Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week.
The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 10, and for teachers Friday, December 11.
Three weeks have been allotted for the vacation, following which Term II (Hilary) begins for teachers on Monday, January 4, 2016, and students on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
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 Thursday, March 24, for children and Friday, March 25, for teachers.