Basseterre, St. Kitts: (Tuesday, October 19, 2021) Both primary and secondary schools across the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will begin mid-term break on Monday, October 25, 2021 until Friday, October 29. The week long break should give teachers and students alike a well deserved rest after six weeks of hard work.
Mr. William Vincent Hodge, Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Education stated:
“This year, we’re actually giving an entire school week, Monday to Friday as a mid-term break. It’s a reprieve, a time for teachers and students to get a little break from the day to day strenuous business of running schools and doing academic work.”
Mr. Hodge explained that teaching and learning should continue as normal until Friday, October 22 until 4:00 pm.
“We don’t expect instructions to slow down or be stopped. We expect instructions to take place right down until 4 o’clock on Friday. It’s not a half day for schools. It’s not an early dismissal for schools,” said Mr. Hodge.
“The mid-term break is for teachers and students only,” Mr. Hodge said. All school auxiliary staff, including office clerks, school groundsmen and security guards are expected to continue their duties during the duration of the mid-term break.
PS Hodge explained that on Monday, November 01, when school resumes, it is expected that teaching and learning will also continue with full momentum.
“When school resumes, we expect on the Monday school will start on time and instructions will begin immediately after assembly. There is no half-day; it’s no slow start to the day. We expect teachers to be prompt and professional,” Permanent Secretary Hodge said.