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STEM Implementation Experience from New Zealand
Our school hosted an early childhood teacher education team from New Zealand at the end of October. Te Rito Maioha, one of the world leaders in integrated STEM education, held the workshop aimed at empowering our faculty to confidently implement STEM as part of every-day learning and correctly integrate it into IB PYP program.

The New Zealand educators shared their experience on how to implement Te Whāriki curriculum, specially designed for Early Childhood Education in New Zealand, pointed out its main features and benefits.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to collaborate with Te Rito Maioha on further professional learning of our faculty and staff. We believe that the cooperation established will provide a great benefit to our students and the entire school community!
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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!