Vanuatu's 2019 school year will begin next month.
The Ministry of Education has released official dates as approved by the Minister of Education, this week
With the year beginning on the 4th of February and term 1 ending on the 3rd of May.
Second term will be from the 20th of May to the 16th of August.
The third term will be from the 2nd of September to 29th of November.
The Ministry has also announced that principals' and teachers' 21 days annual leave ended on the 4rth of January this year.
And all principals and teachers should have already returned to their school posts and work preparing for the arrival of students should have already commenced.
The Ministry advises that all staff should make the effort to be in their respective school placements by the 21st of this month, January 2019.