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 2020

Get the printable calendars:

2020 calendar for Northern Territory schools PDF (427.6 KB)
2020 calendar for Northern Territory schools DOCX (172.4 KB)
2020 calendar for Gunbalanya School PDF (596.4 KB)
2020 calendar for Gunbalanya School DOCX (692.7 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
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Semester one

TermDates
Term 1 Urban schools
Monday 1 February to Friday 9 April (teachers resume Friday 29 January)

Remote schools (excluding Gunbalanya School)
Tuesday 2 February to Friday 9 April (teachers resume Monday 1 February)
Term break Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April
Term 2 Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June
Semester break Monday 28 June to Friday 16 July

Semester two

TermDates
Term 3 Tuesday 20 July to Friday 24 September (teachers resume Monday 19 July)
Term break Monday 27 September to Friday 8 October
Term 4 Urban schools
Monday 11 October to Thursday 16 December 

Remote schools
Monday 11 October to Friday 17 December
Semester break Monday 20 December 2020 to Friday 28 January 2022

Semester one

TermDates
Term 1 Urban schools
Monday 31 January to Friday 8 April (teachers resume Friday 28 January)

Remote schools (excluding Gunbalanya School)
Tuesday 1 February to Friday 8 April (teachers resume Monday 31 January)
Term break Monday 11 April to Thursday 14 April
Term 2 Tuesday 19 April to Friday 24 June
Semester break Monday 27 June to Friday 15 July

Semester two

TermDates
Term 3 Tuesday 19 July to Friday 23 September (teachers resume Monday 18 July)
Term break Monday 26 September to Friday 7 October
Term 4 Urban schools
Monday 10 October to Thursday 15 December 

Remote schools
Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December
Semester break Monday 19 December 2020 to Friday 27 January 2023

Last updated: 11 February 2020

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