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.
It is noted that the dates below represent official term dates however many schools elect to start the students back on slightly different dates. For example, 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 2020
|Term 1 – Eastern Division||Tuesday, 28 January 2020||Thursday, 9 April 2020||11 weeks|
|Term 1 – Western Division||Tuesday, 4 February 2020||Thursday, 9 April 2020||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Friday, 10 April 2020||Sunday, 26 April 2020|
|Term 2||Monday, 27 April 2020||Friday, 3 July 2020||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 4 July 2020||Sunday, 19 July 2020|
|Term 3||Monday, 20 July 2020||Friday, 25 September 2020||10 weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 26 September 2020||Sunday, 11 October 2020|
|Term 4*||Monday, 12 October 2020||Friday, 18 December 2020||10 weeks|
|School Holidays – Western Division||Saturday, 19 December 2020||Week beginning Monday, 25 January 2021 (tbc)|
|School Holidays – Eastern Division||Saturday, 19 December 2020||Week beginning Monday, 2 February 2021 (tbc)|
*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.