Key dates

There's a range of important dates students, schools, parents and teachers need to know about. Find the dates for the HSC exams and when results will be released, NAPLAN tests and other important dates in the school calendar.

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NSW public school holidays

NSW Department of Education sets the term and school holiday dates for all NSW public schools. Non-government school holidays can be found on your school's website.

View the holiday dates for NSW public schools

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NAPLAN key dates

The NAPLAN tests take place every year for all students in Years 3, 5 and 9. Find out when the tests take place and when schools will be preparing for NAPLAN.

View the NAPLAN key dates


Key dates for the HSC

Find the general key dates for the 2023 HSC, and find the specific dates for written, oral and practical exams.

HSC key dates

There's important dates schools and students need to know for the 2023 HSC. Find the dates for exam periods, submissions for Schools Online and when results are released to students.

HSC written exam timetable

The written exam timetable outlines when students will complete the written exams for the HSC. See when the exams are taking place for 2023.

HSC languages oral exam timetable

The languages oral exam timetable lists when students will complete oral exams for the HSC. Find out when these exams are taking place in 2023.

HSC practical exams

This exam timetable is for students completing practical or performance exams in the HSC. Learn when these exams are taking place in 2023.

Updates from NESA

Read the latest news, find important dates for schools and learn about our awards and events.

Awards and events

NESA celebrates the achievements of students and teachers through awards and showcases. Browse the events taking place throughout the year.


You can stay updated on what's happening in education in NSW through NESA News. Find the latest official school notices, learn about media releases published by NESA and other updates.

School timetable of actions

This timetable explains the activities schools need to complete for students in Years 9 to 12. View the timetable to see what the activities are, and when they're due.

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