Welcome to Grade 8

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...

Grade 8 Maths

This week in maths Grade 8 taught Grade 5 two card tricks and also about the Möbius strip. One of the card tricks was suggested by Eaton who was outstanding teaching us all. It was a pleasure to observe how caring, clear, welcoming & supportive the Grade 8's were....

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 Scientists were looking at rates of reaction. They planned experiments to investigate the effect that changing temperature or concentration would have on the speed of a reaction. They were using the reaction between sodium thiosulphate and...

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...

This “Up-cycled” Boat Floats!

So proud of the two G8 students, Georgia and Chiara who successfully co-led an extension to their Recycled Arts & Crafts ASA. Together with four primary students, they built a boat out of "up-cycled" water bottles, used pieces of wood, some rope and tape. After a...

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...

Grade 8 Maths

This week Grade 8 Mathematicians have been making tutorials for right angled Trigonometry. They have been applying their knowledge and thinking creatively with regards to how they present. They will be assessed on how they communicate their understanding of the topic...

Assembly for Ramadan

Students participated Omanis from different educational levels in the Assembly for Ramadan where students gave a lot of information and the various paragraphs of poetry and the Koran and Puppet Theater presents new ideas about Ramadan and competitions

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...

Grade 8 Maths inquiry based learning.

This week Grade 8 mathematicians were trying to work out how many plastic balls would fit inside a play tent. The inquiries that came during their investigation included How to calculate the volume of composite shapes? How to the calculate the volume of a sphere? How...

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:

Grade 8 maths

This week grade 8 mathematicians were investigating the relationship between the sides of a right angled triangle. To do this they were first examining Perigral's dissection. Then they considered the form that this could be represented. Academic honesty was also...

Grade 8 VR stories

Having spent several weeks researching VR story telling techniques, Grade 8s are sharing their stories today. Some of these VR environments were immersive and engaging, some had very compelling stories. Ask your child about theirs. What was challenging? What was fun?...

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...

G8 Diving Success

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." ~ Jacques Cousteau Congratulations to our four newly certified PADI open water divers and two / nearly three newly certified PADI advanced open water divers. The class persevered through a few...

Day 4 of Gr 8 Oman Week

Here are some photos from today. We first went to the Rustaq fort. And then on to Nakhal hot springs near Nakhal fort. To our surprise we bumped into the first graders who were lively and enjoying Hot Springs. We are happy that the wind is calmed down and we are going...

Grade 8 Oman Week / from the Forts Explorers

This week has been very educational and enjoyable for our fort explorers. We have visited two forts so far: Al Masnaah and Nakhal. The architecture has been amazing as well as the views from the top. We even found the ruins of another fort along the road next to the...