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St David’s Day

School will celebrate St. David’s Day (the patron Saint of Wales) on Monday 2 March 2015. Wales is one of the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

On 1 March each year we celebrate our patron Saint, Dewi Sant or St David who died on that day in 589AD. Dewi was educated in Cardiganshire and then went on pilgrimages, founding religious centres across Wales and England, including one at Glastonbury. He even travelled as far as Jerusalem, where he was made an archbishop. Yellow flowers are the national colour of Wales.

Therefore we are asking the children to come to school dressed in yellow on Monday 2.03.2015. This can simply be a yellow T-shirt, or tie, or jumper or trousers / skirt or dress. Please do not go to the shops to buy yellow clothes just for this occasion. This is a simple celebration.

We are also encouraging children to learn about the national flowers of Wales, the daffodil.

To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of their national emblems — a daffodil or leek -and celebrate at special concerts and processions.

This is a brief assembly at the end of the day, there is no need for parents to attend on this occasion as we know that you are busy.

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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!