The School Day

Lower School starts at 8:15 a.m and Upper school starts 8:30 a.m Monday-Friday.  We ask children to arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 for lower school, 8:15 and 8:30 for upper school . It is very important that children are in their classrooms, ready to start work, by 8:15/8:30. Children should not be in school before 8:00 a.m/8:15 a.m. as this makes supervision difficult for staff needing to prepare classrooms. There is a mid-morning break. If the weather is fine, all the children play together outside. We have a lunch-break of 30 minutes. 

School finishes at 3:00 p.m (13:00) Monday and 2:15 p.m. (14:15) Tuesday-Friday.  We will also introduce other extra curricular activities from 2:15 p.m until 3:15 p.m as we find out the needs of parents. For example, dance, arts, extra language (Arabic, French or English), IT (computers).


Many children bring a light snack for break time. We recognize healthy eating contributes to learning so we ask you to provide fruit or savoury snacks. Please do not send sweets and chocolate. 

Term Dates

2019/2020 Start date:  

2nd September - Primary.

9th September  -Secondary.

Last day of school:  June 19th.*

2020/2021 Start date:  

1st September - Primary * (TBC).

31st August  -Secondary  (TBC)

Last day of school: * TBC.

S.I.S. will be closed on nationally observed Tunisian holidays.  

Winter break to be confirmed but will be the end of December till the beginning of January.

Spring break to be confirmed. Around the end of March beginning of April.

You can check our calendar on the right to see all dates.

*all dates subject to change