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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Dubai private school 2018-2019 academic calendar released

The calendar pertains to schools that begin their academic year in April

Educators say motivating pupils and giving them small breaks helps to boost attendance.. Pawan Singh / The National
Educators say motivating pupils and giving them small breaks helps to boost attendance.. Pawan Singh / The National

The 2018-2019 academic calendar for Dubai private schools issued by the UAE Cabinet has been released by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.

The calendar, which includes holidays that will be issued, pertains to schools that begin their academic year in April.

KHDA said all private schools must tentatively communicate public holidays - such as Eids and National Day - to parents then confirm the dates once the holidays are officially declared by the UAE government authority.

Start of academic year April 2, 2018
Summer break begins July 1, 2018
Return from summer break September 2, 2018
Winter break begins December 16, 2018
Return from winter break * January 6, 2019 (three weeks)
End of academic year ** Between March 14-21, 2019
New academic year begins 2019/2020 April 1, 2019

* Private schools in Dubai starting in April may choose to reduce or extend the winter break based on KHDA approval: Reduce the winter break to two weeks. Classes resumed on December 30, 2018 or Extend the winter break to four weeks. Classes are resumed January 13, 2019

** These private schools can close any day from March 14th and 21st, subject to the school fulfilling the stipulated number of instructional and academic days and receiving KHDA approval.