Welcome to Grade 8

Grade 8 (Class of 2024)

House Competition hots up!

Our students were recently surveyed as to what sort of House Competitions they would like to see put on and football was a very popular option! As a result, today saw the first round of an inter-House mini football tournament, organized by Olly Cooper and Orjuwan in...

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 scientists were investigating food and nutrition as part of the unit looking at healthy eating. Their current SOI (statement of inquiry) is Balancing our energy intake to meet our lifestyle choices has consequences. They have been in the lab looking...

Team building in ATLs

The Grade 8s worked with a partner in an elimination, high stakes game... Some were eliminated early Others were in it to win it Here is a video of the final round that determined the winning team [video...

The Grade 8s were busy teaching

The Grade 8s took a break from their Revolution research to teach Omani government lessons to the Grade 4s. The students did a great job! The Grade 4s learned a lot from their teachers. Make sure to ask your child about the experience! The Grade 8s will be back again...

G8’s surreal films, collages, and paintings.

Now that Grade 8 students know the history and elements of Surrealism, and how to generate Surrealistic ideas, they are hard at work creating their own original pieces. They may choose two of three options--to create a short film, to make a magazine collage inspired...

Grade 7/8 Language Acquisition

Students finished their presentations on their explorers. Later, we had heated debate in order to determine the two strongest learner profiles for being a explorer. In the weeks coming up, we are focusing reading comprehension strategies.

Surrealist games.

Students in Grade 8 have been exploring the Surrealist art movement. This style of art is known for its unsettling, dream-like imagery. But the Surrealists weren't crazy--Salvador Dalí, André Breton, and others simply used a variety of word games, games of chance, and...

Grade 8s are the teachers!

Grade 8s will be working with the Grade 4s to teach them about the Omani government in a few weeks. Tuesday all the students met in small groups and got to know a bit about one another.

Grade 8 science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were continuing to work through their unit on ecosystems. To focus on their statement of inquiry (SOI) The Earth will become uninhabitable for humans and many organisms if we continue to damage the environment. they were producing a...

Passionate about filming!

As our first session of Passion Projects this year comes to a close, the ladies involved in a film making project this term packed new ideas into their work until the last minute. They have been designing a range of short films to address both fun and serious topics...

Grade 8 Mathematics

Grade 8 mathematicians where making posters, this week, to explain how to use the trigonometry they have been learning. This is part of their unit looking at relationships within triangles with the statement of inquiry (SOI) mathematical discoveries of the past...

Grade 8 Design – Wood work

At the beginning of the design cycle, students had been tasked with encouraging birds to visit our school. The students have come a long way the students. From novice wood workers to bird house designers.... Saws, hammers, tape measures and cordless drills are second...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Scientists were examining the samples they took on their field trip to Wadi Hibi. The location at Wadi Hibi they visited before the holidays They looked at the living (biotic) factors and what adaptations life had made to adapt to the harsh ecosystem. To do...

Grade 7/8 language acquisition

In the past couple of weeks, our grades 7 and 8 language acquisition students have learned to use similes and adjectives to 'show' rather than 'tell' something. This culminated in a descriptive writing assessment to finish off our unit on food.

Being creative and sharing culture

Grade 8 have been sharing ideas about national identities in French. This week they worked together to generate ideas for marketing traditional food to an international audience and were very creative in their role plays and presentations. We all learned lots from...

Grade 8 Science

This week grade 8 Scientists continued to investigate ecosystems. To fuel their inquiries further they went on a field trip to Wadi Hibi. Here they could see first hand how the physical environment (abiotic) influences the living (biotic) life that grow there. Before...

Blue Dolphins Advisory

This week Blue Dolphins captains & deputy captains led activities during advisory time. This will become more regular and varied throughout the rest of the academic year as student involvement, creativity & leadership is encouraged. "We wanted to do something...

MYP Arts showcase Thursday Oct 31st

The MYP Arts performance has been moved to Thursday during the primary assembly time. We look forward to showing our creative products to the entire primary school and the ABIS community. The students have been working hard to create three art pieces simultaneously...

Wetlands & Ecosystems

This week grade 8 Scientists were developing their research skills. They were collaboratively investigating wetland ecosystems & creating presentations to communicate their findings.