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Monday, October 19, 2015

Malaysia School Holidays 2016

The Official Malaysia School Holidays 2016 list is out! Many parents have been looking forward to this for some time now to plan ahead for the holidays, book cheap air tickets ahead of time etc. You can download a pdf copy of the Malaysia School Holiday 2016 list from the Malaysia Ministry Of Education website (Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia) here: Malaysia MOE Takwim Sekolah 2016

Let's look at some important dates.
  1. School starts on 3 Jan 2016 (Group A) or 4 Jan 2016 (Group B) - Group A = Kedah, Kelantan, Johor & Terengganu. Group B = All the rest.
  2. The year-end holidays has been reduced from 6 weeks to 5 weeks in 2016.
  3. As before, school is split into 2 terms with a 2 week break in between. There are also short 1 week breaks during mid-term. The first term is the same with 20 weeks of school. However, there is a change in the schooling days during the second term or second half of the year as follows:
In 2015, second term begins on 14 June with 14 weeks of schooling followed by 1 week mid term break and another 8 weeks of schooling before the year-end holidays. Total weeks of school for second term is 22 weeks.

In 2016, second term begins on 12 June 2016 with 12 weeks of schooling followed by 1 week mid term break and another 11 weeks of schooling before the shortened 5 week break. Total weeks of school for second term is 23 weeks.

In summary, the 2016 School Holidays are on the following dates:

  • Mid Term/Semester 1 Break = 11 March to 19 March 2016 (1 week)
  • Mid Year Break = 27 May to 11 June 2016 (2 weeks)
  • Mid Term/Semester 2 Break = 9 Sept - 17 Sept 2016 (1 week)
  • Year-end Break = 25 Nov - 31 Dec 2016 (5 weeks)

If you are looking for Malaysia School Holiday Programs For Nov/Dec 2015, remember to check our website for the list of programs.

For those planning to do some home studies to prepare for the year 2016, you can buy workbooks online from Peekabook.


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