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On the Way to Get CIS Accreditation
AIS keeps on moving to get accreditation of the Council of International Schools and these days hosts a CIS inspector. Christopher Maggio is here within the special visit that measures our school's readiness to undertake the Self-study process.

The CIS evaluator has been experiencing the school life for two days: getting to know the faculty, administrators and parents, studying AIS polices and other documents that regulate the school activity, and attending lessons. With the clear picture of how the school works, Christopher pointed out directions that need to be followed and gave recommendations for the school improvement. Within the workshop participated by all faculty and admin staff members he gave a detailed description of CIS requirements and standards for international schools. The workshop participants were given some tasks to identify commitment of the school operation, teaching and learning processes to international standards as well as areas for improvement.

The most important part of the whole accreditation cycle is going to happen next. We will have to carry out a self-study, prepare and implement a self-improvement plan with consideration for recommendations received and outline the results in a Self-Study Report.
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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!