SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Education has released the dates for the school vacation periods next year.
For primary and secondary schools, the four vacation periods are: March 12 to 20, May 28 to June 26, Sept 3 to 11, and Nov 19 to Dec 31. For junior colleges and centralised institutes, their last vacation period starts on Nov 26, or for final-year students, after their A-level examinations end.
The other school holidays are July 3 (Youth Day), Aug 10 (day after National Day), Sept 2 (Teachers' Day) and Oct 7 (Children's Day, for primary schools only).
For first-year students in junior colleges and centralised institutes, the school term will start on Jan 29 as O-level examination results are released in mid-January and time is needed to process the students' applications to the schools.
For more information on the school terms and holidays for 2016, go to www.moe.gov.sg/schools/terms-and-holidays/2016/