Department Of Basic Education School Calendar

Department Of Basic Education School Calendar

Department Of Basic Education School Calendar, download the Department Of Basic Education School Calendar below.
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School calendar

The current and proposed school holidays for South Africa.

2021

 
The Department of Basic Education has published the school calendar for 2021.

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 17 (15) Jan – 28 March 11 51 (53) 1 50 (52)
2 10 April – 22 June 11 54 2 + 1 51
3 17 July – 28 September 11 54 2 + 1 51
4 9 Oct – 12 (14) Dec 10 47 (49) 0 47 (49)
  Total 43 206 (210) 5 + 2 199 (203)

– Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public and School Holidays 2021

1 January: New Year’s Day
21 March: Human Rights Day
30 March: Good Friday
2 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
30 April: School holiday
1 May: Workers’ Day
16 June: Youth Day
9 August: National Women’s Day
10 August: School holiday
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
17 December: Public holiday
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill
Source: National Education Policy Act: 2021 school calendar for public schools [PDF]

2021

The Department of Basic Education has published the school calendar for 2021.

Term Duration Number of weeks Number of days Number of public holidays Actual number of school days
1 (07) 09 Jan – 15 March 10 48 (50) 0 48 (50)
2 02 Apr – 14 Jun 11 54 3 + 0 51
3 9 Jul – 20 Sep 11 54 1 +0 53
4 01 Oct – 4 (6) Dec 10 47 (49) 0 47 (49)
  Total 42 203 (207) 4 + 0 199 (203)

– Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

Public and School Holidays 2021

1 January: New Year’s Day
21 March: Human Rights Day
19 April: Good Friday
22 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
1 May: Workers’ Day
16 June: Youth Day
17 June: Public holiday
9 August: National Women’s Day
23 September: School holiday
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill
Source: National Education Policy Act: 2021 school calendar for public schools [PDF]