School calendar set for 2022

Otis Daniels_Finck
The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture announced that government schools will start on 10 January 2022 for learners and 6 January 2022 for teachers.
The total school days for 2022 will be 195 with the first trimester consisting of 99 days and the second trimester of 96 days.

The first midterm break is slated for 3 May to 6 May. The last school day for learners for the first trimester will be on 10 June. The following public holidays, including Independence Day (21 March), Good Friday (15 April), Easter Monday (18 April), Africa Day (25 May), Ascension Day (26 May) and a school holiday (27 May ), forms part of the first trimester.

Schools will restart on 26 July for the second trimester. Classes will continue until 26 September when the second mid-term break starts and which will last until 30 September. Schools will then resume until 15 December for students and 20 December for teachers. Hero’s Day (26 August) and International Teacher’s Day (5 October) are the public holidays included in the second trimester.

Hostels will open for learners on 9 January 2022 until the first long weekend on 4 February. The first semester for hostel learners will consist of 137 days. Learners will have home weekends on 18 March and 14 April before hostels close for the midterm break between 3 and 6 May 2022. Hostels will close for the first semester on 10 June 2022, before reopening on 25 July 2022. The second semester for hostel learners will consist of 128 days. Hostels will close for a home weekend on 25 August 2022 before the second midterm break from 26 to 30 September 2022. Learners will have another home weekend on 28 October before hostels finally close for the year on 15 December 2022.

The provisional date for the first school day of the first term for 2023 has been set for 18 January for learners and 16 January for teachers.
The provisional date for the first school day of the first term for hostels for 2023 has been set for 17 January for learners, 15 January for hostel staff and 16 January for teachers.