Wednesday, 4 May 2016

South African School Calendar and Public Holidays 2017 (with mini-break suggestions)

Is it May already?  How is that even possible?  It was only last week that I was frantically rushing around trying to find school uniform for Mr Pieman's first year in "Big School"!

I just know that I'm going to blink three times and it will be October again, so in case I forget, here's the proposed South African School Calendar for 2017.

School Terms 2017

Term 1                  11 January - 31 March
Term 2                  18 April - 30 June
Term 3                  24 July - 29 September
Term 4                  9 October - 6 December

Public Holidays 2017

1 January - New Year’s Day (Sunday)
# 2 January - New Year’s Day Observed (Monday)
20 March - School holiday (Monday)
21 March - Human Rights Day (Tuesday)
14 April - Good Friday (Friday)
17 April - Family Day (Monday)
27 April - Freedom Day (Thursday)
1 May - Workers’ Day (Monday)
2 May - School holiday (Tuesday)
16 June - Youth Day (Friday)
9 August - National Women’s Day (Tuesday)
24 September - Heritage Day (Sunday)
# 25 September - Heritage Day Observed (Monday)
16 December- Day of Reconciliation (Friday)
25 December- Christmas Day (Monday)
26 December -Day of Goodwill (Tuesday)

# Denotes holidays to be confirmed

Mini-break suggestions:

·         18 March (Saturday) – 21 March (Tuesday)
·         14 April (Friday) – 17 April (Monday) (Easter Weekend)
·         27 April (Friday)  – 2 May  (Tuesday)
·         16 June (Friday) – 18 June (Sunday)

·         22 September (Saturday) – 25 September (Monday)

Click here to go to the official SA Goverment School Calendar site

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