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Find out what's happening at ABIS!

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

A busy school week

Dear parents, It’s been a great week. The weather is perfect, school is running exceptionally well and the news that KG will be allowed to open soon was very welcome. We are waiting for instructions from the Ministry of Education for when this will start. The Grade 10...

New Discoveries in Grade 3

New Discoveries in Grade 3

The grade 3 students have worked hard to learn how the skeleton gives us support and shape, protection and allows us to move. We studied the different joints in the human body and they help us move. During mixed arts with Ms Cary, the class were able to experiment...

Busy week in Design

Busy week in Design

After the long weekend, students were busy evaluating and completing the final pieces of work for their design challenge..... Grade 9 /10 started new units. Grade 7. Students created their own surveys using google forms. Then classmates watched their stop motion video...

Farewell ABIS & Oman

Farewell ABIS & Oman

Well the day has finally arrived and by the time you read this post I will be in Muscat waiting for my flight to New Zealand. I will using next year to complete my Masters in Educational Leadership. I have had a wonderful time in Oman and at ABIS and it is very sad to...

When you finish grade 10 in the MYP

When you finish grade 10 in the MYP

The grade 10 students have just finished one of their critical benchmark tasks in their last year of the MYP. The Personal Project Exhibition was done virtually this year but the students felt a health dose of anxiety as they anticipated showing what they have been...

Beginning Blended Learning

Beginning Blended Learning

We have survived our first week of blended learning and found ways to adapt to this. At times Grade 3 have shown great care for each other by offering support and encouragement to one another. We are finding ways to work together even though we are separated...

TOK Mini Exhibition in Grade 11

TOK Mini Exhibition in Grade 11

Grade 11 students have been engaged in creating a mini TOK exhibit to practice for one of the final TOK assessments. Students are required to choose 1 of 35 prompts and then an object that focuses on knowledge and religion that addresses the prompt. A write up is...

G6 Arabic:

G6 Arabic:

G6 students dealt with many different topics throughout the week, including linguistic and spelling skills, and analyzing topics for reading through a questioning unit through which students were able to understand the main concepts of the topics

Congratulations to Grade 10!

Congratulations to Grade 10!

Today, the students in Grade 10 presented nearly a year's worth of hard work in the personal project feedback exhibition. The event was held during our 12:20 advisory block and all Secondary students and teachers participated, along with some families and other...

G7:MYP Arabic

G7:MYP Arabic

During the students 'study of the unit of family cohesion and the concept of the family, and its role in building society, and posing many questions that give students a scope for research, thinking and employing learning skills, with students' familiarity with the...

Scientific Method –

Scientific Method –

Hi everyone, This week we have been experimenting using the scientific method - asking questions, predicting, testing using independent and controlled variables and seeing how we can test fairly. We have been having such fun changing cone designs to see how we can...

Another Fun Week in Grade 2

Another Fun Week in Grade 2

We started some new things this and had a fun week of learning! This week we ready a story called Library Mouse. We learned about the main character Sam and that he lives in a hole in the wall in the library. He started writing tiny books for the children in the story...

Grade 4 are such Chatterboxes!

Grade 4 are such Chatterboxes!

This week the Grade 4 students learnt about writing instructions for other people to follow. This is in the lead up to Science Fair where students need to write a scientific procedure. We watched a hilarious video where children tried to give instructions to their dad...

Farewell Ms. Simpson

Farewell Ms. Simpson

Dear Families, Yesterday ABIS said goodbye to Ms. Simpson, who has been at the school for 7 years.  Her drive and dedication have had a huge impact across the school over the years, and student well being and learning was always at the heart of her work here.  I feel...

Photographer in School 7 & 8 December

Dear ABIS community We are delighted to inform you that EyeMagic Photography will be joining us in school on Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th December. During this time, individual photographs will be taken of students in Grades 1 and above only.  We apologise that our K...

A Comedy of Manners

A Comedy of Manners

Grade 11 have moved on this week to study 'The Importance of being Earnest' in English. We continue to think about the representation of marriage and gender here, which makes for a good contrast with 'The Taming of the Shrew!' Both plays are very entertaining and I...

Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research

Our Exhibition Groups continue to work on researching their Lines of Inquiry, guided by their mentors and Homeroom teachers. Please click SEE MORE to view all photographs. Groups also started to use their working walls to record ideas and tasks and continue to work...

A short week

Dear parents, This was a short week for all due to the long weekend, yet much was still accomplished in school. Classes are running well, both in person and online, and we are finding more students have been returning to school. We are maintaining our strong health...

A Short Week in Grade 3

A Short Week in Grade 3

Grade 3 made the most of the short week. We started the week as always with ‘Buzz Groups’ allowing the students to chat about their weekend in preparation for writing. The class were asked to recount what their partner said. This encourages listening skills because...

Dear Families, I hope you are enjoying this long weekend in honour of the 50th National Day for Oman. Blended learning continues throughout the Primary classes, with more students returning to the classroom each week.  If you would like your child to start face to...

Arabic G6 :

Arabic G6 :

The students presented many works suitable for the National Day celebration, some of them wrote paragraphs about the history and civilization of Oman, and the Color Line students also made a wonderful presentation that talks about the aspects of development in Oman,...

Arabic G7:

Arabic G7:

The students completed the Health and Environment Unit and the ideas and topics dealt with in the unit linking the human relationship with the environment and its impact on it. Each student wrote a paper reflecting the extent of his understanding and conclusions of...

MYP Design

MYP Design

A shortened week meant working hard to complete our products. Students have been working hard to turn their ideas into reality..... Grade 7 stop motions are nearly complete..... looking forward to the finished movies... Grade 8 photo stories are finished and now they...

The Chinese Civil War

The Chinese Civil War

Grade 11 students have started a new section on the Chinese Civil War as part of their paper 2 studies. We have been able to link the material effectively to our paper 3 sections on 19th and 20th century East Asia. Below is some of our work in jamboard focusing on...

A Short and Fun Week

A Short and Fun Week

We had a fun week writing with Ms Michelle, sharing our opinions, playing math games inside and outside, and reading a lot! Enjoy your weekend and we will see you on Sunday. Sharing our opinions with the class and the reasons that support our opinions. We are...

French City Planners

French City Planners

Grade 7 French students created their own imaginary cities to wrap up their unit on cities and neighborhoods. Throughout the unit of study, students compared their own neighborhoods to those of Francophone countries, paying particular attention to the different types...

Healthy Teeth

Healthy Teeth

We were fortunate to have Dr Carol visit our online classroom to teach us some more about how to care for our teeth. Although we already knew a lot about how to care for our teeth, Dr Carol told us some things that surprised us. We learned that water is the very best...

ختامها مسك مع نهاية أسبوع قصير لطلاب الصف الرابع

ختامها مسك مع نهاية أسبوع قصير لطلاب الصف الرابع

ختم طلاب الصف الرابع هذا الأسبوع القصير بحماس لا نظير له مع تسميع آيات سورة المطففين وتسابق الحافظون في ترديد آيات الحفظ بنشاط وهمة لتكون خاتمة مسك لهذا الأسبوع الممتع فبارك الله هممكم طلاب الصف الرابع وحفظكم المولى وأنار قلوبكم بنور القرآن وجعله شفيعا...

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!

This week's focus has been on research and changing data into information and into knowledge and in some cases taking those seemingly unrelated facts and making some insights. The old adage that states “Knowledge is power”; not data, or information, but knowledge.  We...

We are thinkers!

We are thinkers!

K3 online is doing an amazing job! As we begin to inquire about making balanced choices and how our body works, we started to notice how we use our thinking skills. The children enjoyed playing a game where we had to guess what each one was doing that required careful...

Properties of Water

Properties of Water

One of the lines of inquiry for Grade 4 at present looks at the properties of matter. On Monday morning the students investigated water in its three forms. They started with an ice cube, then watched water boil to become steam. The challenge was as follows: make an...

Visual communication in G8.

Visual communication in G8.

As this short week comes to a close, G8 students have just completed a unit on Surrealism and look forward to seeing their finished artworks on display soon in LC2. These works were created in a variety of media and highlight using creative thinking strategies to come...

The Head's Blog

A busy school week

Dear parents, It’s been a great week. The weather is perfect, school is running exceptionally well and the news that KG will be allowed to open soon was very welcome. We are waiting for instructions from the Ministry of Education for when this will start. The Grade 10...

A short week

Dear parents, This was a short week for all due to the long weekend, yet much was still accomplished in school. Classes are running well, both in person and online, and we are finding more students have been returning to school. We are maintaining our strong health...

A good week

Dear parents, The second week of face to face learning has been completed at school, and those who are at home have continued with online learning. We are seeing more students return to school this week and welcome those who are planning to do so. If you wish to send...

A recap of the week

Dear parents, The first week with the school open to all students has been a great success. Our planning and implementation of ABIS health and safety protocols demonstrate a high attention to the ongoing health of our students and staff. The Sohar Aluminium Health and...

An eventful week

Dear parents,  This week has been a whirlwind of events with the Ministry of Education visiting, then giving ABIS approval to open, as well as allowing the opening of KG3 online. Further, their warm compliments on how the school is organised for the safety and...

Authorised for IB MYP

Dear parents, I am delighted to announce that we have received confirmation ABIS was successful in obtaining authorisation for the IB MYP. This is excellent news, and we are now one of only two schools in Oman to have 3 IB programmes: PYP, MYP, DP. That ABIS has...

Autumn break

Dear parents, We have come to end of the first teaching period of the year, and everyone will be enjoying a week off from school for the Autumn break. The year has started off well and I am pleased to see just how well the students have been engaging in their lessons....

MYP authorisation virtual visit

Dear parents, We have now completed our 5th week of Distance Learning though this week was shortened by the sad news of the passing of Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah. Jordan's King Abdullah II noted “Today we lost a big brother and a wise and loving...

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...

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