The Star reports that next year will have more school days if compared to this year.

According to the news report, there will be 205 school days next year, which is two days more than this year.

Shorter school breaks are also expected with 84 holidays next year compared with 87 days this year.

Smart planning will also see many state public holidays coinsiding with school breaks.

Next year’s school calendar showed that students will go back to school on Jan 2 in all states except Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, where classes start a day earlier (see chart).

School heads can apply for four days of cuti peristiwa (occasional holiday), which need not be replaced.

They can also apply for cuti ganti (replacement holiday), which is subject to approval by the respective state education departments.

The year-end break will start on Nov 15 next year, except in Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu where the holidays start a day earlier.