I visited the best Parent\Teacher conference in my life!
Olesya MarkelovaInternational School of Kazan hosted the best parent\teacher conference in my life. It was conducted to me by my daughter in English. Our two teachers has listened to her and answered my questions. We also took a walk around the school, not for the first time, just everything was commented on by Uliyana in English.
With such pride and joy she showed me the portrait of me and her father, hidden in the art studio. We also played a game (it was a part of the Math presentation), had lunch in the cafeteria.
Now she knows much more, than I only learned when I was a student. And I’m so happy for her and for her childhood.
International education is available in our city with the native speaking teachers. It is no longer just a dream, it is a reality!
Xenia PodryadnovaInternational education is available in our city with the native speaking teachers. It is no longer just a dream, it is a reality! I am a mother of an 8-year old girl and very happy with school. After 1 year of studying we noticed the results. My child confidently speaks English, understands foreigners and uses these skills in travelling. We have a helpful atmosphere, meals 3 times a day, children under the supervision of a psychologist and a pediatrician. Every day children go out for a walk after dinner, brush their teeth and after the main lessons they have extracurricular activities! What could be better for the child’s development. Thank you for International school in Kazan!
When I’ve heard about this school, I thought it’s just a business project. However, when I came here for the 1st of September, I enjoyed style of school.
Alexey PodryadnovWhen I’ve heard about this school, I thought it’s just a business project. However, when I came here for the 1st of September, I enjoyed style of school. From the very beginning, International school systematized and disciplined us and lateness was negative there. I realized my daughter wasn’t nervous, on the contrary she became balanced and calm. I remember, the time she became sick and missed lessons, she worried about it so much. That’s when I realized that my stereotypes of Soviet school broke down and the school can be more fun than home or somewhere else. Assemblies and theme days add friendship and a partnership atmosphere. And of course, the most important thing is the level of knowledge. That’s what pleases me the most! It is our aim the child gets education in a democratic, comfortable and professional microclimate. I am sure, the International school of Kazan is what we need.
My three children are very happy studying at the international school, they have been very well received by all their teachers and other pupils, and we were pleasured bu that.
Gracia familyMy three children are very happy studying at the international school, they have been very well received by all their teachers and other pupils, and we were pleasured bu that. My children are also learning the Russian language here, we believe that it is important, but for us the most important is that the children are happy here.
Excellent school! Responsive and competent team of teachers and guidance! And most importantly, children are happy to go to school!
Ninni Viitanen Finland
When thinking back on the time spent in ISK we can see now how much it brought in to our sons’ lives.
FinlandWhen thinking back on the time spent in ISK we can see now how much it brought in to our sons’ lives — not only new best friends, great new teachers, new exciting cultures, skills and experiences but also two new languages — we remember really well how once after a quite short period of studies in ISK our children surprised us at the airport by chatting in fluent english with their school mate we met there...that skill will stay forever with them — as well as ISK with all its people in our hearts.
Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to visit the International School of Kazan and to meet your amazing students and teachers.
Gail O'ConnellThank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to visit the International School of Kazan and to meet your amazing students and teachers. It was a privilege to lead the Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms training and work with your teachers all day on Saturday, but I was so glad that my schedule provided me a full day on Friday to visit classrooms and visit the campus. Although I did get to visit the Elementary school for a short time, most of my time was spent in the new Middle School this visit. I look forward to being able to spend more time at the two elementary schools when I visit again in January.
First of all, I am in awe of the campus and all the opportunities that exist here for your students. As an educator of many years, it is such a pleasure to be in a purposely-built and well-designed facility for student learning. The technology and top-rate facilities speak for themselves and are the envy of any school, but the small details, which include numerous small group study and work spaces, purposeful lighting, lots of natural light, and wide, noise reducing hallways, all lend to the atmosphere and knowledge that this is the beginning of a great school.
No school, no matter how beautifully and well designed, is a quality centre for learning without dedicated teachers and students. When I visited on Friday, I visited as many classes as I could - and loved what I saw. In Primary school, I saw students engaged in authentic, student-led learning experiences using English language for communication and learning. I saw students transitioning from one activity to another, listening to the teacher give instructions in English and chatting with peers in English too. In Middle school, I observed Art students glued to an instructional art video, anxious to talk about it with the teacher and to put their new knowledge into action. I saw students engaged in pair work in Math class, using their native language only for clarification purposes, but helping each other (in English) to provide and explain the correct response. In Science classes, I saw students struggling to ask a question, but working with the EAL teacher to find the correct vocabulary word to use in order to continue with the question, totally in English. In the EAL, or English as an additional language classes, students were engaged in learning vocabulary and skills to support their learning in content classes. Students were respectful and curious - interested in why I was there and happy to share details and advice on what I should see and do in Kazan. Everywhere I looked, I saw communicators, inquiring, reflective, risk-takers - students all demonstrating attributes of the IB learner profile.
The teachers I had the privilege to work with are totally committed to helping your students be the best they can be. They are caring, reflective educators who are willing to share their expertise and learn from others. It was truly a humbling experience to work with them and begin on this year-long journey with them.
I look forward to my next visit in January when I can meet with the parents and facilitate some discussions on how they can best be partners with ISK in helping their child reacher his or her full potential.
Thank you again for the opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of ISK. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time for information on the EAL program and to continue our conversation on assessments. I am happy to help.