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.
Note that the dates below represent official term dates however many schools elect to start the students back on slightly different dates. For instance, it is common for the first day back at school to be a Tuesday for students rather than the Monday. It is also common for students to finish term 4 in the days prior to the final Friday.
NSW School Holidays and Term Dates 2018
|Term 1 – Eastern Division||Monday, 29 January 2018||Friday, 13 April 2018||11 weeks|
|Term 1 – Western Division||Monday, 5 February 2018||Friday, 13 April 2018||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 14 April 2018||Sunday, 29 April 2018|
|Term 2||Tuesday, 1 May 2018||Friday, 6 July 2018||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 7 July 2018||Sunday, 22 July 2018|
|Term 3||Tuesday, 24 July 2018||Friday, 28 September 2018||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 29 September 2018||Sunday, 14 October 2018|
|Term 4*||Monday, 15 October 2018||Wednesday, 19 December 2018||10 weeks|
|School Holidays – Eastern Division||Saturday, 22 December 2018||Monday, 28 January 2019|
|School Holidays – Western Division||Saturday, 22 December 2018||Monday, 4 February 2019|
School development days happen at the start of terms 1, 2 & 3 and the last 2 days of the school year. These days may vary from school to school.
*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.