2016 NSW School Holiday Info

The information below is relevant to NSW state schools. Independent and Catholic schools do base their terms on the state school dates but their term dates can vary from school to school. You should check directly with the relevant school to find out the correct term date information.

In NSW term dates are broken into Eastern Division and Western Division. The term dates for both divisions are identical with the exception of term 1.

School staff generally return between 1-2 days prior to students excluding the 4th term where they return on the same day as the students. The student school holiday dates are the ones shown in the below table.

2016 NSW School Holidays and Term Dates

Term 1 - Eastern Division Thursday 28 January 2016 Friday 8 April 2016 10 weeks
Term 1 - Western Division Thursday 4 February 2016 Friday 8 April 2016 9 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 9 April 2016 Tuesday 26 April 2016  
Term 2 Wednesday 27 April 2016 Friday 1 July 2016 9 1/2 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 2 July 2016 Monday 18 July 2016  
Term 3 Tuesday 19 July 2016 Friday 23 September 2016 9 1/2 weeks
School Holidays Saturday 24 September 2016 Sunday 9 October 2016  
Term 4* Monday 10 October 2016 Tuesday 20 December 2016  10 weeks
2016/2017 Summer School Holidays Wednesday 21 December 2016    

*Year 12 has different finishing dates in term 4. Year 12 only goes for 3 terms and graduate late September/early October. There is then a short break before returning for final exams (HSC) which start mid-October and end around the same time in November. Dates will be added once made available.

You may also find our other websites helpful:
School Holidays - Other States
Queensland School Holidays (includes Schoolies dates)
South Australia School Holidays
Victoria School Holidays
Western Australia School Holidays
Public Holidays
A.C.T. Public Holidays
NSW Public Holidays
Northern Territory Public Holidays
Queensland Public Holidays
Tasmania Public Holidays
SA Public Holidays
Victoria Public Holidays
Western Australia Public Holidays