Northern Territory School Terms Dates Plus School Holidays NT

When are the NT school terms dates and when are the NT school holidays? Don’t get caught off guard this year with a sudden school-free day. Instead, be prepared and get a list of the 2021 school holiday dates – including public holidays and student free days. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress down the line and will have more time to prepare some exciting activities for the kids on their school holidays.

Whether you’re planning a family vacation for the school holidays NT dates or just want to know when the kids will be at school during the term time – this list will clear things up by providing the NT school holiday dates for both 2021 and 2022.

If you are looking for school holiday activities to do with your kids in the Northern Territory, then we have compiled articles about what is going on for each set of school holidays across the NT. You can find them here:

If you are heading to another capital city these school holidays, check out these articles:

Why do state schools and private schools have different holidays?

When it comes to school holidays, state and private schools typically have a different set of school holidays NT – especially over the summer months.

The NT Government sets the dates for all public schools in the Northern Territory, focused on making each of the 4 terms as even as possible – spanning over roughly 10 weeks each. Though, sometimes this isn’t possible, particularly due to where the Easter holidays fall on the calendar.

The process is slightly different for private schools, as these independent and Catholic schools only base their school holidays around public school holiday dates. Between private schools, these dates can also differ as they are run individually.

As the school year kicks off in 2021, remember to research an independent or Catholic school’s school holiday dates just to be safe.

NT state school term dates 2021

TermDate Length
Term 1Monday 1 February – Friday 9 April10 weeks
Term 2Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June10 weeks
Term 3Tuesday 20 July – Friday 24 September 10 weeks
Term 4Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December 10 weeks

Northern Territory state school holidays 2021

Summer school holiday dates:

16 December 2020 (Wednesday) – 31 January 2021 (Sunday)

Easter school holiday dates:

10 April (Saturday) – 18 April (Sunday)

Winter school holiday dates:

26 June (Saturday) – 19 July (Monday)

Spring school holiday dates:

25 September (Saturday) – 10 October (Sunday)

Summer school holiday dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 30 January 2022 (Sunday)

NT state school term dates 2022

Term Date Length
Term 1Monday 31 January – Friday 8 April 10 weeks
Term 2Tuesday 19 April – Friday 24 June10 weeks
Term 3Tuesday 19 July – Friday 23 September 10 weeks
Term 4Monday 10 October – Thursday 15 December10 weeks

Northern Territory state school holidays 2022

Summer school holiday dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 30 January 2022 (Sunday)

Easter school holiday dates:

9 April (Saturday) – 18 April (Monday)

Winter school holiday dates:

25 June (Saturday) – 18 July (Monday)

Spring school holiday dates:

24 September (Saturday) – 9 October (Sunday)

Summer school holiday dates:

16 December 2022 (Friday) – 30 January 2023 (Monday)

Private schools (Catholic and Independent schools holidays)

The main difference between a private school and a state school is that private schools are independently run. Independent or catholic schools aren’t managed by state or national governments and are privately funded – which can influence their school holidays NT dates.

Although they’re individually managed, independent or catholic schools will set their school holiday dates based on public school holidays – with some small differences.

As most private schools are run independently, school holiday dates are bound to differ between private schools. Prior to adding any of these school holiday dates to your calendar, remember to check with your children’s private school for a set of their specific school holiday dates.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of school holidays NT dates.

Northern Territory School Holidays Dates 2021 – Private Schools

Summer school holiday dates:

16 December 2020 (Wednesday) – 31 January 2021 (Sunday)

Easter school holiday dates:

10 April (Saturday) – 18 April (Sunday)

Winter school holiday dates:

26 June (Saturday) – 19 July (Monday)

Spring school holiday dates:

25 September (Saturday) – 10 October (Sunday)

Summer school holiday dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 30 January 2022 (Sunday)

Northern Territory School Holidays Dates 2022 – Private Schools

Summer school holiday dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 30 January 2022 (Sunday)

Easter school holiday dates:

9 April (Saturday) – 18 April (Monday)

Winter school holiday dates:

25 June (Saturday) – 18 July (Monday)

Spring school holiday dates:

24 September (Saturday) – 9 October (Sunday)

Summer school holiday dates:

16 December 2022 (Friday) – 30 January 2023 (Monday)

NT student free days

Aside from school holidays NT dates, student free days also deliver kids with a day off from school. Instead of being caught by surprise with a sudden school-free day, be sure to incorporate school free dates into your school holiday calendar.

What are school-free days? School free days are orchestrated for staff professional development. On these designated dates, teachers and staff members attend the school and cover topics such as fire training, code of conduct, and the school’s strategic direction. For parents, this means that kids are granted a school-free day.

To find out the student free day dates for 2021, consider getting in touch with your individual school for more information.

NT public holidays

Student free days and school holidays NT aren’t the only school-free days that should be added to your calendar – with public holidays also granting children with a day off school.

Established by Australian law, public or national holidays are created around certain holidays, events, or historic occasions. Some notable public holidays in NT include Australia Day, Easter Monday, Picnic Day, and Labour Day. These public holidays and more aren’t only non-working days for adults, but also school-free days too.

Although public holidays can often vary from state to state, here’s a list of the 2021 NT public holidays to include in your NT school holiday calendar.

Northern Territory public holidays 2021

  • New Year’s Day – 1 January (Friday)
  • Australia Day – 26 January (Tuesday)
  • Good Friday – 2 April (Friday)
  • Easter Monday – 5 April (Monday)
  • Anzac Day – 25/26 April (Sunday/Monday)
  • Labour Day – 3 May (Monday)
  • Queen’s Birthday – 14 June (Monday)
  • Picnic Day – 2 August (Monday)
  • Christmas – 25 December (Saturday)
  • Boxing Day – 26 December (Sunday)

With this assortment of school holiday dates, public holidays, and student free days on your NT school holidays calendar, you won’t need to worry about when the next school-free day is. Not to mention, by taking the time to organise these dates, you’ll have more time on your hands to organise some exciting activities to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays.

Find school holiday dates for each Australian state here.