Thursday October 7, 2010, The Star
School term to start on Jan 3 next year
PETALING JAYA: Students will go back to school on Jan 3 in all states except for those in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, where classes start a day earlier (see chart). The Education Ministry website on the school calendar for 2011 stated that there will be 210 school days next year. Students will have 78 days of holiday next year, which is the same as this year.
Education director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said schools can apply for four days of cuti peristiwa (occasional holiday), which need not be replaced. School heads explained that schools can also apply for cuti ganti (replacement holiday), which is subject to approval by the respective state Education Departments. The year-end break will start on Nov 19 next year for all schools, except for those in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu which start a day earlier