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Oman week K3

Oman week was such...

K3 is buzzing!

We made cinnamon...
Our first Pizzas!

Our first Pizzas!

Design students learned to make a basic flour dough last week. This week they learned about two savory sauces. The first sauce, an herb and garlic sauce (see image) is made with basil, parsley or cilantro; a little mint; garlic; yogurt; and a fresh avocado. It was a...

Grade 9 English

Grade 9 English

Grade 9 is continuing to study the 'Why Travel?' unit.  We have looked at reasons why people travel and where they might go.  We have revisited work on advertising techniques and applied those to advertisements for travel.  Students have just completed their own...

STEAM in Grade 4KL

STEAM in Grade 4KL

Every week Grade 4 students have a session of STEAM. During STEAM we look at Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Recently we were engineers designing a sandal for a tired foot. This was after we read a refugee story called Four Feet Two Sandals. The...

Catering and other news

Dear parents, Another week has passed, and the children and teachers are settling well into school life. We changed how students experienced lunch time and this has been a positive step for all. Once the weather cools down enough, we will change back to students...

Who We Are

Who We Are

Grade 1 has successfully established new routines and classroom agreements and has learned the importance of staying safe at school and practicing social distancing. We are enjoying our inquiry on who we are, making friends, and the impact of our choices. The children...

Learning to dig deeper

Learning to dig deeper

This week, the kids warmly welcomed a new member to our learning community.  We hope Alexandra and her family transition into Suhar comfortably and smoothly.  In keeping with the PYP model, we are learning to dig deeper by using questions and key...

Grade 2 – One Month In

Grade 2 – One Month In

I can't believe we have been back for a month!!! And what a month it's been. Maths - Handwriting Practise Continued - how to use a ruler with grid lines UOI / Maths - Practising and drawing our compass roses:  ...

Grade 10 HRF Circuit Training

Grade 10 HRF Circuit Training

We have been working on Health-Related Fitness in Grade 10.  One of the components of this Unit is to have the students experience and develop different types of training.  Here they are working on their circuit training. Click on the link IMG_0302  

Another fun week of learning

Another fun week of learning

Starting with the Reader of the Week Mohammed R reading his book. Mohammed J showing and telling about his Superman LEGO’s. Yusuf sharing his pop it! Farah sharing her pop it! We worked together to estimate objects in a container and then count the objects. We learned...

We are all special

We are all special

For our Unit of Inquiry, Who we are, we have been looking at how we are all special in our own way. The students made some beautiful drawings of what makes them special. We have been practicing skip counting in 2's In writing we have been focusing on adding details to...

Kids Power, Dot Day Art & Biographies.

Kids Power, Dot Day Art & Biographies.

Another great week of learning in Grade 5! This week we danced our way to donating 2 meals for families in need through UNICEF's Kids Power! We used our language skills to further explore Who We Are as we remembered first and third person writing and the correct...

Grade 9 MYP Individuals and Societies

Grade 9 MYP Individuals and Societies

The Grade 9 Individuals and Societies class had a great week exploring the IB Learner Profile and taking a deep dive into our first unit of study (The League of Nations and International Peace).  We began the week with a self inventory of the Learner Profile...

Qui suis-je? Who am I?

Bonjour, For the last few weeks, the grade 11 studying French B have been reflecting on who they are. We have been discussing and expressing ideas about what makes us who we are today, what is important in our lives at the moment and how we can define our identity....

Grade 3’s Are Finding Out!

Grade 3’s Are Finding Out!

Dear Parents, We are currently working on our research skills. Students are learning how to collect information and present it in an appropriate form. They have collected information on their teacher, friend and an invention of their choice.

Remember: Do Everything In Moderation

Remember: Do Everything In Moderation

Hello, I have noticed this week that the pressures of face-to-face 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...

AW K2 Snapshot of Week 4

AW K2 Snapshot of Week 4

Dear K2 Families, This week we completed several learning engagements focusing on name recognition activities, the initial letter of and forming the letters of our names. We also worked to figure out how many letters we have in our names. We explored a variety of art...

K1 Exploring and Learning

K1 Exploring and Learning

This week we have been exploring our environment and the equipment that is available to our students. We slowly introduce new activities so the children can safely do their own inquiries into how things work. We have been working together in the art room to make...

International Dot Day

International Dot Day

This week was International Dot Day and Grade 3 listened to the story and joined in with the song. They spent time thinking about which Learner Profile attributes they could identify in the story. They then got creative with dot pictures.

Warning! Spoilers ahead…

This week in English, Grade 11 has been skipping to the end before reading page one.  We are going thousands of years back in time and looking at Ancient Greek drama. We will be studying the first of Sophocles Theban tragedies, Oedipus Rex. As we prepare to dive into...

Good to see so many families this week

Thank you to the families able to attend the Parent Information Evening online sessions on Tuesday. It is always good to see your faces and let you see ours. Many good questions were raised and provide good topics for focus sessions. We have had a few parent sessions...

K2 Getting to Know Each Other!!!

K2 Getting to Know Each Other!!!

Dear KG2 Families, It is difficult to believe that we have left three weeks behind us. Time flies when you are having fun. 😊 And we have lots of fun in Kindergarten. Once again thank you for participating in Parent Information Evening. It was great to see our families...

G6 Week 3 In Review

G6 Week 3 In Review

Dear Parents and Students, Another successful week of learning has come and gone. Students are beginning to really settle into routines and we are finding out more and more about each other as we work through our first unit of Inquiry around Who We Are.  A busy week,...

Items of interest

Items of interest

Dear parents, We have had a good week and students are doing well in their learning. Every day I like to drop into classes and see the students, it is always of great interest to me to see the variety of activities taking place in their classes. The students appear to...

Why?

Why?

   Inquiry forms the basis of Maths and Science. By questioning and inquiry, knowledge and understanding is acquired, and general concepts and contextual applications gain meaning. I always tell my students " Welcome to the class of WHY! If we question our...

What’s happening in Grade 1

What’s happening in Grade 1

For our Unit of Inquire we have been looking at our relationships with family and friends and our Identity. We looked at the meaning of their name and made some creative Graffiti name plates. We are learning what it means to be a Caring friend, through stories and...

Advertising in the Diploma

Advertising in the Diploma

Over the past three weeks in diploma English, we have been examining advertisements and the techniques that are used to persuade an audience to buy a product.  We examined 20 common techniques and how they are used.  We, also, looked at the role of context and target...

Searching for Bigfoot in Gr. 11 TOK

Searching for Bigfoot in Gr. 11 TOK

This week, the Grade 11 TOK class is on the search for Bigfoot!  Students are taking part in a mock trial experience that allows them to construct, or consider, evidence-based arguments over the existence of this elusive creature.  This task offers a valuable, and...

More lab work in DP Chemistry

More lab work in DP Chemistry

We are working to get caught up with our chemistry course content so students have been focusing on the chemistry of acids and bases. They are also exploring possible IA (their independent experiments) questions. Here are some pictures of students discovering how...

K1 Getting to Know Each Other.

K1 Getting to Know Each Other.

This week we have spent a lot of time getting to know each other and the K1 environment. It was wonderful to meet some of our parents at the meetings on Tuesday, thank you for attending. The children have been great at working out how their classroom works, caring for...

Gymnastics in Grades 3, 4 and 5

Gymnastics in Grades 3, 4 and 5

We have started this year working on the gymnastics unit.  Gymnastics is a sport that includes physical exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. It is a great way for our students to express themselves through movement....

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

What a busy week!   We are cruising along, learning about place value, parts of speech, and our key concepts.  Our inquiry skills are developing and we are learning how to get information from examining our work.  The kids are doing great.  Please continue to ask your...

ABIS: A Community of Learners

ABIS: A Community of Learners

Dear Families, Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Information Evening online sessions on Tuesday evening.  Teachers were very pleased with the turnout and families seemed happy with the opportunity to meet their child's teachers in person, hear about the...

Learning technics in grade 8

Learning technics in grade 8

Bonjour, In the French class this week, we asked ourselves what are our best learning technics, especially when learning a new language. The students brainstormed their ideas individually, then found some space on the walls where they could write their ideas in...

Persevering inquirers

Persevering inquirers

Hello everyone, We are all now in the groove for face to face learning in the school - hooray!  We are still having some technical issues but we are all in this together and it was wonderful to see the Grade 9 students helping each other out to be successful. They...

Information Literacy and Britannica

Information Literacy and Britannica

This week secondary students had a quick tutorial during advisory time on how to access our online subscription to Britannica through the library homepage.  This a great resource and starting point for research for all of our MYP and DP students. If they need help...

Grade 3 in Gear!

Grade 3 in Gear!

Dear Parents, It has been a busy week, we are exploring inventors and inventions. Students have been totally engaged, asking many questions. They are also being risk takers in all other subject areas. It is obvious that they are eager to learn and stay connected with...

2 Excellent Weeks in School!

2 Excellent Weeks in School!

After giving ideas and voting, we have our class name, class colors, class mascot and class motto! Here it is: We also have a class cheer! We love our school! This week we learned how to find coordinates! And when someone asked, “How do we know exactly where we are on...

The Head's Blog

Catering and other news

Dear parents, Another week has passed, and the children and teachers are settling well into school life. We changed how students experienced lunch time and this has been a positive step for all. Once the weather cools down enough, we will change back to students...

Items of interest

Items of interest

Dear parents, We have had a good week and students are doing well in their learning. Every day I like to drop into classes and see the students, it is always of great interest to me to see the variety of activities taking place in their classes. The students appear to...

A good week

A good week

Dear parents, What a wonderful week it has been with students back on campus and in their classes with friends. The week has gone quickly and happily for all. Today I am going to share a number of photos I took of students enjoying themselves during the break times....

School is open for students

Dear parents, We are very much looking forward to seeing all our students on Sunday. We have spent the week ensuring all teaching areas meet the standards of the Ministry of Education with the correct distancing between students, all signage around the school has been...

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year!

Dear parents, Welcome to both present and new students for the new school year of 2021-2022. We are very glad to have our students back with us again and all new students joining the school this year. While we are starting online, the announcement today from the...

End of year message

Dear all, This year has now come to an end, and despite the difficulties of Covid-19 and the restrictions it presented to the school, we have persevered as a community and ensured our students received the best education possible. I commend all our staff for the...

One last week for all!

Dear parents, We have now finished the week and I am sure that students and parents are all looking forward to the holidays at the end of next week. School reports will be issued on Wednesday via email and the students will finish school on Thursday at the normal...

Grade 6 exhibition and parent survey

Dear parents, We are now only two weeks away from the end of the school year and teachers and students are wrapping up for the year. With the final day of school on Thursday June 17, teachers will ensure that students are engaged and working up until then. The ABIS...

Grade 12 Graduation and Online Learning

Grade 12 Graduation and Online Learning

Dear parents, Today was an important day as we celebrated the graduation of our Grade 12 students. All came in with their parents individually and attended a ceremony that we broadcast live to their family and friends. It was a day of joy and celebration for these...

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