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Theatrical perfomance at summer language camp of «Alabuga International School»

150 years ago, on July, 5th of 1865, the poet and novelist Lewis Carroll published his book «Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland», which describes the adventures of 10-year-old girl Alice down in the rabbit-hole — her swim in the Pool of ​​tears, a tea party with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the talk with the Cheshire Cat and the Caterpillar and complicated relationships with soldiers- cards, Queen of hearts.

Under the pseudonym that the collection of poems and short stories were previously published, the audience saw a British mathematician, professor of Oxford University, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Alice was a real name of the middle daughter by vice-chancellor at the University of Oxford, Henry Liddell. The history of this tale began three years earlier when, according to the legend, Dodgson with a company of friends (which included all the Liddell sisters) sailed on the river Thames; when the future author of «Alice» began to tell the story about a white rabbit that was late somewhere and constantly looked at its watch in excitement.

In England, at the homeland of Alice this anniversary was noted with new productions, and Disney film studio is preparing to release a new film based on this book. At our International school this significant event was neither ignored. The children of summer language camp «Alabuga International School» together with counselors staged a vivid theatrical performance, projecting themselves into the characters of the world — famous fairy tale..

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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!