Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 27 September 2020

UAE school term dates for next three years announced

Ministry of Education reveals academic calendar for private and public schools

Authorities have announced the academic calendar for this year and the next two years for all public and private schools in the UAE.

Pupils in private schools will get a three-week winter break that starts on December 13.

The second term will start on January 3, 2021.

Schools will get a two-week spring break from March 28 to April 15 next year and classes will resume on April 18.

The last day of school for the academic year 2020-2021 will be July 1.

The academic calendar was approved by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and the Ministerial Development Council.

The current academic year and 2022-2023 will be of 188 days for private schools.

Children will go to school 186 days in the 2021-2022 school year.

Pupils in public schools and the ones that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum will attend lessons 182 days every year.

Pupils will return to school a day earlier in the new academic year on August 29 next year and on August 28 in 2022.

These dates apply to all public and private schools.

The term dates for 2021-2022 are:

Winter break: December 12 to 30 in 2021

Spring break: March 27 to April 14, 2022

Term dates for 2022-2023 are:

Winter break: December 11, 2022 to January 1, 2023

Spring break: March 26, 2023 to April 13, 2023

This year, parents were given the option to opt for online classes or face-to-face lessons on the campus.

On Sunday, the Dubai Health Authority reissued guidance to parents, children and teachers as numbers of new cases soared two weeks after pupils went back to school on August 31.

Dr Hend Al Awadhi, head of health promotion and education at the DHA, said children needed to be reminded of the threats to public health.

Pupils must disinfect books, smart devices and lunch boxes every day at school.

A ban on high-fives, sharing food and spreading rumours related to Covid-19 are also some of the measures in place to protect youngsters from the contagion, the authorities said.

Updated: September 14, 2020 08:21 PM

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