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Old 07-12-2018, 06:58 PM
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Dutch pupils in primary and secondary schools have 6 weeks of summer break. Even though the country is small for these purposes it is split in three regions:
North: July 21 - Sep 2
Middle: July 14 - Aug 26
South: July 7 - Aug 19

Schools rotate between 'early', 'in-between' and 'late'. Next year North and Middle will switch, so North being 'in-between' and Middle being 'late' in 2019; the year after North and South will switch, so North being 'early' and South being 'middle' in 2020. It's not as complicated as it sounds: the pattern for each region is: 2 times early, 1 time in-between, 2 times late, 1 time in-between, etc. In this way the difference in number of school weeks is only 1 week per school year (either a week longer or a week shorter).
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:00 PM
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British schools end much later. Most state schools in England break up on July 21 and go back in the first week of September. So for my British mind the princesses break up quite early! Only private schools have broken up so far here in England, and state students taking GCSE/A level exams.
That's only one week later

So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:03 PM
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In Poland the time of 2-week winter holidays (January-February) is split, depending on the voivodship.

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Old 07-12-2018, 07:26 PM
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In Poland the time of 2-week winter holidays (January-February) is split, depending on the voivodship.

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Autumn (1 week - typically late October) and 'Spring' (1 week - typically late February) breaks are also split (although 2 regions are lumped together). Only Christmas break (2 weeks covering both Christmas and New Year) and May break (a more recent invention (previously the Netherlands had an Easter break) covering King's day and May 4th (our commemoration of the death - end of World War II) and many times Ascension day is also included in that same period) are the same for all students (although schools can extend the 1 week break by one more week either at the front or at the back - or use those 'additional free days to be allocated by the school' throughout the year for other purposes).
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:56 PM
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That's only one week later

So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).
Pretty much except they start on a Wednesday as there’s generally a teacher training day.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:08 PM
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Willem-Alexander, Máxima and Family, General News Part 3 (May 2017- Present)

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That's only one week later



So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).

Even though it’s only a week later when the dates are written down and compared like this it does seem a lot later. And I’m sure a lot of students would think that school weeks go quite slowly, haha.
Just out of interest in winter state schools here in England can break up as late as Dec 23 and normally students return in the first week of January (some as early as a day or so after the New Year’s holidays). At secondary school and sixth form I always broke up on Dec 16 or 17 (my sixth form was state and my secondary was private, but the winter term dates were quite similar). A lot of private schools often have two weeks in October for half term whereas many state schools only have one - there’s quite a difference between holiday dates and the state and private sectors here. Everyone has a week in the February and May half terms.
My mother has Italian friends living in Milan and their children break up quite early in June but return later in August/sometimes early September but don’t get any half terms or week long breaks. IIRC the Netherlands have breaks in October that are similar to British half terms.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:53 AM
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The Royal couple, who currently resides in their Greek holiday with their daughters, today responded to Facebook on forest fires in the country:
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:32 PM
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That's only one week later

So, the British schools follow the 'North' schedule posted above (unless they start later than the first Monday of September).
Actually that's English schools. Scottish schools have been on holiday since June 29th.
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"It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Kofi Annan. We remember his warmth and wisdom. He worked tirelessly for peace, justice and a better life for people all over the world. Kofi Annan had the ability to bring people together. With a voice that resonated with compassion and conviction, he knew how to engage and motivate people. Our thoughts are with his wife and children."

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Old 08-18-2018, 12:37 PM
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"It was with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of Kofi Annan. We remember his warmth and wisdom. He worked tirelessly for peace, justice and a better life for people all over the world. Kofi Annan had the ability to bring people together. With a voice that resonated with compassion and conviction, he knew how to engage and motivate people. Our thoughts are with his wife and children."

https://www.royal-house.nl/latest/ne...ral-kofi-annan
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/18/a...ntl/index.html

Kofi Annan was a private friend of the royal couple. He was a guest at their wedding in 2013 at the Investiture in 2016:

Kofi Annan and Nane Maria Wallenberg (and the Mandelas) at the Royal Wedding 2002

Kofi Annan, President Jimmy Carter, Graça Machel and Princess Mabel

Kofi Annan and Princess Máxima

Kofi Annan and Nane Maria Wallenberg at Queen Beatrix' farewell banquet in 2013

Kofi Annan and Nane Maria Wallenberg at the Investiture of King Willem-Alexander in 2013

Kofi Annan and Nane Maria Wallenberg at the Memorial Service for the late Prince Friso in 2013

Kofi Annan and the King at the 4th centenary (!) of the firm Royal Vopak in 2016
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King Willem- Alexander shares photos of his dogs

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I didn't realise there were three royal dogs! I'm guessing that Skipper is one of the puppies they kept from the litter that they were giving away?
Gorgeous pups!
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Maarten (10) is visiting Queen Máxima for @meermuziekindeklas ! And he has taken his trombone with him!!

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Another visit to Queen Maxima! Linde visits Queen Máxima for @meermusic class and takes her flute with her!

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Queen Maxima cancel her visit to Tanzania on 6-7 November because of health problems:

"Her Majesty Queen Máxima has to rest on doctor's advice in the coming period. Due to health complaints, there is a suspicion that she has an intestinal infection. Further tests must confirm this diagnosis. As a result, she will cancell her planned trip to Tanzania, which she will undertake on 6 and 7 November a.s. as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development."

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Old 11-02-2018, 12:56 PM
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Queen Maxima cancel her visit to Tanzania on 6-7 November because of health problems:

"Her Majesty Queen Máxima has to rest on doctor's advice in the coming period. Due to health complaints, there is a suspicion that she has an intestinal infection. Further tests must confirm this diagnosis. As a result, she will cancell her planned trip to Tanzania, which she will undertake on 6 and 7 November a.s. as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development."

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...oningin-maxima
Hmm,and that when Tanzania just yesterday announced to go after homosexuals in that country and kick 'm in jail as they are called godless and what not....Get well soon Dearest Máxima...and then skip Your visit to that country after all,or send somebody else...not that t would make a difference nor help at any time soon or at all there,corruption infested as it is.
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Dutch media nu.nl reports that Q.Maxima is described a period of rest, due to what is probably a bowel infection
https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5550155...st-houden.html

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I didn't realise there were three royal dogs! I'm guessing that Skipper is one of the puppies they kept from the litter that they were giving away?
Gorgeous pups!
Luna is the puppy, Nala her mom. Skipper has been around for quite some time (his first photo call was in 2013; but he had been around for some time before his first inclusion in a photo call). Nala was added in 2014 (showed up for the first time on the 2014 christmas card).
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Queen Maxima cancel her visit to Tanzania on 6-7 November because of health problems:

"Her Majesty Queen Máxima has to rest on doctor's advice in the coming period. Due to health complaints, there is a suspicion that she has an intestinal infection. Further tests must confirm this diagnosis. As a result, she will cancell her planned trip to Tanzania, which she will undertake on 6 and 7 November a.s. as a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive financing for development."

https://www.koninklijkhuis.nl/actuee...oningin-maxima
Hopefully they'll know woon what is going on. She still attended her engagement today but doesn't have anything official scheduled until late November.
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Dutch media nu.nl reports that Q.Maxima is described a period of rest, due to what is probably a bowel infection
https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5550155...st-houden.html

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Oh dear, I hope Maxima gets well soon.
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