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

The supportive environment, enriched academic curriculum and invaluable school community are at the heart of our school, this allows our students to develop, engage and achieve academically, socially, emotionally and personally.

School Timings

Morning Gates Open: 06.50 / Close: 07.15

Registration: 07:15 - 07:30

Lessons start: 07.30

Last lesson ends: 14:00

Gates close:14:15

Ramadan Timings

08:15 - 08:30Morning Gates open / close
08:30 - 13:30Lessons
13:30 - 13:45Afternoon gates open / close
08:00 - 14:00School office hours

Academic Calendars

2022 - 2023 Academic School Year
Term 1Academic year beginsTuesday, 16 August 2022
Mid-term breakTuesday, 11 to Thursday, 13 October 2022
Last day of Term 1Thursday, 17 November 2022
FIFA World Cup shutdownSunday, 20 November 2022
Qatar National DaySunday, 18 December 2022
Term 2Term 2 beginsMonday, 2 January 2023
Qatar National Sports DayTuesday, 14 February 2023
Mid-term breakSunday, 12 to Thursday, 16 March 2023
Ramadan*Wednesday, 22 March to Friday 21, April 2023
Last day of Term 2Thursday, 20 April 2023
Eid National Holiday*Sunday, 23 April to Thursday, 27 April 2023
Term 3Term 3 beginsSunday, 30 April 2023
End of Term 3**Monday, 26 June 2023

* Dates to be confirmed

** Please note - Students sitting International GCSE, BTEC or A-Level 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. 

Daily Schedule

School Timings
07.00School gates/doors open
07:15School gates close
07:15Registration and Form time start
07:30Lessons commence
13:55School gates open
14:00End of the school day
14:15School gates/doors close

NB: Students will be marked as ‘late’ after 07.15. Students are to be collected at 14.00

If students are late for school, i.e. arrive after 7.20, they must report to Reception, which is accessible via Gate 2.

Our Reception staff will then ensure that the class register is updated and they are marked as Present.

If a student is marked as Absent (without a reason provided for their absence) an SMS will be sent to parents as part of our safeguarding process. Please reply by email to providing the reason for absence. This will then be updated on our daily attendance system.

OIS is very inclusive, it is a community where the faculty, students and parents interact and respect each other.

OIS Parent