The information below is relevant to NSW state schools. Independent and Catholic schools do base their terms on the state school dates but their term dates can vary from school to school. You should check directly with the relevant school to find out the correct term date information.
In NSW term dates are broken into Eastern Division and Western Division. The term dates for both divisions are identical with the exception of term 1.
School staff generally return between 1-2 days prior to students excluding the 4th term where they return on the same day as the students. The student school holiday dates are the ones shown in the below table.
NSW School Holidays and Term Dates 2017
|Term 1 – Eastern Division||Monday, 30 January 2017||Friday, 07 April 2017||10 weeks|
|Term 1 – Western Division||Monday, 06 February 2017||Friday, 07 April 2017||9 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday 8 April 2017||Tuesday 25 April 2017|
|Term 2||Wednesday, 26 April 2017||Friday, 30 June 2017||9 1/2 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday 1 July 2017||Monday 17 July 2017|
|Term 3||Tuesday, 18 July 2017||Friday, 22 September 2017||9 1/2 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday 23 September 2017||Sunday 8 October 2017|
|Term 4*||Monday, 09 October 2017||Friday, 15 December 2017||10 weeks|
|School Holidays – Western Division||Saturday 16 December 2017||Monday, 5 February 2018|
|School Holidays – Eastern Division||Saturday, 16 December 2017||Monday, 29 January 2018|
*Year 12 has different finishing dates in term 4. Year 12 only goes for 3 terms and graduate late September/early October. There is then a short break before returning for final exams (HSC) which start mid-October and end around the same time in November. Dates will be added once made available.