School Calendar and Public Holidays | Western Cape Education Department

School Calendar and Public Holidays

1 for Educators
2 for Learners

2020 School Calendar:
Term All Provinces
Opens Closes
First 13 January 1
15 January 2
20 March
Second 31 March 12 June
Third 7 July 18 September
Fourth 29 September 2 December 2
4 December 1

 

2020 Public Holidays:
Date Title
 1 January 2020        New Year’s Day    
 21 March 2020    Human Rights Day 
 10 April 2020    Good Friday 
 13 April 2020    Family Day 
 27 April 2020    Freedom Day 
 1 May 2020    Workers' Day 
 16 June 2020    Youth Day 
 9 August 2020    National Women’s Day 
 10 August 2020    Public holiday 
 24 September 2020    Heritage Day 
 16 December 2020    Day of Reconciliation 
 25 December 2020    Christmas Day 
 26 December 2020    Day of Goodwill 

 

2021 School Calendar:
Term All Provinces
Opens Closes
First 11 January 1
13 January 2
26 March
Second 13 April 25 June
Third 20 July 1 October
Fourth 12 October 8 December 2
10 December 1

 

2021 Public Holidays:
Date Title
 1 January 2020        New Year’s Day    
 21 March 2020    Human Rights Day 
 22 March 2020    Public Holiday 
 2 April 2020    Good Friday 
 5 April 2020    Family Day 
 26 April 2020    School holiday 
 27 April 2020    Freedom Day 
 1 May 2020    Workers' Day 
 16 June 2020    Youth Day 
 9 August 2020    National Women’s Day 
 24 September 2020    Heritage Day 
 16 December 2020    Day of Reconciliation 
 25 December 2020    Christmas Day 
 26 December 2020    Day of Goodwill