Welcome to Grade 11

Grade 11 (Class of 2022)

Paper 2 Topic in FP History

Paper 2 Topic in FP History

Grade 11 students have started looking at WWI as part of the paper 2 topic exploring causes and effects of 20th century wars. We have looked at short term and long term causes so far as well as some initial strengths and weaknesses of Allied and Central Powers. Our...

Printmaking in G11 DP art.

Printmaking in G11 DP art.

DP visual art students in Grade 11 have begun a two-year process of curating their own exhibition, documenting their development over time, and completing a deep analysis of several historical artworks. All of the work done in the MYP—researching, studying the...

Testing for truth.

Testing for truth.

Grade 11 students took part this week in a discussion about truth and how we determine if something is true and why we value truth. We then looked at 4 truth tests: correspondence test, coherence test, pragmatic test, and the consensus test. In looking at these we...

Chinese History and Paper 3

Chinese History and Paper 3

This week students in grade 11 DP History looked at the broad span of Chinese history from the 19th to the 20th centuries and tried to make connections between individuals and events. This led us into our first assignment of writing a paper 3 essay. We spent time...

Remember: Do Everything In Moderation

Remember: Do Everything In Moderation

Hello, I have noticed this week that the pressures of online and video meets 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...

Who am I?

Who am I?

Who am I? What's important to me? What do I believe in? Grade 11 students worked collaboratively to choose the theme of their first unit in French class and are currently exploring identities. They chose beliefs and values, health and well-being, and language and...

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...

The Self-Strengthening Movement in China

The Self-Strengthening Movement in China

This week, grade 11 students took on the role of advisors to the Chinese Emperor. Their task was to devise a plan to strengthen China after its defeats in the Opium Wars and weakening as a result of the Taiping Rebellion. The students chose to focus on improvements to...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Getting ready for WWI in DP History!

Getting ready for WWI in DP History!

As I continue to plan for all classes, I have spent this week planning for paper 2 in DP History. The topic is Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars. We will be looking at the First World War as part of this paper and I have been planning lessons to this effect. In...

Welcome to the end of a long summer

Welcome to the end of a long summer

I hope everyone is looking forward to a change of surroundings soon. We have been working all summer to make sure we are ready for teaching and learning. From painting, to planning, to creating procedures to ensure a safe new year.

Long Distance Induction

Long Distance Induction

Hello, I’ve been getting ready for the start of school, meeting all the staff and looking at class lists. I cannot wait to see you all when school opens, it would have been great to see you in person but till I arrive in Oman we will have to get used to seeing each...

Getting Ready for 2020-2021

This week has been a busy one as teachers, staff, and admin prepared for the beginning of a new school year. We are looking forward to getting started and taking on new challenges in the MYP and DP programmes. Theory of Knowledge has changed its syllabus this year and...