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Chess Tournaments in AIS
AIS students can practice strategy in Chess tournaments arranged every Wednesday at school. Competitions run in the morning hours – time of intellectual peak that a child’s brain hits and serve as a base for exceptional academic performance during a school day. Each tournament has a respectful and concentrated atmosphere. Students aged from 5 to 11 are competing within two leagues with the high level chess players in the first one. Students are paired with opponents of similar skill level regardless of their age. The tournaments include even 1st Grade students because of the great interest demonstrated by them. They are able to pick up the complexity of the game and as they progress they learn strategy.
Chess is a game where every decision made has an impact on the rest of your game. One bad move and your entire game is ruined. Thus our students have fun and develop strategic thinking skills for the chess board and for life.
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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!