Department Releases Proposed 2023 School Calendar

The Department of Basic Education's Minister, Angie Motshekga, signed off and released the proposed school calendar set for 2023. The calendar breaks down how the department will divide school work over the course of 43 weeks.

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The school calendar for the 2023 school year is now out and the general public is invited to comment on it.

The 2023 school year will commence on 18 January for Coastal Cluster schools and on 11 January for Inland schools, as announced by Minister Angie Motshekga. The calendar shows 199 school days, with a limited number of school holidays. 

Inland schools will have 199 school days over 42 weeks for the year and Coastal Cluster schools will have the same.

Inland schools covers schools in the Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West. Coastal Cluster schools include Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape schools.

Term dates for Inland schools

  • First Term 11 January - 24 March
  • Second Term 12 April - 23 June
  • Third Term 18 July - 29 September
  • Fourth Term 10 October - 13 December

Term dates for Coastal Cluster schools

  • First Term 18 January - 31 March
  • Second Term 12 April - 23 June
  • Third Term 18 July - 29 September
  • Fourth Term 10 October - 13 December

The school year will therefore end on 13 December for all schools. This school calendar is only for Public Schools in the country.

The department requires the commentary from the general public for planning purposes. Should you want to comment on the school calendar, you will need to go to www.education.gov.za.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE 2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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