HCHE CALENDAR

2020 & 2021

IMPORTANT DATES 2020

4 November

Academic DP for 2nd Semester Published – Examination Entrance Certificates

6 November

Last Day of Classes for 2nd Semester / HCert in Office Management Session 2 Ends (7 September – 6 November)

9-10 November

Block Study

11 – 27 November

Examinations for 2nd Semester / ELI 4th Quarter Examinations (18 – 19th)

2020

FIRST SEMESTER

January 2020

2

  • Working days begin

27, 28

  • Orientation and compulsory English Placement Test for new students

28-30

  • Registration for all students

February 2020

3

  • Opening Assembly at 9:00 – Classes begin at 11:00 / ELI 1st Qtr begins / LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT – Application of Class Attendance Policy.

3-7

  • LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT

9

  • Peninsula Tour for New Students

10

  • Staff and Student Consecration Service at 10:00

10-12

  • FINAL LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT

12

  • FINAL LATE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 13:00. Last day to Drop / Add / Change a module. Students may not join classes after this date.

March 2020

1-7

  • Week Of Spiritual Emphasis (WOSE)

23-27

  • Wellness Week

25

  • Community Engagement Week

April 2020

2-9

  • Mid-Semester Examinations / ELI 1st Quarter Examinations (8 – 9) / Classes end at 13:00

10

  • Easter – Public Holiday – Good Friday

13

  • Easter – Public Holiday – Family Day

14-17

  • Mid-Semester Break

20

  • Classes begin at 08:00 / ELI 2nd Quarter begins

20-24

  • National Library Week

27

  • Public Holiday – Freedom Day

May 2020

1

  • Public Holiday – Workers’ Day

21 May-5 June

  • RPL Portfolio Course

25 May-12 June

  • HCert in Office Management Session 1
  • New intake Students for HCert must be on campus by 18 May as they will be doing an additional module

June 2020

10

  • Academic DP for 1st Semester (Adjusted due to COVID – 19)

15 June – 3 July

  • Online Examinations for 1st Semester / ELI 2nd Quarter Examinations (1-2) (Adjusted due to COVID – 19)

16

  • Public Holiday – Youth Day

SECOND SEMESTER

July 2020

6-10

  • Grades Voted and Sent to Registrar’s Office

20 July – 7 Aug

  • Online Registration

28

  • Orientation for New Students

29

  • Online Classes Begin / ELI 3rd Quarter Begins 

August 2020

9

  • Public Holiday – National Woman’s Day

10

  • Public Holiday – National Woman’s Day Observed

21

  • FINAL FINANCIAL CLEARANCE CLOSES AT 13:00. Last day to Drop/Add/Change modules. Students may not join classes after this date.

September 2020

21-25

  • Mid-Semester Break / First Semester Supplementary Exams / ELI 3rd Quarter Examinations (22 – 23)

7

  • HCert in Office Management Session 2 Commences

24

  • Public Holiday – Heritage Day

28

  • Classes Resume / ELI 4th Quarter Begins

October 2020

24-25

  • Helderberg College Council

November 2020

4

  • Academic DP for 2nd Semester Published – Examination Entrance Certificates

6

  • Last Day of Classes for 2nd Semester / HCert in Office Management Session 2 Ends (7 September – 6 November)

9-10

  • Block Study

11-27

  • Examinations for 2nd Semester / ELI 4th Quarter Examinations (18 – 19th)

December 2020

2

  • Graduand Supplementary Examinations

4

  • Graduates Grades to the Records Office

13

  • Graduation Commencement Ceremony at 10:00

14

  • All Grades Voted and Sent to Registrar’s Office

16

  • Public Holiday – Day of Reconciliation

23 Ded – 3 Jan

  • College closes at 13:00 on Wednesday 23 December until 3 January 2021

2021 – 1ST SEMESTER

8 MARCH – 6 JULY

JANUARY

4

Working days begin

FEBRUARY

8

Online Registration Opens

22 – 26

2nd Semester 2020 Supplementrary Exams.

MARCH

1 – 2

Orientation and English Placement Test for 1st Years

8

Opening Assembly at 9:00 – Classes begin at 11:00 / ELI 1st Qtr begins / LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT – Application of Class Attendance Policy.

8 – 12

LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT.

14

Peninsula Tour for New Students

15

Staff and Student Consecration Service at 10:00

15 – 17

FINAL LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT

17

FINAL LATE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 13:00. Last day to Drop/Add/Change modules. Students may not join classes after this date

21

Public Holiday – Human Rights Day

22

Public Holiday – Human Rights Day Observed

APRIL

2

Easter – Public Holiday – Good Friday

5

Easter – Public Holiday – Family Day

11 – 17

Week Of Spiritual Emphasis (WOSE)

19 – 23

Mid-Semester Examinations / ELI 1st Quarter Examinations (21-22)/Classes end at 13:00

26 – 30

Mid-Semester Break

27

Public Holiday – Freedom Day

MAY

3

Classes begin at 08:00 / ELI 2nd Quarter begins

6

Theology Liaison Committee

8 – 9

Helderberg College Council (Saturday Evening & Sunday)

17 – 21

Wellness Week

20 – 25

61st General Conference Session – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

JUNE

11

Academic DP Published – Examination Entrance Certificates

15

Last day of classes for 1st Semester – Classes end at 17:00

16

Public Holiday – Youth Day

17 – 18

Block Study

21 JUNE-6 JULY

Examinations for 1st Semester / ELI 2nd Quarter Examinations (23-24)

21 JUNE-8 JULY

HCert in Office Management Session 1

JULY

4 – 16

Online HCHE SAU Teacher Certification Programme – Session 1 / Online NCSA SAU Teacher Certification Programme – Session 3

7

MID-YEAR BREAK COMMENCES

12

Grades voted and sent to Registrar’s Office

2021 – 2ND SEMESTER

4 AUGUST – 12 DECEMBER

JULY

26

Online Registration Opens

27 – 29

1st Semester Supplementary Exams

AUGUST

2

Orientation for New Students

4

Opening Assembly at 9:00 – Classes begin at 11:00 / ELI 3rd Quarter begins / LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT – Application of Class Attendance Policy

4 – 11

LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT

9

Public Holiday – National Woman’s Day

10 – 11

FINAL LATE REGISTRATION FEE IN EFFECT

11

FINAL LATE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 13:00. Last day to Drop/Add/Change modules. Students may not join classes after this date.

16 – 20 

Library Week

29 AUG – 4 SEP

Week of Spiritual Emphasis (WOSE)

SEPTEMBER

13 – 17

Mid-Semester Examinations / ELI 3rd Quarter Examinations (14-15) / Classes end at 13:00

20 – 23

Mid-Semester Break

20 – 25

HCert in Office Management Session 2

24

Public Holiday – Heritage Day

27

Classes resume at 08:00 / ELI 4th Quarter begins

29

Community Engagement Day

OCTOBER

23 – 24

Helderberg College Council (Saturday Evening & Sunday)

NOVEMBER

3

Academic DP for 2nd Semester published – Examination Entrance Certificates

5

Last day of classes for 2nd Semester / Classes end at 13:00

8 – 10

Block Study

11 – 26

Examinations for 2nd Semester / ELI 4th Quarter Examinations (15-16)

DECEMBER

1

Graduand Supplementary Examinations

3

Graduates grades to the Records Office

9

Graduation Weekend: Alumni Supper at 19:00

10

Graduation Weekend: Consecration Service at 19:00

11

Graduation Weekend: Baccalaureate Service at 11:00

12

Graduation Commencement Ceremony at 10:00

13

All grades voted and sent to Registrar’s Office

14

Staff Year-end Function

16

Public Holiday – Day of Reconciliation

22

College closes at 13.00 on Wednesday 22 December until Sunday 2 January 2022

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

Helderberg College of Higher Education reserves the right to adjust this Calender of Events as deemed necessary.