Thursday, September 21, 2017

Monthly Musical Update

Dear Parents,

Grade 9 has had a great start to the year in Music Class.  We looked at a variety of different music from different genres and talked about how to choose quality music for performing. As a class the students selected a song and divided up the parts among themselves. They’ve been busy learning their own parts and deciding how to best perform them.  We are also starting to take a look at music history, and learn about why and how music functions both within past and present societies.

Musically yours,

Ms. Shay

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Announcement Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Title: Grade 9 UNIT TEST
Name of the Unit: P1. Motion

Date for the test: Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017


Dear parents,

If have already bought a scientific calculator, please ignore this message. For those whose did not buy yet, I advice Sharp El-509M model. Your children need a calculator to solve questions.


This is the Amazon link to buy it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Welcome to French class !

Bonjour !

A new school year has started at HJIS.

My name is Armel Rouault. I am teaching French to Grade 8. I hope students are motivated and I will do my best to develop their interest.

For every unit, I will give them a booklet that I prepared after checking many French textbooks and that students have to bring to every French class. We are going to review how to introduce ourselves, how to count, how to talk about family, likes and dislikes, hobbies, how to ask what something is, how to describe what we eat, ... We are going to learn new topics as well : how to describe someboday, how to describe clothes, how to describe a house, how to ask the way in a city, how to talk about school life, etc..

Many topics that I will illustrate with videos when possible to help the students being familiar with French habits. I also hope to have enough time so that students can make some creative projects using what they learn in French class.

If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact me !

Monday, August 21, 2017

Dear Grade 9 students
please download the pdf file and read it before you come to next class
thanks a lot

please download the pdf file from here

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome and Chemistry class introduction

Dear parents and students.
I hope you had a great summer break.
This is Mr. Koc Secondary science (Chemistry) teacher. I will be teaching G9-12 IGCSE and IB Chemistry.

Starting from the beginning of this new academic year I will be teaching experimental techniques
as the first unit of the year to the 9th graders.

The concepts and practical skills introduced in this unit will be revisited in future topics.
 This unit contains a considerable amount of practical work and introduces a variety of practical techniques that future units will build on. The unit starts by focusing on the variety of purification techniques available to chemists.
These are the core topics that students will learn:
-        Properties of solid liquid gas
-        Changing phases
-        Physical changes and chemical changes
-        Methods of separation
Simple distillation
Fractional distillation
Paper chromatography

At the end of this unit, students will have Basic knowledge on particle theory.

I wish you and our students to have a wonderful, fruitful and enjoyable new academic year with full of education. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Grade 9 Homeroom Welcome and English Introduction

Dear Grade 9 parents and students,

Welcome to Grade 9! My name is Mr. Chris, the Grade 9 homeroom and English teacher here at HJIS. It is a pleasure to meet you all!

For those of you who have not met me before, this is my second year here at Horizon. Previously, I have taught in Kuwait and Spain. I am incredibly excited to start this new year and look forward to working with you all over the course of this academic year. Please see my email later today for a more detailed introduction, course syllabi for all Grade 9 subjects, and the updated school year calendar.

During our first unit in English, students will be conducting a unit on developing reading skills. During this unit, students will be gain the following skills: reading for gist, summarizing information, annotating, summarizing, note taking, understanding context and purpose, understanding and using literary devices, and analyzing implicit and explicit meanings in texts. At the end of the unit, we will be reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Thanks for your time and enjoy the last weekend of summer!

Mr. Chris