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Official vacation dates 2016/17


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 Autumn Holiday15 - 23 October 2016
 Christmas Holiday24 December 2016 - 8 January 2017 
 Spring Holiday18 February - 26 February 2017 
 Easter Holiday14 - 17 April 2017 
 May Holiday

22 April - 7 May 2017 *

 Note: DP2 exams will take place in the May holiday
 Ascension25 & 26 May 2017
 Pentecost 5 June 2017 

 Summer Holiday


All students are expected to be available to be in school until 21 July 2017

Students are expected for the new school year on Wednesday 6 September 2017



* Please note the standard Dutch May vacation is 22 - 30 April, it is a school arrangement to close on from 22 April - 07 May.


Other Closure


The school may also close for staff training, meeting and other circumstances. These dates will be updated in the school calendar as soon as they are known.


10 October: the school will be closed for MYP students on the 10 October due to tInservice Training. Some DP lessons may go ahead.


21 April: due to activities in the Maartenscollege the ISG will be provisonally closed. Please check our calendar for definative confirmation.




Absence from school outside these vacation dates is not permitted under Dutch regulations.


Under extraordinary circumstances permission maybe obtained directly from the Head of School -see here


Provisional vacation dates 2017/18

Autumn Holiday: 21 - 29 October 2017

Christmas Holiday: 23 December 2017 - 7 January 2018

Spring Holiday: 24 February - 4 March 2018

May Holiday: 28 April - 6 May 2017 (maybe extended by an extra week)

Summer Holiday: 21 July - 2 September 2017


Please note: Provisional dates for all future vacations are always available from the official Dutch ministry website. Please look at this site for more details (in Dutch only) - please note that the international school Groningen is a 'VO' school in region 'noord'.


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Please note: where there is conflicting information the online calendar takes preference.

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