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The academic year is summed up in Alabuga International School

The first graduation ceremony was held in Alabuga International School last Friday. At traditional Friday meeting teachers in the presence of students’ parents summed up the academic year.

As a reminder Alabuga International School opened its doors for students at the beginning of September 2014. To the first graduation the number of pupils accounted for 60 children at the age from 3 to 7 years.

The school principal — Mr. David O’Brien congratulated the children and their parents on successful completion of their studies. Individually, the school principal expressed gratitude to foreign teachers and their Russian assistants. According to O’Brien, in several months of training in Alabuga International School students have learned to understand and speak English.

David O’Brien along with foreign teachers presented a certificate on completion of the school year to each student. The most successful and best in studying pupils were awarded honorary cups. Students’ parents of the School in their turn received detailed reports on progress of their children from teachers.

In summer period Alabuga International School will proceed working but without participation of foreign teachers. From the 1st of September 2015 the School will begin new academic year. We are planning to develop some innovations, in particular — the opening of Boarding school.

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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!