2017 NSW School Holiday Info

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.

School staff generally return between 1-2 days prior to students excluding the 4th term where they return on the same day as the students. The student school holiday dates are the ones shown in the below table.

2017 NSW School Holidays and Term Dates

PeriodStartFinishLength
Term 1 - Eastern Division Monday, 30 January 2017 Friday, 07 April 2017 10 weeks
Term 1 - Western Division Monday, 06 February 2017 Friday, 07 April 2017 9 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 8 April 2017 Tuesday 25 April 2017
Term 2 Wednesday, 26 April 2017 Friday, 30 June 2017 9 1/2 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 1 July 2017 Monday 17 July 2017
Term 3 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Friday, 22 September 2017 9 1/2 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 23 September 2017 Sunday 8 October 2017
Term 4* Monday, 09 October 2017 Friday, 15 December 2017 10 weeks
School Holidays - Western Division Saturday 16 December 2017 Monday, 5 February 2018
School Holidays - Eastern Division Saturday, 16 December 2017 Monday, 29 January 2018

*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.

You may also find our other websites helpful:
School Holidays - Other States
Queensland School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
South Australia School Holidays
Victoria School Holidays
Western Australia School Holidays
Public Holidays
A.C.T. Public Holidays
NSW Public Holidays
Northern Territory Public Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays
Tasmania Public Holidays
SA Public Holidays
Victoria Public Holidays
Western Australia Public Holidays