Ru En
Alabuga International School celebrated Sabantuy

Traditional Tatar Sabantuy holiday was celebrated today at Alabuga International School. The fun festival was attended by young pupils of the school, their parents and teachers.

Alabuga International School traditionally celebrates various national festivals — St. Patrick’s Day, Maslenitsa — and today the kids together with their teachers had a preparation to celebrate Tatar Sabantuy.

On the playground next to the school the children came up with the performance for the festival guests, all prepared together with the classroom teachers — kids, including foreign ones took part in Tatar dances, sang Tartar songs and performed a song in English under guitar accompaniment of one of the teachers — Loz Charles.

After the kids’ performance traditional sports competitions of Sabantuy festival took place on the improvised maydan — tug of war, blindfolded breaking of pots and others.

It is noteworthy that today’s celebration was attended not only by Alabuga International School attendants, but also — for the first time — by the participants of summer language camp, completing today their first shift.

Other news

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!