The Nursery Cycle
Admission to the nursery takes place at the beginning of the school year in September of the calendar year in which the child reaches four years of age.
The teaching time for the nursery child is set at 25.5 hours, including 20 hours for learning activities and 5.5 hours for educational activities of recreation and snack. The teaching hours are spread in a balanced way over 5 days (with one free afternoon). There are 180 days in a school year.
The primary cycle
The duration of the school week for primary school pupils is set to:
- 25.5hrs for the 1st and 2nd years
- 27.25hrs for the 3rd, 4th and 5th years.
Schooling is organized over 36 weeks and includes 180 school days, with 5-day weeks.