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

Grade 12 IB Arabic students analyzing the book “The Thieves and The Dogs” by Najeeb Mahfoudh

طلاب الثاني عشر يحللون رواية اللص والكلاب لنجيب محفوظ: ١- الشخصيات ٢- الأحداث ٣- الزمان ٤- المكان والعقدة والحل ٥- الوضع الاجتماعي للبطل بإشراف استاذ عبدالنبي داخلي Grade 12 started analyzing the book for their paper 2, where they considered these factors :...

Poetry inspired by the Holocaust

Grade 9 are currently working on a joint history/English project where they have been studying the horrors of the Holocaust before producing creative work based on what they have learnt. Today the class broke off into pairs to read each other's work and to offer...

Full weeks ahead

After several short school weeks in a row, we have a few 5-day weeks to look forward to. However, the weeks are also very full with activities and events, last night's Nutcracker being a fitting way to encourage anticipation for the upcoming winter holiday. Nautilus...

Lab Work

Lab skills are critical. Working with confidence with and taking care of your equipment is a skill that must be transferred to other areas of your life. Biology students in grade 11 extracted chlorophyll from leaves using some solvents. We also attempted a...

Mafi Mushkila

Our students have shown great creativity, patience, and perseverance this week as they prepared for the performance of The Nutcracker on Wednesday evening and Assembly on Thursday. We were so excited putting on the costumes and having the stage make up put on. What a...

Amazing Assembly week

This has been the most exciting week of the year for myself and Grade 3. The dance of the bakers in the Nutcracker, preparing for science week and a successful assembly on the human body. The class conducted themselves very well during the performance of the...

Grade 11 French

Grade 11 linguists have been challenging themselves this term to express ideas in French on a wide range of issues, making links wherever possible to the French-speaking world. After recently completing their second speaking assessment, Grade 11 stepped out of their...

Grade 9 MYP Support Class

As our class has gotten a little bit bigger we took some time to work together on a task that would require cooperation and team work as well as clear communication. So we tied up the kids in a knot that they had to untangle. I saw a high level of trust and engagement...

Human knot

Grade 7s were tangled up in a collaborative and fun activity this week during their ATL session Students needed to keep their hands linked, work together and untangle...would they succeed??? Communication, cooperation and problem solving were involved...one section of...

Grade 12 Physics

Should you charge your smartphone and use it at the same time? This is the question that started us off in our last sub-topic in HL physics. Grade12 are studying the last AHL topic on Electromagnetic Induction. This week we were looking at Capacitance and before that...

wheel characters

G6 students presented the character (Abbas bin Firnas) who made the first attempt to fly filled the wheel of characters with information about him and the importance of his attempt to start the discovery of flight

K3 Preparing for Athletics Day

In order to prepare them for Athletics Day, K3 students have been taking part in different running, throwing and jumping activities in PHE. This week they learned about moving over, under and through different obstacles. They also practiced working in a team and now...

G7 Design

This is the first lesson in a 3 lesson program called "Nailed it" whereby the children will be introduced to the skills required for the design cycle. Today they were hard at work learning the art of sanding using either a sandpaper block or machines.

Using research as a learning tool in Grade 1.

We have been thinking about all the different resources we can use to gather information to help our inquiry. We have researched using books, you-tube videos, the internet, asking questions, going on a field trip, observing details and carrying out experiments.

Fun Fruit Kebab

In English this week we have been learning how to make fruit kebabs. We followed a procedure to successfully achieve our task. We learned how to structure writing the procedure by including a title, equipment, ingredients and instructions. After making our kebab, we...

Grade 4 Science and Nutcracker

We have had a great week of getting ready for science fair and the Nutcracker. We created out own scientific questions and then made experiments to see/observe what would happen. We had a lot of fun after all our hard work, performing in the Nutcracker.

Science Fair is coming!

Grade 6 have been working hard on their Science Fair projects, ready for next week. They are working from the co constructed rubric to make sure they have included all of the necessary elements. The students have displayed their ability to work independently, but have...

K2 Pirates

For our unit of inquiry Stories we have been exploring pirates. Last week Ms Celines class decided to make treasure maps. This week they decided to extend their learning by making a pirate game by hiding treasure in the school and finding it using a map and a compass....

Basketball at TAISM

It was a big week in basketball with our 16&U boys team traveling to Muscat to play TAISM. The boys were undaunted by playing at a different venue and took the lead from the starting tip off. Julio and Newton were devastating at the top of the key creating a lot...

Basketball Finals

Congratulations to both our girls and boys teams for making the finals of their respective basketball competitions. The boys game was up first and they came up against a red hot SIS team. After a quick start from SIS the boys gradually clawed their way back into the...

ECC STEAM

This week we decided to have an open ended Lose Parts tinkering table to see what the students could create. They made a telephone, a fishing rod, a rainbow, a dream catcher and many other wonderful creations. Some students built wonderful constructions using the...

Snowflakes

Well done to our beautiful dancing snowflakes. You were amazing. The students have been busy this week publishing their own stories and solving maths word problems. They have also been reflecting on the their mapping knowledge.

Science Fair is coming

Over the last few weeks the Grade 5’s have been working on scientific inquiry and undertaking simple experiments. Our theme for the Science Fair is Forces and Motion which includes simple machines. The students have made balloon powered cars, Newton’s Cradles,...

TOK Final Presentation

On Tuesday, grade 12 students completed their TOK presentations which will be marked and sent to the IB for moderation. The students did very well despite their nervousness and delivered high quality presentations that were thoughtful and organized. Next week we will...

Empathy Map for the Holocaust

This week students read testimony from a survivor who experienced the transit camps during the WWII. Students used information from the reading and their knowledge gained from this unit to create an empathy map to show what the survivor was feeling, thinking, seeing,...

Video Research

Grade 9 are due to make videos on a range of topics in Design. We have ideas on raising awareness about mental health, Bollywood, improving car safety and even tik-tok (a new one for me, where the students have taught the teacher!) The class is currently conducting...

Stories

Last week we started a new unit of inquiry "Stories." We dressed up as pirates and as a group we asked and answered questions about pirates. We asked the children where they got so much information about pirates. We are now creating our own stories about pirates and...

Grade 8 maths

This week grade 8 mathematicians have been looking at approaches to calculate the heights of different structures around the school campus. This is part of their unit looking at the Statement of Inquiry (SOI) mathematical discoveries of the past continue to help us to...

Sharing The Planet

The students began our new unit by writing definitions of global warming and climate change and discussing the difference. They then sorted a range of pictures deciding whether they showed global warming, climate change or both. This provoked many questions and will...

Different Activities

G6 students presented many strategies during the Islamic education class and they divided themselves into groups. Some of them made a presentation, some of them applied the lock and key strategy, some of them presented the cafe strategy and asked a group of questions...

Being Scientists and Weighing

For our Unit of Inquiry we are finding out about how to be healthy. This week we went to the Science lab. Wow! Thank you Mr Perry for showing us how to check for starch, protein and sugar in mixtures. We observed the results in a cookie mixture, starch mixture and egg...

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...

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