2016 School terms

2015-08-12 06:00

IN just over 20 weeks it will be 2016 and time to start thinking about school terms, school and public holidays. All nine provinces will have the same school calendar for the year.

Schools open on 13 January, 2016 and 48 days later close for the Easter holidays on 18 March and for a change there are no public holidays in that term.

The second term starts on 5 April, 2016 until 55 school days later, the June holidays start on 24 June. There are three plus one public holidays at this time.

The third term starts on 18 July and there is one plus one public holiday. Schools close for the Michaelmas holidays 53 days later, on 30 September.

The last term starts on 10 October and schools will close 43 days later on 7 December. Again there are no public holidays.

Total number of actual school days in 2016 is 199.

Public holidays 2016

1 January

New Yearand#039;s Day

21 March

Human Rights Day

25 March

Good Friday

28 March

Family Day

27 April

Freedom Day

1 May

Workers Day

2 May

Public holiday

16 June

Youth Day

17 June

School holiday

8 August

School holiday

9 August

Womenand#039;s Day

24 September

Heritage Day

16 December

Day of Reconciliation

25 December

Christmas Day

26 December

Day of Goodwill

- National Education Policy Act: 2016 School Calendar for Public Schools - www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za

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