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Find out what's happening at ABIS!

So many things happen at ABIS and we love to share!

G6 Graduation

G6 students graduated from primary to high school after being taught from K3 to 6th grade Arabic language and Islamic education over seven years to move to the MYP curriculum where students have the ability to analyze and think creatively

Dramatic Performances!

We worked hard at creating our plays "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves; The Lion King". With the help of Ms. Markin we chose our characters and wrote our own lines too! We enjoyed the plays and thank all our parents for all their support helping us with our costumes....

K2 taking responsibility

The K2's are planning a movie day as part of our UOI on responsibilities. We did all the planning together and each child was responsible for a specific duty. Making posters to advertise Making tickets for the movie Making money to buy the tickets and the eats Numbers...

Novel Study

Grade fours have been working in small groups to complete weekly tasks about their novel. Each group has a different novel to read. Students worked to complete the tasks of a small group discussion (questions they have generated), a written response, and vocabulary...

Grade 4 Math

This week the students worked on questions covering a broad range of math topics to discover what concepts they are confident with and which require more review over the final weeks of school.

Staffing Update

We are writing to let you know that for health reasons, Ms Ann Galliard will stopping work at ABIS We would like to thank Ann for all her commitment to the school and wish her good health for the future. Sebastien will be finishing the year as usual to ensure that...

Creative Minds

Mona, Zhayne and Omar read a book this week about the sense of smell which described how to conduct a food smell test. They followed the instructions and brought along a variety of different foods to see if a few students could identify the foods using only their...

Being Communicators

Some students have acted out their reading group plays and all of us have dramatized our Unit of Inquiry story- It Takes A Village. We have also had fun building the teen numbers and being teachers for each other. We also counted the bags for Karan Kashor to make sure...

Iftar at ABIS

Thank you to all of those parents who joined us last night for Iftar. Mr Barakat shared a presentation with us explaining more about Ramadan and the importance of fasting in the Muslim culture, along with the prayers before Iftar. He was joined by some students to...

Drama, drama, drama…

The last few weeks we worked hard at out performances for our summative assessment. We wrote our own parts for our plays, made character masks and practiced with Ms. Markin our performances. We worked hard on our time management skills to complete our tasks. We had...

Peace Quotations

As part of our peace unit we have taken some time to find quotations about peace and research the people who said them. We made a list on the board of the people and then researched their background to see if we felt they were worth listening to. We had a great...

Hairy McClary

This week the students were working on positional language, they used the language from the Hairy McClary stories to help them give directions and find locations. It was lots of fun. In maths they played 5 steps to 50.

Reflecting on our learning

This week we have been doing quite a lot of looking back. We have realized that taking time to reflect actually helps us plan for the next steps in our learning journey and move forward. Our new, and final inquiry for Grade 1, will be all about a special journey and...

K2 Math

We had a visitor on Sunday. Valerie came to spend some time with us in the class. We participated in some math activities. The students made patterns with shapes, discovered how to make a circle, using different shapes, some made books about shapes, etc.

K2 exploring shapes and measurement

This week the k2 students were excited to explore shapes. They were introduced to some 3D shapes and discovered that some shapes can be formed from a combination of other shapes. They showed much interest in sand art that they used their measurement skills to fill...

Week 33 in Secondary

The lives of our Grades 10 and 11 continue to revolve around the IGCSE and DP exams. The Grade 10 students also are in full preparation for the MAHER trip. They have been sorting and putting in boxes the clothing donations that they have received. Last Wednesday, we...

Inspired by Roald Dahl

We are enjoying reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' so much that many of us have brought along our own copies to read along with. We have noticed that Roald Dahl uses similes now and then to enhance descriptions. We discovered what fun it is to create similes....

Passion for Woodworking

As part of the passion projects program, MYP students are finding out how to make things with their own two hands and a few tools. This offers students the chance to create objects like bird houses, cutting boards, book stands, pencil cups and hopefully a whole lot...

Probably

This week the children consolidated their knowledge of probability. They enjoyed playing the different games and comparing their findings. In language we read the big book "Clever Mr Brown" and discussed whether or not he was clever. We then used his building...

Maths in the ECC

This week we introduced patterns to the K1 students. We demonstrated what a simple pattern looked like and asked them if they could create their own and name it. They could use paint and different shapes to Print patterns which they enjoyed. Some of them were able to...

ABIS Community Iftaar Next Week: May 22nd

Although we are coming to the end of this school year, the Student Council has organized one last event: The ABIS Community Iftar. Since Ramadan is a chance for families to gather together, it only seems fitting that our ABIS family take the opportunity...

Events continue

Thank you to all of the parents who are supporting their children during Ramadan and with pick up times. Things are going well surrounding this. Although it is Ramadan school continues as normal. This week I have had many students come to find me to share in their...

We learn when we are inquirers!

We have also been using inquiry and thinking skills to consider the choices we can make by ourselves in order to solve 'small' problems. Kelso is a pretty cool frog who we got to know this week. We had fun making kelso's to help us remember all the different...

K2 exploring shapes

We examined blocks, magnets, toys etc and identified different shapes. The students discovered similarities and differences in these shapes and decided to call them " fat" shapes ( 3D) and " thin" shapes ( 2D ). We took the " fat" shapes apart and discovered that we...

ABIS COMMUNITY IFTAAR

Dear ABIS Families, Although we are coming to the end of this school year, the Community Council has organized one final event: The ABIS Community Iftaar. As Ramadan is a chance for families to gather together, it seems fit- ting that our ABIS family take the...

Giving learning a context and purpose

We have been practising to skip count in 2's. We had fun answering questions and making up stories with groups of 2. We have written stories with a friend, and we continue to work with the Precious Stones to create our story about Precious Stones and Shining Stars. We...

Shelter Building for the Amazon

As part of the Amazon adventure scenario from last week, students built shelters to protect themselves from the rainforest elements. Through this activity, students completed the engineering design process by constructing and testing their designs. Grade fours and...

Reading groups

Sunday through Wednesday Grade 6s are in reading groups. Three groups are reading novels and completing various jobs. Ask your child about how to be a vocabulary enhancer, discussion leader, literary master, connector, image maker or summarizer. Sometimes students...

Where in the World

As an introduction to our Peace unit, we asked the Grade 5 students to name as many countries on a world map as they could. Working in pairs and WITHOUT the aid of an atlas or technology it was a wonderful challenge for the students. We then led into looking at where...

ABIS Community Outreach

On Friday the 10th of May, a group of students and staff went out into our Sohar community to hand out Hampers to less fortunate families. It was a good team effort driving from home to home delivering items we purchased with the money raised at our International day...

Grade 8 Maths

This week Grade 8 Mathematicians have been making tutorials for right angled Trigonometry. They have been applying their knowledge and thinking creatively with regards to how they present. They will be assessed on how they communicate their understanding of the topic...

Lots of Learning

We have been interested in seeing a variety of different masks that can be used for drama. Sam gave a neat presentation about the mask his family brought from Thailand. Zhayne made a cool mask at home. We took turns communicating with the class by wearing the mask and...

Putting Our Learning Into Practice

Some of our friends read a play to us and Miss Simone's class. We also played Maths number and calendar games with them. We used our Ten in The Bed boxes to double numbers, make 10, subtraction and addition problems. We added quantities on playing cards.

The Head's Blog

School Closed tomorrow

Please be informed that the Ministry of Education have instructed us to close the school tomorrow. School will resume on Monday. Please be aware that school has now used up all the days that we held in reserve for such eventualities and we will need to consider other...

Oman School Olympic Days in Muscat

Last week, our MYP students had an opportunity to join the Al Batinah North region team to compete in the national School Olympic Days in Muscat. The competition included disciplines in gymnastics, swimming, sailing and beach volleyball. Maria, Lilli, Hassan and Jules...

International Evening 2019

Thank you to all parents who generously ran food stalls at International Day. We managed to raise OMR 3030.500 on the night.  A huge thanks to Sohar Aluminum, Orpic, Crowne Plaza, Tanuf, Ford, Tips n Toes, Sohar Tech, Euro Arabian and all other small businesses...

The Amazing Week!

Began with the Amazing Race. A huge thank you to everyone involved in planning, preparing for and running this event. The team who organized this, led by Laura Greer, did a tremendous job and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I had sore cheeks from laughing so...

International Day News!

With just a week away from International Day, we hope that you are working hard on your national costume. We will be having a costume parade in the evening and I'm sure many of you are eager to show off your national dress. Dress Up On the 28th of March(International...

It’s A Small World After All..

International Evening 2019 If there are only 1 or 2 families at ABIS from your home country and you thought, There is no way I can be involved in setting up a stall, because we are such a small number. We have a plan! Option 1 Join our ‘It’s a small world stall. This...

Missing Tortoise Alert!

We appear to be missing a tortoise from the quail enclosure. If you see him on your travels, please return him to school, no questions asked. He is approximately 8cms long and looks like this photo.

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