PRINTABLE: The amended 2020 school calendar is out!
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The Department of Basic Education has gone forward with the reopening of schools from June, and has now finally announced the new school holiday dates. 

Grades 7 and 12 already started off the second term on Monday 8 June, which is set to end Tuesday, 7 August.

Save this simple school calendar to your phone, or download and print out here: 2020 updated school holiday dates 

2020 new school calendar

Download and print this comprehensive printable school holiday calendar and stick it on the fridge today: 2020 updated school holiday calendar

We've indicated all the school holidays in yellow, and public holidays in green. 

The amended 2020 school calendar is out!

SA school holidays 2020:

Term 2

Monday 8 June: Schools opened for Term 2

Tuesday 16 June: Youth Day

Friday 7 August: Schools close

Sunday 9 August: Women's Day; Monday 10 August is a public holiday

Term 3

Wednesday 12 August: Schools open for Term 3

Wednesday 23 September: Schools close

Thursday 24 September: Heritage Day

Term 4

Monday 5 October: Schools open for Term 4

Tuesday 15 December: School's out!

Wednesday 16 December: Day of Reconciliation

Friday 25 December: Christmas Day

Saturday 26 December: Day of Goodwill

In 2020 Christmas falls on a Friday, and the Day of Goodwill is on a Saturday.

The school holidays 2020 at a glance:

August 2020 holiday: Schools close briefly from Friday 7 August and reopen Wednesday 12 August.

September/October 2020 holiday: Schools close Wednesday 23 September and reopen Monday 5 October.

December 2020 holiday: Schools close on Tuesday 15 December.

Source: Department of Basic Education

(Original calendar image: Getty Images) 

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