School term for 2017 to start on Jan 3, ends Nov 17: MOE

Parents at Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School trying to spot their Primary 1 children during recess on Jan 4, 2016.
Parents at Ahmad Ibrahim Primary School trying to spot their Primary 1 children during recess on Jan 4, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The school term next year for primary and secondary schools will start on Jan 3 (Tuesday) and end on Nov 17 (Friday).

In a press release on Monday (Sept 5), the Ministry of Education (MOE) released the details of next year's school terms and holidays.

The school year starts on a Tuesday as Monday (Jan 2) is a public holiday.

There will be four scheduled school holidays: the day after Youth Day (July 3), the day after National Day (Aug 10), Teacher's Day (Aug 31) and Children's Day (Oct 6).

For students entering their first year of junior college (JC) or Millennia Institute (MI), school will start on Feb 3 (Friday) as the O-level results are released in mid-January.

Second-year JC and MI students begin school on Jan 9 (Monday).

As always, there will be four vacation periods for schools, JCs, and MI.

The full details of the school terms and holidays for 2017 can be found on MOE's website here.