Term Dates 2017 (All dates are subject to change)


Semester 1
Term 1 Wed 1 February - Fri 7 April
Break Sat 8 April - Sun 23 April
Term 2 Mon 24 April - Thursday 29th June
Break Sat 1 July - Sun 16 July
Semester 2
Term 3 Mon 17 July - Fri 22 September
Break Sat 23 September - Sun 8 October
Term 4 Mon 9 October - Thu 14 December





Please note this is a Department of Education calender NOT the Challis Calendar


  • Each public school develops its own calendar.
  • Easter occurs during the Term 1 and 2 break.
  • Please view our calendar on this site or contact our school directly for more information about its specific dates, including school development days (student free).
  • Students start the school year on Wednesday 1 February and end the school year on Thursday 14 December.
  • 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 30 January and Tuesday 31 January). All other schools have the flexibility to trade-off the last school development day of the school year (Friday 15 December). Teachers should confirm arrangements for their school development days with the school.