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List of Olympiads and competitions

NameFor students
School level
1School Subject Olympiad MYP

Grades 6-10
Organised by International School of Nur-Sultan.
Annually in October.
Subjects areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Kazakh language, Russian language, English language, Geography, History
The main goals and objectives of the Olympiad are the promotion of scientific knowledge and the development of students ‘ interest in scientific activities, the creation of the necessary conditions for the identification of gifted children, the selection and preparation of students to participate in national and international competitions.
2Presentation of scientific projects in Primary and Seconday schools

Grades 1-10
Organised by International School of Nur-Sultan.
Annually in November.
Subjects: Kazakh language and literature, Russian language and literature, Mathematics, computer science, Physics, engineering, medicine, psychology, history, local history, ethnocultural studies, chemistry, biology, ecology, valeology.
The main goals and objectives of the Olympiad are the promotion of scientific knowledge and the development of students ‘ interest in scientific activities, the creation of the necessary conditions for the identification of gifted children, the selection and preparation of students to participate in national and international competitions.
3KODU GAME tournament for grade 4 students (ICT club)

Grade 4
Organised by International School of Nur-Sultan .
Annually in December
Subject Areas: Kodu Game
The main goals are the development of students creative skills, the formation of engineering skills, popularization of educational robotics and programming, exchange of best practices in the field of education robotics, programming and innovative technologies, identification of the strongest students.
4School Subject Olympiad PYP

Grades 1-5
Organized by International School of Nur-Sultan .
Annually in February
Subjects areas: mathematics, Russian, Kazakh, English, computer science, fine ARTS, knowledge of the world.
The main goals and objectives of the Olympiad are the promotion of scientific knowledge and the development of students ‘ interest in scientific activities, the creation of the necessary conditions for the identification of gifted children, the selection and preparation of students to participate in the Olympiad at the national level.
5Scratch tournament for grade 4 students.

Grade 4
Organised by International School of Nur-Sultan .
Annually in May
НSubjects areas: Scratch programming
The main goal are the development of creative activity of students, the formation of engineering skills, popularization of educational robotics and programming, exchange of best practices in the field of education robotics, programming and innovative technologies, identification of the strongest students.
City level
1STEM Olympiad for Astana Students

Grades 5-10
Organised by LLP”STEM Academy”and AO “Actana Innovations” sponsored by Akimat of Nur-Sultan
Areas: Robotics, engineering, programming, 3D modeling;
Annually in October
The purpose of the Olympiad is to create conditions for the development of the research potential of gifted students of educational institutions of Astana. At each stage of the Olympiad children develop and build products of modern industry. They study a specific project, as a result of which they create a prototype of a real mechanism with their own hands.
ДTo participate in the Olympiad you need to register and submit correct and reliable application for participation (according to Appendix 1) and pass the competitive selection for the main round of the Olympiad.
More details on the website: http://astanaic.kz/stem
National level
1National scientific project competition on general subjects

Grades 9-11
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”
Annually, registration of the project topics starts in September, first stage of the competitions starts in October .
Subject area: Physics, Engineering, Earth and Space Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, environmental Protection and Human Health, History, Man and Society, Local History, Literature, ethnocultural Studies, Linguistics. One of the modern innovative pedagogical technologies aims to develop creative potential and skills of students, to form research skills, educate independence and social activity in the research projects. Every year, since 1999, the center “Daryn” conducts the National scientific competition of projects on General subjects.
The goals and objectives of the Scientific competition are:
1) encouragement of research and educational activities of students;
2) selection and support of the most talented and gifted young researchers;
3) promoting intellectual capacity-building in Kazakhstan
The scientific competition is held in four stages::
1) first stage on a school and district level is conducted by educational institutions, implementing educational programs of secondary education;
2) the second stage is the elimination stage (preliminary examination of projects on the social and humanitarian areas) is conducted by regional educational organizations;
3) the third stage is regional. This stage is held in two rounds. The first round – presentation of projects, the second round – testing on the core subject;
4) the fourth (final) stage is Republican. This stage is held in two rounds. The first round is elemination one (preliminary examination of projects in the natural and mathematical areas), the second round – project defense.
More details on the website: https://www.daryn.kz
2IITU Robocon Games 2018

Grades 5-11
Organised by the Innovative Technical College Almaty;, JSC “International University of Information Technologies”, sponsor “Chevron Kazakhstan”..
Annually in October.
Subject area: 1 team (6 uch + 1 hands), Arduino robots.
The purpose of this event is to obtain modern technical knowledge by the youth of Kazakhstan for further implemention their start-up projects and active participation in innovative activities of Kazakhstan. Teams collect robots based on the Arduino platform, Raspberry Pi or their analogues.
More details on the website: http://intc.kz/ru/robocon
3National Subject Olympiad

9-11 классы
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”.
Annually the second (school) stage in December, the third (online) stage in January, the fourth (final) stage in March.
Subject area: Physics, Informatics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, Kazakh language, Kazakh language in schools with Russian language of instruction, Russian language and literature, Russian language in schools with Kazakh language of instruction, basics of law, geography, English, French, German language, History of Kazakhstan.
The main goals and objectives of the Olympiad are the promotion of scientific knowledge and the development of students ‘ interest in scientific activities, creating the necessary conditions for the identification of gifted children, selection and preparation of students to participate in international competitions, raising the prestige of education in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Prize-winners of the Republican Olympiads by the decision of the subject jury are awarded with diplomas of I, II, III degrees, diplomas for each subject and class, as well as with special and valuable prizes.
More details on the website: https://www.daryn.kz
4National research project and creative work competition “Zerde”

Grades 1-7
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”.
Annually in January.
НSubjects area: Kazakh language and literature, Russian language and literature, Mathematics, computer science, Physics, engineering, medicine, psychology, history, local history, ethnocultural studies, chemistry, biology, ecology, valeology.
The main idea of the Competition is to encourage the intellectual and creative potential and cognitive interests of students, to develop research skills from early school years.
Presentation of research projects of students is conducted in 8 sections in the following areas: Kazakh language and literature; Russian language and literature, English language; mathematics, Informatics; physics, engineering; medicine, psychology; history, local history, ethnocultural studies; chemistry, biology; ecology, valeology.
Winners will be awarded with diplomas of I, II, III degree of “Daryn”.
More details on the website: https://www.daryn.kz
5“Тарих ата” National Distance Olympiad

Grades 5-10
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”.
Annually in March.
Subject area: mathematics.
The Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn” in order to identify, select, train and develop gifted children and youth holds the Republican distance Olympiad Tarikh ata”.
The main goals and objectives of this Olympiad is to attract the attention and interest of students to the history of Kazakhstan,to form skills of independent work and the skills to apply the accumulated knowledge, the identification of the most gifted students in this area.
More details on the website: https://www.daryn.kz and https://www.cdo.kz
6National Math tournament for grade 2-4 students «Бастау»

Grades 2-4
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”.
Annually in April, in Almaty city.
Subject area: mathematics.
In order to identify, support and develop gifted primary school students with strong mathematical abilities, the Republican scientific and practical center “Daryn” in Almaty conducts the Republican mathematical tournament”Bastau” for primary school students .
Students of 2-4 classes of secondary schools, lyceums, gymnasiums, boarding schools of the Republic take part in the Tournament.
The team consists of 3 students (2 class – 1 student, 3 class – 1 student, 4 class – 1 student) and 1 mentor.
More details on the website: https://www.daryn.kz
7Robotics Olympiad on The National Level(World Robotics Olympiad)

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Organised by AEO ” Nazarbayev Intellectual schools”.
Annually approximately in April, online.
Subject area: robotics.
Aim: selection for WRO (world robotics Olympiad).
The World Robot Olympiad has four categories:
1. Main Category
2. Open Category
3. WRO Football
4. Advanved Robotics Challenge
A team can participateonly in one category.
Age Group Definition:
Elementary: participants up to 12 years old in the year of competition
Junior: participants 13-15 years old in the year of competition
Senior: participants 16-19 years old in the year of competition
ФWRO Football: participants 10-19 years old in the year of competition
Advanved Robotics Challenge: participants 17-25 years old in the year of competition
More details on the website: http://robotics.nis.edu.kz/
International Level
1INFOMATRIX

Primary and Secondary School
Organised by Republican scientific and practical center “Daryn”, Suleyman Demirel University.
Annually roughly applications are accepted from January.
Subject area: Робототехника, программирование, компьютерная графика, short movie, drone racing, Hardware Control Systems.
INFOMATRIX is an international computer project-based competition, born from a desire to bring the world’s best IT students together. The INFOMATRIX-ASIA was originated from the INFOMATRIX competition that is held in Bucharest Romania, in order to extend the horizons of the competition and provide more opportunity for students to participate in. The competition is not just about promoting professional excellence; it also serves to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation, through the involvement of students and teachers from many different countries. Starting from 2013, Suleyman Demirel University (SDU) organizes INFOMATRIX-ASIA competition in Kaskelen and Almaty cities in Kazakhstan. INFOMATRIX-ASIA being an international competition, it gives students many opportunities like getting higher preferences during the admission process to the top universities all over the world and Kazakhstan. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Kazakhstan recognizes and values the medals and certificates obtained in the competition as a technological one. We strongly suggest you not to miss this opportunity and take a part in this competition.
More details on the website: http://infomatrix.asia/
2International Zhautyk Olympiad on Math ,Physics and ICT

Grades 10-11
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”, Republican Physics and Mathematics School
Annually in January
Subject Area:Mathematics, physics, computer science.
National School of Physics and Mathematics and the Republican Scientific-Practical Center “Daryn”, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, is pleased to invite you to participate in the International Zhautykov Olympiad in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IZhO). IZhO has been taking place annually since 2005 and has become one of the premiere international team olympiads in the world. Our mission is to develop international friendships among olympiad enthusiasts, promote the importance of STEM among school students and serve as a forum for cooperation and collaboration among specialized science, technology, physics-mathematics, and other magnet schools.
More details on the website: http://izho.kz/#
3International Robotics Festival on Programming and innovative technologies “Roboland”

Grades 1-11
Organised by the Education department of Karaganda region.
Annually submission of applications in February, participation in March.
Subject area: robotics, programming (Lego Mindstorms, Arduino).
International festival of robotics, programming and innovative technologies “ROBLAND” is organised to promote the development of students creative skills , to form engineering skills, promote educational robotics and programming, exchange of best practices in the field of education robotics, programming and innovative technologies, detection strongest team.

More details on the website: http://roboland.kz
4International Space Research Scientific Competition “Open the world of science”

Grades 7-11
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”.
Annually submission of applications starts in March, participation starts in April in Baikonur city.
Subject area: Science.
The competition is aimed to encourage students’ research skills in applied research in the field of Earth and Space science, space technology, modeling and astrophysics.
The format of the competition provides for presentation of scientific projects in the field of space technology and the organization of exhibitions of materials, models and devices of the participants.
The work of the competition is conducted in 5 sections: “Space technology and infrastructure”, “Space information technology and modeling”, “Ecology and space activities”, “Astrophysics and evolution of the Universe”, “Solar system”on the basis of the International Space school named after V. N. Chelomey.
More details on the website: https://www.daryn.kz
5World Scholar’s cup Organised by Spectrum International School of Nur-Sultan. 
Annually, approximately March, the qualifying stage.
Направление: Special Area, History, Art & Music, Science, Social Studies, Literature. Founded by Daniel Berdichevsky the first World Scholar’s Cup took place in Korea in 2007: a small regional tournament hosted at the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies. The first “global” round followed a few weeks later, bringing together students from Korea, Singapore, and the United States.

The idea behind the World Scholar’s Cup was to create something different than traditional academic competitions and conferences: a celebration of the joy of learning, a tournament as rewarding for the team that came in last as the for the team that came in first, an enrichment opportunity that motivated students not just to demonstrate their existing strengths but to discover new ones.

From that small beginning–a “world finals” more aptly described as a “world starts”–the World Scholar’s Cup has grown to reach tens of thousands of students in dozens of countries.
http://www.scholarscup.org
6Euler Olympics


Grades 7-11
Organised by Republican Scientific and Practical Center “Daryn”, Faculty of Mechanics and mathematics in KazNU. Al-Farabi.
Annually in March.
Subject area: Mathematics.
The aims of the Olympiad are:
– to increase the interest of students in mathematics;
– to provide with the opportunity to participate in a high-level mathematical competition for eighth-graders;
– early involvement mathematically talented students to systematic extra-curricular mathematics classes adequate to their ability level;
– to encourage all forms of work with mathematically gifted children.

The Olympiad is held in three stages: the first —online, the second — regional and the third — final.
The Online stage is held in three rounds in November-December.
Tasks of each round of the online stage are published on the Website. The schedule of the tours and the rules of the online stage are approved by the coordination Council and published on the Website.

More details on the website: https://www.matol.ru