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Term dates for 2016

Please contact your school directly for more information about its specific dates.

Dates gazetted for primary and secondary students in public schools in Western Australia (all dates are inclusive).
The dates below do not include school development ('pupil free') days. Schools will schedule 3 days where students do not attend.

All students will start their first day of the 2016 school year on Monday 1 February 2016

 

Students (Primary and secondary)

Teachers

Semester 1    
Term 1 Monday 1 February - Friday 8 April Thursday 28 January - Friday 8 April
Break Saturday 9 April - Monday 25 April Saturday 9 April - Monday 25 April
Term 2 Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July Tuesday 26 April - Friday 1 July
Break Saturday 2 July - Sunday 17 July Saturday 2 July - Sunday 17 July
Semester 2    
Term 3 Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
Break Saturday 24 September - Sunday 9 October Saturday 24 September - Sunday 9 October
Term 4 Monday 10 October - Thursday 15 December Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December

 

Note: A Department term dates calendar for 2016 can not be provided as each public school develops its own calendar.
Please contact your school directly for more information about its specific dates, including school development ('pupil free') days.

  • All students start the school year on Monday 1 February and end the school year on Thursday 15 December.
  • There are seven school development days where students do not attend:
    • Two of these days are before the school year starts for students and one day is after the school year ends for students.
    • Each school schedules another four days throughout the year in consultation with its school council/board and school community.
  • Independent Public Schools have the flexibility to trade-off school development days (except Thursday 28 January and Friday 29 January). All other schools have the flexibility to trade-off the last school development day of the school year (Friday 16 December). Teachers should confirm arrangements for their school development days with the school.
  • Schools are not required to open on Easter Tuesday 29 March. However, country schools may open on this day and substitute another day for local agricultural shows with approval of school councils/boards and regional executive directors.
  • Labour Relations should be consulted for details of staff start and end year dates by occupational group.
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