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New school terms and dates

STUDENTS go back to school on Jan 2 next year in all states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, where classes start a day earlier.

There will be 214 school days. (see chart)

Students will get 72 holidays next year according to the 2018 school calendar as shown on the Education Ministry’s website.

School heads can apply for four days of cuti peristiwa (occasional holiday), which need not be replaced.

They can also apply for cuti ganti (replacement holiday), which is subject to approval by the respective state education departments.

The year-end break will start on Nov 23 next year, except in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu where the holidays start a day earlier. — By KAREN CHAPMAN

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