Secondary History

Cuban History in Grade 11

This week, grade 11 students began exploring Cuban history in preparation for the case study on Fidel Castro for the paper 2 topic of Authoritarian States. We started by looking at Cuba in the 19the century and US involvement in aiding Cuba achieve independence from...

G7 Design Cooking

G7 Design Cooking

Students have had a choice of whether they want to create another family favorite or try cooking a recipe from a fellow student. They then uploaded videos into Seesaw. Cooking is an amazing life skill for students and is lots of fun. It’s a great way to express...

What does a final MYP grade mean?

What does a final MYP grade mean?

At ABIS we use the IB Middle Years Programme 1-8 grading system to grade all the summative work students do in their classes. I like to think of the grades received as being in one of four bands with 7-8 being great work, 5-6 being good work, 3-4 being minimally...

House points are still adding up!

House points are still adding up!

Teachers continue to award points to students showing good attributes of the IB Learner Profile and also for demonstrating Approach to Learning skills. Many students have shown their teachers their best efforts and have been earning points for the house for our annual...

House Points

House Points

Students across school are still earning house points. We will continue to keep track in houses. Here is the current tally of points Keep showing off your use of good Approaches to Learning and your attributes of the Learner Profile. Here is to all of us doing good...

Grades 6 and 7 lead the way in online quizzes!

Grades 6 and 7 lead the way in online quizzes!

Students have been busy on webex, developing and practising new language and Duolingo, unlocking rewards and bonus points! Grade 7 students are preparing for our end of unit assessments and helping each other revise with some tricky quizzes they have made.

Prague Spring with Grade 9

Grade 9s learned about the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia this week. Interdependence between governments has been the focus of our inquiry with the Soviet Union and their control of Eastern European countries serving as our entry point. Below are some screenshots of...

Google Jamboard and Distance Learning

This week, a couple of classes tried out Google Jamboard to try to enhance our collaboration during this period of distance learning. Jamboard allows us to collaborate on a virtual whiteboard where we can draw, add stickers and post-it notes, and annotate maps and...

Duolingo champs!

Duolingo champs!

Whilst learning online, French language students are supplementing our units of inquiry with assignments in Duolingo classrooms. Each grade level has its own classroom, with a play area at a higher level for our DP students too! It’s great to see the rewards being...

G7 Design Woodwork

G7 Design Woodwork

Over the last week, students have been making prototypes of their final sketches while studying from home. They have now moved onto the last phase of this design cycle, EVALUATION.

G7 learning about color theory.

G7 learning about color theory.

In Grade 7, students have looked at the expressive colors used by German-American painter Wolf Kahn. Our goal is to create our own unique landscapes based on places that are important to us. In order to be successful, we need to make our own color wheels, practice...

ABIS achievement in Quran Competition

ABIS achievement in Quran Competition

congratulate ABIS for the great achievement in Quran Competition which was done by Lamar Al Mamari G5 Durra Yousif Al Abdulsalam G4 Rawnaq Al Rubaie G2 Indeed, during this week, the students finished the last stage of the competition Students are eligible to...

Should we protect the Pampas at all costs?

Should we protect the Pampas at all costs?

Students in Grade 7 are defending one side of our debatable question: should we protect the environment at all costs? Students read an article, took notes, then thought about 6 supportive points. They met with other students who supported the same side of the...

Reviewing for Paper 2

This week, grade 12 students worked on reviewing material on Fidel Castro and the Cuban Civil War. We looked at the different factors that led to Castro emerging as leader in Cuba. The factors were organized into: economic factors, preexisting social divisions in...

G7 in Arabic

G7 in Arabic

After asking students the phenomenon of "belonging" and then asking them to express this phenomenon in a creative way, using learning skills, students began working on research, studying the phenomenon and taking important notes, then each of them began writing,...

Soooooo many photos of Grade 7s on camels

Soooooo many photos of Grade 7s on camels

Your legs feel a bit like jelly after riding a camel! Everyone had some time on camels and some time hiking through beautiful wadis and vistas! We hiked past forts, over hills, getting more confident everyday! On Tuesday our Talabat order arrived 😃 Well, more...