Ministry releases school term dates for 2017


PETALING JAYA: Parents will be able to plan their holidays, now that the Education Ministry has released its school term dates for next year.

Students go back to school on Jan 3 next year in all states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, where classes start on Jan 1.

Schools in states that observe Friday and Saturday as the weekend usually start classes or the holidays a day earlier (see chart above).

According to the ministry’s website, there will be 72 holidays and 204 school days in all states except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu which have 205 school days.

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), subject to approval by the respective state education departments.

The year-end break will start on Nov 25, except in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu where the holidays start a day earlier.