Welcome to Grade 9

Grade 9 (Class of 2023)

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 9 Science

This week Grade 9 sat for their end of unit test. We also continued with our current unit on BALANCE, looking at chemical reactions and why sustainable practices in managing finite resources in chemical reactions is important.

Suitcase Project

Students in grade 9 have been involved in an interdisciplinary unit looking at the Holocaust. One of our culminating projects has students researching a Holocaust survivor/victim and creating a suitcase for them that tells their story. Students will be writing journal...

Methods of abstraction.

Grade 9 students learned how Western abstract art began and how to make an ordinary, real-life object abstract using a variety of methods like cropping, extending lines, and using multiple viewpoints. They have been using acrylic to render their own chosen objects...

Empathy Map for the Holocaust

This week students read testimony from a survivor who experienced the transit camps during the WWII. Students used information from the reading and their knowledge gained from this unit to create an empathy map to show what the survivor was feeling, thinking, seeing,...

Grade 9 Science

This week in grade 9 we have been looking at energy transfer in ecosystems as well as human impact on ecosystems. Students worked in groups to complete assessment tasks in these areas, most importantly reflect on the socio-economic human activities that directly or...

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 9 English Language Acquisition

What shapes our identity? How do context and points of view influence and change our identity? These are some inquiry questions we are exploring as we read our novel 'Night', a memoir of a holocaust survivor. After having read the first chapter, and in preparation to...

Grade 9 Mathematics

This week grade 9 mathematicians were collaboratively revising for a test. This will include everything they have learn’t so far this academic year. They were encouraged to try new approaches. They also, though, had to make sure they were practicing all of the keys...

Pond Weed

This week we started our first biology unit in science! We started off by having a look at a biology experiment given to us by Mr.Mwita. This experiment looked at how plants process sunlight into chemical energy. Specifically we were looking at pond weeds. Pond weeds...

G9 Sculptures Nearly Finished!

Grade 9 art students have put finishing touches on their Oman-inspired sculptures, on display around the ABIS campus. This class was able to collaborate very effectively on the project. The groups made a lot of discoveries along the way, such as when Eaton and Maria...

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...

Art ASA takes off!

The after-school art club for students in grades 5 and up is in its second week, with everyone pursuing their own goals and areas of interest. Students have so far made character models with modeling clay, tried their hand at animation, followed drawing tutorials...

Tragedy and the Common Man

Grade 9 have been enraptured by the dramatic twists and turns of Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons,' but all good things come to an end. Having reached a powerful conclusion, the class is now working on the summative assessment task which turns on Miller's exploration of...

Grade 9 Mathematics

This week grade 9 were working through challenging questions on fractional exponents. They were encouraged to work collaboratively (Approaches to learning: help others to succeed) and that they should delay seeking support, see clip from Professor J. Bowler at...

Grade 9 Science

This week we continued on the sub-unit Gravitation. Students determined the Earth's gravitational acceleration experimentally. They documented limitations to the methodology and suggested improvements for more accurate and reliable data collection techniques.

Grade 9 are Master Chefs!

As part of our MYP Design course, Grade 9 have been learning how to design and create extraordinary food together. To day we created a wonderful 4 course meal in 45 minutes (and a great deal of work in advance). We building up to serving a full menu to VIP guests at...