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At Oryx International School, we aim to make every day a valuable learning experience - not just by delivering an excellent education to students, but also by encouraging them to participate fully in the life of the school. Find out what our parents say here.

2019 Parent Guide

Term dates

  • 2019 - 2020
Term 1
Induction day for new studentsThursday, 22 August
Term 1 commences - all studentsSunday, 25 August
Midterm breakSunday, 27 October to Thursday, 31 October
End of Term 1Thursday, 12 December
Term 2
Term 2 commencesSunday, 5 January
Midterm breakSunday, 9 February to Thursday, 13 February
End of Term 2Thursday, 26 March
Term 3
Term 3 commencesSunday, 12 April
RamadanThursday, April 23 to Saturday, May 23* *Dates to be confirmed
Midterm break / EidSunday, 24 May to Thursday, 28 May
End of Term 3Thursday, 25 June* *Note - Students sitting International GCSE exams may be required to stay longer depending on the exam timetable from Edexcel/Pearson Examination Board. These exams are set by the Exams boards in the UK and cannot be changed. We should receive these dates in September.