School term 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.

Read more about urban and remote schools.

Please note:  Gunbalanya and Lajamanu schools have flexible term dates to recognise activities in the community. 

If your child attends a non-government school, check terms dates with the school.

Term dates for 2016

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Semester One

Term Dates
Term 1 Urban Schools
Monday 25 January – Friday 1 April (Teachers resume Friday 22 January)

Remote Schools

Wednesday 27 January – Friday 1 April (Teachers resume Monday 25 January)
Term break Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
Term 2 Monday 11 April – Friday 24 June (11 weeks)
Semester Break Monday 27 June – Friday 22 July

Semester Two

Term Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 26 July – Friday 30 September (Teachers resume Monday 25 July)
Term break Monday 3 October – Friday 7 October
Term 4 Urban Schools
Monday 10 October – Thursday 15 December

Remote Schools
Monday 10 October – Friday 16 December

Term dates for 2017

Semester One

Term Dates
Term 1 Urban Schools
Monday 30 January – Friday 7 April (Teachers resume Friday 27 January)

Remote Schools

Tuesday 31 January – Friday 7 April (Teachers resume Monday 30 January)          
Term break Monday 10 April – Friday 14 April
Term 2 Tuesday 18 April – Friday 23 June
Semester Break Monday 26 June – Friday 21 July

Semester Two

Term Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 25 July – Friday 29 September (Teachers resume Monday 24 July)
Term break Monday 2 October – Friday 6 October
Term 4 Urban Schools
Monday 9 October – Thursday 14 December

Remote Schools
Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December

Term dates for 2018

From 2018, term and semester breaks will be in a 1,3,2,6 model compared to the current 1,4,1,6 model. 

This means a three week break in June/July and a longer two week break before Term 4, with the Christmas break the same at six weeks.

Term 1 will run for 11 weeks, Terms 2 and 3 for 10 weeks and Term 4 for nine weeks.

Semester One

Term Dates
Term 1 Urban Schools
Monday 29 January – Friday 13 April (Teachers resume Thursday 25 January)

Remote Schools
Tuesday 30 January – Friday 13 April (Teachers resume Monday 29 January)
Term break Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April
Term 2 Monday 23 April – Friday 29 June
Semester Break Monday 2 July – Friday 20 July

Semester Two

Term Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 24 July – Friday 28 September (Teachers resume Monday 23 July)
Term break Monday 1 October – Friday 12 October
Term 4 Urban Schools
Monday 15 October – Thursday 13 December

Remote Schools
Monday 15 October – Friday 14 December

Last updated: 26 July 2016