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MOE announces 2018 school terms, holidays

SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Monday (Aug 14) announced next year’s school terms for primary and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges and Millenia Institute.

MOE announces 2018 school terms, holidays

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SINGAPORE — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Monday (Aug 14) announced next year’s school terms for primary and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges and Millenia Institute.

The school year will start on Tuesday (Jan 2), and end on Friday (Nov 16).

SCHOOL TERMS FOR PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Semester I

Term I: Jan 2 (Tue) – March 9 (Fri)

Term II: March 19 (Mon)  – May 25 (Fri)

Semester II

Term III: June 25 (Mon) – Aug 31 (Fri)

Term IV: Sept 10 (Mon) – Nov 16* (Fri)

*The last day of the final school term for schools that will be used as venues for the GCE O-Level written examinations will be Oct 26 (Friday).

SCHOOL TERMS FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES (JC) & MILLENNIA INSTITUTE (MI)

Semester I

Term I: Feb 2 (Fri) – March 9 (Fri) for Year 1 students, Jan 8 (Mon) – March 9 (Fri) for Year 2 and Year 3 MI students

Term II: March 19 (Mon)  – May 25 (Fri)

Semester II

Term III: June 25 (Mon) – Aug 31 (Fri)

Term IV: Sept 10 (Mon) – Nov 23 (Fri) for Year 1 students and Year 2 MI students, Sept 10 (Mon) to end of A-Level exams for Year 2 JC students and Year 3 MI students.

SCHOOL VACATION 

The four vacation periods for schools, junior colleges and Millenia Institute for next year will be as follows:

Primary and Secondary Schools

Between Terms I & II: March 10 (Sat) – March 18 (Sun)

Between Semesters I & II: May 26 (Sat) – June 24 (Sun)

Between Terms III & IV: Sept 1 (Sat) – Sept 9 (Sun)

At end of school year: Nov 17 (Sat) – Dec 31 (Mon)

Junior Colleges and Millenia Institute

Between Terms I & II: March 10 (Sat) – March 18 (Sun)

Between Semesters I & II: May 26 (Sat) – June 24 (Sun)

Between Terms III & IV: Sept 1 (Sat) – Sept 9 (Sun)

At end of school year: Nov 24 (Sat) – Dec 31 (Mon) for Year 1 JC students and Year 1 & 2 MI students (For Year 2 JC students and Year 3 MI students, term ends when A-Level exams end)

Scheduled school holidays

Youth Day: July 1 (Sun). July 2 will be a scheduled school holiday.

Day after National Day: Aug 10 (Fri)

Teachers’ Day: Aug 31 (Fri)

Childrens’ Day: Oct 5 (Fri). Note: This is for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only.

Public holidays 

Term 1

New Year’s Day: Jan 1 (Mon)

Chinese New Year: Feb 16-17 (Fri-Sat). Feb 19 (Mon) will be a school holiday.

Term 2

Good Friday: March 30 (Fri)

Labour Day: May 1 (Tue)

Vesak Day: May 29 (Tue)

Term 3

Hari Raya Puasa: June 15 (Fri)

National Day: Aug 9 (Thur)

Term 4

Hari Raya Haji: Aug 22 (Wed)

Deepavali: Nov 6 (Tue)

Christmas Day: Dec 25 (Tue)

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