Welcome to Grade 8

Grade 8 (Class of 2024)

What does a final MYP grade mean?

What does a final MYP grade mean?

At ABIS we use the IB Middle Years Programme 1-8 grading system to grade all the summative work students do in their classes. I like to think of the grades received as being in one of four bands with 7-8 being great work, 5-6 being good work, 3-4 being minimally...

House points are still adding up!

House points are still adding up!

Teachers continue to award points to students showing good attributes of the IB Learner Profile and also for demonstrating Approach to Learning skills. Many students have shown their teachers their best efforts and have been earning points for the house for our annual...

House Points

House Points

Students across school are still earning house points. We will continue to keep track in houses. Here is the current tally of points Keep showing off your use of good Approaches to Learning and your attributes of the Learner Profile. Here is to all of us doing good...

Duolingo champs!

Duolingo champs!

Whilst learning online, French language students are supplementing our units of inquiry with assignments in Duolingo classrooms. Each grade level has its own classroom, with a play area at a higher level for our DP students too! It’s great to see the rewards being...

ABIS achievement in Quran Competition

ABIS achievement in Quran Competition

congratulate ABIS for the great achievement in Quran Competition which was done by Lamar Al Mamari G5 Durra Yousif Al Abdulsalam G4 Rawnaq Al Rubaie G2 Indeed, during this week, the students finished the last stage of the competition Students are eligible to...

Week 23 in Grade 4

Week 23 in Grade 4

What a great week in Grade 4. Everyone was back into routines and we accomplished so much. We are back into reading and math groups, and going strong in our new unit about Explorers. We also had a super thoughtful group of grade 8s who came to listen to our Government...

G8 Oman Week: Day 5!

G8 Oman Week: Day 5!

Yesterday's mini-golfing and pizza party went well, followed by a final class campfire (and a bit of crab-hunting on the beach). Today, we woke up and worked together to tear down camp and take the gear to the bus pick-up area. Ali took a lead role in helping to...

G8 Oman Week: Day 4 (continued)

G8 Oman Week: Day 4 (continued)

Grade 8 was able to enjoy kayaking and paddling around the harbor as they continued their fourth day of bonding and making shared memories. Check tomorrow's post for photos of mini-golfing and the vending pizza party!

G8 Oman Week: Day 4

G8 Oman Week: Day 4

Tuesday's supper was a relaxed affair, with ramen noodles and a variety of easy-to-serve snacks. After the long day of diving, students were happy to recover by the campfire and spend some quiet time together. Howling winds kept some of us up at night as the weather...

G8 Oman Week: Day 3!

G8 Oman Week: Day 3!

Dinner last night was a delicious macaroni and cheese made by Fajr and Camilla. Today, Grade 8 got up early for a boat ride out to the Daimaniyat Islands, where they completed their first two dives and came back in time for a lunch of meat or vegetable chili, both...

G8 Oman Week: Day 2!

G8 Oman Week: Day 2!

After yesterday's first session in the OmanSail classroom, students enjoyed a nice dip in the Millennium pool. Later in the evening, Hector and JG took on the challenge of cooking veggie, chicken, and beef burgers for the group. At the same time, Ali, Georg, and Ms....

G8 Oman Week: Day One!

G8 Oman Week: Day One!

Today, the group arrived at camp outside the Millennium Resort, and worked together to set up tents and a gazebo. We created an organized kitchen area with our cooler, dry goods and snacks, and fresh drinking water. After a snack and a dip in the sea, we walked to the...

Secondary students join the primary family

Secondary students join the primary family

It was a joy to see secondary students join forces with our students, teachers and parents from primary in our Mother Tongue activities this week. Thank you to all involved! Here’s a taster but more is to follow in coming weeks!

Grade 8 science

Grade 8 science

This week grade 8 Scientists have continued with their inquiries into what makes a balanced diet with focus on their statement of inquiry (SOI) Our energy intake depends on our lifestyle choices and has consequences They have begun to design a product that utilizes...

English classes this week

It was a short but sweet week where we enjoyed getting to know how each of us spent the winter break. Experiences ranged from falling off the ski slopes in Austria to chillaxing at home in Sohar. Grade 12 DP students are jogging their memory on Persepolis to make...

2019 Winter Concert: photos & videos

2019 Winter Concert: photos & videos

Wow! What a fantastic evening the 2019 Winter Concert was! A massive congratulations to all the students who performed in this concert. And a massive thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes to make it all possible. Here are a couple of highlights from the...

Grade 8 Science

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists have continued their unit that is investigating healthy eating. They have been applying the food tests they learnt last week and checking foods for Starch Protein Glucose Fats to assist with their inquiries into the SOI Balancing our...

House Competition hots up!

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

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...