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

ACT School Terms Dates and Public Holiday Calendar External Link

ACT School Term Dates (Subscribe to our calendar events feed) External Link

ACT Public Holidays External Link Source - Chief Minister's and Treasury Directorate

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.

ACT school term dates 2014 – 2020

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
2014

Monday 3 February to Friday 11 April
Term break includes the Easter and ANZAC Day public holidays

Teachers commence Friday 31 January

Monday 28 April to Friday 4 July

Monday 21 July to Friday 26 September

Monday 13 October to Wednesday 17 December

2015

Monday 2 February to Friday 10 April
Term break only includes the ANZAC Day public holiday

Teachers commence Friday 30 January

Monday 27 April 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

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 start 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 start 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 start 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 start 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