Many thanks to all parents who applied to join our PTSA Committee for this academic year. Following interviews for the positions I am delighted to welcome the following ladies to our team:

Maha Alaqrabawi, Dipika Shah and Samantha Yontar who will each bring their own talents, skills and experience to our existing PTSA Committee. I am delighted that many of our members from last year and the year before are continuing to dedicate their time and talents to our strong and enthusiastic team to ensure we have stability and progression under the leadership of Harjeet Kaur, whose commitment and dedication to Oryx is exceptional. We say a fond farewell to Trish Boyle and Gerdur Lowery who have now left OIS and show our appreciation to Adrijana Jelic and Esther Mburu for all their help and support last year.

Congratulations to two ladies from our original committee who have now joined our staff at Oryx. Griselda Gonsalves – Receptionist and Administrative Assistant and Samantha Gallagher – Teaching Assistant. We are very grateful to Griselda and Samantha for their outstanding contributions to our PTSA committee over the last two years and wish them every success and happiness in their new positions.


Chairperson: Harjeet Kaur PRE: Karen Laidlaw

Committee Members

Maha Alaqrabawi, Nazeema Aslam, Murshida Aziz-Parmar, Donata Bogusz, Runelle D’Silva, Lorraine De Gouveia, Joanne Fernandes, Maria Krigkou, Retna Rajadurai, Dipika Shah, Vaitiare Widiger and Samantha Yunter

You can contact the PTSA Committee directly on


We have been delighted to receive a great response to our request for Parent Class Reps this year especially during these difficult times. We now have 35 classes with Class Reps in place with WhatsApp groups up and running. If you would be interested in supporting your child’s class and connecting with other parents in your class please email for further information and an application form. We still have places in the following classes:


FS2 Sri Lanka, FS2C Bangladesh, FS2E Myanmar, Y1A Thailand, Y1B Vietnam, Y2A South Africa, Y2C Sudan, y2D Kenya, Y2E Singapore, Y2G Senegal, Y3A Turkey, Y4B UK, Y4C Austria, Y4D Georgia, Y4E Sweden, Y5A Argentina, Y5C Chile, Y5D Brazil, Y5F Guatemala.

SECONDARY 7D,7R, 7S, 8C, 9B, 9C, 9D, 10A, 11A, 11C, 12A, 12B

PINK DAY We were delighted to be able to raise awareness for Breast Cancer again this year with so many of our staff and children wearing something pink on Wednesday and Thursday. Please send any photos you took of your child wearing something pink during their online VLE classes to add to our collection from the photos taken in school.

Wishing all our Oryx families a lovely mid-term holiday.

Karen Laidlaw