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Science Octoberfest – a scientific and educational Olympiad
Science Octoberfest - a scientific and educational Olympiad for Elabuga students, which has already become traditional.
Last year, about 800 Elabuga ninth-graders took part in it. This year the winners of the Olympiad entered targeted programs implemented under an agreement between the SEZ "Alabuga" and the Elabuga Polytechnic College. Education has the dual education system: three days a week they study Federal State Educational Standard programs (Russian language, history, etc.), three days a week they are on the territory of the SEZ and they acquire practical skills in working with equipment from leading SEZ engineers.

This year Science Octoberfest will include 1,700 students in grades 8 and 9 of Yelabuga.  Children will visit factories, which are residents of the SEZ, where they will see the work of chemistry, mechatronics, industrial control engineers and electrical engineering.  During the olympiad tasks, schoolchildren will have their logical and mathematical thinking measured. Teachers of the target industrial and educational center of the SEZ Alabuga will conduct master classes.
The Olympiad will be held from October 7 to 28. 100 Elabuga district students will become full-fledged participants in the career guidance and olympiad program. Following the Olympiad, 200 best students will receive prizes and will be able to continue further participation in educational projects of the Alabuga SEZ.
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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!