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School Term Dates

Published 16th December, 2016

The Department of Education and Communities sets the term and school holiday dates for all NSW public schools.  

School development days (PDF, 57kb) occur at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3 and the last two days of the school year. Check with your school, as schools may vary some of these dates.

School speed zones operate on all notified school days, including school development days.

TermFirst Day of TermLast Day of Term
Term 1 for students
(Eastern division)
Monday, 30 January 2017 Friday, 7 April 2017
Term 1 for students
(Western division)
Monday, 6 February 2017 Friday, 7 April, 2017
Term 2 for students
(Eastern and Western division)
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Friday, 30 June 2017
Term 3 for students
(Eastern and Western division)
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Friday, 22 September 2017
Term 4 for students
(Eastern and Western division)
Monday, 9 October 2017 Friday, 15 December 2017
Published 16th December, 2016