2021 ACT School Holiday Information
The information below is relevant to Australian Capital Territory 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.
Note that the dates below represent official term dates however many schools elect to start the students back on slightly different dates.
In the ACT the starting dates of new students and continuing / returning students is staggered in Term 1 to allow new students to settle in to their new schools.
2021 Australian Capital Territory School Holidays and Term Dates
|Term 1 – New Students||Monday, 1 February 2021||Thursday, 1 April 2021||9 Weeks|
|Term 1 – Continuing Students||Tuesday, 2 February 2021||Thursday, 1 April 2021||9 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Friday, 2 April 2021||Sunday, 18 April 2021|
|Term 2||Monday, 19 April 2021||Friday, 25 June 2021||10 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 26 June 2021||Sunday, 11 July 2021|
|Term 3||Monday, 12 July 2021||Friday, 17 September 2021||10 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 18 September 2021||Monday, 4 October 2021|
|Term 4||Tuesday, 5 October 2021||Friday, 17 December 2021||11 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Saturday, 18 December 2021||Sunday, 30 January 2022|
Note: Teachers commence on the Friday prior (31 January, 2020) to the students Term 1 start date.
If you would like to know public holiday dates please visit our sister site ACT Public Holidays for everything you need to know about public holidays in the Australian Capital Territory.
The information presented on this website does not take into account Student Free Days which are set by each school individually.
Private and catholic schools tend to use these dates as a guide but their dates sometimes differ slightly from state run public schools.
Information on these calendars is gathered from education department or government sources. We recommend double checking information against official education and government websites to confirm the dates are correct. From time to time the data on this website are updated to keep the information up to date.