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LAST year - 2017
  Term Term dates (students) Holiday breaks (students) Teacher dates
  1 Wed 8 Feb - Thu 13 Apr 2017 [Note (a), Note (b)]   K-10 teachers commence: Mon 6 Feb 2017
College teachers commence: Mon 30 Jan 2017
      Fri 14 Apr - Sun 30 Apr 2017
Includes Easter break [Note (c)]
 
  2 Mon 1 May - Fri 7 Jul 2017    
      Sat 8 Jul - Sun 23 Jul 2017  
  3 Mon 24 Jul - Fri 29 Sep 2017 [Note (d)]    
      Sat 30 Sep - Sun 15 Oct 2017  
  4 Mon 16 Oct - Thu 21 Dec 2017
(College students finish earlier - refer to individual college)
  K-10 teachers finish: Fri 22 Dec 2017 [Note (e)]
College
teachers finish: Fri 15 Dec 2017
      Fri 22 Dec 2017 - Tue 6 Feb 2017  

Sources: Minister for Education and Training media release and Department of Education, Tasmania, Term dates page. Last checked: 5 Jan 2017.

(a) Tue 14 Mar 2017 is a Moderation Day for colleges.

(b) Thu 13 Apr 2017 is a Moderation Day for Years K-10, which means that Term 1 effectively ends on Wed 12 Apr 2017 for Years K-10 students.

(c) The 2017 Easter break (Fri 14 Apr - Tue 18 Apr 2017) falls within the Term 1-2 holiday period.

(d) Fri 1 Sep 2017 is a Moderation Day for colleges.

(e) Teachers in schools in ISOLATED areas finish on the same day as students, ie Thu 21 Dec 2017.


 

2016
  Term Term dates (students) Holiday breaks (students) Teacher dates
  1 Wed 3 Feb - Fri 8 Apr 2016 [Note (a)] [Note (b)] (Easter break: Fri 25 Mar - Tue 29 Mar 2016. Occurs during Term 1.) K-10 teachers commence: Mon 1 Feb 2016
College teachers commence: Wed 27 Jan 2016
      Sat 9 Apr - Mon 25 Apr 2016  
  2 Tue 26 Apr - Fri 1 Jul 2016    
      Sat 2 Jul - Sun 17 Jul 2016  
  3 Mon 18 Jul - Fri 23 Sep 2016 [Note (b)]    
      Sat 24 Sep - Sun 9 Oct 2016  
  4 Mon 10 Oct - Wed 21 Dec 2016
(College students finish earlier - refer to individual college)
  K-10 teachers finish: Thu 22 Dec 2016 [Note (c)]
College
teachers finish: Fri 16 Dec 2016
      Thu 22 Dec 2016 - Tue 7 Feb 2017  

Source: Minister for Education and Training media release and Department of Education, Tasmania, Term dates page.

(a) The 2016 Easter break (Fri 25 Mar - Tue 29 Mar 2016) falls DURING Term 1.

(b) Student free days for 2016 (K-10): Fri 8 Apr 2016, Mon 18 Jul 2016, Fri 21 Oct 2016. (Source: School terms and professional learning days in Tasmanian government schools [pdf]).

(c) Teachers in schools in ISOLATED areas finish on the same day as students, ie Wed 21 Dec 2016.

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2015
  Term Term dates (students) Holiday breaks (students) Teacher dates
  1 K-10: Wed 4 Feb - Wed 1 Apr 2015 [Note (a)]
College: Wed 4 Feb - Thu 2 Apr 2015 [Note (a)]
  K-10 teachers commence: Mon 2 Feb 2015
College teachers commence: Tue 27 Jan 2015
K-10 and college teachers finish: Thu 2 Apr 2015
      K-10: Thu 2 Apr - Sun 19 Apr 2015
College: Fri 3 Apr - Sun 19 Apr 2015
Both include Easter break [Note (b)]
 
  2 Mon 20 Apr - Fri 3 Jul 2015    
      Sat 4 Jul - Sun 19 Jul 2015  
  3  Mon 20 Jul - Fri 25 Sep 2015 [Note (c)]   K-10 and college teachers commence: Mon 20 Jul 2015
      Sat 26 Sep - Sun 11 Oct 2015  
  4 Mon 12 Oct - Thu 17 Dec 2015
(College students finish earlier - refer to individual college)
  K-10 teachers finish: Fri 18 Dec 2015 [Note (d)]
College
teachers finish: Fri 11 Dec 2015

      Fri 18 Dec 2015 - Tue 2 Feb 2016  

Source: Minister for Education and Training media release and Department of Education, Tasmania, Term dates page. Last checked: 23 Jul 2015.

(a) The Minister's amendment of 23 July 2013 changed the Term 1 commencement date for students from Tue 3 Feb 2015 to Wed 4 Feb 2015.  (Therefore, calendars displaying Tue 3 Feb 2015 as the Term 1 commencement date are now incorrect.) During 2014 the K-10 Term 1 2015 finishing date for students was changed from Thu 2 Apr to Wed 1 Apr 2015.

(b) The 2015 Easter break (Fri 3 Apr - Tue 7 Apr 2015) falls within the Term 1-2 holiday period.

(c) The K-10 Term 3 commencement date for students was originally set as Mon 20 Jul 2015. It was then changed to Tue 21 Jul 2015 (to allow for a student free day to occur on 20 July), but as a result of a subsequent need to reduce the number of student free days in 2015 by one (to make up for an extra one taken in 2014) the commencement date was made Mon 20 Jul 2015 again. Any general calendars or general websites that still display Tue 21 Jul 2015 as the Term 3 commencement date for government schools are now incorrect. If a non-government school website is displaying Tue 21 July as the Term 3 commencement date, you would be advised to contact the school to clarify whether they are going ahead with their own student free day on the Monday or whether they simply have not updated their website yet.

(d) Teachers in schools in ISOLATED areas finish on the same day as students, ie Thu 17 Dec 2015..

(The document
Four-term model for 2013-15 [xls file] should now be ignored.)


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2014
  Term Term dates (students) Holidays (students)* Teacher dates*
  1 Wed 5 Feb(a)(b) - Thu 17 Apr(c) 2014   K-10 teachers commence: Mon 3 Feb 2014
College teachers commence: Tue 28 Jan 2014
    Fri 18 Apr - Sun 4 May 2014
(Includes Easter break(d))
 
2 Mon 5 May - Fri 4 Jul 2014    
    Sat 5 Jul - Sun 20 Jul 2014  
3 Mon 21 Jul(e) - Fri 26 Sep 2014    
    Sat 27 Sep - Sun 12 Oct 2014  
4 K-10: Mon 13 Oct - Thu 18 Dec 2014(f)
College: Mon 13 Oct - Thu 11 Dec 2014(f) or earlier (refer to individual college)
  K-10 teachers finish: Fri 19 Dec 2014(g)
College teachers finish: Fri 12 Dec 2014

    Fri 19 Dec 2014 - Tue 3 Feb 2015  

Source: Minister for Education and Skills media releases and Department of Education, Tasmania, Term dates page. Last checked: 23 Nov 2014.

(a)The Minister's amendment of 23 July 2013 changed the Term 1 commencement date for students from Tue 4 Feb to Wed 5 Feb 2014. (Therefore, calendars displaying Tue 4 Feb 2014 as the Term 1 commencement date are now incorrect.)

(b)Note that in Southern Tasmania there is a public holiday for Regatta Day on Mon 10 Feb 2014 - only a few days after Term 1 commences.

(c)As Thu 17 Apr 2014 is planned to be a statewide moderation day for teachers, most schools are likely to advise parents that the final day for students to attend school in Term 1 will be Wed 16 Apr 2014.

(d)The 2014 Easter break (Fri 18 Apr - Tue 22 Apr 2014) falls within the Term 1-2 holiday period.

(e)As Mon 21 Jul 2014 is planned to be a statewide professional learning day for teachers, most schools are likely to advise parents that the first day for students to attend school in Term 3 will be Tue 22 Jul 2014.

(f)During Term 4, Fri 24 Oct 2014 (the day after the Hobart Show Day holiday) will be a professional learning day for which most schools are likely to advise parents that student attendance is not required. All day Thu 27 Nov 2014 will also be a student free day, as a result of the participation of teachers in stop-work meetings in the morning.

(g)Teachers in schools in ISOLATED areas finish on the same day as students, ie Thu 18 Dec 2014.

See also our Dates page.




2013 (The first FOUR-term year)
  Term Term dates (students) Holidays (students) Teacher dates
  1 Tue 5 Feb - Fri 19 Apr 2013* EASTER:
Fri 29 Mar - Tue 2 Apr 2013**
K-10 teachers commence: Mon 4 Feb 2013
College teachers commence: Tue 29 Jan 2013
    Sat 20 Apr - Sun 5 May 2013  
2 Mon 6 May - Fri 5 Jul 2013    
    Sat 6 Jul - Sun 21 Jul 2013  
3 Mon 22 Jul*** - Fri 27 Sep 2013    
    Sat 28 Sep - Sun 13 Oct 2013  
4 K-10: Mon 14 Oct - Thu 19 Dec 2013
College: Mon 14 Oct - Thu 12 Dec 2013 or earlier (refer to indiv. college)
  K-10 teachers finish: Fri 20 Dec 2013****
College teachers finish: Fri 13 Dec 2013
    Fri 20 Dec 2013 - Tue 4 Feb 2014  
Source: Department of Education, Tasmania, Term dates page. Last checked: 16 Dec 2013.

*Dunalley Primary School: Prep to Grade 6 students return for excursions on Thur 7 Feb and Fri 8 Feb, then commence Term 1 classes on Wed 13 Feb 2013; kindergarten students commence on Thu 14 Feb 2013. (Teachers commence as normal on Mon 4 Feb 2013.) See Minister's media release, 31 Jan 2013 and New Dunalley School.
** The 2013 Easter break (Fri 29 Mar - Tue 2 Apr 2013) falls DURING Term 1.
*** Monday 22 July 2013 is a professional learning day for teachers in many schools: students in those schools will return for Term 3 on Tuesday 23 July.
**** Teachers in ISOLATED schools will presumably continue to finish on the same day as students, ie Thu 19 Dec 2013.

See also our Dates page.



2012 (The final three-term year)
  Term Term dates (students) Holidays (students)* Teacher dates*
  3 Mon 24 Sep - Thu 20 Dec 2012
(K-10)
  K-10 teachers finish: Fri 21 Dec 2012**
    Fri 21 Dec 2012 - Mon 4 Feb 2013
(K-10)
 
Source: Department of Education, Tasmania, Term dates page.
** Teachers in ISOLATED schools finish the same day as students, ie Thu 20 Dec 2012.
See also our Dates page.


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