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2022 South African School Calendar

by Staff Reporter

It’s time to plan for the year ahead! Are you getting ready for school in 2022? You’re in luck! We have the latest 2022 South African school calendar to help you plan for the year ahead and a list of the best online high schools in South Africa.

According to the 2022 South African school calendar, the starting date for the school year is set for Wednesday, 12 January and ends Wednesday, 14 December. We have listed the scheduled dates for the 2022 South African School calendar for public schools and the independent exam board (IEB) to ensure ample time to prepare. 

With the end of 2021 fast approaching, you’ll want to know what the 2022 South African school calendar entails. 

2022 Public School Calendar

Inland Cluster: (Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces)

Public holiday: New Year’s DaySaturday, 01 January 2022
Teachers are back at schoolMonday, 10 January
Term 1
Schools open Wednesday, 12 January 2022
Schools closeThursday, 17 March 2022
Public holiday: Human Rights DayMonday, 21 March 2022
Term 2
Schools open Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Public holiday: Good FridayFriday, 15 April 2022
Public holiday: Family DayMonday, 18 April 2022
Public holiday: Freedom DayWednesday, 27 April 2022
Public holiday: Workers’ DaySunday, 01 May 2022
Public holidayMonday, 02 May 2022
Public holiday: Youth DayThursday, 16 June 2022
Special School HolidayFriday, 17 June 2022
Schools close for Term 2Friday, 24 June 2022
Term 3
Schools openTuesday, 19 July 2022
Special School HolidayMonday, 08 August 2022
Public Holiday: National Women’s DayTuesday, 09 August 2022
Heritage DaySaturday, 24 September 2022
Schools closeFriday, 30 September 2022
Term 4
Schools openTuesday, 11 October 2022
Schools close Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of ReconciliationFriday, 16 December 2022
Public Holiday: Christmas DaySunday, 25 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of GoodwillMonday, 26 December 2022

Coastal Cluster: (Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Northern Cape and Western Cape Provinces)

Public holiday: New Year’s DaySaturday, 01 January 2022
Teachers are back at schoolMonday, 10 January
Term 1
Schools open Wednesday, 19 January 2022
Schools closeFriday, 25 March 2022
Public holiday: Human Rights DayMonday, 21 March 2022
Term 2
Schools open Tuesday, 05 April 2022
Public holiday: Good FridayFriday, 15 April 2022
Public holiday: Family DayMonday, 18 April 2022
Public holiday: Freedom DayWednesday, 27 April 2022
Public holiday: Workers’ DaySunday, 01 May 2022
Public holidayMonday, 02 May 2022
Public holiday: Youth DayThursday, 16 June 2022
Special School HolidayFriday, 17 June 2022
Schools closeFriday, 24 June 2022
Term 3
Schools openTuesday, 19 July 2022
Special School HolidayMonday, 08 August 2022
Public Holiday: National Women’s DayTuesday, 09 August 2022
Heritage DaySaturday, 24 September 2022
Schools closeFriday, 30 September 2022
Term 4
Schools openTuesday, 11 October 2022
Schools close Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of ReconciliationFriday, 16 December 2022
Public Holiday: Christmas DaySunday, 25 December 2022
Public Holiday: Day of GoodwillMonday, 26 December 2022

2022 IEB School Calendar

The independent exam board (IEB) has two calendars:

  • 3-term calendar and a 
  • 4-term calendar. 

Here are the important dates to know about each of them.

3-Term Calendar
Term 1
OpensWednesday, 12 January 2022
ClosesWednesday, 13 April 2022
Half TermCloseshursday, 24 February 2022 at 12h00
OpensTuesday, 01 March 2022
Public HolidaysMonday, 21 March (Human Rights Day)
Term 2
OpensWednesday, 04 May 2022
ClosesFriday, 05 August 2022
Half TermClosesFriday, 24 June 2022 (standard time)
OpensMonday, 04 July 2022
Public HolidaysThursday, 16 June 2022 (Youth Day)
Friday 17 June (School Holiday)
Term 3
OpensTuesday, 06 September 2022
ClosesWednesday, 07 December 2022
Half TermClosesThursday, 20 October 2022 at 12h00
OpensTuesday, 25 October 2022
4-Term Calendar
Term 1
OpensWednesday, 12 January 2022
ClosesWednesday, 18 April 2022
Term 2
OpensTuesday, 05 April 2022
ClosesFriday, 24 June 2022
Half TermClosesTuesday, 26 April 2022 (standard time)
OpensTuesday, 03 May 2022
Public HolidaysFriday, 15 April 2022 (Good Friday)
Monday, 18 April 2022 (Family Day)
Thursday, 16 June 2022 (Youth Day)
Term 3
OpensTuesday, 19 July 2022
ClosesFriday, 23 September 2022
Public HolidaysMonday, 08 August 2022 (School Holiday)
Tuesday, 09 August 2022 (Women’s Day)
Term 4
OpensTuesday, 11 October 2022
ClosesWednesday, 07 December 2022

We know the beginning of a new school year can be nerve-racking, but remember, it’s also a chance to make a fresh start and choose a career path. When you’re in High School, you make subject choices that will lay the foundation for the future of your career. If you haven’t decided yet which career path you’d like to take, or you’re just unsure by all the available options out there, have you tried taking an aptitude test? 

While you’re thinking about that, you can also consider going to an online High School to provide you with even more choice!

Using the 2022 South African School Calendar you can make preparing for next year exciting! You’ll be able to manage your time productively, be well prepared for upcoming the start of each term and for the year’s exam periods. 

If you are a learner looking to earn some extra cash and build foundation skills for your future, why not try a holiday job while you wait for the year to begin! 

If you are planning on applying for university next year, and you need funding – Check out the Fundi Funding options!

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