Monday, September 6, 2010

Here is an updated school calendar for schools in Ontario. If you are planning on moving to Canada with school age kids, it is a good idea to move during the holidays, so that your children attend the first day of the school year, or the first day of a term.

Ontario Schools Calendar Year with Holidays 2010 / 2011 / 2012

School Year 2010-2011 2011-2012
Total number of school days available (Sept. 1 - June 30) 196 196
Minimum number of school days required by regulation 194 194

Ontario Schools Holidays 2010 / 2011 / 2012

School Holidays
Labour Day Sept. 6 Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 11 Oct. 10
Christmas break (inclusive) Dec. 20-31 Dec. 19-30
Family Day Feb. 21 Feb. 20
Mid-Winter break (inclusive) March 14-18 March 12-16
Good Friday April 22 April 6
Easter Monday April 25 April 9
Victoria Day May 23 May 21

Note: A School Board may modify school calendar dates with prior approval of the Ministry. Please contact your board to see if their School Holidays have been modified.

Schools also have PD (professional development) holidays which will be given to the kids during the first week of school. Normally the first PD day is within the first two to three weeks of the school opening date. The teachers may re-arrange the classrooms during this time.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to email or leave a comment.

Have a great new school year!!!!

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