Welcome to Grade 10

Grade 10 (Class of 2023)

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

It’s has been a challenging term for students and teachers working remotely but the students have really adapted well and produced some outstanding work which they should be proud of. For the last week of the term, the G7 to G10 have been working on their summative...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A busy week after the impromptu long weekend. All grades are coming to the end of the criteria A. In between completing tasks in their process journals, students have been playing Kahoot games focused on Sustainability Goals, COVID 19 and Quizlet featuring the MYP...

Grade 10 Collages

Grade 10 Collages

Can you describe yourself using pictures only? Grade 10 French students were asked to do just that by adding their "identity collage" to our class collection. After choosing pictures to represent their backgrounds and cultural identity, students briefly presented...

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

A snap shot of students activities across the program... G10 have been finishing their research plans for their websites that will be hosted by the school. The intention is to raise awareness of the UN sustainability goals by creating a webpage. Each student has been...

Design Week 3

Design Week 3

All grades across design are into their first unit of the year. We are exploring UN Nations Sustainability Goals and The Covid pandemic. Grade 7 = Explored the design cycle through a mini exercise of creating their own logo. They then were introduced to their unit...

First House Activity – photo scavenger hunt!

First House Activity – photo scavenger hunt!

We started our house activities today and had fun watching one another find and post interesting photos. Here is a collage of a few of the pictures the students took. We hope the kids enjoyed it as much as the teachers did. Red house climbed in the house ranking last...

Persevering inquirers

Persevering inquirers

Hello everyone, We are at the end of week 3 of virtual learning and everyone is now in the groove for this way of learning.  We are still having some lesson technical issues but as demonstrated by the Grade 10’s we are all in this together and it was wonderful to see...

Music in the Movies

Music in the Movies

Why did John Williams, the composer of the music for the first few Harry Potter movies, choose the flute for this scene in The Prisoner of Azkaban? Questions like this - and many more like it! - are being carefully thought through by the Grade 10 music students. All...

Hello, A full school week completed looking at the faces of my students and myself in the mirror today it appears that everyone is tired and we have yet to build up our school stamina. Everyone has adapted well to synchronous virtual learning and you all deserve a pat...

Getting to know each other in French class

Getting to know each other in French class

We were busy getting to know each other in French class this week and assessing our language levels. Students played a fun Kahoot! game to find out all about "prof" (they were shocked to know I have seven siblings!) and there was a winner in each class. We had our...

Design : Week 1

Design : Week 1

What a different start to the new year. The students were awesome. As a collective we had to work out some small kinks using classroom links and new applications. Students worked through google classroom, collaborated in Jamboards and used break out rooms to chat in...

A great start to the year!

A great start to the year!

It was great seeing everyone back in class this week. I have missed our conversations. Thank you to all students who participated and helped each other as we moved to the distance learning format. Here are some photos of student collaboration within Google Jamboard....

Advisory Groups. We are a crew!

Advisory Groups. We are a crew!

Hello families, We did it! We got together schedules and all those links and our students found their way to their correct classes in time at well over a 90% success rate. Congratulations to all who practiced their perseverance in overcoming obstacles. It has been...

Hello, It has been a pleasure to see everyone this week and the ABIS students have really impressed me with their warm welcome to a new member of the community, their friendliness and how well they have managed to quickly adapt to online face-to-face learning. Well...

Orientation Days!

Orientation Days!

Hello Abis Secondary ! This week it has been wonderful getting to know the students and see their faces! During the two days of orientation I was able to meet and work with all of the students in secondary. There is a definate learning curve for distance learning, but...

What a great first week!

What a great first week!

This week we returned to virtual learning and I had a chance to meet some of my French students. You all are AMAZING! I realize it isn't easy being online all day, but you made my first week at ABIS a wonderful experience and for that, I am truly grateful. While I...

Design Ready to Create some MAGIC

Design Ready to Create some MAGIC

We can’t wait to get this year going. Students across the grades will be starting with Digital design exploring either Stop Motion Video , Photo Story Videos , Website Design or Public Service Announcements. Mr Isles and I have been busy; Google classrooms have been...

Hello everyone, I along with all the people in school have been planning activities to get to know each other as a community of learners. I am thrilled and looking forward to sharing them with you soon! I  have been thinking about the learner profiles and this week; I...