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Find out what's happening at ABIS!

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

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Oman week K3

Oman week was such...

K3 is buzzing!

We made cinnamon...
Writing Procedures And Making Things

Writing Procedures And Making Things

As part of learning about systems, the children's task was to make things and write up the procedures. They had a lot of fun. https://youtu.be/UIVUrRY0PBg Thank you Mr McBernie for helping to put together our Goldilocks and The Three Bears Rap. '

Inspired by Van Gogh

Inspired by Van Gogh

We have been developing our observation skills this week in Grade 3 as we created our own paintings of our bedroom. We looked closely at one of Van Gogh’s paintings of his bedroom, discussed the techniques he used and then had a go at sketching our own. You should see...

June 17, Thursday – the last day

On Thursday at 12:20, we will host the Secondary Awards assembly, the final virtual meeting of the year. We will also say farewell to our leaving students and teachers. Also in the final week, grade 6 students will be joining the grade 7s to ask about life in...

Design

Design

This week we have focused on mini projects to reinforce good design practices and have some fun. This week students prepared and presented their design sketches to ‘clients’ otherwise known as their classmates. In groups of 3 they took turns presenting their ideas and...

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...

Human Response to Environmental Problems

Human Response to Environmental Problems

The last unit of grade 9 has been an opportunity to learn about the interconnectedness of all life on earth. The end of the unit has given us all to think about the problems in the world now and how to find solutions to them. We discussed the fact that our current...

Grade 3M Get Creative

Grade 3M Get Creative

Grade 3M mornings are busy with some of our favourite GoNoodle movement activities. Students graduated to a new character having completed the allocated videos. We then have 15 to read from Raz-Kids with group readers enjoying a book together. Students are encouraged...

Art,math and literacy in inquiry learning

Art,math and literacy in inquiry learning

This week the students have been studying and sitting their Arabic exams and still managed to finish off their mini math and ecosystems inquiry. Well done to you all. They decided on 2 important questions that would help them find data to do with their chosen...

K3 writing secret messages

K3 writing secret messages

The student have been having fun with beginning sounds and we’re decoding secret messages in class. We created our names using pictures for each sound After listening to the story, “ Neck & Neck, we made some funny drawings about a giraffe and folded it to make...

The last week of school!

The last week of school!

Dear Families, It is hard to believe that the last week of our school year is approaching.  It's been a year of growth, collaboration and learning for everyone, and as we reflect on our time we can all be proud of our accomplishments.  We have successfully navigated a...

Surviving in Grade 1

Surviving in Grade 1

Have you ever thought about what you really need? We had great fun designing our dream bedrooms. . . It was super easy to fill them wants and wishes. But . . . What if we were suddenly stranded on an island and could choose just 6 things to help us survive . . ....

Looking Ahead and Tuning In

Looking Ahead and Tuning In

The grade 10 have been looking forward to what the next 2 years will look like for their University entrance exams: the Diploma Programme or another 2-year program. They have been reviewing the practical skills that will be required in science and grading real student...

Grumpy the Goblin

Grumpy the Goblin

Grumpy the Goblin has turned into a giant and the Grade 4 students are using their math skills to find a "shrinkinator" to turn him back to normal. They have had to solve puzzles about area, the names of shapes and perimeter. Who stole the "shrinkinator"? Ask a Grade...

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...

Not the end of the year yet…

The last two weeks are exciting but require a bit of focus. Please help encourage your children to keep working right up to the end. Upcoming events: Resource drop-off: Wed June 9 from 2-4 or Thur June 10 7:30-10 for textbooks, equipment or anything else that needs to...

Design

Design

It’s been a week of exploration for all students now that their summative assessments have been completed. Sketching is an important part of developing ideas. Students watched a YouTube video demonstrating effective product sketching techniques and then evaluated the...

It’s a rap of a week

It’s a rap of a week

This week we looked at rap being a form of poetry. The students found it was a great way of expressing their feelings and emotions using a lot of rhyme. After looking at a few famous rappers and what their good messages were we had a go at writing our own wrote rap...

Summer Time and Teen Well-Being

I read this article this week and am sharing it with you now because it was so helpful to me as I thought about the upcoming summer. The article as well as other useful information can be found here. Summer is here! For many teens, the unstructured days of summer...

Using Visual Art as a form of Expression

Using Visual Art as a form of Expression

Part of our learning this week has been inquiring into how visual art can be used as a form of expression. We looked at Rodin’s famous sculpture ‘The Thinker’ and then used aluminum foil to sculpt our own sculpture of a person. Then we looked at our sculpture and...

Grade 3 Online Learning Review

Grade 3 Online Learning Review

The students in grade 3G have been creative and inventive this week. We have learnt lots of new things in UOI, English and Maths. We would like to share our success stories with you. As part of our unit of inquiry on inventors and inventions the students accepted the...

Blackout Poetry

Blackout Poetry

Contrary to what it sounds like, blackout poetry is not about blacking out from reading poetry. Rather, it is an interesting form of 'found poetry' developed by Austin Kleon in 2005. In this method, poets take a printed document such as a newspaper or a magazine...

TOK Exhibition

TOK Exhibition

This week, grade 11 students handed in their TOK Exhibition files. Students explored a variety of prompts through the themes of knowledge and religion, knowledge and politics, and knowledge and technology. The entries were interesting, thoughtful, and challenged...

G9’s photo scavenger hunt.

G9’s photo scavenger hunt.

Students in Grade 9 have finished their graphic novels and are now working on a mini-unit about photography. We started with two scavenger hunt activities, looking in and around our homes for examples of texture, pattern, color contrast, and value contrast. Students...

Reviewing Metric Units of Length

Reviewing Metric Units of Length

This week we reviewed converting between meters and other metric units of length like millimeters, centimeters and kilometers. Did you know that the metric system was developed in France and first introduced there in 1795? Ask your children what century that is!

Yoga

Yoga

The 7th, 8th, and 9th grades have been working on the Aesthetics Unit using yoga as the activate.  One of the assessments was to perform and video themselves performing a short yoga routine.  Here are some photos of their work.  

Safari cams, Sign Language and Pie charts

Safari cams, Sign Language and Pie charts

Hello everyone, Quite a few students have been having internet problems this week - well done to everyone who has been trying to troubleshoot and still complete their learning. We understand it can be frustrating but are very impressed with your capabilities and...

PYP Exhibition website!

PYP Exhibition website!

An inquiry that continued throughout the year for our students and finally you get to see all of the hard work on their website! After you have explored the website, please leave them an encouraging comment at the bottom of the Home page! Congratulations Grade 6...

PYP Exhibition is Ready!

Dear Families, This time of year is always a flurry of activity in schools, with end of year plans, report cards and completion of projects and assignments happening, in addition to the anticipation of summer holidays and the changes coming up next academic year.  In...

Patterns, Rotations and Symmetry

Patterns, Rotations and Symmetry

We have been looking at symmetry and rotations and making patterns. Fortunately Sunshine Online has an activity connected to the maths book about rotating shapes, that allows us to make these amazing pictures! During our unit of inquiry, we continued to inquire about...

Multi-Skilled People

Multi-Skilled People

Last week while end of year assessments were taking place, Grade 3 were busy innovating and testing paper gliders to see which flew the furthest. We made at least 3 different paper planes, tested and measured the distance they flew, presented the results and created...

Looking Ahead and Tuning In

Looking Ahead and Tuning In

The grade 10 have been looking forward to what the next 2 years will look like for their University entrance exams: the Diploma Programme or another 2-year program. They have been reviewing the practical skills that will be required in science and grading a real...

The Head's Blog

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...

Graduation & MYP E-assessments

Graduation & MYP E-assessments

Dear parents, We only have a few more weeks to go before the end of the year, so please ensure your child/ren continue to apply themselves to their studies. Report cards will be issued on the second last day of school via email as per usual. This week the Grade 10...

News and next year’s school calendar

Dear parents, This week was unusual with the rain and storms sweeping across Oman. I hope that you are all safe and have not been inconvenienced. There are some who have had poor internet connections because of the storm and I want to reassure parents and students...

Admissions open

Dear parents, Another week online and all is moving ahead smoothly. When you read through the grade level posts in today’s broadcaster, there is good evidence that students and teachers are working well together in their learning journey. We do not know how long we...

A reminder to be safe

Dear parents, The week has gone well in classes with all teachers and students engaged in their learning. I have been hearing good accounts of student enthusiasm which is wonderful! Unfortunately, after having no Covid-19 in our teacher and student body, this week we...

A week online

Dear parents, Ramadan Mubarak! We have completed our first full week online. The technology has worked much better this week and the shortened timetable is also proving to be successful. The student led conferences this week were the highlight for students and...

A brief week online

Dear parents, I trust that everyone had a great long weekend. Our first week back with students learning online and students have made the transition with ease. While we would much prefer the students be at school, it is reassuring to know that students have been able...

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