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.

Ramadan Timings

07:45 / 08:00Morning Gates open / close
08:00 - 13:00Lessons
13:00 / 13:15Afternoon gates open / close
07:45 - 13:45School office hours

Academic Calendars

2021 - 2022 Academic School Year
Term 1Academic year beginsSunday, 29 August 2021
Mid-term breakSunday, 24 to Thursday, 28 October 2021
Last day of Term 1Thursday, 16 December 2021
Qatar National DaySaturday, 18 December 2021
Term 2Term 2 beginsSunday, 2 January 2022
Qatar National Sports DayTuesday, 8 February 2022
Mid-term breakWednesday, 9 to Thursday, 10 February 2022
Last day of Term 2Thursday, 10 March 2022
Term 3Term 3 beginsSunday, 20 March 2022
Mid-term breakSunday, 17 to Thursday, 28 April 2022
Ramadan*Saturday, 2 April to Monday, 2 May 2022
Eid*Monday, 2 to Thursday, 5 May 2022
End of Term 3**Tuesday, 28 June 2022

** 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