Information about working in or operating early childhood education services including outside school hours care. Plus, information for parents and carers on the importance of early childhood education, choosing a service and transition to school.
Information about NSW public education, including the school finder, high school enrolment, school safety, selective schools and opportunity classes.
NSW Department of Education's information on curriculum taught in NSW schools, Aboriginal education and communities & personalised support.
The Wellbeing Framework supports schools to create learning environments that enable students to be healthy, happy, engaged and successful.
Information for parents and carers including learning and wellbeing resources, advice, study skills, a quick guide glossary, homework help, learning from home tools, support for additional needs and more.
The NSW Department of Education is committed to employing the best and brightest teachers who can teach and make a difference in NSW public schools.
Eastern division – Wednesday 27 January - Thursday 1 April
Western division – Wednesday 3 February - Thursday 1 April
Monday 5 April - Friday 16 April
Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June
Monday 28 June - Friday 9 July
Monday 12 July - Friday 17 September
Monday 20 September - Friday 1 October
Tuesday 5 October - Friday 17 December
Eastern division – Monday 20 December - Thursday 27 January 2022
Western division – Monday 20 December - Thursday 3 February 2022
*Check with your local school as some dates may change. Note: School speed zones apply on all school days, including school development days.
Parents and carers should not bring their child to school on school development days.
School development days are used by schools to improve the professional skills of staff and school leaders.
Schools in the Western division, also known as 'late start schools', receive additional vacation days at the start of each school year.
Key dates for the selective high school and opportunity class placement test, including application, entry offers and more.
Key dates for HSC 2021 from the NSW Education Standards Authority.
Key dates for NAPLAN, HSC, VALID and opportunity class and selective school placement.
Key dates for schools to register for the Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID) science assessments.
Access NSW school term and vacation dates from 2016 to 2025.
The Commonwealth education department has 2020 school term and vacation dates for other states in Australia.