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One of the most important skills that students learn at school is the ability to communicate effectively. Sharing our learning is important and here in my blog I will attempt to share some what is important with you.

I hope you find it useful and informative.

Busy Getting Ready to Welcome You!

We have been very busy at ABIS preparing for the new school year. As you know our new staff arrived last week and our returning staff at the beginning of this week. We have had great fun getting to know each other, working on some professional development and setting...

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Goodbyes & hellos

At this time of year we always have a series of goodbyes (and hellos) and this year is no exception. This year, there are a number of teachers who have decided head back home, all of them after extended periods of working as international teachers. Isgak and Rayda...

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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...

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Contract for returning students

We are on course to be welcoming record numbers of student to ABIS next year and, if you are one of them, this message is for you! We are sending home a copy of the ABIS parent contract. It is required by the Omani Ministry of Education that it is signed by both...

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ABIS Parent Questionnaire – How did we do this Year?

We would like to ask you to spare 5 minutes to fill out a survey letting us know how well you feel we did this year. The survey is easy to use and easy to understand and we really want as many people as possible to give us feedback. Please click on the link below:...

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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...

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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...

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ABIS at the MoE Private Schools’ Annual Event

This morning, ABIS attended the annual Ministry of Education's Private School's Event at the Green Oasis Hotel. Rawan and Al Baraa received certificates for their achievements in the Holy Quraan competition; while Lamar was honored for her success in the Quraan...

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Equal-a-thon, Charity Bazaar and Preparing for Ramadan

Thursday, 2nd May: 13:00 - 15:30 Gender-Equal-a-Thon This is a gentle reminder that the Grades 2 to 6 Gender Equal-a- Thon is taking place tomorrow. Participants need to bring their own lunch and swimwear. Parents are expected to pick-up their children at 15:30. 13:15...

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A busy week passed quickly

Exhibition 2019 This week we had our Grade 6 students taking part in their Exhibition - the culmination of the Primary Years Programme. I hope you managed to come along and see what they have been involved in over the past 8 weeks and all of the hard work they have...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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ABIS will be closed Wednesday & Thursday next week

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has issued a Royal Decree stating that April 3 and April 4 will be a public holiday on the occasion of Isra’a Wal Miraj. As a result, ABIS will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday next week. Enjoy the long weekend! 

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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...

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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...

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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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Successful visit of the Ministry of Education

Nine members of the Ministry of Education Private Ratings Committee spent a week in Sohar to get to know ABIS, its philosophy, operations, policies and procedures. They had the opportunity to interact with all members of the community. They took the time to understand...

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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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