School Holiday Dates – 2018

School Holiday Dates – 2018

Education Minister Grace Grace has reminded parents and carers there are just two weeks until the new school year begins.

Ms Grace said Term 1, 2018, would start on 22 January, prior to the Australia Day public holiday, as was the case in 2017.

“I hope everyone is enjoying a well-deserved, restful break so they can return to school feeling refreshed and ready to learn,” Ms Grace said.

Queensland state school term dates for 2018:

  • Term 1:           Monday 22 January – Thursday 29 March.
  • Term 2            Tuesday 17 April – Friday 29 June.
  • Term 3:           Monday 16 July – Friday 21 September.
  • Term 4:           Monday 8 October – Friday 14 December.

“Independent and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but can vary from school to school,’’ Ms Grace said.

“I suggest families of students who attend non-state schools, check with their individual school offices or websites for term dates.”

State school teachers will return to work on Thursday-Friday (January 18-19) for professional development.

Ms Grace said parents also should note Term 2 dates, which have been altered slightly to take into account transport logistics for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“The Games will be held from April 4-15, representing a significant and long-awaited event for Queensland. Term 2 will start on Tuesday 17 April.

“To ensure the best use of this additional holiday time for students, teachers will be able to access an extra day of professional development on Monday 16 April.

“The Department made the decision to delay the Term 2 commencement date following consultation with P&Cs Queensland, relevant unions and principals’ associations.

“For the purposes of planning end of year holidays, parents of older students should note 16 November is the final date for Year 12 attendance and 30 November is the final date for attendance by students in Years 10 and 11.”