Stop Press: New Government Holiday
As you may be aware, the Chinese Government has announced a new holiday on Thursday 3rd September. We are currently reviewing the calendar to decide what to do about this.
Clearly, we will observe the holiday on 3rd September but it is as yet unclear whether Friday 4th September will also be a holiday. We then need to make a decision as to whether we need to make up the lost days of school time for students. The problem with this is that all our holidays next year fall in complete weeks except for National Holiday, and parents are not usually keen for us to suddenly introduce an extra day or two on Monday/Tuesday at the beginning of a holiday or Thursday/Friday at the end of the holiday, as they may have already made plans.
If you have any strong views on this either way, please let me know as soon as possible, and please at least note 3rd September in your diaries.