National Policy for determining School Calendars for Public Schools published
The Minister of Basic Education published the National Policy for Determining School Calendars for Public Schools in South Africa in Government Gazette No 38330, dated 30 January 2015. The purpose of the policy is to regulate how the department must determine school calendars for public schools.
The policy establishes the principles, which must be taken into account and the specifications according to which the school calendar must be determined. The latter includes, inter alia, the number of school days per year (approximately 200); number of school terms (4); length of terms; duration of school holidays, days for administration and planning; religious holidays (conditions for closing a school for religious commemorations) and sporting and cultural days.
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