Dates of Singapore school holidays for 2016 released

MOE released the schedule of school vacation periods for 2016 on Monday, Sept 14, 2015.
MOE released the schedule of school vacation periods for 2016 on Monday, Sept 14, 2015. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

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/