School Year Ends For Students July 6

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

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Public schools will close for the summer holiday next week.

The last day at school for students will be Thursday, July 6, while teachers will proceed on the nine-week vacation after Friday, July 7.

Following the long vacation, the School Year 2017-2018 will begin for teachers on Monday, September 4, with a planning week that runs until Friday, September 8.  Students will return to classes on Monday, September 11.

According to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, 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 14, and for teachers on Friday, December 15. During this term, there will be Teachers’ Professional Day, occurring on Friday, October 20.

The Hilary Term (Term II), which starts at the beginning of 2018, will be for 12 weeks, beginning Monday, January 8, for teachers and Tuesday, January 9, for students. The term ends on Wednesday, March 28, and Thursday, March 29, for students and teachers respectively.

Term III, known as the Trinity Term, will also last for 12 weeks. Teachers will begin on Monday, April 16, 2018, while students will be back in the classroom on Tuesday, April 17. The term ends on Thursday, July 5, for students and Friday, July 6, for educators.

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