Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week.
The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 14, and for teachers Friday, December 15.
Three weeks have been allotted for the vacation, following which Term II (Hilary) begins for teachers on Monday, January 8, 2018, and students on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
The 12-week term will be punctuated with activities to mark African Awareness Month, in February, as well as the annual sports events, including the National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships and the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Athletics Championships.
The second term ends on Wednesday, March 28, for students, and Thursday, March 29, for teachers.