Oryx International School is proud to be opening its new campus in Mesaimeer for the 2018 academic year. It will provide a first-class experience for students with state-of-the-art facilities exclusively for the children of Qatar Airways employees and their subsidiaries.
We will continue to deliver a 5-star educational British curriculum in our new facilities specifically designed to support your children’s growth and development in the academic subjects of science, technology and mathematics, as well as inspire them to participate in sport and the creative arts.
To keep our students active, we will offer an array of outdoor facilities including basketball, netball and tennis courts, as well as an athletics track and soccer field.
Our indoor facilities include a six-court sports hall with retractable seats to sit 140 spectators, a fully equipped Health and Fitness Gym and a swimming and a teaching pool.
The performing arts facilities include music, dance and drama rooms, audio visual and music recording studios, a radio station as well as a 500-seat auditorium to host numerous events from school productions to music recitals.
Fine arts and design students will be creatively inspired with the well-equipped studios including two kilns for pottery to rouse the budding artist within.
The two-floor canteen caters for our students’ appetites with healthy meals and drinks, while they relax during break-time. This facility will be open throughout the day for both students and parents.
There are exciting educational outdoor exploratory areas in each key stage block to ensure time from the class is spent relaxed yet still within a learning environment.
When will the school be ready?
The school is due to be completed by 2 August 2018, subject to Qatar Civil Defence approval.
When will tours of the new campus start?
Tours will commence once all the safety measures have been approved. Keep up to date with the latest tour dates by following up on Facebook or via our website.
What curriculum will be taught?
We will continue to follow a modified version of the English National Curriculum that meets the needs of our international student body here in Doha. We provide our students with a challenging learning environment – by providing an academic curriculum that is balanced, interactive and supports development in all activities at school. Our students are recognised as individuals with their own unique learning needs and are nurtured to become successful learners.
You can find all the curriculum details here.
As the school moves into examination programmes for secondary years the students will follow IGCSE/GCSE and will use the Edexcel examination board. BTEC courses will be developed for students who wish to take vocational routes.
Post age 16 the school will offer ‘A’ level programmes which will qualify students to enter universities all over the world.
There are no plans at this time to offer IB programmes although this will remain under review as the school develops.
What languages are being offered in the 2018 academic year?
We will offer Spanish and French for both primary and secondary students.
Our Arabic language course is on offer to all regional Arabic speaking students, according to Ministry of Education regulations.
Will Arabic and Islamic studies be available to non-regional students?
Arabic and Islamic studies will be offered to non-regional students as optional After School Activities.
What subjects are being offered in Year 10 for IGCSEs?
All students will study 9 subjects at IGCSE. The following subjects are on offer for the start of the 2018 academic year:
Core subjects: (To be taken by all)
- Either English Language A (for first language speakers) OR English as a Second Language,
- English Literature,
- Mathematics, and
- Co-ordinated Science (double award)
- Physical Education,
- PSHEE, and
- Islamic Studies (Muslim students only)
A choice of a minimum of four subjects from the following options:
- Arabic First Language,
- Design Technology,
- Computer Science,
- Art & Design,
- Music, and
- Physical Education.
* Arabic is compulsory for Arabic students
What year groups will open in 2018?
From September, we will enrol students from FS1 (Foundation Stage 1/Nursery) up to Year 10 (commencement of IGCSE examination years).
What are the class sizes on the new campus?
Personalised learning is key to our approach with class sizes kept to low numbers, there will be up to 20 students per class in Early Years Foundation Stage (FS1 and 2) and up to 25 for Years 1 - 11.
Years 12 and 13 have been designed to accommodate up to 150 students
What are the tuition fees for the 2018 academic year?
Fees are subject to MoE&HE approval and are yet to be confirmed. Current discounts for siblings will apply.
Application Fees - to be paid on submitting Admission Forms
Registration Fees - to be paid with the return of the offer letter
|Year Group||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term||Total Annual Fees|
|due by 29 August 2018||due by 6 January 2019||due by 14 April 2019|
|FS1 - 2||QR 13,600||QR 10,200||QR 10,200||QR 34,000|
|Years 1 - 3||QR 14,400||QR 10,800||QR 10,800||QR 36,000|
|Years 4 - 6||QR 15,600||QR 11,700||QR 11,700||QR 39,000|
|Years 7 - 9||QR 15,600||QR 11,700||QR 11,700||QR 39,000|
Will there be other additional charges?
As with the current school, there are additional charges for the school uniform, educational trips, bus transportation and after school activities supplied by external companies.
Parents will be able to order and pay for lunch and snacks via the new canteen facility.
If you opt to use the before and after care facility in school there will be an additional charge which will be communicated to parents by August 2018.
There will be fee payable for the examination board in the UK for IGCSE and A-Level students.
Will the school uniform remain the same?
Yes, the current uniform of Oryx International School will be unchanged when the students move to the new campus. Uniforms have been designed in a similar style and colours for the secondary years. Go here for more information on the uniform.
What time will school start and finish?
07:30 – School starts
13:55 – School ends
14:00 – Buses depart
14:05 to 14:55 – After school activities (ASA)
15:00 – ASA buses depart
What after school activities (ASAs) will be provided?
We will provide the same variety of ASAs that we have at the moment which include activities such as sport, music, art, construction, robotics, culture and languages. Certain paid for ASAs will be offered by external suppliers such as football, gymnastics, swimming, etc.
Will there be 'before and after' school care?
Similarly, to the old campus, we will offer both ‘before and after’ school care at a nominal fee (fee to be confirmed).
What are the school calendar dates for the 2018/2019 academic year?
Approved by Ministry of Education 2018 - 2019 academic year calendar.
|Autumn Term||Autumn term commences||Wednesday, 29 August 2018|
|Half term break||Sunday, 21 October to Thursday, 25 October 2018|
|Qatar National Day||Tuesday, 18 December 2018|
|Autumn term ends||Thursday, 20 December 2018|
|Spring Term||Spring term commences||Sunday, 6 January 2019|
|National Sports Day||Tuesday, 12 February 2019|
|Half term break||Sunday, 17 to Thursday, 21 February 2019|
|Spring term ends||Thursday, 4 April 2019|
|Summer Term||Summer term commences||Sunday, 14 April 2019|
|Ramadan||Sunday, 5 May to Tuesday, 4 June 2019 *dates to be confirmed in line with Qatar official holidays and the MOE&HE|
|Eid Al-Fitr||Tuesday, 4 to Friday, 7 June 2019 *dates to be confirmed in line with Qatar official holidays and the MOE&HE|
|Summer term ends||Tuesday, 18 June 2019|
Will the school have a bus service?
Our contracted bus transportation company for the next academic year is Tri-logistics, a private company with over 40 years combined experience, that is committed to setting and providing the highest standards in student transportation.
Annual Transportation Fees
|Qatar Airways Towers||QR 8,550/child per school year including GPS Tracking System|
|Barwa City Area||QR 7,500/child per school year including GPS Tracking System|
|Doha Area||QR 9,500/child per school year including GPS Tracking System|
General Contact for registrations
- +974 4017 1551
Oryx Int’l School Transport In-Charge - Ms. Wina Belmonte: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile:+974 3341 9798
Transport Manager - Mr. Azam Khan: email@example.com; Mobile:+974 3006 2056
Head of Business Operations - Mr. Jalil Parkar: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile:+974 6672 8034
Will employees of Qatar Airways be able to use the school facilities?
Yes, our facilities will be open to all our parents and we welcome anyone to apply to run an activity during the day or in the evenings on the new campus. All applications will be considered and managed within the school timings.
When can parents visit the new campus?
As soon as it is safe to do so, tours of the building and information sessions will be organised
Will the existing staff of the Oryx school move to the new school?
All staff will have opportunity to move to the new school when it is open.
Who are the new staff members?
All new staff members’ information will be available on our school website under ‘Our School’ before the new campus is open in August.