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Grade 7 English and I and S

Grade 7 English and I and S

In English we finished reading the novel ‘Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence.’   Students inquired about how three girls were able to survive a 1600 km walk through the Australian bush and desert.  They considered whether the ending of the book could be considered happy or...

Science Grade 7-8

Science Grade 7-8

Grade 7 and 8 have been under a fair bit of pressure these past few weeks with many summative tasks due in many subjects. It is a difficult period and they need all the encouragement to focus on completing these tasks. This is the time to help them get through the...

Grade 12 final day of class.

Grade 12 final day of class.

Dear parents This week was important as today was the final day of class for our Grade 12 students. From next Sunday until the exams begin on April 28, the students will be busy preparing and studying. Today is the culmination of a 12-year journey from Grade 1 to 12....

What do rocks and living things have in common?

What do rocks and living things have in common?

This week we’ve transitioned from one unit of inquiry (rocks tell the story of the Earth) to another (cycles in nature depend on each other). It’s been amazing to hear the children make some connections between how rocks change and wondering why the leaves on the tree...

Top 5 Essentials for Studying Biology

The essentials for studying Biology during the IB! 1. Draw diagrams One of the benefits of studying biology is that most topics we learn are tangible - which means we can easily visualise it using a diagram! Avoid the hassle of writing long-winded descriptive...

Hands On Math Continued!

Hands On Math Continued!

Dear Parents We are still exploring 3D shapes. We are now counting faces, corners and edges on a 3D shape. Many students are being challenged to concentrate and focus on the construction process.

The Drama Begins

This week we started working together in groups to organize our research and start writing our scripts for our Ancient Egypt play. The students worked collaboratively, taking turns and sharing ideas. They will continue to work on this next week, deciding on speaking...

G6 Week 31 in Review

Dear Parents and Students, Another busy week, welcome to the end of week 31 and the second week of our Exhibition unit.   For photos of students hard at work learning and having fun this week please see our Grade 6 Picture folder linked below. 2021 2022 Week 31 photos...

In inquiry into school culture

In inquiry into school culture

We worked with partners to draw those things that make ABIS special. Then we looked for those things in real life and took pictures of them. Here we are working with our partners and discovering the many things and people that make ABIS special. Working as a team!...

Power of 3 – Learning to Argue in G5!

Power of 3 – Learning to Argue in G5!

Hello everyone, It's been another busy week in G5. In Language we have been practising our debating and presenting skills by playing the role of different stakeholders in the banana trade. There was a huge improvement in both skills and confidence in speaking in front...

Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

While we are 4ICS is focusing on Energy Transference, we are also looking at sound and how it travels.  Last week, we made telephones and discovered that sound is an energy because it moves.  We felt the vibrations in our throats and felt the small movements back and...

Grade 8 English, and Individuals and Societies

Grade 8 English, and Individuals and Societies

In English we are continuing our investigation into how we know what is the right thing to do.  We are reading ‘Red Scarf Girl,’ and seeing things gets progressively worse for Ji Li and her family during the cultural revolution.  Students have just completed a four...

New units in Science

We are in the final stretch of the year and will soon begin new units in science. Grade 8 will conclude chemistry with a brief look at reactions and look at the study of waves. Grade 7 will complete forces and motion and look at work and energy. If time permits, we...

The Head's Blog

Swimming and other news

Dear parents, I am pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education has approved swimming lessons as part of our Physical Education curriculum for Grades 1-10. Swimming classes will commence on Sunday October 10. More details will be shared with parents next week....

Alpha Open Day this Saturday

Dear parents, As another week concludes with no safety and health issues, I am grateful to all parents who have exercised caution in keeping their children at home when ill. A reminder that if your child has been ill, please get clearance from a medical professional...

Catering and other news

Dear parents, Another week has passed, and the children and teachers are settling well into school life. We changed how students experienced lunch time and this has been a positive step for all. Once the weather cools down enough, we will change back to students...

Items of interest

Dear parents, We have had a good week and students are doing well in their learning. Every day I like to drop into classes and see the students, it is always of great interest to me to see the variety of activities taking place in their classes. The students appear to...

A good week

Dear parents, What a wonderful week it has been with students back on campus and in their classes with friends. The week has gone quickly and happily for all. Today I am going to share a number of photos I took of students enjoying themselves during the break times....

School is open for students

Dear parents, We are very much looking forward to seeing all our students on Sunday. We have spent the week ensuring all teaching areas meet the standards of the Ministry of Education with the correct distancing between students, all signage around the school has been...

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic year!

Dear parents, Welcome to both present and new students for the new school year of 2021-2022. We are very glad to have our students back with us again and all new students joining the school this year. While we are starting online, the announcement today from the...

End of year message

Dear all, This year has now come to an end, and despite the difficulties of Covid-19 and the restrictions it presented to the school, we have persevered as a community and ensured our students received the best education possible. I commend all our staff for the...

One last week for all!

Dear parents, We have now finished the week and I am sure that students and parents are all looking forward to the holidays at the end of next week. School reports will be issued on Wednesday via email and the students will finish school on Thursday at the normal...

Grade 6 exhibition and parent survey

Dear parents, We are now only two weeks away from the end of the school year and teachers and students are wrapping up for the year. With the final day of school on Thursday June 17, teachers will ensure that students are engaged and working up until then. The ABIS...

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