School dates and time
The school day usually starts at 9:00am and ends at 3pm or 3:30pm. Some high schools will run classes beginning at 8:00 am. Many schools will run sports programmes after 3 or 3:30, but these are optional for students.
The school year starts in January. There are four terms in a year, with two-week breaks between them and a six-week summer break at the end of the year.
- Term 1: late January to early April (two week break)
- Term 2: May to early July (two week break)
- Term 3: late July to late September (two week break)
- Term 4: mid-October to mid-December (six week summer holiday)
There are often slight variations on start and end dates. It is best to check the specific school’s timetable.