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AIS students visited Serbia

At the beginning of December, 11 students from 6th to 10th grades visited the Republic of Serbia. They spent a week studying at the Crnjanski International School with a focus on STEAM (science, technologies, engineering, art, mathematics) by Cambridge programme in Jagodina.

Crnjanski was not a random choice. The school, as well as Alabuga IS, was founded by representatives of the real economy. Its founder is Visokogradnja Inženjering LTD. The organization specializes in residential and industrial construction. Outstanding projects include the zoo and stadium in Jagodina. This company also focuses on developing technical knowledge and skills of children.

Our students held a team leadership tournament with Serbian schoolchildren. The main value of the meeting is the development of children's leadership abilityl and teamwork through identifying the potential of team members in mathematics, robotics and sports, delegating tasks and analyzing results. Also, our mentors and students imparted their knowledge on advanced competencies in robotics, introducing and teaching financial literacy to Serbian children through simulation "Business Cats".

Crnjanski School teachers were given the necessary instructions and access to "Business Cats" so that students can use the tool to develop financial literacy in the future.

Also part of the exchange programme were math quizzes, debates on GMO, artificial intelligence and social media. The event helped the mixed team of students to bond and improve their analytical skills.

During the trip, both schools had the opportunity to exchange academic experiences and establish friendly relations.

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IB Student Conferences: Opportunities for Empowerment

Student conferences within IB PYP programme were held at AIS to reflect the students’ progress in academic disciplines and core competencies under the new school strategy on April 10-11.

Students of KG1 - Grade 2 and their parents participated in the Three-Way Conferences that involved three parties: students, parents and teachers. The conference participants discussed students’ progress and achievements emphasizing on the strengths and areas for improvement as well as setting future goals for the next academic year and the ways to assist in their attainment. AIS students shared their thoughts and ideas on inquiries conducted, assessed their role in inquiry activities, demonstrated the works, selected by them well in advance with the teacher’s support, and their portfolios.

The format of Student Led Conferences for Grade 3 - Grade 6 allowed the students to arrange and run conferences on their own. The student portfolio was the main focus of the conferences as it compiles many great examples from different units of inquiry. It gives the students the chance to take full ownership of their work while making their parents proud of all that they have done throughout the year.

The days of student conferences turned to be special for the entire school community and gave our students the unique opportunities for empowerment and engagement. We would like to express gratitude to all AIS families for taking the time to recognize the full worth of a strong IB education!