School Holidays and Study Days
The planning of nearly all school holidays is regulated by the Dutch Ministry of Education. The government decides about the planning of the Christmas holiday, the Summer holiday and one week of the May holiday. They give advice about the planning of the Autumn holiday and the Spring Holiday.
In our local region, the boards of all primary and secondary schools decide about the planning of Autumn and Spring holidays, the (possibility of a) second week of the May holiday and the festivities days. Normally we receive their decision in spring.
Festivities like Easter, Pentecost and Ascension Day are based on the Christian calendar and the dates differ every year. The festivities of King’s Day (27th April) and remembrance of the second World War (4th and 5th May) usually take place in the May holiday.
Please find more information about the Dutch holidays
Below the dates for the scheduled holidays in 2019-2020
Teacher training days (students are free/professional development for staff) for all groups /classes
Monday 30th September 2019
Tuesday 1st October 2019
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Friday 22nd November 2019
Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12) 20th December 2019
Monday 27th January 2020
Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12-noon) 14th February 2020
Friday 20th March 2020
Tuesday 2nd June 2020
Friday afternoon (dismissal at 12 – noon) 3rd July 2020
For MYP students only
Two days in Spring term – to be determined
these will be communicated at least 2 months before the date
Parent-Teacher meetings 24th and 25th June 2020 (during the day, no lessons/school for students)