There are three terms in a school year. The dates for 2017 are:
Term 1: January 3rd – April 7th (starts January 6th for Form One)
Term 2: April 28th – August 4th
Term 3: August 25th – October 27th (ends November 30th for Form Four)
The children return to their families at the end of every term for a holiday. It is very important that they do go back home and that they get involved in the activities there, whether by looking after animals, assisting with farming activities, fetching water or helping with other household tasks.
We do not want them to lose contact with their home communities but rather maintain links so they see their education in the light of the future benefit they can be to them.