Zimbabwean School Opening and Closing Dates in 2024

As a student I also occassionally check for school opening dates when the holiday gets exhausting or the closing dates when i can't wait to go home. I have done the math for you including term and holiday lengths. Dates in this article only apply to ECD, Primary, Secondary and High School students of schools following dates set by the Ministry of Education.

School Opening and Closing Dates in Zimbabwe | Tino Mazorodze

Frequently Asked Questions about the Zimbabwe School Calender

When are schools opening and closing for term 1 in 2024?

When are schools opening and closing for term 2 in 2024?

When are schools opening and closing for term 3 in 2024?

About the school calendar in Zimbabwe

  • Schools in Zimbabwe usually open on Tuesdays and close on Thursdays.
  • Boarding school students arrive and leave school a day earlier than day school students on opening and closing dates.
  • Most private schools set different opening and closing dates from the government set dates.
  • On average a school term is 3 months long and the holiday 1 month long.

2024 School Opening and Closing Dates Calendar in Zimbabwe

Period Start Date (2024) End Date (2024)
Term 1 9 January 27 March
Holiday 1 27 March 6 May
Term 2 7 May 8 August
Holiday 2 8 August 9 September
Term 3 10 September 5 December
Holiday 3 5 December 10 January 2025

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