December break too long? Parents disagree, MOE says it's deliberate

Ministry says annual schedule has worked well; school holidays important for kids, teachers to rest and recharge

Children playing near the Water Wally mascot at the Marina Barrage.
Children playing near the Water Wally mascot at the Marina Barrage.ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

Are the December holidays too long?

Not at all, say parents and educators. Many have come out to defend the year-end break, while the Ministry of Education (MOE) has also said the allocation of holiday weeks is "deliberate and planned".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2020, with the headline 'December break too long? Parents disagree, MOE says it's deliberate'. Subscribe