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School development days

School development days are used by schools to improve the professional skills of staff and school leaders.

Late start schools

Schools in the Western division, also known as 'late start schools', receive additional vacation days at the start of each school year.

Calendar and planner

Download our print-friendly school term and vacation date calendars and planners for 2020.

Test and exam dates

Key dates for NAPLAN, HSC, VALID and opportunity class and selective school placement.

Changes due to COVID-19

Find information on delays, postponements and cancellations to tests and exams due to COVID-19.

HSC 2021

Key dates for HSC 2021 from the NSW Education Standards Authority.

Selective high schools and opportunity classes

Key dates for the selective high school and opportunity class placement test, including application, entry offers and more.

Future and past NSW term and vacation dates

Access NSW school term and vacation dates from 2016 to 2025.

Other states and territories

The Commonwealth education department has 2020 school term and vacation dates for other states in Australia.

NSW public school term dates

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