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School Holidays 2012-2013

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They have been getting most schools aligned this year but seems it will apply to all schools next year. Better make sure you get your flights booked early to get out of here when holidays are approaching.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/education/unified-academic-calendar-for-the-uae-1.1008975

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Article in The National states that it applies to all schools that are not on the Asian curriculum. Abu Dhabi announced these changes last year and Dubai have now followed.

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/education/schools-to-start-on-september-9

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Moms, before calling the school, this does not apply to ACS! Our calendar has been approved by ADEC and we will definately be starting as per our published school calendar. We have been inundated with calls this morning so please spread the word.

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ADEC has approved the ACS 2012-23 calendar. 100% sure! Good luck Al Raha. We must all remenber that a school calendar should be built around what works best for our kids academically, not what works best when planning our holidays.

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Last year ADEC had approved the calendar at BSAK and the dates were distributed to parents. ADEC then introduced the new school holidays so BSAK had to change the dates as per the instructions from ADEC. Luckily they weren't very different.

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I think ACS managed to get exemption last year [for this academic year] so hopefully you will do this time too. I don't think you had the 2 week Spring break that ADEC had mandated?

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Well, the date on the website is correct as of now, but yesterday our class reps had a meeting with the head of pre- prep and apparently, it is up for discussion due to the announcement by ADEC.

Our Class rep said they( the school) will send out an email once ADEC gives the go-ahead.

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From what I understand, ADEC aligned the winter break and the spring breaks this year but gave some schools flexibility as to when the school year actually started and ended as some curriculums have a need to be more closely aligned with tests/ things out of the school's control. So it's the spring break and Christmas tickets that may really get expensive if all the rest of the schools are on those schedules, too!

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