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.
Morning Gates Open: 06.50 / Close: 07.15
Registration: 07:15 - 07:30
Lessons start: 07.30
Gates open: 13:55 (EYFS Gate 3 opens)
Last lesson ends and all other gates open: 14:00
All gates close:14:15
|Term 1||Academic year begins||Sunday, 27 August 2023|
|Mid-term break||Sunday, 22 to Thursday, 26 October 2023|
|Last day of Term 1||Thursday, 14 December 2023|
|Qatar National Day||Monday, 18 December 2023|
|Term 2||Term 2 begins||Sunday, 7 January 2024|
|Mid-term break||Sunday, 11 to Thursday, 15 February 2024|
|Qatar National Sports Day||Tuesday, 13 February 2024|
|Ramadan*||Saturday, 9 March to Monday, 8 April 2024|
|Eid Al Fitr*||Tuesday, 9 April 2024|
|Last day of Term 2||Thursday, 4 April 2024|
|Term 3||Term 3 begins||Sunday, 21 April 2024|
|Eid Al Adha||Sunday, 16 June to Thursday, 20 June 2024|
|Last day of Term 3**||Thursdays, 27 June 2024|
* Dates to be confirmed
** Please note - Students sitting International GCSE 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 Exam boards in the UK and cannot be changed.
|06.50||School gates/doors open|
|07:15||School gates close|
|07:15 - 07:30||Registration and Form time start|
|13:55||EYFS Gate 3 opens|
|14:00||End of the school day / All other school gates open|
|14:15||School gates / doors close|
|14:05||After-school activities begin|
|15:00||After-school activities end|
NB: Students will be marked as ‘late’ after 07.15. Students are to be collected at 14.00 or 15:00 if attending after-school activities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.