What is the traditional school year in South Africa?

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Jan 29th, 2006, 07:05 PM
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What is the traditional school year in South Africa?

Hi,
Could someone tell during which months kids have school, and when are they on "summer break?"
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Jan 29th, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Hi Dreamer2

Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Province and Freestate:
1st term: Jan 18 - March 31
2nd term: April 10 - June 23
3rd term: July 17 - Sept 22
4th term: Oct 2 - Dec 1

Eastern Cape, Kwazulu Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape:
1st term: Jan 11 - March 30
2nd term: April 18 - June 23
3rd term: July 17 - Sept 22
4th term: Oct 2 - Dec 1

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Jan 29th, 2006, 10:05 PM
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Those dates are for the Government ("public") schools, the majority. (A website is www.info.gov.za/aboutsa/school_cal/2006.htm, which includes the public hols.) They have a four-term year.

But if you are looking at the more "up-market" accommodation, then the "private" schools terms could start becoming more relevant. They have a three-term year, with short "half-term" breaks. For an example (I think they tend to be the same dates across schools) see www.stithian.jhb.school.za/calendar.htm.
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Jan 29th, 2006, 11:05 PM
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This is great information. Glad the final night of my late 2006 safari would be December 02nd at the latest, especially considering that I may very well finish up in Madikwe.

Thanks.
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Jan 30th, 2006, 03:23 AM
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Thanks so much for the info!
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