The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has released the confirmed dates for the revised 2020 school calendar.
With the official reopening date for schools set for 24 August and end of year for 15 December, both pupils and teachers have less than 200 days of the school year left.
Following on from the DBE, these dates also apply to the matric class of 2020, as matric examinations are expected to be completed by 15 December and the results ready on 23 February 2021.
Here's a look at the new dates:
Download and print this printable school holiday calendar and stick it on the fridge today: 2020 updated school holiday calendar
SA school holidays 2020:
Monday 8 June: Schools opened for Term 2
Tuesday 16 June: Youth Day
Friday 27 July: Schools close
Sunday 9 August: Women's Day; Monday 10 August is a public holiday
Monday 24 August: Schools open for Term 3
Monday 26 October: Schools close
Thursday 24 September: Heritage Day
Monday 2 November: Schools open for Term 4
Tuesday 15 December: School's out!
Wednesday 16 December: Day of Reconciliation
Friday 25 December: Christmas Day
Saturday 26 December: Day of Goodwill
In 2020 Christmas falls on a Friday, and the Day of Goodwill is on a Saturday.
The school holidays 2020 at a glance:
October 2020 holiday: Schools close briefly from Monday 26 October and reopen Monday 2 November.
December 2020 holiday: Schools close on Tuesday 15 December.
Source: Department of Basic Education
(Original calendar image: Getty Images)
Compiled for Parent24 by Lesley-Anne Johannes.
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