Secondary Science

Time to reflect and recuperate

Time to reflect and recuperate

Everyone has been focussing on completing work and ensuring that they are prepared for school in January. The Grade 11 Physics students have been consolidating their practical skills as well as finishing the mechanics topic. Whilst the grade 10 students have been...

Student Accountability

Student Accountability

Accountability and responsibility are key aspects to learning. This term, the focus has been on helping students in grade 7-8 become more critical in their thinking,  more formal in their assessments and more accountable in managing themselves. There will be a...

Holidays

Holidays

The month of December is special to many people - it is a religious celebration for Christians while most others just appreciate the time to unwind and relax. Grade 7 and 8 have some tasks to do during the break. It should not take too much time - but a plan always...

Acidification of Oceans

Acidification of Oceans

Grade 8 did some experiments on egg-shells and vinegar. Simple fun in the lab but scientific skills such as planning an experiment, documenting evidence as-you-go, keeping notes and observations as you work are all important skills in being a scientist. Reflecting and...

Science and Math Grade 7-8

Science and Math Grade 7-8

  Now that we have revised the basic skills in Maths, we are preparing to ask the deeper questions such as why do i need Maths and where do we use this?  Deeper focus into how rules and patterns are created and where it has meaning is also constructed. Please continue...

Being present

Being present

  Being present in your children's life is crucial now - more than ever. With the impact that Covid has had, we are yet to truly understand the effects on children. They need all our love and support and guidance. Firm and loving  but not harsh and critical. Point out...

Why?

Why?

   Inquiry forms the basis of Maths and Science. By questioning and inquiry, knowledge and understanding is acquired, and general concepts and contextual applications gain meaning. I always tell my students " Welcome to the class of WHY! If we question our...

Hello MYP Students from your new science teacher

Hello MYP Students from your new science teacher

Hello everyone, I am Mr Andres Bradshaw and I will be your MYP Science teacher this year. I love science and I hope I can convey that sense of scientific awe and wonder to you all. I was a member of the Royal Air Force for 19 years and tested planes and helicopters so...

Holiday times

Holiday times

incredibly, we have reached that time of the year when it is time to relax, kick back and enjoy. No more online, staring at screens and deadlines. We have spent ANOTHER year with Covid restrictions - and we are not out of the woods yet! So please take care during this...

What did we learn?

What did we learn?

We have learnt so many things in Science and Math this year in MYP 7-8. Ecosystems, the earth and atmosphere, Cells and food, Motion, Forces and Energy, Waves, heat and light, and some chemistry. More importantly, we have been focusing on skills such as making notes,...

at the last hurdle…

at the last hurdle…

We are almost at the end of this academic year! and what a journey it has been. Online, face-to-face, then back to online again! Through it all, we have managed to focus on work, have fun and got to know each other. We are doing our final units of study which will...

In these turbulent times

In these turbulent times

It is important to note that back-to-online learning has again brought about disruptive change. However, we have been through this before and hopefully have learnt how to work through this. This is about being resilient. We have a short time left to finish the school...

Oman Week in Grade 8!

Oman Week in Grade 8!

This week, students in Grade 8 focused on two projects, each relating back to the broad idea that our perspectives are shaped by our locations in place and time. Mr. Perry led a Service as Action project in which students identified and mapped all of the plant species...

Math and Science roundup

Math and Science roundup

We ended term on a high note with both grades 7 and 8 completing their respective units and summative assessments. It has only been 4 weeks of in-school teaching for me and I am loving the experience. I thoroughly enjoy teaching your children and I daresay,...

Art in a Changing World student art show

The first science unit of the year ended a couple weeks ago. Students explored the concept that changes to the natural world have consequences. They considered the impact on the human experience of art and how we express ourselves. We paid particular attention to the...

Exciting and Successful Start to the Year

Exciting and Successful Start to the Year

What an amazing week! The rush, the late hours, the making sure that everything and everyone was ready for the kids has paid off! This week has shown us that online learning can be positive and fun, a mixture of on-screen and off-screen activities.We have bedded down...