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School Terms & Holidays

The school year for 2017 for all MOE primary and secondary schools will start from Tuesday, 3 January and end on Friday, 17 November 2017. This takes into account 40 weeks of curriculum time for teaching and learning before the start of the national examinations, and six weeks of school vacation at end of year for teachers and students.

SCHOOL TERMS FOR 2017

Semester 1
Term 1 Tuesday 3 January to Friday 10 March
Term 2 Monday 20 March to Friday 26 May
Semester 2
Term 3 Tuesday 27 June to Thursday 31 August
Term 4 Monday 11 September to *Friday 17 November

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR 2017

Semester 1
Between Terms 1 and 2 Saturday 11 March to Sunday 19 March
Between Semesters 1 and 2 Saturday 27 May to Sunday 25 June
Semester 2
Between Terms 3 and 4 Saturday 2 September to Sunday 10 September
At the End of School Year Saturday 18 November to Sunday 31 December

SCHEDULED SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR 2017

Holiday Date
Youth Day* Sunday 2 July
(The following Monday, 3 July 2017 will be a scheduled school holiday)
Day after National Day Thursday 10 August
Teachers’ Day Thursday 31 August
Children’s Day (for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only) Friday 6 October

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FOR 2017

Holiday Date
New Year’s Day *Sunday 1 January
Chinese New Year **Saturday 28 January
***Sunday 29 January
Good Friday Friday 14 April
Labour Day Monday 1 May
Vesak Day Wednesday 10 May
Hari Raya Puasa ****Sunday 25 June
National Day Wednesday 9 August
Hari Raya Haji Friday 1 September
Deepavali Wednesday 18 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December

* Monday, 2 January will be a public holiday.
** Tuesday, 31 January, will be a school holiday.
***Monday, 30 January will be a public holiday.
****Monday, 26 June will be a public holiday.