Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Circle parts

Assalam Alikum
Grade 8 students use the link below to practice names of the parts of a circle.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Assalamu Alikum  Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh.

Dear Respected Parents,

Alhamdulilah We are about to finished memorizing surat AlMujdalah and the final memorization test will be on MondayNovember  11th, 2013, Insha’Allah.
Please encourage your child to memorize by listening to Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Akhdar using the website below:

Masha’Allah Grade 8 are putting an amazing effort in memorization and Tajweed.  May Allah reward them. We had some shining Quran reciters for the month of October. Congratulations to the best reciters  and memorizers of the month of October:
1-      Sibghatullah
2-      Bilal Gill
3-      Mohammed Sindeed
4-      Matab
5-      Reema AlGahtaani
6-      Nour
7-      Mohammed Mohammed
8-      Hassan

Jazakum Allahu Khyran

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Math and Arabic updates


In Math,Alhamdu llelah we finished the 1st math chapter: Number Relationships, and had test in the material covered.
During that time, students where learning about common factors and common multiples, estimating and finding square roots as well as writing numbers in scientific notation and powers.
In addition to that, they were practicing mental math including divinding and multiplying decimals.
In the coming few weeks InshaAlah we will be working on ratios and proportionals. The students will be practicing converting between fractions, ratios, decimals, and percentages in addition to solving real life word problems using ratio and proportion.

In Arabic, we have covered the following: colors, days of the week, new vocab, reading and writing skills. In the coming few weeks, the students will continue to practice reading with understanding as well as improving their writing skills. We will have a spelling test (imlaa) every two weeks and students will be forming sentences with pronouns on past tense verbs.


Just a reminder :

Monday 21st October nonnative Arabic students will have test ( they need to revise colors, days of the week and vocab from the chapters covered) 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Eid Mubarak

Dear Parents and Students, 
I wish you Eid full of blessings and happiness.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Updates from Tr. Kherta

We have come to end of our first month of school, Alhamdulilah. Here is a brief summary of what we have been learning so far:

In Language Arts, students have been studying the genre of Biography and Autobiography. Students have read excerpts from the Autobiographies of the author Roald Dahl and Nelson Mandela. Students have focused on developing a clear writing voice through reflective writing practice. Students have also analyzed how meaningful communication can take place through the use of visual symbols. Our first test in Language Arts will take place after the Eid Al-Adha break. More details regarding this will be posted on the blog as the test date nears insha Allah.
In Social Studies, we have been looking at the period of Confederation. Students have read about the interactions between the various British North American colonies in the 1860s, as well as the challenges faced by each individual colony. Students have had to critically analyze these challenges in order to understand what it would take to convince these colonies to cooperate.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Reminder: History Test on Chapter 1 this Wednesday

Reminder of the History Test this Wednesday. 

This test will cover all material discussed in the unit so far. Remember to focus on understanding the unit question which is to understand the main factors that led the BNA colonies to unite. You should review all chapter comprehension questions as well as any important sections from the textbook. 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

I hope this blog post finds you well and in good health.

For the past three weeks, during the class library visit, students from grades 7 to 9 have been developing their research skills by using ResearchReady, an online learning platform. 

They were given a pre-assessment test to see where they were at concerning their research skills. The following week, we went over the results, and we started the first unit called Sources, Sources, Sources.  Each week, the students have one or two lessons to do online. I am able to monitor their progress to see if there are any gaps. The following week, we discuss the past lesson(s) and the next upcoming lesson(s). 

At the end of each unit, there is a quiz. These quizzes will be marked and included in the report card.  I cannot emphasize enough the importance of doing all the lessons. All the students know that if a problem arises, I am just an email away; I will reply promptly, inshaAllah. 

Research is and will continue to be part of their personal life and their academic life, so we need to give them the skills that they will need to be successful, inshaAllah.

Please note what we will be covering in the next little while, inshaAllah:

Sources, Sources, Sources: 7 lessons in this unit;
Internet 101: 11 lessons in this unit;
Website Evaluation: 13 lessons in this unit;
Conquer the Research Process: 9 lessons in this unit;
Cite it Before You Write It: 7 lessons in this unit;
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: 12 lessons in this unit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Quran Competition

Abraar 5th Annual Quran Competition
Assalaamu Alaykum                                                                                                              Sep 30th 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians
·         It is with great pleasure to inform you of our 5th annual Quran Competition. The first round will be held in December 2013 Inshallah. (The final round will be in January 2014).
·         The Competition is optional and is open to all Abraar students. It will be divided into the following Grade- Surah groups:

Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq,and Al Ikhlas. (4Suras)
Al Fateha, Annass, Al Falaq, Al Ikhlas, Al Masad, Annasr, Al Kawther, Al Asr,  Al Feel and Quraish. (10 Suras)
Al Asr, Al Feel, Quraish, Al Kaferoon, Al Maoon, Al Homaza, Attakathor, Al Qareah, Al Adiat and Al Qadr. (10 Suras)
Al Zalzala, Atteen, Al Qadr, Al Alaq, Ashareh, Adduha, Allail, Ashams, Al Balad and Al Fajr. (10 Suras)
Al Gashia, Al Alla, Al Bayyana, Attariq, Al Borooj,AlInshiqaaq , and Al Mutafifeen . (7Suras)
Al Mutafifeen, Al Infitar, Atakweer, Abasa, Annaziaat, Annaba Al Mursalat, and Al Insan. (8 Suras)
 Al Insan, Al Qiama, Al Mudather, Al Mozzamel , Al Jinn and Nooh (6 Suras)
 Al Jinn, Nooh, Al Maarej, Al Haaqa Al Qalam and Al Mulk  . (6 Suras)
Al Qalam, Al Mulk, Attahreem, Attalaq, Al Monafiqoon and Attagabon. (6 Suras)
Al Hasher, Al Momtahena, Assaf, Al Jumoaah, Al Monafiqoon and Al Tagaboon. (6 Suras)
Surat Almujadalah and Surat Yaseen.
  • Registration: All entries must be registered with your Quran teacher and must be received by November 30th , 2013. (No registrations will be accepted past this date).
  • Judging Criteria: Students will be judged based on memorization, rules of recitation (Tajweed), voice quality, and voice clarity.
  • Prizes: First and Second places in each age group will receive valuable prizes Inshallah.
  • More details and information will follow and for any questions please contact Tr. Samia on Abraar’s phone or at starbah@abraarschool.com

Wassalamu Allikum

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Grade 8 Math Test

Assalam Alaikum

Grade 8 will have a Math Test on chapter 1.
When: Friday October 4th.
Study well!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

CTBS Test for Grades 7&8

Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahamatullahi Wabarakatuh,

Dear Grades 7&8 Parents/Guardians,

Abraar Secondary School will administer the CTBS over three days, October 1-3 for grades 7-8. This test does NOT require prior preparation by the students.

The Canadian Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS) are trusted assessment tools that will enable the teachers to identify student achievement in major curriculum areas including vocabulary, reading, language, mathematics, and science. The results of the CTBS will help the teachers:

  • Identify at-risk students
  • Make decisions for grouping students
  • Plan instructional emphases
  • Measure growth of learning
  • Evaluate effectiveness of instruction
  • Report back to parents on student progress

Please make sure that students do not miss school during these days (Oct.1-3) and come to school on time. Please make sure that they are well rested and have a healthy breakfast before coming to school. Please send a minimum of two, well sharpened, #2 pencils and an eraser with your child during the testing days.

Jazakumullahu khaira for your cooperation!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Welcome to Grade 8 Homeroom Blog!


Dear Parents/Students,

Welcome to the Grade 8 Homeroom Blog! My name is Rami Elsaleh and I will be the Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher this year. This is my first year at Abraar. However, I am coming to Abraar with more than 15 years of teaching experience in Grades 7-12 in International Schools.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Gauss Math Contest Results

The Results for Gauss Math Contest
Abraar School 2012/2013

Grade 7 Contest

9th Place: Noor Al Huda Gr7

8th Place: Maheen Gr6

7th Place: Nadine Gr6

6th Place: Sophia & Urooj Gr7

5th Place: Maliha Gr7

4th Place: Hasan Gr7

3rd Place: Ahmed M Gr6

2nd Place: Tarannum Gr7

1st Place: Sindeed of Gr7 with score of 125 out of 150

Gr8 Contest

3rd Place: Mariam & Yusuf A. Gr8

2nd Place: Housam Gr8

1st Place: Abrar of Gr8 with score of 142 out of 150

Certificates of Participation and Achivement handed out today, the first place only received golden medal in addition to highest score certificate from University of Waterloo.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Today Homework and announcements

 Ch12 Quiz is Friday June 14th, covers lessons 12.1 to 12.5

Memorize Suart Yaseen Aya 79 to 83, test on Wednesday June19th

Monday, 3 June 2013

Popsicles Tower Competition Results


Al Salam Alikoum,

Dear Gr8's and Gr7's Parents,

Al Hamdollah, Gr7 and Gr8 students did a great job today in presenting their towers and poster boards during the First Engineering Day at Abraar School.

The Competition Final Results are:

Gr 7 Competition:

First Place: Team Diamond ( Lylah, Maliha, Bisma)

Second Place: Team Extreme PO-TA-TO ( Sindeed, Abdul, Omar)

Third Place: Towering Torandos ( Hasan, Bilal, Fawaz)

Gr8 Competition:

First Place: Team The Confused ( Zakaria, Zubair, Abrar, Abdollah )

Second Place: Team Wonder Waffles ( Iman, Ilham, Lujane, Idil )

Third Place: Team Wild Kids ( Norhaan, Aisha, Adeena )

Congratulations for all Teams and I wish all successful future full of great achievements


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Health Project for Gr7 and Gr8 Boys

Drug Awareness Brochure Project

Project Description:

You will be researching and reporting on ONE of the drugs listed below.  You should prepare and organize your information into a brochure format that you can submit to your teacher. Students will work individually. The brochure  must include the following items:

1.   Title: Drug name, Student names

2.   Report in recent article: find and read a recent article on your topic.  Create a numbered list of 5 facts from the article.  Below the list, write 5 to 7 sentence summary paragraph on the article. Make sure a proper citation is on the bottom of the page.

3.   List 2 facts about your drug and teenagers, 2 facts that could be used in public service announcement or commercial discouraging the use of your drug, 2 statistics that focus on teenage usage, 5 short term effects of the drug, 5 long term effects of the drug.

4.   How is the drug used? (how is the drug brought into the body), What are the legal consequences of using this drug? ( court, fines, jail time)

5.   How would you recognize (signs and symptoms, try to find 3) the use of this drug in a family member or friend?

6.   Pictures and graphics related to the topic.


This project will be worth 20 marks based on the attached rubric.


·         Cannabis
·         Stimulants
·         Narcotics
·         Hallucinogens
·         Steroids
·         Depressants
·         Inhalants
·         Legal prescription drugs
(Ritalin, Oxycontin, etc.)

Your project will need a bibliography, on a separate piece of paper.  Please include a title for your bibliography and list all your resources.

Due Date: Monday June 3rd , 2013

Friday, 17 May 2013

Today Homework, May 17th, 2013

Worksheets 495 and 460 due Tuesday May 21st

Ch11 Quiz is Friday May 24th
Read lessons 11.1, 11.2, 11.3
Review TB pages 316, 323, 332, 335
Review WB pages 168 to 181

WB page 12 BLM 4A, 4B and 5 due Tueday

Ch2 Test is Thursday May 23rd

Memorize Suart Yaseen Aya 65 to 70 due Wednesday May 22nd