Term Dates and Public Holidays

Please Note:

  • Day 1: Term 1 - Staff Only
  • Day 2: Term 1 - New Students
  • Day 3: Term 1 - Classes Commence

Schools are closed for all public holidays including Canberra Day on Monday 10 March 2014, Monday 9 March 2015 and Monday 14 March 2016. New students start school on the Monday of Term 1, with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.

Term 2 start date – please note: under the ACT Public Service Enterprise Agreement, when ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday for ACT Public Service employees. To accommodate this requirement, students in ACT public schools will return on the Tuesday where ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday. This will require a return to school on Tuesday 28 April 2015. The Term 2 school return date in 2016 will not be similarly affected as 2016 is a leap year and ANZAC Day will fall on a Monday

ACT School Terms Dates and Public Holiday Calendar External Link

ACT School Term Dates 2015 – 2020

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2015
  • Monday, 2 February to Friday, 10 April
  • Teachers commence Friday, 30 January
  • New students start school on the Monday of Term 1,
    with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
Tuesday
28 April(see note above)
to
Friday
3 July
Monday
20 July
to
Friday
25 September
Monday,
12 October
to
Friday,
18 December
2016
  • Monday, 1 February to Friday 8 April
  • New students start school on the Monday of Term 1,
    with all continuing students returning on Tuesday 2 February.
  • Teachers commence Thursday 28 January
Tuesday
26 April
to
Friday
1 July
Monday
18 July
to
Friday
23 September
Monday,
10 October
to
Friday,
16 December
2017
  • Friday, 27 January to Friday, 7 April
  • Term break includes the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays
  • Teachers commence on Friday
  • New students start school on the Monday of Term 1,
    with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
Wednesday
26 April
to
Friday
30 June
Monday
17 July
to
Friday
22 September
Monday,
9 October
to
Friday,
15 December
2018
  • Friday, 2 February to Friday, 13 April
  • Term break includes the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays
  • Teachers commence on Friday
  • New students start school on the Monday of Term 1,
    with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
Monday
30 April
to
Friday
6 July
Monday
23 July
to
Friday
28 September
Monday,
15 October
to
Friday,
21 December
2019
  • Friday, 1 February to Friday, 12 April
  • Term break includes the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays
  • Teachers commence on Friday
  • New students start school on the Monday of Term 1,
    with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
Monday
29 April
to
Friday
5 July
Monday
22 July
to
Friday
27 September
Monday,
14 October
to
Wednesday,
18 December
2020
  • Friday, 31 January to Thursday, 9 April
  • Term break includes the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays
  • Teachers commence on Friday
  • New students start school on the Monday of Term 1,
    with all continuing students returning on Tuesday.
Monday
27 April
to
Friday
3 July
Monday
20 July
to
Friday
25 September
Monday,
12 October
to
Thursday
17 December