…that most learners will forget the last four weeks of learning over the six weeks of Christmas break? Pretty much everything learned in November is lost by the time they go back to school in January/February.
Six weeks is a long break from learning and I doubt young minds require so much recovery time. I come from a sports training background and know that such a break from training for a sports person would be detrimental to their ability to perform. That is why professional sports people do not take a break, they alter how they train. That is also why we run holiday tuition programs for our students; to keep their minds prepared for the next year.
It is not just the Christmas holidays that causes a disruption to learning. There appears to be so many events during the year that prevent our students building up momentum in in their learning progress. We have public holidays (about 12 days per year), school holidays (about 12 weeks per year), student free days (at least one after every school break), athletics sports day, swimming day, excursions to …., school camps (1 or 2 weeks per year), …
So, why do our students attend tuition during the school holidays? Because their parents believe education is the best method to open the doors to opportunity as we move through life.