Call for Comments: Proposed 2016 School Calendar for Public Schools
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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