2021 school year to start on Jan 4, end on Nov 19

The school term for all Ministry of Education (MOE) primary and secondary schools next year will start on Jan 4 and end on Nov 19.

It mirrors the usual schedule for previous years, after disruptions to the calendar this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, including bringing forward the June school holidays to begin on May 5. For students starting their first year of junior college (JC) or at Millennia Institute (MI), school will start on Jan 29. For second-year JC and MI students, it will be on Jan 11.

As before, there will be four vacation periods, 10 public holidays and four additional scheduled school holidays - Youth Day (July 4), the day after National Day (Aug 10), Teachers' Day (Sept 3) and Children's Day (Oct 8). As Youth Day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday - July 5 - will be the scheduled school holiday.

More details are available on MOE's website. Jessie Lim

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 18, 2020, with the headline '2021 school year to start on Jan 4, end on Nov 19'. Print Edition | Subscribe