Welcome to Grade 9

Grade 9 (Class of 2024)

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

Design = Finish Summative Assessment

It’s has been a challenging term for students and teachers working remotely but the students have really adapted well and produced some outstanding work which they should be proud of. For the last week of the term, the G7 to G10 have been working on their summative...

Design MYP

Design MYP

A busy week after the impromptu long weekend. All grades are coming to the end of the criteria A. In between completing tasks in their process journals, students have been playing Kahoot games focused on Sustainability Goals, COVID 19 and Quizlet featuring the MYP...

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

Design : Inquiring and Analysing

A snap shot of students activities across the program... G10 have been finishing their research plans for their websites that will be hosted by the school. The intention is to raise awareness of the UN sustainability goals by creating a webpage. Each student has been...

Grade 9 MYP English

Grade 9 MYP English

After weeks of researching background/contextual information, presenting to classmates and learning some drama related literary terms, this week we started reading the play. It definitely is an interesting experience to read our separate parts from each of our homes...

Design Week 3

Design Week 3

All grades across design are into their first unit of the year. We are exploring UN Nations Sustainability Goals and The Covid pandemic. Grade 7 = Explored the design cycle through a mini exercise of creating their own logo. They then were introduced to their unit...

G9: Taming the natural world.

G9: Taming the natural world.

Grade 9 art students are exploring the key concept of change. They looked at the work of sculptor Kirsteen Pieterse, who is interested in large-scale engineering projects and how these affect, and are affected by, the natural world. Kirsteen Pieterse, Shan Shui...

First House Activity – photo scavenger hunt!

First House Activity – photo scavenger hunt!

We started our house activities today and had fun watching one another find and post interesting photos. Here is a collage of a few of the pictures the students took. We hope the kids enjoyed it as much as the teachers did. Red house climbed in the house ranking last...

Analysis in Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

Analysis in Grade 9 Individuals and Societies

This week MYP 9 looked at sources for the Treaty of Versailles and the founding of the League of Nations. Our goal was to look at German reactions to the Treaty as well as public perception of the League of a Nations through textual and visual primary sources. Below...

Sprucing up those presentation skills

Sprucing up those presentation skills

Prior to starting our drama, "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller, grade 9 students spent the week researching some contextual information. For this, we focused on sprucing up our ATL skill of research and presentation. We reviewed how to choose appropriate websites, how to...

Getting to know each other in French class

Getting to know each other in French class

We were busy getting to know each other in French class this week and assessing our language levels. Students played a fun Kahoot! game to find out all about "prof" (they were shocked to know I have seven siblings!) and there was a winner in each class. We had our...

Design : Week 1

Design : Week 1

What a different start to the new year. The students were awesome. As a collective we had to work out some small kinks using classroom links and new applications. Students worked through google classroom, collaborated in Jamboards and used break out rooms to chat in...

Advisory Groups. We are a crew!

Advisory Groups. We are a crew!

Hello families, We did it! We got together schedules and all those links and our students found their way to their correct classes in time at well over a 90% success rate. Congratulations to all who practiced their perseverance in overcoming obstacles. It has been...

Orientation Days!

Orientation Days!

Hello Abis Secondary ! This week it has been wonderful getting to know the students and see their faces! During the two days of orientation I was able to meet and work with all of the students in secondary. There is a definate learning curve for distance learning, but...

What a great first week!

What a great first week!

This week we returned to virtual learning and I had a chance to meet some of my French students. You all are AMAZING! I realize it isn't easy being online all day, but you made my first week at ABIS a wonderful experience and for that, I am truly grateful. While I...

Design Ready to Create some MAGIC

Design Ready to Create some MAGIC

We can’t wait to get this year going. Students across the grades will be starting with Digital design exploring either Stop Motion Video , Photo Story Videos , Website Design or Public Service Announcements. Mr Isles and I have been busy; Google classrooms have been...

Welcome to the end of a long summer

Welcome to the end of a long summer

I hope everyone is looking forward to a change of surroundings soon. We have been working all summer to make sure we are ready for teaching and learning. From painting, to planning, to creating procedures to ensure a safe new year.

Welcome to MYP Design:2020 – 2021

Welcome to MYP Design:2020 – 2021

Hello all, I extend my biggest welcome to our ABIS families, new and old, wherever you are. My name is Paul Healy and I will teaching the G7 - G10 Design classes this year. This year will be an exciting mix of digital and product based projects. The theme underpinning...

Physical Education-Robert Munn

Physical Education-Robert Munn

Hello from Florida, We have been working hard this past week getting ready for classes to begin.  I can not wait to meet all of you and get to know you.  Hopefully, I can get a flight there soon.   We will begin online by playing some games to get to know each other. ...

Grade 9 Woodwork

Grade 9 Woodwork

Congratulations on finishing the Academic area 2020. You should be proud of your effort during this challenging period. A big thank you from Mr Healy and Mr Isles for all your effort and engagement. Have a great summer.

Conceptual Understanding in MYP

Conceptual Understanding in MYP

This week, grade 9 students reflected on the concepts from the past unit by looking at the factual, conceptual, and debatable questions for the unit. This kind of activity is helpful in preparing for eAssessments as students will be required to think conceptually...