School term and holiday dates in NT

The majority of government schools follow the same school year.

Term dates for urban and remote schools differ at the beginning and end of the school year. Check if your child attends an urban or remote school.

If your child attends a non-government school, you must check the term dates with the school.

Gunbalanya School has flexible term dates to recognise activities in the community.

Term dates for 2021

StartFinish
Term 1 Monday 1 February (teachers go back Friday 29 January)

Remote schools (except Gunbalanya School) start Tuesday 2 February (teachers go back Monday 1 February)
Friday 9 April
Term 2 Monday 19 April Friday 25 June
Term 3 Tuesday 20 July (teachers go back Monday 19 July) Friday 24 September
Term 4 Monday 11 October Thursday 16 December

Remote schools finish Friday 17 December

Printable calendars

2021 calendar for Northern Territory schools PDF (179.2 KB)
2021 calendar for Northern Territory schools DOCX (63.8 KB)

2021 calendar for Gunbalanya School PDF (161.2 KB)
2021 calendar for Gunbalanya School DOCX (63.9 KB)

A3 school wall calendar PDF (1013.1 KB)

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StartFinish
Term 1 Monday 31 January (teachers go back Friday 28 January)

Remote schools (except Gunbalanya School) start Tuesday 1 February (teachers go back Monday 31 January)
Friday 8 April
Term 2 Tuesday 19 April Friday 24 June
Term 3 Tuesday 19 July (teachers go back Monday 18 July) Friday 23 September
Term 4 Monday 10 October Thursday 15 December

Remote schools finish Friday 16 December

Printable calendars

2022 calendar for Northern Territory schools PDF (179.1 KB)
2022 calendar for Northern Territory schools DOCX (63.8 KB)

2022 calendar for Gunbalanya School PDF (156.4 KB)
2022 calendar for Gunbalanya School DOCX (63.3 KB)

 StartFinish
Term 1Tuesday 31 January - (teachers go back Monday 30 January)Thursday 6 April
Term 2 Monday 17 April Friday 23 June
Term 3 Tuesday 18 July - (teachers go back Monday 17 July) Friday 22 September
Term 4 Monday 9 October Friday 15 December

Gunbalanya School currently operate on a flexible school year and separate consultation occurs to determine school term dates.

 StartFinish
Term 1 Tuesday 30 January - (teachers go back Monday 29 January) Friday 5 April
Term 2 Monday 15 AprilFriday 21 June
Term 3 Tuesday 16 July - (teachers go back Monday 15 July) Friday 20 September
Term 4 Monday 7 OctoberFriday 13 December

Gunbalanya School currently operate on a flexible school year and separate consultation occurs to determine school term dates.

 StartFinish
Term 1 Wednesday 29 January - (teachers go back Tuesday 28 January) Friday 4 April
Term 2 Monday 14 AprilFriday 20 June
Term 3 Tuesday 15 July - (teachers go back Monday 14 July) Friday 19 September
Term 4 Monday 6 October Friday 12 December

Gunbalanya School currently operate on a flexible school year and separate consultation occurs to determine school term dates.

 StartFinish
Term 1 Wednesday 28 January - (teachers go back Tuesday 27 January) Thursday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 13 AprilFriday 19 June
Term 3 Tuesday 14 July - (teachers go back Monday 13 July) Friday 18 September
Term 4 Monday 5 OctoberFriday 11 December

Gunbalanya School currently operate on a flexible school year and separate consultation occurs to determine school term dates.

 StartFinish
Term 1 Wednesday 27 January - (teachers go back Monday 25 January) Friday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 12 April Friday 18 June
Term 3 Tuesday 13 July - (teachers go back Monday 12 July) Friday 17 September
Term 4 Monday 4 October Friday 10 December

Gunbalanya School currently operate on a flexible school year and separate consultation occurs to determine school term dates.

Public holidays

Get a list of NT public holidays.

Other states and territories

You can find back to school dates for other states and territories on the Australian Government's Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Last updated: 20 April 2021

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