Welcome to Grade 9

Grade 9 (Class of 2024)

Grade 9 English Language and Literature

Grade 9 English Language and Literature

Students have been completing the Bias and Propaganda unit.  They finished reading ‘Animal Farm’ and compared the book to the films made in 1956 and 1999.   Students have just completed the final summative piece in which they analyzed the types and usage of propaganda...

Time to reflect and recuperate

Time to reflect and recuperate

Everyone has been focussing on completing work and ensuring that they are prepared for school in January. The Grade 11 Physics students have been consolidating their practical skills as well as finishing the mechanics topic. Whilst the grade 10 students have been...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

More success in the swimming pool!

More success in the swimming pool!

ABIS hosted the first swimming meet in Sohar for this academic year on the weekend. Swimmers from Nautilus swimming club travelled from Muscat to compete against swimmers from our ABIS community. The picture shows their success! Well done to all those who competed and...

9th Grade MYP Individuals and Societies

Grade 9 I&S students are following up our previous unit on the Interwar Years with a brief look at significant events and concepts related to World War II.  The previous unit primarily focused on the League of Nations and efforts during the 1920s and ‘30s to...

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

ABIS Arts Showcase in 3…2….1….

Its almost here!!! On Sunday, December 12, the ABIS Arts Showcase will go LIVE! This website will only be published for a short period of time so don't miss it! Check out the budding artists in the Primary, the emerging Sound Editors in the Secondary, and the rigorous...

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Good Readers at ABIS Library!!

Here in the ABIS library we have been talking about what good readers do. Students have worked in small groups to collaboratively brainstorm and create lists of things that good readers do to become better and stronger readers. There has also been lots of reading (...

Creating the Conditions for Agentic Learning

Student agency is when students of their own volition initiate actions that support thier learning within the context of their learning environment. Student agency implies an intrinsically motivated volition on the part of the student. Autonomy, mastery and purpose...

Grade 9 English

Grade 9 English

Students have been continuing their studies of bias and propaganda by reading ‘Animal Farm.’   We have seen how the ideals of the revolution have been twisted to serve the purposes of the pigs.  We are investigating how the pigs used propaganda in order to keep...

ABIS Library “Tops” for the Month of November

ABIS Library “Tops” for the Month of November

For the month of November, Grade 2 is the top class of borrowers at the ABIS library. Grade 2 students have borrowed an average of over 6 books per student during the month of November! Way to keep reading grade 2! 1,452 books in total were borrowed from the ABIS...

End of November Library News!

End of November Library News!

Recently the ABIS library has seen an influx of library books that are coming back after having been checked out up to 3 years ago! There are many, many books that are still missing from the library. Please take the time in the next few weeks, or during the upcoming...

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!

This week's focus has been on research and changing data into information and into knowledge and in some cases taking those seemingly unrelated facts and making some insights. The old adage that states “Knowledge is power”; not data, or information, but knowledge.  We...

New Titles in the ABIS Library!!

New Titles in the ABIS Library!!

A big thank you to all families that participated in our first Scholastic Book Club Order! We were able to add 12 new titles to our library and the students are thrilled! The books have already all been checked out! We have also added some exciting new books in Arabic...

Grade 9 English Language and Literature

Grade 9 English Language and Literature

Grade 9 completed their first unit on Travel by creating their own blogs or vlogs, using the appropriate techniques.   They have just started the second unit in which they are investigating bias and propaganda.  Students have defined these two words and have...

On Your Marks…Get Set…Go!

On Your Marks…Get Set…Go!

Students in Physical Education are now taking advantage of the cooler weather and using our excellent Athletics facilities. They are learning a variety of different jumps, runs and throws depending upon their grade level.Students in the MYP programme are applying...

Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

Grade 9 I&S students have been focused on the thinking skills of analysis and comparison as we wrap up our unit on the Interwar Years.  We have examined important historical events such as the impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany, the reasons for the...

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

New ways to demonstrate being a communicator

The IB defines communicators as those who “express [them]selves confidently and creatively in many ways…collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.” This has been more evident this week with classes reflecting on...

Celebrating our work on display.

Celebrating our work on display.

This short week included an important school visit by companies around Oman, and we were pleased to have an opportunity to show off some of our finished artworks to a wider audience. Our recent displays included finished abstract artworks from Grade 9, clay fantasy...

Athletics and Swimming

Athletics and Swimming

For the following units, we will be working on Swimming and Athletics.  We will be working on these until the beginning of the winter break. Please make sure that you bring the following equipment on the day that you are swimming; Girls - One-piece swimming costume...