Ministry of Education
Standard School Calendar
From the School Act, sections 78 and 175

2008/09 to 2012/13

DESIGNATION 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13

Days in session

194

191

192

193

194

Minimum number of days of instruction

187

184

185

186

187

Maximum number of non-instructional days

6

6

6

6

6

Schools open

Sept 2

Sept 8

Sept 7

Sept 6

Sept 4

Thanksgiving Day

Oct 13

Oct 12

Oct 11

Oct 10

Oct 8

Remembrance Day

Nov 11

Nov 11

Nov 11

Nov 11

Nov 12

Schools close for Winter vacation

Friday
Dec 19

Friday
Dec 18

Friday
Dec 17

Friday
Dec 16

Friday
Dec 21

Winter vacation period

Dec 22- Jan 2

Dec 21-
Jan 1

Dec 20-
Jan 3

Dec 19-
Jan 2

Dec 24-
Jan 4

Schools reopen after Winter vacation

Monday
Jan 5

Monday
Jan 4

Tuesday
Jan 4

Tuesday
Jan 3

Monday
Jan 7

Schools close for Spring vacation

Friday
March 13

Friday
March 5

Friday
March 18

Friday
March 16

Friday
March 15

Spring vacation period

March 16-20

March
8-12

March 21-25

March 19-23

March 18-22

Schools reopen after Spring vacation

Monday
March 23

Monday
March 15

Monday
March 28

Monday
March 26

Monday
March 25

Good Friday

April 10

April 2

April 22

April 6

March 29

Easter Monday

April 13

April 5

April 25

April 9

April 1

Victoria Day

May 18

May 24

May 23

May 21

May 20

Administrative day

Friday
June 26

Wed
June 30

Thurs
June 30

Wed
June 29

Thurs
June 28

Schools close

Friday
June 26

Wed
June 30

Thursday
June 30

Friday
June 29

Friday
June 28

Please note, while the dates are correct for the reopening date after winter vacation in January 2011 and 2012, the days of the week should read "Tuesday".