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Kazakhstan’s Hall of Fame
M.Kh. Dulati specialized gymnasium №8
M.Kh. Dulati specialized gymnasium № 8 for gifted children with teaching in three languages.

The school was founded in the 19th century, in 1875. As of 1963 it has become the first specialized school where some subjects were taught in English. In 1992 it was given the status of school-gymnasium and it afforded an opportunity to learn Kazakh, Russian, English, French and German. In January in 2008 the new period of school development  started – gymnasium №8 got the new status of  M. Kh. Dulati specialized gymnasium №8 for gifted children with teaching in three languages.


•    To form a cultural and moral personality with civic positions and skills of moral  behavior;
•    To provide accessible, continuous and qualitative education;
•    To improve the content of education aimed at individualization and  students’ socialization in the conditions of  poly-lingual education;
•    To create conditions for improving the quality of education using innovations, new and safe information technologies in education and upbringing;
•     To create conditions for improving teachers’ proficiency and attestation;
•    To search for new forms of management that provide the efficiency of existing resources and direct to improving  an educational process;
•    To create conditions for increasing students’ competitiveness.

Awards, diplomas, achievements:

•    1923 –  awarded with «Red Flag» for excellent showings.
•    2001 – became a member of the Association of UNESCO Schools.
•    2006 – awarded with Grand Prix in  The Best Regional School competition.
•    2008 - awarded with Grand Prix in The Excellent School competition.
•    2008 – received The Best School – 2008 nomination in the regional competition.
•    2009 – received The Best Innovative School – 2009 nomination in the republican competition among innovative schools.

The gymnasium is very experienced in working with gifted children and it is confirmed by excellent showings and a high average mark accounted for 100.4 in Unified National Testing for 2008/2009 school year. The gymnasium is among 100 best schools of Kazakhstan for the fourth time. As of 1999 the gymnasium has prepared 70 Golden Medal students and 12 Golden Medal ones are of 2009.

Gymnasium leavers participate in the state educative program BOLASHAK and study in the USA, in European and Asian countries. They participate in the program FLEX and win educative grants to study abroad.

The gymnasium extends international relations including France, Great Britain and Korea. The gymnasium continues collaboration on student exchange with the International school in Bussan, South Korea.
The gymnasium staff is tending more experienced and proficient in student preparation for different Olympiads and competitions.

In 2008/ 2009 school year for the first time in school history the gymnasium was recognized in international level. Arman Amangazin, 10th form student, was awarded with the silver medal in the international competition on scientific projects in Istanbul, Turkey.

The gymnasium initiates different projects and realizes them successfully including Regional Intellectual Marathon ULAN, International basketball tournament (in memory of Farukh Shanazarov), psychological pedagogical club «Parents and children», Children’s Assembly of Nations of Kazakhstan. Assembly working proves the fact that knowledge of languages allows to turn to national origin and realize oneself as a personality in poly lingual sphere. The gymnasium has its own Internet site, the library of multimedia textbooks and thematic educative films that are created by our teachers.

The gymnasium has made a start of a new tradition – celebration in honor of gifted children and the best teachers including awarding of  prize-winners in regional and republican Olympiads, international competitions of scientific projects, intellectual and sport tournaments.

The gymnasium is noted for the newest informative technologies introduction. There are some activities that our teachers perform on-line. They are Kazakh and English lessons, psychological trainings on students’ preparation for Unified National Testing and conferences of children’s Assembly of Nations of Kazakhstan.

Knowledge of languages gives our students an opportunity to adapt themselves in a polycultural society. A summer polylingual camp was purposely founded in gymnasium in collaboration with the public association «Intellect». It has been working for 2 years and provides children’s beings in a sanitary complex «Tau samaly». The program is aimed at forming a polycultural and tolerant personality with strongly marked leadership qualities.

Having gone through hardships of a transitional period and consolidated the positions to keep the best traditions and create the new ones, specialized gymnasium №8 makes a valuable contribution to forming of the elite in Kazakhstan society. Currently, the students left our school are powerful politicians, perspective scientists and prosperous businessmen who are innovators in their spheres and realize projects successfully.

Presently, there are 220 teachers in the gymnasium including one Candidate of Science, four I.Altynsarin Medal holders, 12 reps are recognized for Excellence in Education, and 12 teachers have certificates from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 10 teachers are the national winners of the international program TEA and 3 teachers participated in the educational program ETTE. One teacher is a winner of the Presidential program BOLASHAK and two ones are the  winners of the republican competition The Best Teacher. There are 8 methodologists and 4 winners of the regional competition Altyn-kor.

Shymkent city, Kazybek-bi Street, 29 – buildings «A», «B», «C»;
Shymkent city, microregion 21, without number – building «Primary school».
Telephone: 536534, 536536, 539275, 562320, 535498