According to Kenyan education system, a year starts in January and ends in December. Because we have equal Day and Night and we don’t experience snow that will force go for a break. The year is divided into parts called terms with a break in between them. Each term goes three months.
1)First term starts in January and ends in March. Pupils will take a test then go for break. The school goes for break for a month,that is April. April is the planting season for farmers and resting month for students. Pupil can help their parents in planting and weeding.
2)Second term starts in May and ends in July. The pupils will take a test that covers what they learnt in first term and second term for the last weeks of term before they going for a break. August break is the harvesting month. Pupil will help the families to harvest what they planted during April break .
3)Third term starts in September and ends in November. In the end of November, students will take a test that will help them to be promoted from one grade to another. A test that is given during the end of the year covers what students learnt since they joined that grade. They are given report card that shows all the test done in each term. Then the teacher will determine whether the pupil will be promoted to another grade or remain in the same grade depending to his or her performance. After that ,students will go for December break as they wait for new year to join the next grade.
December break is a month for celebration. We celebrate Jamuhuri day (Heroes Day), Christmas, Boxing and Happy New Year. In summary, pupils go to school for nine months and they rest for three months (April, August and December). Please comment below by explaining how a year is in your school/country.