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DepEd issues school calendar for 2014-2015

The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday officially announced that the first day of classes for School Year (SY) 2014-2015 in public elementary and secondary schools nationwide will be on June 2, 2014 and shall end on March 27, 2015.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro, through DepEd Order No. 18 series of 2014, announced that the calendar for this coming school year “reflects the school events and core activities” and represents the “actual teaching-learning days” to be “strictly observed in all schools.”

This SY, said Luistro, “will consist of 201 school days” inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break and the parent-teacher conferences. Also released in the said calendar are the different school events and activities—including the number of school days per quarter.

“To ensure quality in the school operation and actual teaching-learning, a 180-day non-negotiable contact time for teachers, and the physical presence of school heads is expected every school day, even during attending official business, the 2012 days shall be enforced,” he added.

Private schools, stressed Luistro, “may deviate from this School Calendar.” This, he explained, is based on Republic Act (RA) No. 7797 or “An Act to Lengthen the School Calendar from 200 days to not more than 220 Days.”

While private schools are allowed to decide on when to start classes, he noted that “they may not start classes earlier than the first Monday of June and not late than the last day of August.”

  • frency123

    deped should limit the activities such as boy and girl scout activities and some other activities like joining some contest in red cross and other it will hamper the learning of students teachers who are in charge for those activities leave their students and focused on on the preparations rather than rep

    orting on class especially boy scout activities they have the pre training before the division jamboree and then national jamboree so teachers who are assign has lesser contact to their class and the students seems not interested in their
    subjects but their focused in boys scout activities

  • Christ Baptist Academy

    Can we possibly ask the DepEd’s School Calendar of activities for the School Year 2014-2015? As of the moment we are on the process of finalizing our School Calendar. Thank you.

  • angelito abrina derecho

    Please give us detailed school calendar for SY 2014-2015.

  • MyLa Santiago MiAno

    can we ask for the copy of the school calendar for this school year 2014-2015 i mean the list of school activities ..thank you it will be of great help for our school….

  • Guest

    Manila Bulletin is a well respected and admired place for avid and concerned Filipinos to read about the news. It’s a shame you made a typo considering your status. On the 12th line it should be ” the 201 days shall be enforced” and not “the 2012 days shall be enforced”. That is all I have to say thank you.

    • leon

      Hi guest, i think before anything else you should sharpen your comprehension first before throwing stones at the manila bulletin or to anybody…. ” the 201 days” means the 201 actual contact school days and not 2012…. mahiya ka naman..may pa shame shame ka pa hahahah.. di nganga ka ngayon?

      • glyde

        I agree with what the guest mentioned regarding the the number of days of actual contact time for teachers, and that’s non-negotiable. It’s just a matter of typo error “2012″ in the 4th paragraph made by the Manila Bulletin. It is understood of 201 days. End of discussion.