Welcome to Grade 7

Nothing from August 22, 2019 to September 22, 2019.

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! I'm Rachel Howes and I'll be teaching French at ABIS this year. I am so happy to be here in Oman. I have wanted to be here for so long! I've been enjoying exploring Sohar with my husband and children and the warm welcome has made us feel at home right...

Another year of learning gone!

Time flies when you are having fun. A full academic year has been completed and students have done some serious amount of progress in Science around here. Grade 12 students graduated and are waiting for results to go to university after a well deserved summer. Grade11...

G7 Readers Theater – Joan of Arc

After three performances, the G7 class has a clear understanding of what happened in the play "Joan of Arc". If you ask them, you'll hear all about how Joan led the French army to victory over the British in the Hundred Years War. You'll also hear about how Joan was...

Last sprint before the summer

This week we had the visit of our future IB Biology and Chemistry students, with which we were introducing the coming course and doing some interesting introductory labs. Grade 11 Biology students continued completing the unit on Human Physiology SL, to be finished...

Exam week

Not much happening this week in terms of teaching, since all the grades were busy with final exams. The only activity in the lab happened when the grade 6 students proving their abilities with the design of some match propelled rockets.

Final presentations for 2019 passion projects

Secondary students presented their passion project results. Many students have explored new skills (e.g. gymnastics, musical instruments, drawing, making movies, wood-working) while others have dedicated time to developing existing skills. Each student experienced...

Passion for Woodworking

As part of the passion projects program, MYP students are finding out how to make things with their own two hands and a few tools. This offers students the chance to create objects like bird houses, cutting boards, book stands, pencil cups and hopefully a whole lot...

ABIS Community Iftaar Next Week: May 22nd

Although we are coming to the end of this school year, the Student Council has organized one last event: The ABIS Community Iftar. Since Ramadan is a chance for families to gather together, it only seems fitting that our ABIS family take the opportunity...

It’s the final countdown!

Grade 12 students are off timetable preparing independently for their exams, starting this coming week. Good luck to them! Grade 11 Chemistry students were finishing the HL section on rates of Rates of reaction, whilst the Biology students were starting with animal...

Short week!

Only three days after the break and we have been revising with the grade 12 students in preparation for their exams next week. Grade 11 Biology students have performed a fish dissection and a cladistics lab, using online databases and Biostatistical software. Grade 11...

The Play’s the Thing!

Grade 7/8 Literature just finished their study of Oxford Playscripts, which they have been tackling in small groups for the past weeks. While each play was unique, they shared many of the conventions of plays, including the development of particular characters. As...

Revisión and earthquakes

All finished now with grade 12 students: they are focusing on revision for exams in both Biology and Chemistry. Grade 11 Chemistry students were learning experimental methods to measure rates of reaction and the Biology students were finishing the section on...

Waves!

This week the lab activities have focused mainly around waves, since was the fresh topic we started with the grade 7 students. We produced a wave machine, froze a series of waves using a stroboscopic light of equivalent frequency, talked about the different types of...

More units in the bag!

We have been finishing quite a number of units in Science this week. Grade 7 students finished the Inheritance unit and were tested on it, after doing a research project in DNA fingerprinting and crime scene investigation. Next week we will be starting a unit on...

You should read this book because . . .

Grade 7/8 language acquisition class has finished their second book reading challenge. This week, students talked about their book, most and least favorite characters and reviewed their books. Here are the books they chose:

G7 Museum of Ancient Civilizations

Grade 7 students were excited to share their knowledge of ancient civilizations with the Grade 4 & 5 classes, as well as several visiting parents this week. Pleasant piano music played in the background of the Mazoon that was temporarily converted into a...

How do presidents make important decisions?

Being the leader of a country is not an easy job, especially if the world around you is at war and your country has just been attacked. What information does a president need to give the command to launch atomic bombs? What moral obligations does he/she have before...

G7s Create Museum Exhibits

One way to explore the ancient world is by visiting a museum and learning from all the artifacts and information provided. Because there isn't a museum close by and easy for us to visit here in Sohar, we thought, why not create our own? So, the G7s have been working...