It is hard to believe it has been almost three weeks since school resumed for the majority of our students. They have all settled in well and routines have been established.
It has been a year of changes and I expect these changes to continue for some time. One such change happened this summer when the Macau government mandated that when a national holiday falls on a weekend, staff must be given a day off after the holiday.
This impacts our calendar three times this year:
Oct 25 - Chong Yeung
April 4 - Ching Ming
May 1 - Labor Day
In both the Chong Yeung and Ching Ming cases, the holiday falls at the end of our scheduled break.
October 26th was supposed to be our PD Day for teachers but will now be required to be taken as a holiday. The PD Day will be rescheduled to a day earlier, Saturday, October 17, to ensure it has the least impact on the learning days for students.
The Spring Break originally scheduled for March 29-April 4 will now be April 5-11.
We will add an extra holiday on May 3 which is the next working day after the May 1 Labour Day on Saturday.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause. The administration team has looked for as many alternatives as possible and decided this would cause the least disruption to the learning days for our students whilst ensuring our staff are entitled to the days off as mandated by the government.
Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Head of School
10月25日 - 重陽節
4月4日 - 清明節
5月1日 - 勞動節