School Term Ends Next Week

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Public schools will close for summer recess next week.

The last day of school for students will be Thursday, June 23, while teachers will proceed on vacation after Friday, June 24.

Ten weeks have been allocated for the 2011 summer holidays, following which the School Year 2011-2012 will begin for teachers on Thursday, September 1. Students will return to the classroom on Monday, September 5.

According to the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, there will be 38 weeks of instruction for the new school year.

The Michaelmas term (Term I) will run for 14 weeks, ending for students on Thursday, December 15, and for teachers on Friday, December 16.

During this term, there will be Teachers’ Professional Day, occurring on Friday, October 14. It will also comprise a mid-term break, extending from Monday, October 17 to Friday, October 21. School will resume on Monday, October 24.??

The Hilary Term (Term II), will start at the beginning of 2012 and will last for 13 weeks.?? It will begin on Tuesday, January 3 for teachers, and Wednesday, January 4, for students. The term will end on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30, for students and teachers respectively.

Term III, also called the Trinity Term, will last for 11 weeks. Teachers will begin on Monday, April 16, while students will be back in the classroom on Tuesday, April 17.

The term will end on Thursday, June 28, and Friday, June 29, for students and teachers respectively.

jgill@barbados.gov.bb

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