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International contest RoboFinist in Saint Petersburg
The international robotics contest RoboFinist took place in St. Petersburg on the 23th of October. The team from our school won the first place in the free creative category.

Students Nariman Shafikov and Anvar Maulin, together with Mr Max, the robotics coordinator, developed Robot Nurse 2.0. It is able to move around the hospital using ultrasonic sensors and dispense medicine to patients according to their individual RFID-marks. This robot would take away some of the routine tasks for medical staff and reduce the risk of infection.

About 1,200 participants from Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan competed between each other. During the event, the participants presented their projects, answered questions from the judges, justified the relevance of the developments and calculated their cost and viability.

"The RoboFinist festival was the most productive and interesting contest for us. In our discipline, the winners directly were announced at the award ceremony, and we did not know our result in advance. We were overwhelmed with emotion when we heard that Alabuga International School took first place. Our team has come a long and hard way, we have been working for more than a year, and finally we got the highest result - gold medals," said Mr. Maxim.
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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!