Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Youth day

Singapore celebrates Youth day on the 1st Monday in July, and all school-going children get a day of rest on that day.

Yesterday was Youth day. However, only little D had "school". Do pre-schoolers not qualify as Youth? Not in the eyes of MCYS - it is not a designated holiday on their calendar. However, Little D refused to go to school after she saw her siblings at home!! And I did not force her to, even tho I know she will be missing quite a bit of work, especially since her regular form teacher is back in school only today after the term break. That's my effort in loosening up and choosing my battles!!

So we celebrated it by going to the movies! Yippee!!


Ling That's Me said...

My children's school (govt sch mah) was closed on monday.

I gather that all childcare centres do not follow the calendar for school holidays.

Is Little D in a 0childcare centre?

stay-at-home mum said...

Yes, Ling.

Constance Chan said...

oh.. my girl's kindy (church kindy) had that day off. but she follows a normals school term thus gets the designated holidays. perhaps that is why.