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Calligraphy Day in Alabuga International School
The Friday assembly on January 29 was dedicated to Calligraphy Day in Alabuga International School.

All of our students found out about the art of beautiful writing. Chinese calligraphy philosophy teaches to train concentration, endurance, and discipline.

Сhildren learned to write with a brush as the calligraphers do. But before they listened to history and peculiarities of the "way of writing" what means calligraphy from Chinese.

Also, AIS students learned new words and practiced their pronunciation. The invited experts revealed the secrets of Chinese and talked about the tone system on which the meaning of the same word depends.

Thus, the children learned the basics of Eastern calligraphy, how to write hieroglyphs, and also imbued with the  Chinese cultural heritage.
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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!