Welcome to Grade 9

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 9 Mathematics

This week Grade 9 mathematicians taught Grade 6 a card trick. This was as part of the support for Grade 6's transition into secondary. The "trick" was mathematically based and highlighted how new maths is learnt Link to 27 card trick video Observing & listening...

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...

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...

Global Perspectives – Team Projects

The G9 class this year in IGCSE Global Perspectives has embarked on meaningful exploration of topics including women's rights, conflict and protests in Venezuela, religious rights, and the preservation of different unique cultures. These projects created an impact...

Exploring Women’s Empowerment

As G9 Global Perspectives students work on their team projects, they are seeking ways to gain a range of cultural perspectives related to their topics. This week, one team that is working on the topic of Women's Rights had the opportunity to attend a Women's...

2nd Omani School Visit of the Year!

As part of the ABIS Community Council outreach program, thirteen students and two chaperones visited Al Suwaihrah Basic Education School in Sohar this week. The 4th graders from this school were thrilled to spend some quality time with ABIS students doing activities...

Urban decay in 1984

As we read 1984 in class, we are recognizing the most important element of a totalitarian dystopian society - control - and how this control is causing urban decay, both literally and figuratively. Students made min maps and finding examples from the class and...

Big Brother is Watching You

Grade 9 English students have started their study of the novel "1984". Before focusing on the novel, we learned about the socio/political context of the time and biography of Orwell that influenced his writing. As well, we learned about totalitarian government and...

Grade 9 action in the mountains

Excellent trip so far for the grade 9 students at Jebel Shams. The first day we kicked off from school and stopped for lunch at the beehive tombs, magical historic site facing the majestic Jebel Mist. Right after, we ascended wadi Dham and some of the students and...

G9 Tackling Global Issues

This week, it has been a pleasure to watch G9 students stand up and talk about global issues, as well as share some ways to solve them. Following a deep dive into the research of perspectives on these issues, the G9s created products including TED Talks, Podcasts, and...

MUN Students Go to Qatar!

Model United Nations students prepared diligently as delegates for the The Hague International Model United Nations Conference (THIMUN) held in Doha, Qatar last week, 22-25 January, 2019. Over 1,500 students convened from all over the world to discuss, debate, and...

Secondary English – week 16

DP Language and Literature students have started a new unit on language of campaigns. We studied a few Dove campaigns and analysed why some worked while others did not. MTV Switch campaigns were used to learn and practise analysing camera angles, images, lighting,...

Lead up to Qatar!

The Model United Nations ASA is in the final stages of preparation for a major MUN conference in Qatar. This year ABIS will be representing the two countries of the Netherlands and Rwanda. This week we were fortunate enough to have a real United Nations...

Carnival!

The secondary last day event leadership team organized a surprisingly enjoyable "Carnival" event for all secondary students. This was a great way for all of us to have some fun before the holiday. The event included a blindfolded maze, bean bag toss, egg on a spoon...

English in week 15

DP HL students wrapped up a unit filled with fun and comedy as we examined language and laughter. We enjoyed examining and analyzing various comedians such as Trevor Noah, Michale McIntyre, Will Ferrell, Nicky Gervais, etc. Grade 7/8 Language acquisition class wrapped...

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 have been studying Motion including motion graphs. They also investigated density.

English in grades 7, 8, 9 and 11

Grade 11 has started the HL part of the course. While the SL students are excused from the classes to use their time focusing on other HL subjects, English HL students have become familiar with the requirements of written task 2. Grade 9 has taken a break from...

ABIS Students at TSSMUN in Muscat!

Twenty-one ABIS students are representing twenty-one Nations from around the world at the Model U.N. conference here at the Sultan School in Muscat (Nov. 8-9). From Iceland to Peru, students are working together with hundreds of other international school students to...