In the Elementary School, we value each young person in our care as a unique individual, each with particular strengths, passions, ideas, areas of potential and challenges.
Our task is to nurture each child towards achieving their potential in all aspects of their development. Along with a firm foundation in the academics, we strive to equip each child with skills and attitudes that will enable them to thrive in, and contribute to an uncertain, fast-changing world.
Dear ABA Community,
The Grade 5 PYP Exhibition website for 2022 is live! Click on the image to the left to visit the website. This is the culmination of an amazing 13-week learning journey showcasing the essential elements of the PYP and connections to real-life issues around the world.
There are 71 individual inquiries that demonstrate a greater understanding of the 16 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Please see the 'SDG Links - Student Websites' menu at the top of the main page to view the individual websites, research, creative projects and action the students have undertaken.
Congratulations to all the Grade 5 students and teachers!
Two Programmes For Students Ages 3 - 12
Discover the Primary Years Programme (PYP)
IB education, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), offers an approach to learning that works. This research-driven learning model, designed for students aged 3 to 12.
The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world. It is a framework guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subjects areas, as well as approaches to learning, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry.
ABA is top-rate. The interactive classes truly engaged my kids and the teachers' ability to adapt to the various kids in the class was outstanding. Additional support was always on offer for their reading, math problems or feelings. As a parent, the teachers' materials and instructions were always organized and communicated promptly so it was easy to know what to do each day. My kids woke up each morning eager to start their learning and chat with their classmates.
- Elementary School parent
Elementary School Programme
The subject areas of mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts and personal, social and physical education are organised under transdisciplinary themes. The themes provide ABA with the opportunity to incorporate local and global issues into the curriculum and effectively allow students to “step up” beyond the confines of learning within subject areas.
In addition to the subject areas - mathematics, language arts, science and social studies - ABA also offers speciality programs with the following classes:
A transformative programme!
ABA Programme of Inquiry (POI):
The POI uses the six transdisciplinary themes below to create a coherent, vertically and horizontally aligned framework of units of inquiry that students will experience in their learning journey throughout Early Childhood and Elementary. The framework ensures that students have opportunities for deep inquiry into and growing understanding of the globally significant concepts in each theme.
The POI is an organic document and evolves based on the needs of the learners. It provides an insight into what units of inquiry are planned throughout the year and in which order they will be explored.
The six subject areas of Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Arts, and Physical, Social and Personal Education are weaved into the units of inquiry.
WHO WE ARE
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities, and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
Where we are in place and time
An inquiry into orientation in place and time; personal histories; homes and journeys; the discoveries, explorations and migrations of humankind; the relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilisations, from local and global perspectives.
HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
HOW WE ORGANIZE OURSELVES
An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.
SHARING THE PLANET
An inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
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ABA Oman International School
is the LEADING INTERNATIONAL IB Continuum School in Oman
ABA is the first international school in Muscat to offer three levels of the International Baccalaureate programme - the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) - the gold standard in University preparation.