Welcome to Grade 10

Grade 10 (Class of 2023)

Explosive Canons

Explosive Canons

As mentioned in the broadcaster last week, MYP classes have been involved in composing musical canons over these past two weeks. We learned what exactly a canon was by watching the following video: Here are some examples of works in progress which show a fantastic use...

Design

Design

Students have been working hard while working remotely from home. I feel these last 2 weeks has been a reminder of how much we appreciate being face to face at school.... Most classes have been DEVELOPING IDEAS while at home. That means documenting their product...

Portraits are nearly done!

Portraits are nearly done!

Grade 10 students are nearing the end of a very in-depth exploration of portraiture and human facial proportions. Everyone is hard at work on their compositions, using the materials and expressive elements of their choice. It is rewarding to see 12 different students...

Collaboration in Grade 10 French

Collaboration in Grade 10 French

Grade 10 French students (and Ms. Lougher) are following a blended learning model with some students learning from home while others are physically in school. That, however, doesn't stop our partner and group work! We still use Google Meet to work collaboratively with...

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...

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...

CHOIR & BAND

CHOIR & BAND

We are continuing practicing! Singing and playing at safe distance in the open air for future performances ( hopefully)!

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...

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...

Essay planning and writing in Grade 10 I&S

Essay planning and writing in Grade 10 I&S

Students are currently working on an essay where they answer the question: “Why was there revolution in Iran in 1979?” We began this assignment by looking at our notes and getting all long term and short term causes of the revolution into a jamboard. We then...

Moving forwards by looking back

Moving forwards by looking back

This week the students, parents and teachers have been reflecting on the past 4 months and have been looking backwards to work out how to move forwards. This reflective practice is one of the IB Learner Profiles that really enables us to grow in the direction we...

Designers have been creating their products this week…..

Designers have been creating their products this week…..

So after much research and planning, students have moved onto creating their products. In some ways this is the most challenging part, to take an idea and create it in reality. But not for our students and they have been getting stuck in. Below is a sample of planning...

An international caring community

An international caring community

Hello, This is my first broadcaster post from my new home in Sohar in the Sultanate of Oman. Firstly, a BIG thank you to everyone who was involved with getting my wife and me here to Oman and also to all the people who have demonstrated that we have joined a wonderful...

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

The IB defines communicators as those who “express [them]selves confidently and creatively in many ways…collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.” The has been more evident this week with classes being a mixture...

New Information for PE

New Information for PE

For those of you in school, please be aware of the following for PE lessons; There will be no changing facilities. You need to come to school with your PE Kit on. I also strongly recommend that you bring a deodorant spray that you can use after class. You will not be...

UN Resolutions in MYP 10

UN Resolutions in MYP 10

This week, students in year 10 presented draft resolutions on the issue of cyber crime as part of our Individuals and Societies unit. The thought, research, and writing that went into these is astounding. Diplomatic writing was done at a very high level. Collaboration...

Expressive portraits in G10.

Expressive portraits in G10.

The major task for this unit is to create an expressive portrait or self-portrait, using any materials that students have at home. What makes a portrait expressive? It might be the use of color, the lighting and shadow, the figure’s pose or facial expressions, or even...

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...