KEY DATES / SCHOOL CALENDAR

Dear Parents and Friends of Discovery,

While we do our best to stick to our annually planned school calendar, certain dates may be changed as we go along due to many reasons beyond our control like weather, government decisions, availability of key participants and more. If any changes are made to the current calendar we will ensure that everyone is notified.

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019-2020

September 2019

September 3-7th  – Individual meetings with the new class teacher – Meet the Teacher
September 9th: Term 1 starts

October 2019
September 30th – October 5th – Teacher Appreciation week
October 5th – World Teachers’ Day 2019
October 12th – Discovery family event
October 28th – November 1st 2019: Mid-term holidays – Professional Development – during the holidays

November 2019
November 4th: School resumes
November 18th-22nd – Student exposition week – parents are invited to view students’ projects
November 19th – Student exposition week – parents view projects for ages 3 and 4 from 7.30am – 11:00am on a Thursday
November 22nd -5 year olds and primary section project presentation from 1pm – 3pm on a Friday
November 23rd – Open House for non-Discovery families (9am – 12pm)

December 2019
14th December (Saturday) – Christmas Presentation (from 8.30 am – 12pm)
December 18th -19th -20th –  Parents teacher meetings . Parent teacher meetings days are half days for all students
December 20th, 2019- January 3rd, 2020: Term 1 – School vacation/holidays for students
21st December – January 1st 2020 – School vacation for staff: – school closed

January 2020
January 2nd-3rd 2020 – All staff prepare for T2 – school closed for students
January 6th, 2020 – School resumes – Term 2 starts

February 2020
February 1st / 3rd, 2020- Heroes Day – school is closed
February 24th-28th– Mid term break / Professional development
February –  Parent-Child event – TBA

March 2020
March 2nd – School resumes
March 2nd-6th – Health awareness week
March 6th -Discovery Kids Olympics – Friday 8am-12pm – at Amahoro Stadium
March 20th – La Journée internationale de la Francophonie & La Semaine de la langue française

April 2020
April 1st- April 4th – Student portrait week -picture week
April 6th-13th –  School break: Tutsi Genocide commemoration & Easter
April 6th-10th –  Voluntary half-day work for staff preparation
April 14th – Professional development day
April 15th, – Term 3 starts

May 2020
May 1st – Labour Day
May 10th – Mothers’ Day
May 25th – Eid al-Fitr – to be confirmed by official government announcement
May 22nd – Professional development day

June 2020
June 6th –  End of year presentation
June 10th – Last day of classes
June 11th-12th – Parent Teacher meetings with students ages 4+ attending – school is closed
June 12th – Term 3 closes, End of year