2024 first term school holidays.

Start and end date of 2024 first term school holidays. Image: iStock

School calendar: When do the first term holidays in 2024 start?

Curious about the first term school holidays? Find out when they start and plan for a well-deserved break.

2024 first term school holidays.

Start and end date of 2024 first term school holidays. Image: iStock

As we go through the first term of the 2024 school year, pupils, teachers, and parents are eagerly waiting for the upcoming holiday break.

The first term started on 17 January, kicking off a time of learning and new experiences. Since then, pupils have been attending classes, doing activities, and being part of the school world.

As time goes on, everyone starts thinking about the holiday break. It’s a good chance for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Start and end dates of the first term school holidays

The first term holiday is from 20 March to 3 April, giving pupils time to relax, recharge, and spend time with loved ones.

Here are the start and end dates for each term:

  • Term 1: 17 January to 20 March
  • Term 2: 3 April to 14 June
  • Term 3: 9 July to 20 September
  • Term 4: 1 October to 11 December

This calendar helps everyone plan their year, showing when there are breaks from school and when classes are on. It also helps plan events and activities around school holiday schedules.

School incidents heighten safety awareness

But, among the excitement for the holidays, recent shocking events in schools have reminded us of the importance of safety. One such incident happened when a grade 6 pupil allegedly shot the 51-year-old principal on 16 February, leading to attempted murder charges.

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In response to this tragedy, Gauteng education MEC Matome Chiloane visited the school on 19 February to talk to the affected pupils during an assembly.

“I’m here to tell you you are safe in school. Primrose Primary is a safe school. I’m going to do everything to ensure you are safe. Here you play, learn and develop,” he said.