The Department of Basic Education has published the 2022 School Calendar.
According to the calendar, the starting date for the 2022 school year is set for Wednesday, 12 January and ends Wednesday, 14 December.
The details were published via official government gazette was published on Friday, 28 May 2021, signed off by the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga.
Below we’ve included school term dates as well as all holidays in a handy print out so you can get a head start on planning your next family holiday.
Remember, these are the term dates for state schools because private schools set their own term dates and differ widely.
Simply click and save this school holiday calendar to your cellphone, or download and print out.
SA school holidays 2022:
The 2022 school calendar:
Saturday 1 January: New Year’s Day
Monday 10 January: Teachers back at school
Wednesday 12 January:Schools open for Term 1
Thursday 17 March: Schools close
Monday 21 March: Human Right’s Day
Tuesday 5 April: Schools open for Term 2
Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April: Easter weekend
Wednesday 27 April: Freedom Day
Sunday 1 May: Worker’s Day
Thursday 16 June: Youth Day
Friday 17 June: Special School Holiday
Friday 24 June: Schools close
Tuesday 19 July: Schools open for Term 3
Monday 8 August: Special School Holiday
Tuesday 9 August: Women’s Day
Saturday 24 September: Heritage Day
Friday 30 September: Schools close
Tuesday 11 October: Schools open for Term 4
Wednesday 14 December: School’s out!
Friday 16 December: Day of Reconciliation
Sunday 25 December: Christmas Day
Monday 26 December: Day of Goodwill
The school holidays 2022 at a glance:
January holiday 2022:
Schools open Wednesday 12 January 2022. Teachers start on Monday 10 January.
March/April 2022 holiday:
Schools close Thursday 17 March and reopen Tuesday 5 April.
June/July 2022 holiday:
Schools close Friday 24 June and reopen Tuesday 19 July.
October 2022 holiday:
Schools close Friday 30 September and reopen Tuesday 11 October.
December 2022 holiday:
Schools close on Wednesday 12 December.
Source: Green Gazette