Acting Secretary for Education Dr Joseph Pagelio has announced the 2011 term and holiday dates for the national education system.
Dr Pagelio said that in 2011, Term 1 for all teachers started on Monday, Jan 31.
During that week, heads of institutions sort out enrolments with governing bodies and teachers prepare for the commencement of classes from Monday, Feb 7, 2011.
Term 1 ends on Thursday, April 21 as Friday, April 22 is Good Friday public holiday. Students and teachers will have one-week break, which includes public holidays Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday on April 23, 24 and 25 respectively.
Term 2 will commence for all teachers and students on Monday, May 2 and end on Friday, July 8.
Teachers will have a week’s holiday while the students will have two weeks.
Teachers participating in the national population census will have the option of organising NIST week during the year.
During the term, there are two public holidays, namely Queens Birthday on Monday, June 13 and National Remembrance Day on Saturday, July 23.
Term 3 commences for all teachers and students on Monday, July 25 and ends on September 23.
Term 3 holiday is one week from Monday, Sept 26 to Friday, Sept 30.
The only public holiday is Independence Day which is on Friday, Sept 16.
Term 4 for all teachers and students begins on October 3 and ends on Friday, Dec 9.
Holiday for both teachers and students starts on Monday, Dec 12.
In 2012, teachers commence Term 1 on Monday, January 27 and students on Monday, February 3, 2012.
Other important dates that schools need to plan meaningful activities to observe include National Book Week from Aug 1 – 5, National Literacy Week from Sept 5 – 9 and National Education Week from Oct 3 – 7.
Dr Pagelio has urged all schools, teachers, parents and the general public to take note of the important school calendar dates so that they can prepare for the start of the 2011 school year and also plan in advance to observe them