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Find out what's happening at ABIS!

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

K2 doing research

This week in Ms...

Grade 9 are Master Chefs!

As part of our MYP...

Printing in G11.

Sanna in DP Visual...

A busy week in grade 2

The children were involved in a variety of activities to finish up our culture unit. They worked in small groups to see what they say, thought and wondered about different cultures. They also looked at the school culture and looked for examples of the Learner Profile...

K2 celebrating mouse’s birthday

We've been reading the big book " Mouse's Birthday" and had so much fun exploring the book further. We made Playdough cake. We measured quantities and counted different amounts of candles. The Students created birthday cards for mouse and some students created their...

It’s Always Time for a Good Book

There's nothing so nice as finding a comfy spot and reading. In Grade 5 we aim to have quite reading or a read-aloud book every day. Some students choose to read a RAZ kids book on their iPad and others prefer to read a traditional book. Students are encouraged to...

Science!

Grade 5 refreshed their collective memory about the scientific method with an experiment involving putting out a lit candle (sitting in a tub of water) with a glass jar.

Can we trust maps?

After two session working collaboratively, discussing and taking notes on three different sources, students were asked to individually turn their note-taking into well-organized and supported paragraphs. Students were encouraged to make connections to their prior...

What are the chances?

Grade 7s have started a new Math unit involving probability. They have been working on activities in various groups to learn some of the concepts. Students are building vocabulary words like events, outcomes, sample space, tree diagrams and lists. Students are also...

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...

Photographer THIS WEEK!

Reminder: On Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October 2019, the photographer will be in school to take portraits of all staff and students. Please ensure students are wearing their ABIS branded tops on these days. Sibling photographs will be arranged within school...

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...

ASA’s off to a great start!

First I would like to welcome back Ms Eiman to the front desk. She has been on maternity leave and spending time with her daughter Muhra. We are certainly glad she is back but know she will miss being at home. Please drop by and say hello and congratulations. This...

So little freshwater on the water planet

In Grade 3 we were shocked this week to learn how little freshwater there is on planet Earth. We found out that 97% of the water on Earth is salty. Understanding percentages and proportions is pretty new for us so we are learning quite a lot of Maths in this Inquiry...

G8 Arts Showcase: Systems!

Grade 8 art students have explored the Industrial Revolution and Futurist art movement, and are now well underway in making a robot-themed dance with original music and visuals. This project-based learning has allowed them to try digital drawing, stop-motion...

Grade 11 and 12 Biology and Chemistry

Grade 12 Biology and Chemistry students have been busy. At this time, each student should have all their Internal Assessment data collected and organized. These were all due on 22 September so every student should be writing their IA report. These are due on 31...

Gym Workout

This week Grade 8 were introduced to the school workout gym where they tried out the equipment and looked at all the possible workout options. From there they will be graded as to what equipment they can use in their own time.

Individual research

The Grade 8s are half way through way their government system research. They are focussing on the fairness, distribution of power and development fo the nation under that government system. They are using class time to develop their research focus and listen to...

Chefs of ABIS

Week 1 of passion projects brought out 5 chefs from grade 7. We spent the session brainstorming all the food we want to cook (this required some serious restraint as we possibly cannot make EVERYTHING we want to), planning the menu for the next 5 sessions, making a...

Expressing ourselves in music

Some students came down to LC3 to use the music space for their Passion Projects. One student is busy honing her lyric and melody writing skills in order to compose a song. Two other students are wanting to cover a pop song from their own country and so are busy...

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 8 Mathematics

This week Grade 8 mathematicians have been developing their approaches to revision. They began this process by making mind-maps of what they had learnt. They were encouraged to include pictures, calculations & anything they associate with each topic. After this...

The ECC Pirates

This week the students played a pirate game. They had to build a bridge from their island to their pirate ship. They were provided with some materials to use and a few instructions. The students had to use their problem solving skills, determination, communication and...

Week 6

We had a great week in grade 4. The students have been sharing amazing ideas about what makes a good role model, and have been researching and reading about many different role models from around the world. We look forward to the next two weeks where everyone will be...

DP English Class

Grade 11 class continues to explore the unit on readers, writers, and texts. We studied and analyzed advertisements on 'blood diamonds'. Then, we chose different text types on the topic of blood diamonds and explored how each text type has specific features that sets...

Grade 11 and 12 Physics

Having completed the first Core chapter on Measurements and Uncertainty, this week Grade 11 started on a new unit, Mechanics. As a prescribed practical by the IB, students had to experimentally determine the acceleration of free fall. Later they will use the IB...

Grade 7 science

Grade 7 continued on the unit FOOD this week. Students had to research, present and use empirical data to decide whether a smoothie is better than a fruit salad. Later in the week, students did some activities to showcase their understanding of what a balanced diet...

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.

University support

G12 students are making good progress in narrowing their university options. Most are about to start filling applications, so expect a bit more anxiety over the coming months. Mr Howes has been supporting them in this process. Please contact him if you have questions.

Learning through Art

This week some of the students were participating in Art activities expressing their creativity, learning and developing new skills. They were cutting and gluing, making patterns, practicing fine motor skills, writing there names and reviewing the sounds we have been...

Moving To The Mood!

Throughout the Unit of Inquiry, we have been responding to music through different art techniques. The students have chosen colours and styles to show their personal understanding of different emotions. The mood of songs was not discussed with students,...

Fitness Centre at ABIS

Students in Secondary PHE are coming to the end of their Health Related Fitness unit, where they have been learning about fitness training and principles. This week they have taken part in an induction programme, and those who have shown an appropriate level of...

Model United Nations

Delegates were busy this week learning and brushing up on parliamentary procedure. Our wonderful leadership team of Rafael, Greta, and Nicole had everyone organized and on task. We will be preparing for TSSMUN in the coming weeks and are looking forward to...

Celebrating Sohar

This week we rounded off our first unit with a trip to The Grand Mosque in Sohar and a local Omani restaurant. This week we also helped our Grade 2 buddies with their STEAM.

Grade 8 French

Grade 8 are a truly international bunch, bringing a wealth of languages and cultures together in one group. They have been rising to the challenge of presenting to each other in French to share some of this interesting heritage. They have been researching and...

Grade 11 Mathematics

This week grade 11 mathematicians were creating worked solutions for various problems that applied their understanding of geometric series. They made these in the form of a poster. They then gave comments about strengths and areas to improve in each other's work. This...

Grade 8 Science

This week Grade 8 Scientists were completing an assessment for there first unit on communities. The task was assessed by criteria A: knowing and understanding and had them apply their understanding to the unfamiliar topic of scallop fisheries. Later this week they...

Grade 9 Science

Grade 9 have completed their first Unit on Models (Atomic structure and Waves). Students prepared for their summative assessment through self-led and teacher directed tasks.

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...

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