Welcome to Grade 9

Nothing from October 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019.

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...

Grade 7 science

Grade 7 completed the first Unit on cells this week. Students looked at how diffusion happens and related this to the function of the cell membrane. Later in the week, we started on a new unit on food. Students worked in groups to identify the various food types and...

Nutcracker Auditions

Students In grades 4-12 who wish to audition for the winter dance performance of the Nutcracker are invited to attend a two day audition during lunch recess on October 1 & 2 at 1:00. The first day of auditions will be learning a short dance sequence and the second...

National Pride

Secondary students have been discussing their countries of origin over the last couple of weeks during morning advisory time. They are now interviewing each other about topics such as culture, food, sport and so on. This has been an interesting experience for those...

Grade 9 Mathematics

This week Grade 9 mathematicians were collaboratively making video tutorials. This was part of the unit on Number. Their tutorials were showing how to solve various questions involving simplifying surds. They they watched each other's tutorials and gave marks for...

Is Reality Real?

Or are we part of a very complex computer simulation? This is a question that Grade 7/8 English are considering at the moment as we delve in the esoteric world of philosophical debate. The class watched a number of video clips on topics such as Plato's Cave allegory,...

Producing Oman-inspired sculptures.

Grade 9 students explored the works of sculptor Kirsteen Pieterse and the contrast between natural and human-made landmarks. They then formed small groups and began research for their proposals for either an installation or free-standing sculpture that will be made...

Grade 7 Stop Motion Design Project

Grade 7 will be designing a stop motion video to promote the importance of recycling. We are currently at the planning stage and the class had a 'Dragon's Den' style activity, where they had to explain the nature of their design brief and suggest possible ideas for...

TRAGEDY!

No, not a reference to the Beegees' disco classic although I was tempted to sing it as I entered the class. Alas, I couldn't find the requisite tight white flares, not even at the very back of my wardrobe... This week, Grade 9 have been discussing the key ingredients...

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...