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Find out what's happening at ABIS!

So many things happen at ABIS and we love to share!

K2 doing research

This week in Ms...

Grade 9 are Master Chefs!

As part of our MYP...

Printing in G11.

Sanna in DP Visual...

A wonderful assembly

Well done Grade 2, with only 3 days to prepare and practice you all showed great commitment and courage to ensure that you gave your best performance. I am very proud of you. So sorry the photos will not post I hope you all have some good ones.

Grade 8 Mathematics

Grade 8 mathematicians where making posters, this week, to explain how to use the trigonometry they have been learning. This is part of their unit looking at relationships within triangles with the statement of inquiry (SOI) mathematical discoveries of the past...

Reports & Three Way Conferences

Next week we will enter Week 12 and you will have the opportunity to attend formal reporting back to parents in terms of Three Way Conferences. Please note that while Primary and Secondary are both holding their Conferences on Wednesday evening 4-7pm, Primary will be...

Feeling our Pulse

As part of our inquiry into the systems of the Human Body, this week Grade 3 have been learning about the Circulatory system. Students learned to work out their heart rate by taking their pulse. Then they investigated how their heart rate differs before and after...

Short but Sharp

Although a short week, it was packed full of learning. Our unit of inquiry had us visiting the science labs to test our food for sugar, fats, proteins and starch. We discovered that different foods provide us with nutrients to support our body development. We have...

Rocks and soil is all around us!

Grade 1 explore rocks and sorted them according to how much they weighed. As the children compared rocks, they noticed that sometimes they are not as heavy as they seem. To celebrate who we are and our transition into our UOI on rocks, we planted sunflowers!

Progress reports and more

Today is the last day for the secondary Passion Projects. Students have had the last 5-6 weeks to work on projects of their own choosing. Opportunities such as this provide students with agency over their learning. Agency in the IB means voice, choice and ownership....

Exploring rituals in G7.

In their new unit, Grade 7 made some connections to Individuals & Societies. They looked at a variety of human rituals from around the world, from the Maori haka to Balinese tooth-grinding and African mask dances. They learned that we use rituals for a variety of...

The Mud Kitchen

This week to continue the cooking theme in STEAM we decided to create a mud kitchen where children can make mud cakes and mud pies. They had a wonderful time mixing and molding the mud/sand into creative shapes. They pumped and poured the water to make the mud the...

Grade 4 Week 11

Although it was a short week it was action packed with learning experiences. We had a great trip to Sohar Aluminum where we learned how aluminum is made and how important it is to the world. We continued on with our groups in math and reading. We also had a great...

Weight is not Mass

A key concept from the forces and motion unit that we reviewed this week is that weight is not mass. We learned that weight is measured in newtons and mass is measured in kilograms. We also watched some fun video clips to solidify this concept.

Grade 12 launch themselves into new areas

It has been a busy time in school for Grade 12 with assessments and practice exam tasks. To start our new mini-inquiry on identities we took a moment to explore emotions and relationships through French music and we described a related video in the style of a picture...

Grade 8 Design – Wood work

At the beginning of the design cycle, students had been tasked with encouraging birds to visit our school. The students have come a long way the students. From novice wood workers to bird house designers.... Saws, hammers, tape measures and cordless drills are second...

Projects with a Passion

Over the last few weeks, secondary students have been taking part in a variety of self-directed Passion Projects. These have ranged from football coaching (yes, football, sorry but I'm British!) to film-making and creating artwork. We even have a juggling group (sadly...

Another great week in grade 2

The children really showed their commitment to learning this week by writing Essential Agreements in 2nd grade. They even had the idea to share these with others and next week they will post them around the school. Also, everyone made their own map by first building a...

November 7

It was a short but busy week in science. We had grade 4 visit the lab for some lab work. They were learning about microscopes so came by to use ours and to look at some objects up close. In grade 12 the week has been dominated by student Internal Assessments. These...

G6: Investigating climate change.

This Tuesday, Grade 6 students finished watching the 2016 film Before the Flood, where Leonardo DiCaprio travels the globe to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Students shared their feelings, their wonderings, and their hopes, and identified some new...

Basketball

What a game! What a win! ABIS boys played Batang Gilas on Wednesday night in a very entertaining and exciting game. Both teams started nervously but ABIS gradually opened up a lead through some good baskets from Newton and some free throws from Julio. ABIS built on...

Healthy Bones

We have learned lots of information about bones this week. We have been looking closely at the Skeletal system, how it works and what we must do to keep it functioning well. We tried to build a skeleton and were surprised to find that our limbs have more bones than we...

TSSMUN

Student from grades 9 to 12 are currently engaged in a Model UN conference in Muscat. Four of those students (Newton, Lucas, Jules, and Emma) were chosen to address the General Assembly. ABIS students are impressing with their work ethic, ability to collaborate, and...

STEAM in the ECC

In this unit of inquiry we have been exploring cooperation and what does it look like in the ECC. The students were able to share with the teachers what they thought cooperation meant to them. They were then able to demonstrate there understanding through a variety of...

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

In their current unit Less = More, our Grade 8 students have been studying minimalist music. Minimalist music is built on constantly repeating musical patterns (ostinato). In addition to learning compositional skills in preparation for the moment when they will...

Grade 11 Mathematics

This week Grade 11 Application & interpretations students were reviewing Trigonometry. To assist with this review they applied their knowledge to calculating the heights of various structures around the school campus.

Reflection in PE

At the end of their Gymnastics unit, students reflected on their learning. After learning different skills and then working in small groups to develop simple gymnastic routines, they had to decide which learner profile attributes they needed the most.

Grade 11 Extended Essay

This week, grade 11 students launched into a core element of the DP program - Extended Essay. We started by expressing our feelings towards it, exhibiting our current knowledge, and asking burning questions. In the following weeks, the students will be looking at the...

Grade 12 after IOC

Having successfully completed their IOCs last week, grade 12 DP English class worked on reviewing Paper 1 skills this week. Additionally, they have been researching contextual information for their next literary work - 'Persepolis'. I look forward to their...

Week 10

It was a great week in Grade 4. We had opportunities for several hands on Science activities and worked hard in our maths, reading and writing. We are learning a variety of adjectives to use in our writing, and especially to help in writing our science reports. A...

Picnic Time

It was lots of fun this week with Mother tongue Monday and the house picnic. Thank you to all those who sent food in to share. We even had a visiting theatre company who came to entertain us this week. Aysha, Rayan and Alice were lucky enough to be asked to be their...

House Picnic

As a welcome to cooler weather, this Monday we had a wonderful house picnic. The students dressed in their house colours and joined their house friends to share a meal. It was a lovely day as we'd also celebrated Mother tongue Monday in the morning. Thank you to...

Rainbows and Reading in Grade 1.

Mother Tongue Monday was back this week and just as popular as ever. It was our very own Miss Khadija who did the storytelling this time. For The House Picnic the playground became a rainbow of colour and everyone enjoyed sharing lunch on a beautiful, almost winter,...

Busy, busy times in KG3

From learning to community events, we have had an extremely busy week in KG3. Mother Tongue Monday was a great success. Children relish the opportunity to read and play games in their language. Continuing to build vocabulary in a child's mother tongue is very...

Photos are ready to order

Last month, Lensman Studios Photographers visited the school to take individual, class, sibling and family portraits. The digital thumbnails are ready for you to view in order to place an order.  Please view the photographs using the links below and complete the...

A Fun Four Days

We had a great week of learning. The children shared maps from home, maps they made, strengthened reading strategies and studied length and distance.

Short Week

We hope you enjoyed your extra day to the week break. I had a wonderful time exploring Iran and enjoying the cooler weather. This week saw the students straight back into work and I have had several comments about how much more settled classes are. The students have...

Coastal flooding in Subara and Majis

Some in the ABIS community have been affected by the tidal surges caused by the super cyclone Kyarr. Many coastal home have flooded, filling with sea and sand, while others have received serious structural damage. If you have time this weekend, consider taking your...

A great show of the arts

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 should be very proud of the show today. Each class used time in each arts class to pull together a coordinated routine that included music and dancing against a visual backdrop. The challenge of producing such a coordinated effort was...

Active Learners!

Grade 6 have been learning numbers, dates and key info for exchanging personal details in French. They have applied their learning about numbers in Maths to their inquiry as to how numbers are expressed in French and made some interesting links between languages....

The Head's Blog

Photos are ready to order

Last month, Lensman Studios Photographers visited the school to take individual, class, sibling and family portraits. The digital thumbnails are ready for you to view in order to place an order.  Please view the photographs using the links below and complete the...

Important Staffing Announcement

Dear ABIS parents,   We need to share some important news with you, and the wider ABIS community.  Our Head of School, Neil Tomalin, has decided to move on at the end of the current school year, and it is with reluctance that we have accepted his...

Grade 9 are Master Chefs!

As part of our MYP Design course, Grade 9 have been learning how to design and create extraordinary food together. To day we created a wonderful 4 course meal in 45 minutes (and a great deal of work in advance). We building up to serving a full menu to VIP guests at...

Goodbyes & hellos

At this time of year we always have a series of goodbyes (and hellos) and this year is no exception. This year, there are a number of teachers who have decided head back home, all of them after extended periods of working as international teachers. Isgak and Rayda...

Staffing Update

We are writing to let you know that for health reasons, Ms Ann Galliard will stopping work at ABIS We would like to thank Ann for all her commitment to the school and wish her good health for the future. Sebastien will be finishing the year as usual to ensure that...

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