Singapore School Holidays, Public Holidays 2019

Singapore School Holidays are set by Singapore’s Ministry of Education for public schools, but private schools can largely determine their own. Private schools may also choose whether to follow the calendar year (January to December) in line with the public schools, or to follow the academic calendar of their school’s curriculum. WhichSchoolAdvisor.com clarifies the key dates for 2019.
Singapore School Holidays, Public Holidays 2019
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Singapore School Holidays and school term times differ as a result of different curricula. Here we capture the key three school years.

Jump to MOE primary and secondary schools
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2019 term dates and holidays for MOE primary and secondary schools

Below are Singapore's official school term dates incorporating the Singapore public school holidays. These dates may also apply to Australian schools in particular and others whose academic year follows the calendar year.

1 January

New Year’s Day

2 January

Semester 1, term 1 start

5-6 February

Chinese New Year

15 March

Semester 1, term 1 end

25 March

Semester 1, term 2 start

19 April

Good Friday

1 May

Labour Day        

19 May (20 May will be a public holiday)

Vesak Day          

31 May

Semester 1, term 2 end

5 June

Hari Raya Puasa

1 July

Semester 2, term 3 start

7 July (8 July will be a public holiday)

Youth Day

9 August

National Day     

6 August

Teachers’ Day

6 September

Semester 2, term 3 end

11 August (12 August will be a public holiday)

Hari Raya Haji    

16 September

Semester 2, term 4 start

4 October

Children’s Day*

15 November

Semester 2, term 4 end

27 October (28 October will be a public holiday)

Deepavali           

25 December

Christmas Day  

*for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only

 

2018-19 term dates and holidays for Indian curriculum primary and secondary schools

Schools following the Indian curriculum tend to follow the April to March calendar of their home country and incorporate local holidays within this.

18 April

Term 1 starts

1 May

Labour Day        

29 May 

Vesak Day          

1 June

Term 1 ends

15 June

Hari Raya Puasa

7 July (8 July will be a public holiday)

Youth Day

2 July

Term 2 starts

9 August

National Day     

6 August

Teachers’ Day

4 October

Children’s Day*

21 September

Term 2 ends

1 October

Term 3 start

6-7 November

Deepavali        

7 December

Term 3 ends

25 December

Christmas Day  

1 January

New Year’s Day

7 January

Term 4 starts

5-6 February

Chinese New Year

15 March

Term 4 ends

 

2018-19 term dates and holidays for British/US/European primary and secondary schools

Schools following the Northern hemisphere academic calendar (UK, European and North American schools) from September to June/July, will follow these dates. 

20 August (this varies by school)

Term 1 start

31 August

Teachers’ Day

1 September

Hari Raya Haji    

6 October

Children’s Day*

15-19 October

Mid-term break

18 October

Deepavali

14 December

Term 1 end

25 December

Christmas Day  

1 January

New Year’s Day

7 January

Term 2 start

4-8 February

Mid-term break (inc. Chinese New Year)

5-6 February

Chinese New Year

5 April

Term 2 end

19 April 

Good Friday

22 April

Term 3 start

1 May

Labour Day

20-21 May

Mid-term break

19 May (20 May will be a public holiday)

Vesak Day          

5 June

Hari Raya Puasa

28 June

Term 3 end

7 July (8 July will be a public holiday)

Youth Day

* Some schools may postpone their academic year start to the last week of August and extend the third term to the first full week of July.

We advise you to check with individual schools before making any definite holiday plans.

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