Our School promotes a healthy and balanced diet that's also very tasty. So our students enjoy their food and feel ready to learn.

The School Canteen

Our catering supplier, Newrest, has developed an App exclusively for use by Oryx parents and staff. We have agreed to use biodegradable packaging and to promote sustainability and healthy eating via this service.

Canteen information

Our catering supplier, Newrest, has developed an App exclusively for use by Oryx parents and staff. We have agreed to use biodegradable packaging and to promote sustainability and healthy eating via this service.

Lunch service

  1. EFYS and KS1 students: Parents use the Newrest App to pre-order packed lunch boxes. These will be delivered to the classrooms for children in FS1, FS2, Y1 and Y2.

NB: This is the only school meal option for children in EFYS and KS1 at this time

  1. KS2 and Secondary students: Parents need to obtain a Lunch Card* for each of their children. This will enable students to choose from a selection of hot and cold food available each lunchtime in the canteen ( ground floor). Menus rotate over 2 weeks.

NB This is for children in Y3, Y4, Y5 , Y6 and secondary (Y7 -Y13)

Obtaining a Lunch Card for KS2 and Secondary students

  1. Each lunch card must be pre-loaded by parents.
  2. There are 2 ways of doing this:
    1. Through the App, pay by credit card to preload and recharge the card
    2. NB Debit cards are not accepted for payment at this time – planned for the future
    3. In school, pay in cash (or credit card) to pre-load and recharge the card
    4. A representative from Newrest will be in school reception at the following times for parents to obtain their Lunch Cards and to re-charge in cash or by credit card:

Newrest Customer Point: In the school reception area

Payment by cash or credit card only

21st August – 24th August

9.00am – 2.00pm Monday - Thursday

27th August – 31st August

7.00am – 9.00am Sunday - Thursday

From September 3rd onwards

7.00am – 9.00am SUNDAYS only

Please Note:

Students cannot pay for lunch with cash, only prepaid on the App or by Lunch Card

Parents can top-up (recharge) their Lunch Cards by paying cash or by credit card (not debit) at the Newrest customer point in school reception – at the times indicated above, or on the App

Debit card payments are not accepted at this time, however, Newrest hopes to accept these in the near future – a communique will be sent to parents when this service is available.

An email alert system will inform parents when the Lunch Card needs to be recharged (minimum threshold is 10 QAR ). It is recommended when setting up the Lunch Card, to lodge at least 100 QAR

Each child requires their own Lunch Card (not available for EYFS or Y1, Y2 children)

Please note the following points regarding the service.

Ordering meals

  • All meals must be pre-ordered and prepaid on the app.
  • Please ensure that your child’s name and class are correct on your order.
  • The last time to order is 3:00pm on the previous day (orders after this will not be processed for the next day).
  • There are specific menus for each age group (only meals for Staff and 6th Form can be reheated).

Logistics in school

  • Staff: preordered meals delivered to the staff room approx. 10:30am
  • Sixth Form: preordered meals delivered to the common room approx. 10:45am
  • Primary: preordered meals delivered to classrooms by 11:15am
  • Y7-Y11: preordered meals to be collected by students from the upper canteen at 11:25am
  • Any uncollected meals will be returned at 12:30pm

Additional bins will be situated in the communal areas for all waste from lunches.

NB Meals can only be ordered using the app as per the instructions contained in the accompanying information. The school cannot make any amendments to, or rectify, problems with orders.

Rawad Al JoghamiProject Managerr.aljoghami@newrest-gulf.com5005 4375
Sweet PagapongSite Supervisornewrest.oryx@newrest-gulf.com3376 0839

Snacks and lunch

Students are welcome to bring in their own healthy snacks to enjoy at break time.

For the safety of our students, and staff we operate a strict 'no nuts' policy within the school. 

Suitable snack:
sandwiches, cubes of cheese, fruit, cereal bars, savoury biscuits, small pieces of cooked meat, chopped carrots/cucumber/cherry tomatoes, small plain cake, small tubs of yoghurt (in cooler weather), juice or water.

Please refrain from the following: sweets (candy) or chocolate; nuts (because of allergies of other students); food that needs to be reheated or refrigerated; canned or glass bottled drinks; sugary or energy drinks.

We also ask students to bring with them a water bottle, flask or sealable cup (no glass please) labelled with their name.

Please note: As soon as the Canteen reopens, we will update all our parents with the relevant information for their children to purchase lunch.

Please do NOT bring NUTS because of allergies of other students.

Whilst we appreciate it is lovely to celebrate birthdays, we do not distribute party bags, gifts or food so please do not send these to school.