Schedule of 2018 school terms, holidays announced in Singapore

The schedule of next year’s school terms for primary and secondary schools as well as junior colleges and the Millenia Institute has been announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Singapore today.

According to the press statement, the school for the next year will start on January 2 and end on November 16.

School terms for Primary and Secondary Schools

Semester I

Term I: Jan 2 (Tue) – March 9 (Fri)

Term II: March 19 (Mon)  – May 25 (Fri)

Semester II

Term III: June 25 (Mon) – Aug 31 (Fri)

Term IV: Sept 10 (Mon) – Nov 16* (Fri)

School session for the next year will start on January 2 and end on November 16.
School session for the next year will start on January 2 and end on November 16. Photo courtesy: gov.sg

The last day of the final school term for schools which will be used as venues for the GCE O Level written examinations will be October 26 (Friday).

School Terms for Junior Colleges (JC) and Millennia Institute (MI)

Semester I

Term I: Feb 2 (Fri) – March 9 (Fri) for Year 1 students, Jan 8 (Mon) – March 9 (Fri) for Year 2 and Year 3 MI students

Term II: March 19 (Mon)  – May 25 (Fri)

Semester II

Term III: June 25 (Mon) – Aug 31 (Fri)

Term IV: Sept 10 (Mon) – Nov 23 (Fri) for Year 1 students and Year 2 MI students, Sept 10 (Mon) to end of A-Level exams for Year 2 JC students and Year 3 MI students.

Vacation periods

The four vacation periods for schools, junior colleges and Millenia Institute for next year will be as follows:

Primary and Secondary Schools

Between Terms I & II: March 10 (Sat) – March 18 (Sun)

Between Semesters I & II: May 26 (Sat) – June 24 (Sun)

Between Terms III & IV: Sept 1 (Sat) – Sept 9 (Sun)

At end of school year: Nov 17 (Sat) – Dec 31 (Mon)

There will be four vacation periods for schools  and junior colleges in Singapore.
There will be four vacation periods for schools and junior colleges in Singapore. Photo courtesy: nac.gov.sg

Junior Colleges and Millenia Institute

Between Terms I & II: March 10 (Sat) – March 18 (Sun)

Between Semesters I & II: May 26 (Sat) – June 24 (Sun)

Between Terms III & IV: Sept 1 (Sat) – Sept 9 (Sun)

At end of school year: Nov 24 (Sat) – Dec 31 (Mon) for Year 1 JC students and Year 1 & 2 MI students (For Year 2 JC students and Year 3 MI students, term ends when A-Level exams end).

Scheduled school holidays

Youth Day: July 1 (Sun). July 2 will be a scheduled school holiday.

Day after National Day: Aug 10 (Fri)

Teachers’ Day: Aug 31 (Fri)

Childrens’ Day: Oct 5 (Fri). Note: This is for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only.

Public holidays 

Term 1

New Year’s Day: Jan 1 (Mon)

Chinese New Year: Feb 16-17 (Fri-Sat). Feb 19 (Mon) will be a school holiday.

Term 2

Good Friday: March 30 (Fri)

Labour Day: May 1 (Tue)

Vesak Day: May 29 (Tue)

Term 3

Hari Raya Puasa: June 15 (Fri)

National Day: Aug 9 (Thur)

Term 4

Hari Raya Haji: Aug 22 (Wed)

Deepavali: Nov 6 (Tue)

Christmas Day: Dec 25 (Tue)

The school terms and holidays for 2018 is available on the MOE website.

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Ashraf Jamal
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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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