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So many things happen at ABIS and we love to share!
A Glimpse into Grade 3’s Learning

A Glimpse into Grade 3’s Learning

We are starting to inquire into Inventions and Innovation. We learned a little about Alexander Graham Bell and were astonished to find out that he made his first invention at the age of 12! It was interesting for us to note that he taught Helen Keller for a bit,...

The Biggest Baddie!

The Biggest Baddie!

This week, Grade 7&8 English reached the climax of their class reader, 'The Ruby in the Smoke.' Our doughty heroine, Sally, had to face off against not one, but two horrible villains: Mrs Holland and the fiendish pirate Ah Ling! It was a remarkable turn of events,...

Pleased to be continuing next week

Pleased to be continuing next week

The MOE has acknowledged that, as a “private” school, we are allowed to continue to teach online as long as parents know that participation is optional after May 7. I am very pleased to see that so many parents and children have expressed their wish to continue to...

K1’s are dedicated learners!

K1’s are dedicated learners!

It’s wonderful to see that there is something for almost everyone among the choices for weekly activities. The most popular are the art and story related activities, followed by cooking and then the rest. An activity that's enjoyed by many but that I do not have...

Celebrating Ramadan in Grade 1

Celebrating Ramadan in Grade 1

This is special time of year in our community and my learners have been sharing some of their Ramadan experiences - showing that even if we can’t be together at school we can still learn about each other and enjoy belonging to our special class. Enjoy these beautiful...

Thank you for the music..!

🎼🎹 🇫🇷Whilst Grade 9 were working with songs this week in French to develop language skills, and Grade 8 have been writing about music inspired by Paris it has been amazing to find French students across Grade levels this week singing or expressing ideas in French in...

K2 having fun

K2 having fun

For some reason this post didn’t post last week, so I will add it to this week. We started a new UOI about science. We introduced 3 experiments. Making Playdough, making edible slime and baking pancakes. The students were asked to look and compare the texture of the...

Week 32 at ABIS

Well what a surprise announcement by the Supreme Committee this week! Things are certainly changing in our world around us. I would like to reassure you that we will continue to provide quality learning opportunities to your child and children. We would like to thank...

Which One Does Not Belong?

Which One Does Not Belong?

This week in a number talk activity, students had to decide which picture did not belong and justify their choice. The yellow cylinder is an obvious one for color, but students found many other reasons why each of those shapes might not belong. Give it a try!

Distance Learning continues at ABIS

Dear Parents, The announcement by the Supreme Committee that schools are to close on Thursday brings with it an end to the school year that we would not have chosen. We would like to thank you, our wonderful ABIS community, for your ongoing support of your child and...

Now That’s What I Call A Bubble!

Now That’s What I Call A Bubble!

We start with a very Happy Birthday to Mohammed Ruhaili. Look how smartly he dressed up. We hope you had a lovely special day! It has been another fun week of learning activities. We were learning about 3D shapes and had a Materials Treasure Hunt! Miss Elizabeth gave...

Take a break this weekend!

Take a break this weekend!

It is important for us to acknowledge the incredible work of our children in these very difficult times. It is just as important to express my gratitude for the enormous efforts that our teachers and parents are investing to support the children. Thank you to both! We...

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...

Week 7

This being the last week of our current unit of inquiry sharing the planet, the k3 students have been recycling at home . They have shown so much creativity and thinking into their work. The k3 students have also been making delicious food and sharing their procedure....

Grade 9 and the Personal Project

Students are 7 weeks into planning their Personal Projects. During each week of our learning from home, students have had an assignment. Each assignment was a step toward reaching their goal, completing their Personal Project. We have continued to hold our weekly...

Creative Thinkers in Grade 1

Creative Thinkers in Grade 1

Learning has no limits or boundaries. Grade 1 students continue developing skills and knowledge in so many ways. From personal projects, such as writing a comic book, and taking new challenges, as some children are involved with their sibling's activities, the road to...

Grade 6 using Seesaw

Grade 6 have been doing a great job completing work on Google Docs and Slides and it’s great to see their other assignments on Seesaw as well! We meet every week to discuss the book that we are reading and talk about the week’s Inquiry and next week we will be going...

May the 4th – Attention Students

May the 4th – Attention Students

Monday next week is May 4th. Traditionally in ABIS we celebrate this day as Stars Wars, May the Force Be With You. If we were in school we would dress up as a character from Star Wars. We are encouraging students to dress up on Monday, take a photo and share with your...

Grade 10 looking to new horizons

Grade 10 looking to new horizons

Grade 10 are starting on a journey exploring France and getting closer to French culture ; a journey to take us into DP and beyond. We have recently been considering what current affairs look like through a French lens. Students this week have been analysing media and...

A week filled with ‘Energy’

A week filled with ‘Energy’

Grade 4 has had a busy week looking at different kinds of energy and then researching further to find more interesting information. We have focused on non-renewable energy to really understand what is coal, natural gas and oil and how is it formed? We even included...

Time to get creative

Week 31 has been a very creative week for the students in Grade 3. Students were given the task of sorting through items of rubbish, such as glass, paper, card and plastic and thinking of different ways of sorting. The students rose to the challenge and discovered...

Extending Thinking through Novel Study

Extending Thinking through Novel Study

Over the past few weeks we have been enjoying reading the classic children’s story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl. Reading quality stories is a great way to develop our language skills and writing. As we read about the marvellous inventions in Mr...

A little bit of Science…..

A little bit of Science…..

We started our new UoI about science this week. It was great to see that some of the activities and stories got you inspired to do lots of amazing things at home. We also had an opportunity to meet with our students during video conferences. One way or the other-...

Distance Cooking

Distance Cooking

Over the past two weeks of distance learning students have made omelets and pancakes as a practical application of measuring skills. It's been quite a hit with the students and we plan on more cooking and baking!

Sharing the Planet

Sharing the Planet

Students are currently completing a summative assessment project on this unit. Here are some interesting work that students have produced throughout the unit. Next week we will share our ecosystem dioramas.

Using learning power in Grade 1

Using learning power in Grade 1

We were using the power of our ‘thinking’ to help us try out new things this week. We know new things don’t always work the first time but if we keep trying ideas and thinking about how to get better we will solve problems and be more powerful learners. Check out the...

Maps and TOK

This week Grade 11 students explored different maps in our ongoing discussion about how the world is represented. We looked at the problem with traditional maps, why certain representations are preferred, and we looked at alternate maps that challenged our way of...

Grade 10 Science

As we transition into DP, this week in science we reviewed graphing and interpreting scientific data. Students completed tasks on drawing best fit lines, interpolation and extrapolation. Students were able to plot graphs and explain trend lines. They also identified...

K2 UOI Science

K2 UOI Science

This week we started our new unit of inquiry Science. We are currently exploring "Matter" and how it can change when we mix and heat it. Some students made play dough and some made pancakes. Others explored how to plant vegetables and what they need to grow. Some...

Busy times in 5KL

Busy times in 5KL

The students in 5KL have had a change to their routine recently. Instead of having activities to complete about a number or fraction of the day, they are being given number puzzles. Countdown puzzles come from a British TV show of the same name. The students are given...

Grade 10 Math. Transition to Diploma

Grade 10 Math. Transition to Diploma

This week grade 10 were working on a project that was developing their graphing abilities. It involved plotting the dates of the dates of the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius, describing any patterns mathematically, then using this to make predictions. The activity is also...

Week 30 homeschool grade 3

Week 30 homeschool grade 3

This week Grade 3 have been working hard and creating shape poems. They used their creativity to design calligrams. A calligram is a word or piece of text where the letters create a picture that is connected to the word. The results were very effective with the...

Grade 11 Sciences

Learning from home has its challenges. Keeping focused and making progress can be difficult to manage without daily schedules to support their work. The first few weeks of our science lessons were devoted to learning how to write reports - a critical skill for when...

G9 Design Developing

G9 Design Developing

Students have been piecing together specification and sketches as part of the design cycle over the last 2 weeks. Again, thanks to the students ‘clients’ for being valuable spokes in the design cycle. Next week, we shift focus from being Designers to Prototypers....

Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak

As we wrap up the week, please be blessed as we enter into the month of Ramadan. It is a beautiful time of year in Oman. This year, we all can experience some of its joy as we have more time with family. For the month, we will still expect all students to fully...

K3 week 6

K3 week 6

With very good support from parents, the k3 students learned procedural writing and listing items. They showed so much enthusiasm through learning by making different things and writing procedures . They expressed their creativity through both writing and making...

Expressing Ourselves through Art

Expressing Ourselves through Art

This week Grade 3 have created some fabulous artworks to express themselves. The prompt for this Artwork was a special place to escape to. Students started with the sentence beginning, “I might be stuck at home, but in my mind I am...” and then they created an artwork...

The Head's Blog

Remote Learning @ ABIS

As, promised, we are happy to share two documents that provide an overview of the strategies and approaches that will be used by the school in the event of an extended school closure. This document (Remote Learning at ABIS - Primary School) is relevant for parents who...

Update from ABIS

Update from ABIS

Wow! this has been a busy week with lots of moving parts! We just had a wonderful Primary Assembly that has reminded us all of the wonderful work our teachers do with your fantastic children. Indeed, first up, I want to thank you our wonderful staff on behalf of our...

Coronavirus update

Over the last week we have been very lucky to have a great deal of advice from the Ministry of Health (MOH). They have reassured us that we as a school can rely on the support of the MOH with regard to the Coronavirus. ABIS is committed to following their advice...

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