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
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
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
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: 15 January 2021
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