The School Year

Find out the timings of the academic year and school day in Indonesia...

The school year starts in mid July. The dates are set by the government, in this case the Ministry of Education, for public schools and some private schools (and in the case of international schools, by the schools themselves). The school year finishes in mid June with a break in December and during the Muslim Eid Holiday which differs from year to year. This is decided by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, after deliberating with Muslim religious leaders.

Schools are closed on public holidays and in between mid-terms or semesters (six months), at the end of the year and after the end of school year in mid June.

The School Week

The school week lasts five or six days, from Monday to Friday or Saturday, around 40 hours per week. The school day hours vary depending on the regions but generally start at around 07:00 and finish at around 13:00, with two breaks lasting fifteen minutes to half an hour each.

Lunch break and meals at school

Children stay at school and either take a lunch box or buy their lunch at the cafeteria. Food is also offered for children by vendors in front of many public schools. Private schools normally do not allow children to go out of the school area during lunch breaks. Children are not allowed to return home for lunch. Some international schools and national plus schools provide lunch for children.

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