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CALENDAR OF SCHOOL TERMS AND HOLIDAYS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014

Source: Ministry of Education, Jamaica

In accordance with the provisions of Regulations 7 of the Education Regulations 1980, the Honourable Minister of Education has specified the following school terms and periods within which school holidays may be allowed in the school year 2013/2014:

 

1.   The first/CHRISTMAS TERM of the school year will commence on Monday, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 and end on DECEMBER 13, 2013. Christmas Holidays will be December 14, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

 

2.   The second/EASTER TERM of the school year will commence on Monday, JANUARY 6, 2014 and end on APRIL 16, 2014. Easter Holidays will be April 17, 2014 to April 27, 2014. 

 

3.   The third/SUMMER TERM of the school year will commence on Monday, APRIL 28, 2014 and end on JULY 4, 2014. Summer Holidays will be July 5, 2014 to August 31, 2014.

 

The following dates are suggested for mid-term holidays:

CHRISTMAS TERM            Friday, October 18, 2013   

EASTER TERM                   Thursday, March 6, 2014            

SUMMER TERM                Thursday, May 22, 2014      

 

Ministry of Education Professional Development Dates

CHRISTMAS TERM           Thursday, October 17, 2013

EASTER TERM                  Friday, March 7, 2014

SUMMER TERM                Wednesday, May 21, 2014    

 

Public Holiday Schedule

Public Holiday  

 Date 

National Heroes Day  

Monday, October 21, 2013

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 

Boxing Day

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Good Friday  

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Monday

Monday, April 21, 2014

Labour Day

Friday, May 23, 2014 

Emancipation Day

Friday, August 1, 2014

Independence Day

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

       

Examination Dates

Exam Date

Grade One Individual Learning Profile

Monday, August 26 – Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Grade Four Literacy Supplemental

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Grade Six Achievement Tests

Thursday, March 20 & Friday, March 21, 2014

Grade Nine Achievement Tests

Friday, May 9, 2014

Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests

Thursday, June 5 & Friday, June 6, 2014

Vocational Schools Leaving Certificate

Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 20, 2014

Grade Three Diagnostic Tests

Wednesday, June 11 & Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jamaica School Certificate

Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014

 

Attention is drawn to Regulation 7 (3) of the Education Regulations 1980, which makes it obligatory for every Educational Institution to meet for not less than one hundred and ninety (190) days in every school year. Chairmen of School Boards are asked to inform the Ministry of any variation of dates on which their schools will close for each term.

Please note that dates are subject to change due to any extenuating circumstances