Welcome to Grade 11

Grade 11 (Class of 2022)

Agentic Learning in the DP Classroom

When student agency is the goal, then students learn how to learn. The traditional "One size fits all" approach to learning has, understandably, left many students feeling disenfranchised especially with the online scenarios we have had over the last 18 months....

Time to reflect and recuperate

Time to reflect and recuperate

Everyone has been focussing on completing work and ensuring that they are prepared for school in January. The Grade 11 Physics students have been consolidating their practical skills as well as finishing the mechanics topic. Whilst the grade 10 students have been...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

Holidays

Holidays

The month of December is special to many people - it is a religious celebration for Christians while most others just appreciate the time to unwind and relax. For DP students a planned approach to the holidays is crucial.  Make some time to revise Maths (smaller...

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

Its almost here!!! On Sunday, December 12, the ABIS Arts Showcase will go LIVE! This website will only be published for a short period of time so don't miss it! Check out the budding artists in the Primary, the emerging Sound Editors in the Secondary, and the rigorous...

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Here in the ABIS library we have been talking about what good readers do. Students have worked in small groups to collaboratively brainstorm and create lists of things that good readers do to become better and stronger readers. There has also been lots of reading (...

Creating the Conditions for Agentic Learning

Student agency is when students of their own volition initiate actions that support thier learning within the context of their learning environment. Student agency implies an intrinsically motivated volition on the part of the student. Autonomy, mastery and purpose...

DP Math

DP Math

Close to mid-year and a lot to do! Grade 12s have to submit a topic for IAs and commit to developing that research as soon as possible. We literally have 3 months to submit final copies of IAs so the pressure is on! Students, please submit your final topics for IA by...

ABIS Library “Tops” for the Month of November

ABIS Library “Tops” for the Month of November

For the month of November, Grade 2 is the top class of borrowers at the ABIS library. Grade 2 students have borrowed an average of over 6 books per student during the month of November! Way to keep reading grade 2! 1,452 books in total were borrowed from the ABIS...

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

Given the depth of the DP course, we are often short on time. Concepts taught in class have to be cemented by doing problem-solving exercises at home. Self management is key throughout these two years. A consistent strategy to keep up with current work and consolidate...

Grade 11 and DNA

Grade 11 and DNA

The end of our unit brings us to the structure of DNA. On this day in class students were modeling the overall layout and patterns in a strand of deoxyribonucleic acid. Having an intimate feel for this structure really helps students understand critical processes,...

End of November Library News!

End of November Library News!

Recently the ABIS library has seen an influx of library books that are coming back after having been checked out up to 3 years ago! There are many, many books that are still missing from the library. Please take the time in the next few weeks, or during the upcoming...

Grade 11 TOK

Grade 11 TOK students continue to engage one another in interesting and meaningful discussion on a variety of topics.  We have explored areas of knowledge through the lenses of ethics, perspectives, methods and tools, and scope.  Currently, students are examining the...

Personal History Project

Personal History Project

The DP higher level students are just finishing up reading the Graphic Novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. This text is a memoir of the artist trying to come to terms with and understand his father and what he suffered in Nazi occupied Poland during the second world war....

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...

Being present

Being present

  Being present in your children's life is crucial now - more than ever. With the impact that Covid has had, we are yet to truly understand the effects on children. They need all our love and support and guidance. Firm and loving  but not harsh and critical. Point out...

Grade 11 DP History

Grade 11 DP History

Grade 11 DP History students have accomplished much over the past few weeks.  Research for the Internal Assessment historical investigation is in full swing and students have selected a wide variety of engaging topics.  It has been very rewarding to work with them as...

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...