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Term dates and academic year

Government preschool and school term dates

2016 term dates

  • Term 1 2016 – 1 February to 15 April
  • Term 2 2016 – 2 May to 8 July
  • Term 3 2016 – 25 July to 30 September
  • Term 4 2016 – 17 October to 16 December

2016 School term dates calendar(PDF, 1.51MB)

Term 1 2016 dates

  • Week 1: Monday 1 Febuary - 5 February
  • Week 2: Monday 8 February - 12 February
  • Week 3: Monday 15 February - 19 February
  • Week 4: Monday 22 February - Friday 26 February
  • Week 5: Monday 29 February - Friday 4 March
  • Week 6: Monday 7 March - Friday 11 March
  • Week 7: Tuesday 15 Mach - Friday 18 March
  • Week 8: Monday 21 March - Thursday 24 March
  • Week 9: Tuesday 29 March - 1 April
  • Week 10: Monday 4 April - Friday 8 April
  • Week 11: Monday 11 April - Friday 15 April

2017 term dates

  • Term 1 2017 – 30 January to 13 April
  • Term 2 2017 – 1 May to 7 July
  • Term 3 2017 – 24 July to 29 September
  • Term 4 2017 – 16 October to 15 December

2018 term dates

  • Term 1 2018 – 29 January to 13 April
  • Term 2 2018 – 30 April to 6 July
  • Term 3 2018 – 23 July to 28 September
  • Term 4 2018 – 15 October to 14 December

For more information about school term dates, phone 8226 1083 during business hours.

Check with your local school for information on open days and events.

End of year dates for Year 12 students 

End of year dates for Year 12 students is a school based decision. For many students, their last day of school is the day of their last exam. Contact your local school for further information.

TAFE academic year

For important TAFE dates visit the TAFE SA website.

2015 TAFE term dates

  • Term 1 2015 – 27 January to 10 April
  • Term 2 2015 – 27 April to 3 July
  • Term 3 2015 – 20 July to 25 September
  • Term 4 2015 – 12 October to 11 December

2016 TAFE term dates

  • Term 1 2016 – 1 February to 15 April
  • Term 2 2016 – 2 May to 8 July
  • Term 3 2016 – 25 July to 30 September
  • Term 4 2016 – 17 October to 16 December

University academic year

University academic year dates vary for each university:


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Page last updated: 2 February 2016