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

Gates open: 13:55 (EYFS Gate 3 opens)

Last lesson ends and all other gates open: 14:00

All gates close:14:15

Ramadan Timings

Academic Calendars

2023 - 24 Academic School Year

Term 1Academic year beginsSunday, 27 August 2023
Mid-term breakSunday, 22 to Thursday, 26 October 2023
Last day of Term 1Thursday, 14 December 2023
Qatar National DayMonday, 18 December 2023
Term 2Term 2 beginsSunday, 7 January 2024
Mid-term breakSunday, 11 to Thursday, 15 February 2024
Qatar National Sports DayTuesday, 13 February 2024
Ramadan*Saturday, 9 March to Monday, 8 April 2024
Eid Al Fitr*Tuesday, 9 April 2024
Last day of Term 2Thursday, 4 April 2024
Term 3Term 3 beginsSunday, 21 April 2024
Eid Al AdhaSunday, 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.

Daily Schedule

School Timings
06.50School gates/doors open
07:15School gates close
07:15 - 07:30Registration and Form time start
07:30Lessons commence
13:55EYFS Gate 3 opens
14:00End of the school day / All other school gates open
14:15School gates / doors close
14:05After-school activities begin
15:00After-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 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