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City chess tournament in AIS
In honor of Cosmonautics Day on April 13, Alabuga International School for the first time held a chess tournament at the city level together with the Department of Education of Yelabuga for preschool children from 5 years old. 20 boys and 16 girls took part in the tournament. The strongest minds, talented children competed to prove that "the main thing is the struggle, the education of one's character, and success will definitely come if you constantly work on chess and truly love it"
                                                    (С)Mr Karpov A.E., grandmaster, international master on chess.  

After five rounds, our students Ms Dilyara Kashapova (Grade 2, 7 years old) and Mr Salih Zainullin (Grade 3, 7 years old) became the winners of the tournament in singles. Also, the team of our students took first place in the team event. The chief referee of the tournament was the master of sports of Yelabuga in chess Mr Ilnar Valikhanov.

The chess lesson is included in the structure of the school schedule to promote the development of strategic thinking and logical actions. We are proud of our winners and continue to build their potential to demonstrate results at higher level competitions!
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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!