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Find out what's happening at ABIS!

So many things happen at ABIS and we love to share!
Design : Inquiring and Analysing

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

A snap shot of students activities across the program... G10 have been finishing their research plans for their websites that will be hosted by the school. The intention is to raise awareness of the UN sustainability goals by creating a webpage. Each student has been...

Looking ahead

Looking ahead

Dear parents, Another week of Distance Learning has gone by, and we are now taking stock of what we have accomplished and what lies ahead for the school community. Our planning of health and safety protocols is in progress should the Supreme Committee allow schools to...

Kindness in Grade One

Kindness in Grade One

" If someone makes a mistake, we say it's ok, we all learn from our mistakes!"- Emma Ravic G1. We have had a wonderful week writing certificate pledges of how we will be kind. We also had fun collecting data about our learning buddies: their favourite food, colours...

Week 4 in Primary

Week 4 in Primary

Dear Families, Another busy week comes to a close at ABIS.  I have seen: Grade 1 students collecting and managing data; Grade 2 students organizing Games Night for their families; Grade 3 students brainstorming adjectives to describe emotions on Jamboard; Grade 4...

No phones during class time, please

No phones during class time, please

As we finish our fourth week, we are starting to see a trend. Many students are interacting with other students on their phones during class time, playing games and sending a great many messages unrelated to their school work. Just as this is a problem in school, it...

Grade 9 MYP English

Grade 9 MYP English

After weeks of researching background/contextual information, presenting to classmates and learning some drama related literary terms, this week we started reading the play. It definitely is an interesting experience to read our separate parts from each of our homes...

Chinese History and Paper 3

Chinese History and Paper 3

This week students in grade 11 DP History looked at the broad span of Chinese history from the 19th to the 20th centuries and tried to make connections between individuals and events. This led us into our first assignment of writing a paper 3 essay. We spent time...

Inspiring People

Inspiring People

In Grade 3 this week we continued to explore biographies and autobiographies. As we pondered the facts we learned about Mahatma Gandhi and Helen Keller’s lives, we began to identify which facts were the most important. It is inspiring reading about how other people...

Actively Engaged Students

Actively Engaged Students

This week in grade 3 has been exciting with the students showing increased confidence with online learning. We have introduced break out groups where students receive guidance in a smaller group. Ms Liezel and Ms Willis have been an important part of the students...

Art: exploring all kinds of lines

Art: exploring all kinds of lines

We started our unit on lines this week. The students created wonderful pieces of art using lines as their medium. Our featured artists this week are Aysha, Ayyoub, Yahya, Al Muatasem, Pratiksha, Ibrahim, Isabel, and Alice. Be sure to post student work to Seesaw.

Getting the music space ready…

Getting the music space ready…

The music space in LC3 has gone under a little face lift recently... the big surprise can wait until you get back to ABIS soon (hopefully!)... but you can enjoy this wall display for now. Thanks so much to Mr. Mike (KG music teacher) for putting this together for us...

Fantastic Fourth Week

Fantastic Fourth Week

We are really getting into the swing of working together online. Here is a selection of the activities we have been working on this week.   Unit of Inquiry - Organising our Family Fun Night We have been busily working with Ms Wendy's class as all the students...

We Have Our Ipads!

We Have Our Ipads!

It was an exciting week because we all have our school iPads. That means we can share our work with our class. We are also learning new technological skills. In addition to completing our work we can take photos, make videos, record our voices and express ourselves...

STEAMing Ahead

STEAMing Ahead

For the STEAM session this Wednesday, the students were asked to build a freestanding structure using just straws, tape and scissors. It was inspiring to simultaneously see 30 students working hard on their projects!

Remember: Do Everything In Moderation

Remember: Do Everything In Moderation

Hello, I have noticed this week that the pressures of online and video meets are beginning to tire some people as the week progresses.  We all must remember to remain balanced and we all have to recognise the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives: the...

Blues and ATLs

Blues and ATLs

The musical journey that Grade 8s have been on so far this year has taken us from Africa to North America. We’ve inquired into the fusion of musics that took place with this migration and have finally arrived at the amazing genre of Blues! Student are beginning to...

What are command terms?

Do you know the difference between “describe” and “explain”? What does “analyze” mean? Or “evaluate”? All assessments in the MYP and DP include command terms that are well defined. Understanding these definitions makes the instructions for learning tasks clearer. Ask...

Upcoming events

September 29 & 30. Tuesday and Wednesday is our final MYP authorization virtual visit. While this is not a whole community event, it is an important final step in ur long journey to become an MYP authorized school. Thank you for all your support. Within a month,...

WANTED…an ABIS Superhero

WANTED…an ABIS Superhero

The grade 4 Unit of Inquiry is looking at role models and heroes. This week we thought about superheroes and which Learner Profile attributes they might display. We decided that all superheroes would be caring risk-takers so we asked the students to think of some...

A great collaborative week in G5

A great collaborative week in G5

Hi everyone, Grade 5 have spent the week working on 3 and 4 digit column addition, diving deep into research about human rights and inquiring into the form and function of reading and writing biographies. They have been looking at primary and secondary sources of...

Who We Are.

Who We Are.

Another busy week in Grade 6. This week we have been busy writing mini autobiographies. We are exploring Who We Are by reflecting on  our own values, Learner Profile attributes and our Approaches to Learning goals. We've also managed to stay balanced by keeping fit on...

G5 Arabic:

G5 Arabic:

G5 students learned during this week many skills that help them support their curriculum and Arabic language learning skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as the unit included many skills, whether spelling including hamzat, or grammar rules that enable...

Arabic G8 :

Arabic G8 :

Through the study of the Health and Environment unit and the many ideas contained in the unit, and literary texts, the students studied the steps of analyzing the literary text, with all that it includes from the idea of the writer, and the vocabulary and expressions...

Technological Progress?

Technological Progress?

Over the last few weeks, we have been discussing the impact of modern technology on human interaction in Grade 12 English Language Acquisition. We have had some very interesting discussions about how modern tech has helped shape the millennial generation and whether...

Library Lions!

Library Lions!

In second grade this week in Information Literacy, students listened to the story "Library Lions" by Mindy Sterling. In the book a lion visits the library and learns all about how libraries work and their rules. He becomes an important part of the library. Students...

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I? What's important to me? What do I believe in? Grade 11 students worked collaboratively to choose the theme of their first unit in French class and are currently exploring identities. They chose beliefs and values, health and well-being, and language and...

Going Dotty About Dots!!!

Going Dotty About Dots!!!

It has been an exciting and interesting week to base many activities around the Dot Day story. We found out about the author Peter H Reynolds and how International Dot started. We have made several artworks to show what a dot can turn into. We enjoyed being creative...

Observed behaviors

Observed behaviors

The novelty of being back at school will only last for so long. We have settled into some routines - this means fewer technical surprises but we need parents to help us to be vigilant regarding student engagement. Here are a few behaviors that I have observed that are...

how long is a piece of string?

how long is a piece of string?

application and interpretations are all about making Math useful. Grade 11 learners will definitely not view the tasks of measuring in quite the same way again!. Is my measurement true, accurate, or precise? What instrument should I use to measure, and what level of...

A good week for all

A good week for all

Dear parents, The third week of Distance Learning is now finished and we are finding that students are becoming more comfortable with the platforms and the teaching and learning. This is a positive step for everyone, and we hope that the learning curve continues to...

Design Week 3

Design Week 3

All grades across design are into their first unit of the year. We are exploring UN Nations Sustainability Goals and The Covid pandemic. Grade 7 = Explored the design cycle through a mini exercise of creating their own logo. They then were introduced to their unit...

G9: Taming the natural world.

G9: Taming the natural world.

Grade 9 art students are exploring the key concept of change. They looked at the work of sculptor Kirsteen Pieterse, who is interested in large-scale engineering projects and how these affect, and are affected by, the natural world. Kirsteen Pieterse, Shan Shui...

Week Three in Grade 2

Week Three in Grade 2

Once again we've had a blast online. All together at last...the Grade 2s all work on their books with Ms Celine. INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY We drew dot pictures Dot Safari Hunt   Some of our procedures Our writing.

A very busy week in Grade 3!

A very busy week in Grade 3!

This week has been full of exciting online learning. Grade 3M have worked very hard and adapted to this new way of learning. As a class with the help of Ms Khadija and Ms Liezel we have learnt many new skills using the iPad. Students are improving their photography...

Making our Mark on Dot Day

Making our Mark on Dot Day

In Grade 3 this week we enjoyed celebrating International Dot Day by listening to the Dot Day story, singing The Dot Day song and of course wearing spotty clothes on Tuesday. We also made a couple of artworks for Dot Day. Alice decorated her room too! We traced around...

G6 Arabic :

G6 Arabic :

Students learned during this week many grammatical rules and writing skills that help them in their writing and expressing themselves and their culture, as each of them employed these rules and skills in creating a story of his creativity, expressing and writing about...

Some heavy themes in DP. English

Some heavy themes in DP. English

What are the consequences of war? How far have women progressed in their fight for equality with men? What role does politics play in religion? To what extent does religion shape an individual? These are some interesting discussions that grade 12 DP English students...

The Head's Blog

Looking ahead

Looking ahead

Dear parents, Another week of Distance Learning has gone by, and we are now taking stock of what we have accomplished and what lies ahead for the school community. Our planning of health and safety protocols is in progress should the Supreme Committee allow schools to...

A good week for all

A good week for all

Dear parents, The third week of Distance Learning is now finished and we are finding that students are becoming more comfortable with the platforms and the teaching and learning. This is a positive step for everyone, and we hope that the learning curve continues to...

A good week of learning

A good week of learning

Dear parents, As we end our second week at school, I have met with the senior leadership team to discuss how well the students have settled into their Distance Learning. The reports coming back are positive; the students are becoming used to their learning activities...

The academic year starts!

Dear parents, We are delighted that the students have returned to school even though it is, at this time, with Distance Learning. This week has been a learning curve for students, however with time they will become wonderfully comfortable with their learning. There...

Online, busy and loving seeing you all!

Online, busy and loving seeing you all!

Welcome back to ABIS and our new school year. While we would all prefer to be seeing you face to face we have loved getting started online and hope you and your children have too. Thank you so much for supporting and helping your children during this time. It is so...

An update on ABIS

An update on ABIS

Dear parents and students, It’s been a busy week for everyone at ABIS as we ready the school for the new academic year and prepare for teaching and learning. The new and returning teachers have spent the week online in an orientation week designed to ready them for...

Greetings!

Greetings!

Dear parents and students, It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new Head of ABIS. For the past few weeks, I have been working with the management team organising the upcoming academic year and coming to know just how wonderful the ABIS community...

Farewell & Good Luck

Eid Mubarak! I just wanted to get in touch one last time to wish you all the very best for the next school year. I know how challenging the last few months have been for all of our students and families and hope that you have been able to find some peace over the last...

To Our Wonderful ABIS Community

To Our Wonderful ABIS Community

Well here we are at the end of a very strange year. We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the year and especially during Distance Learning. Due to the Covid19 situation we are unable to host our End of Year Assembly and all that entails....

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