It’s the holidays! People are getting more and more excited with the amount of time they have to spend with their families. Moreover, everyone is happy about the time they’ll have out of the office. However, one of the dilemmas of workers and students is the short time of Christmas breaks. Good news, because the Department of Education (DepEd) said on Wednesday that they’ll be extending the Christmas break. That simply means that students will have a better and a longer Christmas break this year.

DepEd released an order last 28th of November 2018 that drastically extends the Christmas break of elementary and high school students for this current school year. Sad news for workers, employees, and college students because theirs is not extended.

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As per the order, the Department of Education commanded schools to start the Christmas break on the 15th of December, 2018. Yes, all schools nationwide are ordered by the Department to have an early Christmas break.

When was the original Christmas break set for these students?

Initially, both high school and elementary students are scheduled to start their Christmas breaks on the 22nd of December. However, due to this new DepEd order, the students will have their Christmas breaks earlier and longer.

Although this is the case, the 15th of December would still remain a class day. But this day will be intended for student activities and to not pressure the students with grades, work, and school load.

DepEd did this to show people that they still value the time and the importance of spending an ample time with families.

The Department of Education values the importance of spending quality time with the family. The Christmas season provides an opportunity for Filipino learners to strengthen their emotional bonds with the family.”

When is the resumption of classes?

After the longer Christmas break, classes will resume on the 2nd of January. Furthermore, the end of classes which will be on the 5th of April, 2019 remains unchanged and untouched, according to the Department.

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What do you think about this extension? Do you think that students and families deserve this longer Christmas break? Let us know in the comments section below.

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