Primary and secondary schools will start their half term break on Wednesday this week. Ministry of Education revised the 2023 school term dates that also altered the mid term break.
Initially the midterm break was to start from 23rd March to 26th March 2023. However this changed when a fresh circular with new term dates was released.
In a circular dated 10th January by Principal Secretary, Belio Kipsang, the midterm break will now start from 16th March till 19th March 2023 when it will end.
However many schools will break earlier with most high schools and private primary schools starting the break on Wednesday.
PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2023 SCHOOL CALENDER
|Term 1||23rd January 2023||21st April 2023||13 weeks|
|Half term break||16th March 2023||19th March 2023||3 days|
|Holiday||22nd April 2023||7th May 2023||2 weeks|
|Term 2||8th May 2023||11th August 2023||14 weeks|
|Half Term Break||29th June 2023||2nd July 2023||3 days|
|Holiday||12th August 2023||27th August 2023||2 weeks|
|Term 3||28th August 2023||27th October 2023||9 weeks|
|Holiday||28th October 2023||8th January 2024||10 weeks|
|KCPE & KPSEA||30th October 2023||2nd November 2023||4 days|
|KCSE||3rd November 2023||24th November 2023||3 weeks|
|KCSE Marking||27th November 2023||15th December 2023||3 weeks|
In 2018 the government through the then Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed extended the mid term break to primary and pre-primary schools.
Amina noted that all children must be given time to rest while teachers also need time to re-energize.
Upon resuming primary and junior secondary schools will start their athletics from cluster level which will then cascade to zonal, sub county and county level.
The activities will then spill over to regionals and finally national where it will end.
KPSSA in a letter addressed to all Regional, County and Sub County secretaries listed the 2023 track and field events as follows;
- 100M BOYS/ GIRLS
- 100M HURDLES G
- 110M HURDLES B
- 200M BOYS/ GIRLS
- 400M BOYS/ GIRLS
- 400 M HURDLES BOYS/GIRLS
- 800M BOYS/ GIRLS
- 1500M BOYS/ GIRLS
- 2000M STEEPLECHAS
- 3000M BOYS/GIRLS
- 5000M BOYS/GIRLS
- 5000M WALK RACE BOYS/GIRLS
- 4 X 100M Relay BOYS/ GIRLS
- 4 X 400M Relay BOYS/GIRLS
- 4 X 400M MIXED RELAY
- High Jump Boys/Girls
- Long Jump Boys/Girl
- Javelin Boys/Girls
- Discuss Boys/Girls
- Shot Put Boys/Girls
- Triple Jump Boys/Girls
- Pole Vault (Regional/National)
The body also listed the requirements for learners participating in the events this year.
- Dully filled introductory form, signed and endorsed by the Head teacher. (Attached)
- An athlete’s full photography taken with the Head teacher and endorsed by the Head teacher at the back. ( No group Photo)
- Photocopy of birth Certificate Endorsed by the Head teacher.
KENYA PRIMARY SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION
ATHLETE’S INTRODUCTORY FORM
|3.||CLASS / GRADE|
|4.||DATE OF BIRTH|
|6.||Birth Certificate ENTRY NUMBER|
|9.||PARENT’S/GUARDIAN’S PHONE NO.|
|15.||HEADTEACHER’S TSC NUMBER|
|16.||HEADTEACHER’S PHONE NO.|
Schools will be required to attach the following documents with the form for completion.
a) Certified copy of Birth Certificate.
b) Certified photo of the player with the Head teacher. (No group photo)