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 2019
|Term 1 – Eastern Division||Tuesday, 29 January 2019||Friday, 12 April 2019||11 weeks|
|Term 1 – Western Division||Tuesday, 5 February 2019||Friday, 12 April 2019||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 13 April 2019||Sunday, 28 April 2019|
|Term 2||Monday, 29 April 2019||Friday, 05 July 2019||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 6 July 2019||Sunday, 21 July 2019|
|Term 3||Monday, 22 July 2019||Friday, 27 September 2019||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 28 September 2019||Sunday, 13 October 2019|
|Term 4*||Monday, 14 October 2019||Friday, 20 December 2019||10 weeks|
|School Holidays – Western Division||Saturday, 21 December 2019||Monday, 3 February 2020|
|School Holidays – Eastern Division||Thursday, 19 December 2019||Monday, 27 January 2020|
*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.