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 school has flexible term dates to recognise activities in the community.

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

Term dates for 2019

Get the printable calendars:

2019 calendar for Northern Territory schools PDF (662.7 KB)
2019 calendar for Northern Territory schools  DOCX (188.7 KB)
2019 calendar for Gunbalanya School PDF (188.2 KB)
2019 calendar for Gunbalanya School  DOCX (178.8 KB)

Semester one

TermDates
Term 1 Urban schools
Tuesday 29 January to Friday 12 April (teachers resume Friday 25 January)

Remote schools (excluding Gunbalanya School) 
Wednesday 30 January to Friday 12 April (teachers resume Tuesday 29 January) 
Term break Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April
Term 2 Tuesday 23 April to Friday 28 June
Semester break Monday 1 July to Friday 19 July

Semester two

TermDates
Term 3 Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September (teachers resume 22 July)
Term break Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 
Term 4 Urban schools
Monday 14 October to Thursday 12 December

Remote schools
Monday 14 October to Friday 13 December  
Semester break Monday 16 December to Friday 24 January 2020

Term dates for 2020

Get the printable calendars:

2020 calendar for Northern Territory schools DOCX (172.4 KB)
2020 calendar for Northern Territory schools PDF (427.6 KB)
2020 calendar for Gunbalanya School DOCX (692.7 KB)
2020 calendar for Gunbalanya School PDF (596.4 KB)
2020 A3 school wall calendar PDF (2.1 MB)

Semester one

TermDates
Term 1 Urban schools
Tuesday 28 January to Thursday 9 April (teachers resume Friday 24 January)

Remote schools (excluding Gunbalanya School)
Wednesday 29 January to Thursday 9 April (teachers resume Tuesday 28 January)
Term break Tuesday 14 April to Friday 17 April
Term 2 Monday 20 April to Friday 26 June
Semester break Monday 29 June to Friday 17 July

Semester two

TermDates
Term 3 Tuesday 21 July to Friday 25 September (teachers resume 20 July)
Term break Monday 28 September to Friday 9 October
Term 4 Urban schools
Monday 12 October to Thursday 17 December 

Remote schools
Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December
Semester break Monday 21 December 2020 to Friday 29 January 2021

Last updated: 31 October 2019

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