Top of the world

Congratulations go to Anna Belinfante (UK) and Ananya Agarwal (India), who achieved a perfect score of 45 points on the IB Diploma Programme. This fantastic result puts these students in the top 0.3% of IB DP graduates worldwide. Anna is off to study Medicine in Europe while Ananya is off to the University of British Columbia to study Engineering.  

"The Class of 2021 fully deserve their incredible success this year. As a cohort, they had been hit hardest by the effects of the pandemic, with months of online learning, switching to in-school learning and back again to online. They faced uncertainty, anxiety and unheard-of challenges due to the unknown and ever-changing situation. Guided by their incredibly versatile, committed and equally resilient teachers, this cohort of students demonstrated remarkable grit, self-belief and determination in facing head-on whatever adverse circumstances were presented to them over the last 18 months. The whole ABA community pulled together as one: students, parents, teachers and support staff all ensured the continued success of this graduating class."           Guy Essex, Diploma Programme Coordinator

The ABA Class of 2021 has achieved a fantastic set of results which is not only a demonstration of their knowledge and skills; it is also reflective of their learning agility and resilience in such challenging times. Although there are many different measures of achievement and progress in schools, we recognise that strong IBDP results are required for students to achieve places in competitive universities around the globe. Both students and teachers have shown remarkable effort and innovation in their approaches to provide the best opportunity for success. In addition, our supportive parent community has provided the foundations for their children to be successful and achieve their ambitions. With great pleasure, here are some highlights of this year’s Diploma Programme (DP) results.  

The Class of 2021 averaged 36.28 points which far exceeds the world average of 33.02 points. The maximum number of points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is 45.

This year, 34% of our graduating class (23 students) scored 40 or more points putting them in the top 9% of global IB DP graduates. These results are a true testament to the students and faculty of ABA and their ability to be flexible, resilient and focused during times of uncertainty.


ABA has a high participation rate in the IB Diploma, with over 90% of Grade 12 students participating, and for those students who participated, 99% of students passed. 

The Class of 2021 have achieved a fantastic set of results which is not only a demonstration of their knowledge and skills, and it is also reflective of their learning agility and resilience in such challenging times. Both students and teachers have shown remarkable effort and innovation in their approaches to provide the best opportunity for success. In addition, our supportive parent community has provided the foundations for their children to be successful and achieve their ambitions. With confidence, I can share that the class of 2021 are well prepared to transition into university life due to a well-rounded education, and I am sure they will continue to be great ambassadors for ABA and international education in Oman.
Simon Walker, High School Principal

Did you miss the ceremony?

And now our Guest Speaker Dr. Amer Al Rawas

Dr Amer Al Rawas kindly accepted the invitation from our Board Chair, Lamya Al Kiyumi, to be the guest speaker for the Class of 2021. He is known for being an executive consultant and coach and has held vast academic and leadership positions. He is a friend of ABA, having spoken at a High School assembly which our Entrepreneurial Club organised in 2018. Dr Amer is an inspirational thinker who is in a position of authority and experience to guide the Class of 2021.

Next up... the Class of 2021 Valedictorians!

And the awards go to...

 

International Understanding AWARD

Grade 12 students only

ABA grants this award to a Grade 12 student who "is a good representative of his/her country, who has a positive attitude toward the life and culture of others, is able to converse in at least two languages, is a contributing force in the life of the school, and who has the ability to bring differing people together into a sense of community... furthering the cause of international understanding.

PHILIPPA LEGGATE AWARD

Grades 9 to 12

This Award is presented to a High School student who has, throughout the year, demonstrated a range of recommendable qualities. Among these qualities are good citizenship, consistent effort, reliability, regular participation in extra-curricular activities and a concern for peers.  The recipient of this award has made an outstanding contribution to the community of the ABA.

And their journeys continue...

Did you know that 19% of the Class of 2021 has been at ABA for more than 11 years?

Kindergarten 1 (2006-2007):  

Ghazi Helou, Ala’a Husein, Christian Joseph, 

Petar Maksimovic, Amaad Mukadam & Stefanie van der Merwe   

Kindergarten 2 (2007–2008):  

Jessica Beniston, Marcus Freestone, Adam Ghamlush & Maya Sueyoshi

Kindergarten 3 (2008–2009):

Bakhtawar Khan (Feb 2009),  Ryan Wilmor & Serena Quirque Pizzarosa

Grade 1 (2009–2010):

Mohammad Naman Khan

 

 

Best Wishes from our Faculty and Staff

To the Class of 2021, I wish you an adventurous spirit and enough luck to make it always work out. ~ Love and All Good Things, Ms Cole

Samantha Cole

Samantha Cole

Chère promotion de 2021. Je ne vous souhaite maintenant qu'une seule chose : encore plus de réussites à l'avenir pour vous envoler vers la route des succès ! Bravo pour tout le chemin accompli! Mr Monclar

Sebastien Monclar

Sebastien Monclar

Dear class of 2021, I wish you all safe yet exciting onward journeys through life. My very best wishes, Anthony Langrish

Anthony Langrish

Anthony Langrish

¡Felicitaciones! Que sigan sus sueños y sus pasiones. Adelante a todas las aventuras que les va a ofrecer el universo. ¡Buena suerte y disfruten este hermoso camino de vida! Señorita Michán

Cecilia Michan

Cecilia Michan

Dear Class of 2021, wishing you all the best in your future endeavours! I will miss you all very much. Please keep in touch whenever you are back in Oman visiting ABA.  Mrs Walker 

Jelena Walker

Jelena Walker

Dear class of 2021, All the best with the next steps. Remember to stop every now and then to appreciate who you are and how far you have come. Mr Gange 
Peter Gange

Peter Gange


Best of luck, 2021 - Happiness is not the destination; it is the journey. Seize every moment, every opportunity; live, laugh and prosper.  We’ll miss you! Mr Essex

Guy Essex

Guy Essex

Dear class of 2021, I wish you all the best for this next exciting stage in your life. Keep moving forward towards your goals and finding happiness and joy in all you do, Ms Alli

Allison Hostetter

Allison Hostetter

Dear class of 2021, I wish you all the very best. Mr Kumar

Aneesh Kumar Chellappanair

Aneesh Kumar Chellappanair

Dear Class of 2021, All the best with your next stage in your life. The most important thing is to enjoy yourselves and be happy. It has been a pleasure teaching you! A very proud Mrs Gallivan

Janique Gallivan

Janique Gallivan

Class of 2021: All the best! Remember that all difficult times will pass, as will the good times, stay unattached to the moment. Mr Miletti 

George Miletti

George Miletti

Remember, stay positive always |x|, best wishes and lots of love, Ms Bina/Dr.Bina

Bina Philip

Bina Philip

All the best, Class of 2021 - enjoy the many adventures ahead! Mr Poirier

Michael Poirier

Michael Poirier

Clase de 2021. Espero que todos sus sueños se conviertan en realidades. Mucha suerte en el futuro que les espera. Exitos. Señor Giraldo

Mario Giraldo

Mario Giraldo

Dear class of 2021, I wish you all the best in your next exciting adventures. Look after yourselves and do what makes you happy. I can’t wait to hear where life takes you. Lots of Love, Ms Aida

Aida Nausia Bonet

Aida Nausia Bonet

Dear class of 2021, as you take this new step, don’t forget to be kind, listen carefully to others and to yourself, and appreciate the beauty around you. Mrs Brotherton

Kym Brotherton

Kym Brotherton

Dear Class of 2021, Wishing the very best that life has to offer. May you be successful in all your endeavours. Ms Leena

Leena Lloyd

Leena Lloyd

Vous avez accompli le plus difficile, le meilleur reste à venir ! Bon courage et bonne chance! Clelia Salvati

Clelia Salvati

Clelia Salvati

Dear class of 2021- Thank you for being such wonderful students! I wish you all the very best! Mr Sen

Sen Jose

Sen Jose

Dear class of 2021, wishing you all the best! Mr Shay

 

Ruslan Shaymardanov

Ruslan Shaymardanov

Dear class of 2021, I wish you happiness and fulfilment for all the new adventures in your lives. Look after yourselves and the planet! Best wishes, Mr MacKenzie

Ruairidh Mackenzie

Ruairidh Mackenzie

Dear class of 2021, Turn the page. A new chapter of your life. Make it brighter. I wish you all the best. Mr Waleed

Waleed Elshohba

Waleed Elshohba

Class of ‘21 - It’s been great getting to know you all; well done on reaching this milestone! I know you won’t forget ABA wherever you end up in the future - all the best!   Mr James

James James

James James

Congrats Class of 2021! It was a rough last year and a half, but I was impressed with your adaptability in the face of adversity. Best of luck in all of your future endeavours! And here’s one more math joke for the road: What’s yellow and equivalent to the Axiom of Choice? Zorn’s Lemon! (Look it up - it’s funny.)  Mr. Willms

Daniel Willms

Daniel Willms

Dear Class of 2021, having navigated the complexities of the last two years as masterfully as you have done, you’re ready to take on just about anything! Wishing you happiness and fulfilment in all your pursuits. Ms Barker

Denise Barker

Denise Barker

To the class of 2021, try to do the best to enjoy the moment, appreciate those around you, be kind to others (and yourself) and take responsibility for your own happiness. Wishing you all the very best in creating your own luck. Mr Walker

Simon Walker

Simon Walker

Don't forget to set a reminder for the Class of 2021 Drive-thru Pick-up at 4pm.  (May 19th).

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Class of 2021

MISSION

ABA provides an international education of the highest quality to enable students to be confident, responsible, caring, life-long learners.

VISION

ABA students achieve their maximum potential in an environment of intercultural understanding and respect, to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Values

Communication - Diversity - Inquiry - Integrity - Knowledge - Open-mindedness - Reflection - Thinking - Willingness to Take Risks