Terms and School Holidays in South Africa

There are no universal term dates or calendars that apply to all independent schools in South Africa. Many independent schools (especially four-term schools) follow the state calendar below, while others follow an association calendar. Some independent schools follow their own specific calendars.

Public Schools Calendar 2015

Term Coastal Provinces Inland Provinces
Opens Closes Opens Closes
First 21 January 01 April 14 January 25 March
Second 13 April 26 June 13 April 26 June
Third 20 July 2 October 20 July 2 October
Fourth 12 October 9 December 12 October 9 December

CURRO Schools Calendar 2015

Term Opens Closes
First 14 January 07 March
Second 14 April 26 June
Third 21 July 23 September
Curro week:
28 Sept to 2 Oct
Fourth 13 October 9 December

Crawford Schools Calendar 2015

Term Opens Closes
First 14 January 25 March
Second 14 April 26 June
Third 21 July 2 October
Fourth 12 October 9 December

ISASA Schools Calendar 2015

4 TERM CALENDAR

Term Opens Closes
First 14 January 25 March
Second 14 April 26 June
Third 21 July 23 September
Fourth 12 October 4 December

ISASA Schools Calendar 2015

3 TERM CALENDAR

Term Opens Closes
First 14 January 17 April
Half Term 12h00 Thursday 26 February Return to school: Tuesday 3 March
Second 14 April 26 June
Half Term Normal closing: Friday 26 June Return to school: Monday 6 July
Third 21 July 23 September
Half Term 12h00 Thursday 22 October Return to school: Tuesday 27 October

Proposed school term calendar for 2016

Term Coastal Provinces Inland Provinces
Opens Closes Opens Closes
First 13 January 18 March 13 January 18 March
Second 5 April 25 June 5 April 25 June
Third 18 July 30 September 18 July 30 September
Fourth 10 October 7 December 10 October 7 December

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