Extracurricular activities (music, theatre, sports, homework help, etc.) can be offered outside of school hours (at lunch hour and after school).
Your child’s school will provide you with the annual school calendar indicating holidays, pedagogical days and other important dates such as parent-teacher meetings. Several holidays are spread throughout the year, such as the period marked by Christmas and New Year (two weeks around December 25 and January 1).
Students have a week off called “spring break” in March.
In addition to the holidays, there are approximately 20 pedagogical days, the dates of which may vary depending on school, school board and school service centre. During these “ped days” teachers attend meetings or training sessions and students have the day off. Some elementary schools offer paid daycare services during pedagogical days. Check with your child’s school or school daycare to find out if this service is available.