of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools will go to the fascinating journey through the most beautiful and unique places of homeland.