Lunch and Snacks
A canteen is available to our students, they can either purchase their meals or bring in a packed lunch.
Packed lunch: Children are expected to bring healthy food to school. Nuts, soda drinks, chocolate, glass bottles etc. are not allowed. Portions should not be excessively large, to enable your child to eat and enjoy their breaktime. However, please provide enough food for your child, especially if he or she is attending after school activities. Children should not share their food in case of allergies.
Canteen lunch: Parents can obtain a card directly from the canteen staff from 07.15 to 08.00 every morning. Once obtained, parents can top the card up as required. Students are not permitted to top up their own cards nor can they purchase food with cash
Canteen lunches are available for students from Years 3 to 11.
Parents are requested to sign in before going to the canteen at the Main Office Reception.
Birthday Celebrations: We recognise that it is a positive experience to celebrate birthdays, parents are welcome to bring in gift bags (no food or drinks) that will be handed out at the end of the school day.
Nut policy and Allergies: Oryx International School employs a strict ‘NUT AWARE’ policy, as some students are extremely allergic to nuts and products containing nuts. Children should not bring any food containing nuts or nut derivatives into school.
We educate our children with respect to nuts and allergies, but we cannot guarantee that there are no nuts in school, therefore all parents and children should be nut aware.
If you child has any allergies, please ensure that you have communicated this during the admissions process, if you have not please inform your Class Teacher and the School Nurse immediately and provide any necessary medication.
Plastic water bottles for students: Oryx International School is conscious of the number of disposable plastic drinking cups, which students will use if they are made available. This is not only costly, but also damaging to the environment.
Children must bring a reusable bottle from home, clearly labelled with their name, which can be re-filled from water coolers.