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MOE announces 2014 school terms, holidays

MOE announces 2014 school terms, holidays
Published: 12:39 PM, August 15, 2013
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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Education (MOE) today (Aug 15) announced next year’s school terms for primary and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges and the Millennia Institute (MI).

The school year starts on Thursday, Jan 2, and end on Friday, Nov 14.

The MOE said the school year takes into account 40 weeks of curriculum time for teaching and learning before the start of the national examinations, and six weeks of school vacation at end of year for teachers and students.

SCHOOL TERMS
Primary & Secondary
Semester I
Term I: Jan 2–March 14
Term II: March 24–May 30

Semester II
Term III: June 30–Sept 5
Term IV: Sept 15–Nov 14

Junior Colleges, Millennia Institute
Semester I
Term I: Jan 6–March 14; Feb 6–March 14 for JC and MI year 1
Term II: March 24–May 30

Semester II
Term III: June 30–Sept 5
Term IV: Sept 15–Nov 14; Sept 15–end of A level exams for JC year 2, MI year 3

SCHOOL VACATIONS
Primary & Secondary
Between Terms I & II: March 15-March 23
Between Semesters I & II: May 31–June 29
Between Terms III & IV: Sept 6–Sept 14
At End of School Year: Nov 15–Dec 31

Junior Colleges, Millennia Institute
Between Terms I & II: March 15–March 23
Between Semesters I & II: May 31–June 29
Between Terms III & IV: Sept 6–Sept 14
At End of School Year: Nov 15–Dec 31; End of A level exams to Dec 31 for JC year 2, MI year 3

SCHEDULED SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
July 6: Youth Day
July 7 (Mon): scheduled school holiday
Sept 5: Teachers’ Day
Oct 3: Children’s Day (for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only)

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