Call for Comments: Proposed 2016 School Calendar for Public Schools

posted by / Wednesday, 09 July 2014 / Published in POLICY PAPERS

By: Department of Basic Education

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY ACT, 1996 (ACT NO. 27 1996)

CALL FOR COMMENTS: PROPOSED 2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

I, Angelina Matsie Motshekga, Minister of Basic Education, acting in terms of section 3(4)(k) of the National Education Policy Act, 1996, and after consultation with the Council of Education Ministers, hereby publish the Proposed 2016 School Calendar set out in the Schedule for comments,

All persons with a particular interest in school calendars are invited to comment in writing on the proposed school calendar and direct the comments to: the Director-General, Private Bag X 895, Pretoria 0001 for the attention of Mr Sihle Mlambo, fax: 012 328 3532 or e-mail: Mlambo.S@dbe.gov.za

Kindly provide the name, address, telephone number, fax number and or email address of the person or organisation submitting the comments.

 

PUBLIC AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2016

01 January New Year’s Day
21 March Human Right’s Day
25 March Good Friday
28 March Family Day
27 April Workers’ Day
01 May Freedom Day
02 May Public Holiday
16 June Youth Day
17 June School Holiday
08 August School Holiday
09 August National Women’s Day
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill

 

PROVINCES: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and Western Cape
Term Duration No. of Weeks No. of Days No. of Public Holidays Actual No. of School Days
1 (11) 13 January – 18 March 10 48 (50) 0 48 (50)
2 05 April – 24 June 12 59 3 + 1 55
3 18 July – 30 September 11 55 1 + 1 53
4 10 October – 07 (09) December 09 43 (45) 0 43 (45)
TOTAL   42 205 (209) 4 + 2 199 (203)

 

Link: DBE Calendar View

 

 

 

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