A Department term dates calendar for 2018 can not be provided as each public school develops its own calendar.
Easter occurs during Term 1. Schools will be closed on Friday 30 March 2018, Monday 2 April 2018 and Tuesday 3 April 2018. Some regional schools may substitute another day in lieu of Easter Tuesday. Please check with your principal.
Please contact your school directly for more information about its specific dates, including school development days (student free).
Students start the school year on Wednesday 31 January 2018 and end the school year on Thursday 13 December 2018.
There are six 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 three 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 Monday 29 January and Tuesday 30 January). All other schools have the flexibility to trade-off the last school development day of the school year (Friday 14 December). Teachers should confirm arrangements for their school development days with the school.