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Cosmonautics day in Alabuga International School
On April 13, Cosmonautics Day was held at our school.

By tradition, numerous events, film screenings, educational programs are held in honor of the holiday. On this day, it is customary to honor scientists, engineers, designers, cosmonauts, and all those who are related to the space industry. Our partners from the House of Entertaining Science and Technology in Kazan told the students about the construction of rockets, and the pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation Mr Andrei Borisenko congratulated the children on the Day of Cosmonautics.

Like real astronauts, Alabuga International School students went through a block of endurance tests, training of the vestibular apparatus, programming a robotic tractor to deliver a rocket to the spaceport and teamwork, fought in launching space rockets. Of course, the launch system was represented by a pneumatic device, and the rockets were made in a paper prototype. But will there be more!

The educational program of Alabuga International School strives to transmit to students’ competitive knowledge and skills that have real practical application in all areas of life. We believe that the names of our graduates will be included in the history of Civilization, including in the technologies of space exploration and colonization of neighboring planets!
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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!