Welcome to Grade 8

Grade 8 (Class of 2025)

In these turbulent times

In these turbulent times

It is important to note that back-to-online learning has again brought about disruptive change. However, we have been through this before and hopefully have learnt how to work through this. This is about being resilient. We have a short time left to finish the school...

The cardboard box challenge!

The cardboard box challenge!

Grade 8’s last activity before going online was to work in small groups to creatively photograph a cardboard box in as many ways as possible. There were no rules—the boxes could be held, moved around, suspended, painted, or even cut up and destroyed. At the end of...

G8 Arabic MYP:

G8 Arabic MYP:

Completing the unit of wonders and oddities, the students activated the skills of learning, research and self-organization by presenting a presentation on one of the Seven Wonders of the World, taking into account the standard of organization and use of language,...

Design

Design

A busy week in the design classrooms. Most of the students have been building on their basic cooking skills by completing skills based activities. The cooking units in design offer students the opportunity to learn vital life skills of how to feed themselves through...

I&S- Investigations into SGD #5, Gender Equality

I&S- Investigations into SGD #5, Gender Equality

Grade 7 and 8 students have been investigating the UN sustainable development goal # 5, Gender Equality. In their investigations, they have taken surveys, calculated ratios, and created posters sharing their data. They have also practiced a visual note-taking strategy...

Thunder, Lightening and Storm!

Thunder, Lightening and Storm!

Grade 8 students have been reading gothic plays in small groups and analysing how gothic elements add mystery, suspense and action to the narrative. But, what's the fun of reading plays if we can't perform? Afterall, the plays were written to be performed. So, this...

Arabic G8 :

Arabic G8 :

Through the inventors and scientific discoveries unit, G8 students prepared presentations for G4 students, where they showed them a group of the most famous Arab inventors, such as: Abbas Ibn Firnas in Aviation, Al-Khwarizmi in Mathematics, Ibn Battuta the Arab...

Design Snapshot W27

Design Snapshot W27

Another busy week across the MYP grade levels. Grade 7 have been continuing to learn safe practices in the kitchen area. Grade 8 focused on the design challenge and the statement of inquiry. Grade 9 explored the sensors this week while grade 10 started to evaluate...

Chop chop….

Chop chop….

Most of the students (Grade 7 to 9) have been working in the design kitchen. Students have spent several periods discussing safety and best practice while in the teaching space. Students practiced their knife skills using carrots. They have been shown how to practice...

Experiments in Science

Experiments in Science

Students in grades 7-8 are beginning to do inquiry formally through lab experiments. By observation and asking the right questions, an understanding of underlying phenomena can be found. Documenting and writing complete reports is an important skill to communicate...

MYP Arabic G8 :

MYP Arabic G8 :

While studying the influence of literature on characters, students analyzed the novel (Around the World in Eighty Days) and designed a cover of their creations that employed the main concept, related concept, and global context where each student analyzed the novel’s...

Firing up the kiln!

Firing up the kiln!

After designing their treasure boxes, Grade 8 students crafted them using clay hand building techniques, like rolling out slabs and using scoring and slip to join two pieces together. After their greenware had dried, some students opted to apply underglaze in a...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A big week this week where we used the design kitchen space for the first time after much planning and construction. Grade 8s were the first to use this space. The teaching area is split into two sections with sinks and dishwashers in the middle. We have have 12...

MYP Science 7-8

MYP Science 7-8

have you completed and submitted your summative tasks in google classroomBoth grade 7 and 8 have completed a massive unit. Grade 8s dealt with waves and how the human senses convert this into sound, sight and color. We also explored the use of waves in human...

MYP G8 Arabic :

MYP G8 Arabic :

During this week the students completed the analysis of a novel of world literature (around the world in eighty days), during which they studied the influence of characters on literature and analyzed the main and secondary characters in terms of social and...

Design

Design

Grade 7 to 9 had a cracking week mostly in the workshop as students finish their products. Grade 10 have been working on completing their final design plans. I will let pictures tell most of the story. Students put the final touches to their bird encouragement...