DepEd Announces Long Holiday Break for Students

Public elementary and high school students will have a long holiday break as Department of Education (DepEd) announced the start of Christmas vacation on Dec. 20, with classes scheduled to resume on Jan. 5, 2015.

The schedule for the Christmas break of public school students is based on a department order issued by DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro earlier this year.

“The department order directs the heads of public and private elementary and secondary institutions nationwide to follow the school calendar,” it read.

“Private schools, however, may choose to depart from DepEd’s official calendar.”