The Department of Education (DepEd) has released the school calendar for school year 2015 – 2016. It covers the school core events and activities which represents the actual teaching-learning days that will strictly be observed by all schools in the Philippines.
According to DepEd Order No. 9 dated April 1, 2015, the school year 2015 – 2016 is consisting of 201 school days which includes the 5-day semestral break. The class will start on June 1,2015 (Monday) and will end on April 1, 2016 (Friday).
This schedule applies to all schools however, private schools can deviate from this school calendar. The latter can not start classes earlier than the first Monday of June, and not later than the last day of August in accordance with the RA No. 7797.
The details regarding the number of school days per quarter and the school activities and events can be read on the attached PDF file.
DepEd announced that December 19,2015 (Saturday) is the beginning of Christmas break until January 3,2016 (Sunday). Classes will resume on January 4,2016 (Monday)
April 11,2016 (Monday) is the start of summer classes. It will end on the last day of final examination which is on May 21,2016 (Saturday). Summer classes will consist of 36 days from Mondays to Saturdays. The summer class will consist of daily 3-hours sessions per subject.
Prior to the opening of classes for SY 2016 – 2017, all schools should conduct early registration which would happen on January 30,2016 (Saturday) for students / pupils in the school where they want to study. To enable the school to prepair their facilities for the upcoming SY, the school will conduct Brigada Eskwela on May 16 – 21,2016. And one week prior to the start of classes there will be In-Service (INSET) for teachers.
Read the complete details of School Calendar for 2015 – 2016 below:
Other than the indicated activities / school celebrations mandated by Law, the schools may observe local and national celebrations, holidays, and advocacy activities provided that the total number of schools days shall not be compromised. If the latter is compromised, Make-up classes shall be conducted.