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The school calendar for 2017 is as follows:

2017 School Calendar:

Term All Provinces
Opens Closes
First 09 January 1
11 January 2
31 March
Second 18 April 30 June
Third 24 July 29 September
Fourth 09 October 06 December 2
08 December 1

1 for Educators
2 for Learners

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS – 3   TERM CALENDAR   2017
Term Days Duration
1 58 Wednesday 18 January – Wednesday 12 April
Half Term Close Thursday 23 February
Return Tuesday 28 February
Public Holidays Tuesday 21 March
(Human Rights Day)
Term Days Duration
2 62 Wednesday  03 May –                     Friday 04 August
Half Term Close Friday 23 June
Return Monday 03 July
Public Holidays Friday 16 June (Youth Day)
Term Days Duration
3 65 Tuesday 05 September =
Thursday 07 December
Half Term Close Thursday 19 October
Return Tuesday 24 October
Public Holidays Sunday 24 September
( Heritage Day)
Monday 25 Septembet (Public Holiday)
Total 185 days and 10 Saturdays
PRIVATE SCHOOLS – 4   TERM CALENDAR   2017
Term Days Duration
1 51 Wednesday  18 January –
Friday 31 March
Public Holidays Monday 20 March (School Holiday)
Tuesday 21 March (Human Rights Day)
Term Days Duration
2 44 Wednesday 19 April –
Friday 23 June
Public Holidays Thursdy 27 April ( Freedom Day)
Friday 28 April (School Holiday)
Monday 01 May (Workers’ Day)
Friday 16 June (Youth Day)
Term Days Duration
3 52 Tuesday 18 July-
Friday 29 September
Public Holidays Wednesday 09 August
(Women’s Day)
Sunday 24 September
(Heritage Day)
Monday 25 September
(Public Holiday)
Term Days Duration
4 38 Tuesday 17 October –
Thursday 07 December
Total 185 days and 9 Saturdays

 

2018

The Department of Basic Education has published the school calendar for 2018.

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 2018

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: 2018 school calendar for public schools[PDF]