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2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:12 pm

hi parents here,

was on the moe website and happened to see that next yr 2013 holidays was somehow shorten... anyone notice this??

the dec holidays has always been 6 weeks, but next yr shows only 5 weeks. if u count by calendar days, 23-nov-2013 to 31-dec-2013 is 38 days only..

this yr 2012 holidays is from 16-nov-2012 to 31-dec-2012 which is 45 days..

http://www.moe.edu.sg/schools/terms-and-holidays/2013/

Quote from MOE webby :

For Primary and Secondary Schools

School Terms for 2013

Semester 1

Term 1
Wednesday 2nd January to Friday 15th March

Term 2
Monday 25th March to Friday 31st May


Semester 2

Term 3
Monday 1st July to Friday 6th September

Term 4
Monday 16th September to Friday 22nd November


School Holidays for 2013

Semester 1

After Term 1
Saturday 16th March to Sunday 24th March

After Term 2
Saturday 1st June to Sunday 30th June


Semester 2

After Term 3
Saturday 7th September to Sunday 15th September

After Term 4
Saturday 23rd November to Tuesday 31st December

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby PhoBIA » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:22 pm

Isn't better?
Most teachers still ask students to return on the 1st week of holidays.
Hopefully, in 2013, teachers don't do that again in the already shortened holidays.

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby BigDevil » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:48 pm

A while back, one airline was having 2-for-the-price-of-1 promo that is valid till Mar 31. I counted 10 weeks from the start of the year, and almost bought tickets for the "March holidays".

Fortunately, I double checked MOE website and found that term 1 is actually 10.5 weeks long. So that extra half week in term 1 eats into the year end holiday.

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:36 pm

BigDevil wrote:A while back, one airline was having 2-for-the-price-of-1 promo that is valid till Mar 31. I counted 10 weeks from the start of the year, and almost bought tickets for the "March holidays".

Fortunately, I double checked MOE website and found that term 1 is actually 10.5 weeks long. So that extra half week in term 1 eats into the year end holiday.

i dun quite follow u... if i go by calendar days, there is still difference in the number of days for holiday next yr right??

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby G Tan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:02 pm

verykiasumummy wrote:
BigDevil wrote:A while back, one airline was having 2-for-the-price-of-1 promo that is valid till Mar 31. I counted 10 weeks from the start of the year, and almost bought tickets for the "March holidays".

Fortunately, I double checked MOE website and found that term 1 is actually 10.5 weeks long. So that extra half week in term 1 eats into the year end holiday.

i dun quite follow u... if i go by calendar days, there is still difference in the number of days for holiday next yr right??


yup, it is shorten. I counted again. Normally primary school has 6 weeks holidays in year end. 2013, they only has 5.5 weeks
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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby sleepyqueen » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:06 pm

Isn't it suppose to be 10 weeks per term? So the 0.5 goes to where?

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby G Tan » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:09 pm

sleepyqueen wrote:Isn't it suppose to be 10 weeks per term? So the 0.5 goes to where?

Term 1 starts from week 0 instead of week 1
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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:11 pm

G Tan wrote:
verykiasumummy wrote:
BigDevil wrote:A while back, one airline was having 2-for-the-price-of-1 promo that is valid till Mar 31. I counted 10 weeks from the start of the year, and almost bought tickets for the "March holidays".

Fortunately, I double checked MOE website and found that term 1 is actually 10.5 weeks long. So that extra half week in term 1 eats into the year end holiday.

i dun quite follow u... if i go by calendar days, there is still difference in the number of days for holiday next yr right??


yup, it is shorten. I counted again. Normally primary school has 6 weeks holidays in year end. 2013, they only has 5.5 weeks


we cant count the half week from 1 jan right?? so it will be shorten no matter what... why huh???

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby verykiasumummy » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:13 pm

G Tan wrote:
sleepyqueen wrote:Isn't it suppose to be 10 weeks per term? So the 0.5 goes to where?

Term 1 starts from week 0 instead of week 1


regardless of the term, the dec holiday is still shorten right?

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Re: 2013 School Holiday shorten?

Postby sleepyqueen » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:21 pm

Oh i know liao.. Next year 2 Jan on wed 2013.
Thought in the past that's always consider as 1 week regardless which day the sch starts.

I go and check the last few years, 1 jan was on FRI, SAT and SUN hence lucky me, last time when i made booking of the budget tickets didn't made this error.

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