School holidays Cyprus

Are you looking for the date of a specific school holiday in Cyprus? On holiday-calender.net you will find the school holidays in primary and general secondary education for the 2011/2012 school year.

School holidays Cyprus 2011-2012

School holiday Primary education General secondary education
Starting date of students’ school
year
8 September 2011 9 September 2011
(see additional notes)
End of students’ school year 20 June 2012 (see additional notes)
Autumn holidays - -
Christmas/New Year 2 weeks
23 December 2011 –
6 January 2012
2 weeks
24 December 2011 –
6 January 2012
Winter/Carnival - -
Spring/Easter 2 weeks
9 – 20 April 2012
(the 20th is included)
2 weeks
9 – 20 April 2012
(the 20th is included)
Third term - -
Summer 11 weeks
21 June 2012 –
5 September 2012
9 weeks
1 July 2012 – 31 August 2012
Public/religious holidays 1 October 2011
28 October 2011
13 November 2011
30 January 2012
27 February 2012
25 March 2012
1 April 2012
1 May 2012
24 May 2012
4 June 2012
11 June 2012
1 October 2011
28 October 2011
13 November 2011
30 January 2012
27 February 2012
25 March 2012
1 April 2012
1 May 2012
4 June 2012
11 June 2012
Starting date of teachers’
school year
5 September 2011 1 September 2011
End of teachers’ school year 22 June 2012 30 June 2012

Additional notes:
Classes may begin on any day during the first ten days of September, the exact date in each year is defined by the Minister of Education and Culture. For the Lower Secondary Education classes may end on any day during the first ten days of June, and for the Upper Secondary Education during the last ten days of May. The exact date is again defined by the Minister.
For the General secondary education, the end of the school year comes at the end of June and includes exams,
correction of papers, result announcements.

Teachers
The official school year is longer for teachers in both primary and secondary education as it includes registration days, sorting out of schools and classes and exam periods.
In primary and secondary general education according to the law, the official school year is from 1 September 2011 until the 31 August 2012. Teachers however, need to be at school from 1 September 2011 until 30 June 2011 for school work for secondary education and from 5 September 2011 until 22 June 2012 for primary education.

Source: Eurydice