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The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has gazetted the amended school calendar for 2020 - see below

Grade 12 and Grade 7 learners returned to school on 8 June. Other grades will be phased in as follows:

  • Grades 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 11 Grades R, 6 and 11: 6 July (Whew, we are having a hard time trying to keep up with the changes!)
  • Grades 4, 5, 8, 9: 3 August

The Department of Education has also outlined a variety of rules and guidelines that it plans on implementing at schools to curb the spread of COVID-19. These include:

  • Physical distances in classrooms of not more than two learners sharing desks.
  • No hugging, handshaking, and direct contact.
  • Cloth masks to be worn by learners and teachers at all times.
  • No mass public events – including sports matches, choral practices, and festivals.
  • Extra classes should be arranged in small groups that maintain social distancing.
  • Classrooms to be sanitised before each school day.
  • Hands to be sanitised upon entering of the classroom.
  • Limiting of movement of learners between classes.
  • No clustering of desks in classrooms.
  • Transport will be sanitised before each trip, while the hands of learners will also be sanitised before entry.
  • Distance management must take place between learners in buses.

The information contained on this page is obtained directly from the website of the Department of Education. We cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies or errors, so please consult your school before booking your holiday!

2020 Revised School terms

Published on 11-06-2020

 
Term Dates Weeks Days Public
Holidays
School
days
115 Jan - 18 Mar1046046
28 Jun - 7 Aug945144
312 Aug - 23 Sep731031
45 Oct - 15 Dec1152052
Total:371741173

 

View next year's school calendar

2020 Public Holidays

 
2020Holiday
1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
21 MarchHuman Rights Day
10 AprilGood Friday
13 AprilFamily Day
27 AprilFreedom Day
1 MayWorkers' Day
16 JuneYouth Day
9 AugustNational Women's Day
10 AugustPublic Holiday
24 SeptemberHeritage Day
16 DecemberDay of Reconciliation
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberDay of Goodwill

For information on Covid-19 refer to https://sacoronavirus.co.za