Singapore Public Holidays, School Holidays, 2017-18

Singapore’s Ministry of Education is responsible for determining the school calendar 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 tries to clarify the key dates for 2017-18.

Below are the Official Public Holidays 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 .

 

2017 holidays look like this:

1 January

New Year’s Day

3 January

Semester 1, term 1 start

28 January

Chinese New Year

10 March

Semester 1, term 1 end

20 March

Semester 1, term 2 start

14 April

Good Friday

1 May

Labour Day        

10 May

Vesak Day          

26 May

Semester 1, term 2 end

25 June

Hari Raya Puasa

27 June

Semester 2, term 3 start

2 July

Youth Day

3 July

In lieu of Youth Day

9 August

National Day     

10 August

In addition to National Day

31 August

Teachers’ Day

31 August

Semester 2, term 3 end

1 September

Hari Raya Haji    

11 September

Semester 2, term 4 start

6 October

Children’s Day*

17 November

Semester 2, term 4 end

18 October

Deepavali           

25 December

Christmas Day  

*for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only

 

2018 holidays are expected to be as follows:

1 January

New Year’s Day

2 January

Semester 1, term 1 start

16 February

Chinese New Year

17 February (Saturday)

Chinese New Year

9 March

Semester 1, term 1 end

19 March

Semester 1, term 2 start

30 March

Good Friday

1 May

Labour Day

25 May

Semester 1, term 2 end

29 May

Vesak Day          

15 June

Hari Raya Puasa

25 June

Semester 2, term 3 start

1 July

Youth Day

2 July

In lieu of Youth Day

9 August

National Day     

10 August

Day after National Day

22 August

Hari Raya Haji    

31 August

Teachers’ Day

31 August

Semester 2, term 3 end

10 September

Semester 2, term 4 start

5 October

Children’s Day

6 November

Deepavali           

16 November

Semester 2, term 4 end

25 December

Christmas Day

 

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

10 April

Term 1 end

1 May

Labour Day        

10 May

Vesak Day          

16 June

Term 1 end

25 June

Hari Raya Puasa

2 July

Youth Day

3 July

In lieu of Youth Day

23 July

Term 2 start

9 August

National Day     

10 August

In addition to National Day

31 August

Teachers’ Day

6 October

Children’s Day*

13 October

Term 2 end

18 October

Deepavali           

30 October

Term 3 start

15 December

Term 3 end

25 December

Christmas Day  

1 January

New Year’s Day

8 January

Term 4 start

16 February

Chinese New Year

17 February (Saturday)

Chinese New Year

30 March

Term 4 end

30 March

Good Friday

*for primary schools and primary sections of full schools only

 

2018 holidays

3 April

Term 1 starts

1 May

Labour Day

29 May

Vesak Day          

31 May

Term 1 ends

15 June

Hari Raya Puasa

1 July

Youth Day

2 July

In lieu of Youth Day

5 July

Term 2 starts

9 August

National Day     

10 August

Day after National Day

22 August

Hari Raya Haji    

31 August

Teachers’ Day

25 – 29 September

Mid-term break

5 October

Children’s Day

6 November

Deepavali           

30 November

Term 2 ends

25 December

Christmas Day

1 January

New Year’s Day

3 January

Term 3 starts

12-16 February

Mid-term break (Chinese New Year)

23 March

Term 3 ends

 

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

 

2017-18 holidays look like this

14 August

Term 1 Start

31 August

Teachers’ Day

1 September

Hari Raya Haji    

6 October

Children’s Day*

16-20 October

Mid-term break

18 October

Deepavali

15 December

Term 1 end

25 December

Christmas Day  

1 January

New Year’s Day

7 January

Term 2 start

12-16 February

Mid-term break (inc. Chinese New Year)

16 February

Chinese New Year

17 February (Saturday)

Chinese New Year

23 March

Term 2 end

30 March

Good Friday

9 April

Term 3 start

1 May

Labour Day

28-31 May

Mid-term break

29 May

Vesak Day          

15 June

Hari Raya Puasa

22 June

Term 3 end

1 July

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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