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European Day of Languages
European Day of Languages,​​ an annual event, is to be celebrated every 26th of September. This concept is broader than it seems. European Languages ​​are not the totality of the official  European Union Languages, there are also about 225 Indigenous  dialects. Some of them are on the verge of extinction, such as Irish and other Celtic Languages.

Alabuga International School is committed to the philosophy of the International Baccalaureate and supporting their native languages. That is why we held a traditional Friday assembly as part of this celebration. We demonstrated the richness of linguistic and cultural diversity. Children recited poetry in Polish and Bulgarian  and turned to the talents of Chinese and Tatar poets. They sang in Turkish and English, showed a Spanish act expressing the melodiousness and emotionality of the language.

A feature of the event was that the school children turned to the origins of their family and their native language, which their parents or distant relatives speak.
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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!