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Christmas concert in AIS
18.12.2014

Christmas in Great Britain is interweaving of established age-old national traditions, superstitious beliefs and all of that in modern world is associated with winter celebrations.

Particularly children are looking forward for Christmas celebrations. Expecting to receive gifts from Father Christmas (as in the UK Santa Claus is called), children write a detailed list of wishes and throw it into the fireplace. There is a belief that the smoke from the pipe will carry the message exactly to the addressee. On Christmas Eve the kids listen to Christmas stories and prayers, and before going to bed, leave the cake with minced meat, milk and carrots for Santa’s reindeer. The custom to hang socks for gifts has also come from England. Once Santa Claus dropped some gold coins when coming down the chimney. The coins would have failed in the oven and gone, but fell into the sock, which has been drying. Since then, the children hang socks on a fireplace in hope of finding them full of gifts.

On the 17th of December 2014, there was a Christmas concert in Alabuga International School. All pupils have taken an active part in the performance. Parents, teachers and administrative staff of the school had an excellent chance to enjoy the colourful period piece, where our pupils expressed not only their artistic abilities, but also demonstrate speaking skills in English, acquired within 4 months studying in AIS.

Also we would like express gratitude to parents for their kind support and active participation in life of the our school.

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!