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SCHOOL AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

The South African school year is normally broken down into four terms although some private schools have three terms. Private schools have different holiday times to public schools. A few private schools set their own holidays but most schools will follow the calendars below.

The Deutsche Schule Johannesburg has four terms and follows a slightly different calender to the other private schools. The school also has some additional public holidays. To download school and public holiday dates for the Deutsche Schule Johannesburg, please visit this link ..

Private school terms for 2016  download here
Four term schools
Terms Start Close
One Wednesday 13 January Friday 18 March
Two Tuesday 5 April Friday 24 June
Three Tuesday 19 July Friday 23 September
Four Tuesday 11 October Wednesday 7 December

Three term schools
Terms Start Close
One Wednesday 13 January Friday 8 April
Two Tuesday 3 May Friday 5 August
Three Tuesday 6 September Wednesday 7 December

Public school terms for 2016
All public schools have four terms
Terms Start Close
One Wednesday 13 January Friday 18 March
Two Tuesday 5 April Friday 24 June
Three Tuesday 18 July Friday 30 September
Four Tuesday 10 October Wednesday 7 December

Public and school holidays 2016  download here
Date Holiday
1 January New Year's Day
21 March Human Rights Day
25 March Good Friday
28 March Family Day
27 April Freedom Day
1 May Workers Day
2 May Public holiday
16 June Youth Day
17 June School holiday
8 August School holiday
9 August Women's Day
24 September Heritage Day
16 December Day of Reconciliation
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Day of Goodwill

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