• DepEd Releases Calendar for School Year 2016 to 2017

    Time to plot those something-to-look-forward to moments to ease the stress and anxiety of a new school year.
    by Rachel Perez .
  • DepEd Releases Calendar for School Year 2016 to 2017
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    The Department of Education (DepEd) recently released the official calendar for school year 2016 to 2017. Note that some dates may still vary especially if your child will go to a private school. Nevertheless, this calendar of school events can still help you plot your upcoming family vacations--and, yes, we've included the holidays for you!

    JUNE
    June 12 - (Holiday) Independence Day
    June 13 - Start of classes (This can vary in private schools) 
    June 15 - Language assessment for Primary Grades of previous school year (This is for English, Filipino or Mother Tongue subjects for Grades 1 to 3 students)
    June 17 - National Achievement Test (NAT) for last year's Grade 6 students
    June 19 - Philippine Educational Placement (PEP) Test
    June 23 - National Achievement Test (NAT) for last year's Grade 10 students


    JULY
    July 29
    - (Holiday) Eid al-Fitr 


    AUGUST
    August 18-19
    - First Quarter Exams
    August 21 - Holiday: Ninoy Aquino Day
    August 27 - Distribution of Report Cards/Parent-Teacher Conference
    August 29 - (Holiday) National Heroes Day
    August 30-31 - National Career Assessment Examination for Grade 9 (This test helps them figure out the "strands" they will take for their senior high school academic track.)


    SEPTEMBER
    September 11
    - (Holiday) Eid al-Adha

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    OCTOBER
    October 5
    - World Teacher's Day
    October 16-29 - Start of early registration for incoming senior high school (Grade 11) students
    October 24 - Start of semestral break


    NOVEMBER
    November 1
    - (Holiday) All Saint's Day
    November 2 - Classes resume after semestral break
    November 3-4 - Second Quarter Exams
    November 12 - Distribution of Report Cards/Parent-Teacher Conference
    November 20 - Philipipnes Educational Placement (PEP) Test for Luzon
    November 27 - Philipipnes Educational Placement (PEP) Test for Visayas and Mindano
    November 30 - (Holiday) Bonifacio Day


    DECEMBER
    December 22
    - Start of Christmas vacation


    JANUARY 2017
    January 2
    - Classes resume after Christmas vacation
    January 12-20 - Third Quarter Exams
    January 22 - Alternate Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test for Luzon
    January 28 - Distribution of Report Cards/Parent-Teacher Conference
    January 28 - Start of early registration for incoming Kindergarten to Grade 10 students
    January 28 - Chinese New Year
    January 29 - Alternate Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test for Visayas and Mindanao

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    FEBRUARY 2017
    Febraury 22-25
    - National Festival of Talents, National Musabaqah, National Schools Press Conference
    February 25 - EDSA People Power Revolution Day


    MARCH 2017

    March 2
    - National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 10
    March 7 - Language Assessment for Primary Grades (This is for English, Filipino or Mother Tongue subjects for Grades 1 to 3 students)
    March 9 - National Achievement Test (NAT) for Grade 6
    March 23-24 - Fourth Quarter Exams


    APRIL 2017
    April 6-7 - Graduation for senior high school students
    April 7 - Last day of classes
    April 9 - (Holiday) Araw ng Kagitingan
    April 10-12 - Distribution of Report Cards/Parent-Teacher Conference
    April 13 - 16 - (Holiday) Holy Week 
    April 10-16 - Palarong Pambansa
    April 17-30 - Summer Classes

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    To download the infographic version of the Calendar School Year for 2016 to 2017, click here.

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