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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...
Looking Sharp!

Looking Sharp!

Grade 12 students have been shifting their focus toward graduation and today they celebrated with a photo shoot. They sure clean up well. They didn’t get too tired of masking up again after every pose... so proud of their good attitude and high spirits. Under the...

Looking Sharp!

Looking Sharp!

Grade 12 students have been shifting their focus toward graduation and today they celebrated with a photo shoot. They sure clean up well. They didn’t get too tired of masking up again after every pose... so proud of their good attitude and high spirits. Under the...

In our Inquiry unit field to plate, we looked at the journey of food to plate. We created info graphs to display interesting information about our chosen products. We then used our math knowledge of measurement, shapes and nets to make our own packaging for our...

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 busy, successful week

A busy, successful week

Dear Families, I would like to thank all of you who attended the student led conferences this week.  We had an amazing turnout and there were excellent conversations held about learning across all grades. Students developed stronger communication skills as they found...

Leading our Conferences Confidently

Leading our Conferences Confidently

This week students in Grade 3 put a great deal of thought, effort and time into preparing a slideshow of their learning to present to their parents for their conference on Tuesday or Wednesday. Making the slideshow was a new experience and presenting it in the...

Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences

This week families were invited to come online so their learners could share their work with them. While it was very different this year, the students still enjoyed explaining their work to parents and relatives. The students talked about why they did the work, what...

Learner led – and ‘nailed’!

Learner led – and ‘nailed’!

Grade 1 faced a big challenge this week . . . leading their own conferences, and doing this online! The learners were amazing! I sat back and relaxed as the children managed their own materials and confidently talked about their learning. Great job to all the children...

Ramadan Kareem from Grade 6!

Ramadan Kareem from Grade 6!

Our first full week back on line is complete! This week we split into Maths groups as we tackled addition and subtraction of decimal numbers and we also started our online reading rotations in groups too! Students have been practicing their self-management skills by...

A Desperate Plight!

A Desperate Plight!

It’s an unusual situation: you marry someone behind your parents’ back, because you love him and you hope it will unite the two families. The next thing that happens is that your new husband kills your cousin in a fight and your dad tells you you’re going to be...

The cardboard box challenge!

The cardboard box challenge!

Grade 8’s last activity before going online was to work in small groups to creatively photograph a cardboard box in as many ways as possible. There were no rules—the boxes could be held, moved around, suspended, painted, or even cut up and destroyed. At the end of...

We’re back online!

All transitions come with a few bumps and our transition back online was no different. Technology challenges were present, but the feedback from teachers is that students have done well with identifying and solving many problems on their own. As parents, if you hear...

We’re back online!

We’re back online!

It was great to see Grade 3 students smiling faces on Wednesday morning. Thanks to being online, Mohammed was able to rejoin the class from India. It is was exciting to see him again. Here are some photos of our learning spaces and our thoughts about being online...

Go Grade 1!

Go Grade 1!

Well done Grade 1! We can see that you have grown as learners and are being great self-managers. It is so good to see how you remembered online learning etiquette and showed respect to each other. We had fun making 3 different sized cones for the 3 Bears and popcorn,...

Online in Grade 2

Online in Grade 2

It’s been a short week, but we had many show and tells, a reader of the week (Ali below), learnt how we can help bees and finally found out where BOB came from!!!!

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...

G8 Arabic MYP:

G8 Arabic MYP:

Completing the unit of wonders and oddities, the students activated the skills of learning, research and self-organization by presenting a presentation on one of the Seven Wonders of the World, taking into account the standard of organization and use of language,...

K1 and K2 go online

K1 and K2 go online

Welcome K1 and K2 to online learning. It has been a new experience for the students, teachers and some parents. We would like to thank you all for your support as this experience would not be possible without you. Congratulations to all our students for the great...

Spot the difference . . .

Spot the difference . . .

Grade 1 is back on line . . . and better than ever before. We’d all rather be face to face at school but ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ and Covid has certainly made our technology skills sky rocket! I finally figured out what teaching online reminds me of . . ....

Back to Online Learning

Back to Online Learning

Dear Families; As you know, yesterday and today ABIS students and teachers returned to online learning. Teachers and students have been working through a few technical glitches and changes that have been made in Google Meet since January.  It has been amazing to see...

Back to Online Learning

The Grade 11's and 10's are back online and the general feeling is one of despondency.  We can use this time to build or self-management and resilience skills even though we would all like to be face-to-face in school.  Please reach out if you need help, family,...

Faces.

Faces.

It's funny how you can miss seeing faces while actually being able to see faces! While we miss having the students in the classroom, it is lovely to once again see their faces without masks! Congratulations to all students who made an extremely smooth transition back...

G10 done just in time.

G10 done just in time.

It is never easy to transition from face-to-face to remote learning, but thankfully Grade 10 students were able to get their unit artworks done before the shift, even if they had been planning on making a more polished final version. Congratulations to them all for...

Statistics

Statistics

Statistics is a tool used to make decisions that will impact on real-life choices, and where to spend our money and effort on activities - hopefully with some beneficial outcome. In Applications SL, the use of statistics covers about 50% of the course and is therefore...

Spirit week… a fitting transition

Spirit week… a fitting transition

We had a great week of fun as your children and their teachers came dressed in the various Spirit Week themes. Today was Pajama Day and which we do not want to be an ironic foreshadowing of the attire we can expect in the coming month of Distance Learning. In several...

Launching our Mini Business

Launching our Mini Business

As well as having fun dressing up each day for Spirit week, Grade 3 have worked together to produce a plan for our mini business. With some help from a few adults we found a shop that could print our products with the design we created in Oman Week. We had to do lots...

March Mammal Madness Bracket Competition

March Mammal Madness Bracket Competition

The Red Kangaroo managed to defeat the Harpy Eagle to be the 2021 MMM Champion. The students who entered the bracket challenge earned points as follows. 96 Points - Amanda, Amal 92 Points - Finley 92 Points - Tina 87 Points - Miyar* 85 Points - Reed*, Toby* 77 Points...

Online next week

Dear parents, Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Supreme Committee yesterday announced that all schools must close and students learn online from next Sunday. This was disappointing news given we have done so well in maintaining our safety and health...

Design

Design

A busy week in the design classrooms. Most of the students have been building on their basic cooking skills by completing skills based activities. The cooking units in design offer students the opportunity to learn vital life skills of how to feed themselves through...

Online Learning Next Week

Online Learning Next Week

Dear Families, Students at ABIS had so much fun dressing up according to different themes each day this week.  Children were very creative and really enjoyed planning their outfits together. Twins day turned into Octuplets in some cases!  Some students built their...

Spirit Week in grade 3M

Spirit Week in grade 3M

From casual to Disney to PJs, the students made a massive effort with their costumes. My favorite day of the week was 'Twin Day.' The students had carefully communicated with each other to find marching costumes. Here are some photos of the week to celebrate Spirit...

The volume of learning in Grade 5

The volume of learning in Grade 5

In grade 5 we have been learning a lot about measurement. Our last part of this strand was volume, so we were able to have fun using the blocks to help us with our volume problem solving. We worked collaboratively on our debates relating to our Inquiry learning ‘Field...

The Head's Blog

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...

Online next week

Dear parents, Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Supreme Committee yesterday announced that all schools must close and students learn online from next Sunday. This was disappointing news given we have done so well in maintaining our safety and health...

Spirit Week and more

Dear parents, As we finish another successful week there are some items of interest for you for the near future. On Sunday we will begin the new drop off system with primary students dropped off at the gate and secondary students at both front carparks. If you have...

Items to note

Dear parents, The weather is warming up and so we ask that your child brings a hat and a water bottle to school every day. We will remind our students that when they go outside they must wear a hat and bring their water bottle to stay hydrated. Since we started back...

Spring Break next week

Spring Break next week

Dear parents, We are now going on our annual Spring Break for a week, with students returning to school on Monday March 8. Teachers will return a day earlier for a professional development day. The school is operating smoothly and we are pleased that our safety and...

Walkathon and other news

Walkathon and other news

Dear parents, I am very pleased that the student Walkathon held last week has raised 1946 OMR so far. This is a tremendous effort and all participants are to be congratulated for such an excellent result! This week I have had the opportunity to visit many classes and...

Oman week a success

Dear parents, We have just completed a highly successful Oman week. All grades engaged in activities which saw them out and about around the school campus, enjoying and having fun with their peers. A very big thanks to all our teachers who worked hard in both...

Oman week, exams, reports and a farewell.

Oman week, exams, reports and a farewell.

Dear parents, We have a had a busy week leading up to Oman week which starts next Sunday and runs until next Thursday. During the week students will be engaged in all manner of activities on the school campus. We are looking forward to seeing the children engaged in...

Oman Week, Walkathon and Reports

Oman Week, Walkathon and Reports

Dear parents, Al Batinah International School welcomes His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and his wife Sayyida Ahad bint Abdullah to Suhar, we wish them a safe and good stay. As another successful week draws to a close, we are very pleased that the traffic is...

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