Why is Thai school year scheduled as it is?

Why is Thai school year scheduled as it is?

Postby thompson on Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:08 pm

Anyone know why the school year is scheduled as it is?
First term starts in May. Goes till the end of September.
Second term begins November and ends in March. Thank you
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Re: Why is Thai school year scheduled as it is?

Postby Sci-nerd on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:00 am

Because of the national holidays being different that those of the Christian part of the world.
And probably also a reminiscent from old times agricultural needs; rain seasons and crop cycles. Rain will mainly start falling in May, and then again in September.

Thai greatest holiday period is in april/may where most public schools will be closed. So this is the time for "summer holiday" in Thailand.

http://voices.yahoo.com/what-school-hol ... 86017.html

Looking at international schools, you will see a whole different scenario - mostly with the year split into 3 terms.
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Re: Why is Thai school year scheduled as it is?

Postby thompson on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:56 pm

by Sci-nerd on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:00 am

Because of the national holidays being different that those of the Christian part of the world.
And probably also a reminiscent from old times agricultural needs; rain seasons and crop cycles. Rain will mainly start falling in May, and then again in September.

Thai greatest holiday period is in april/may where most public schools will be closed. So this is the time for "summer holiday" in Thailand.

http://voices.yahoo.com/what-school-hol ... 86017.html

Looking at international schools, you will see a whole different scenario - mostly with the year split into 3 terms.



Thank you sir.
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Re: Why is Thai school year scheduled as it is?

Postby whatajoke on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 pm

April and May is the hottest time of the year, and includes the Songkran and other holidays, seems the most sensible time for kids not to be classrooms.
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