School Holiday QLD Dates 2021 plus QLD School Terms Dates

When are the QLD school holiday dates and QLD school term dates for 2021? Luckily you have come to the right place.

Whether you’re planning a break away for the QLD school holidays or just want to know when your kids will be at school during term time – this article will help by providing a list of QLD school holidays 2021 and 2022.

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

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Why do state schools and private schools have different holidays?

When it comes to QLD school holidays 2021, state and private schools often have a different set of QLD school holiday dates, particularly over summer. Education Queensland establishes the dates for all state schools in Queensland, trying to keep each of the 4 terms as even as possible. Ideally, Education QLD tries to aim for a 10-week term. Sometimes, this is not possible due to where Easter falls in the calendar year.

However, the process is slightly different for private schools. Independent and Catholic schools set their school holidays based on state school holiday dates – though, between each private school, these dates can slightly differ.

As the school year kicks, be sure to research school holidays QLD 2021 for Independent or Catholic school’s school holiday dates just to be sure.

kids having fun in the school holidays

QLD State School Term Dates 2021

TermDateLength
Term 1Wednesday 27 January – Thursday 1 April10 weeks
Term 2Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June10 weeks
Term 3Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September10 weeks
Term 4Tuesday 5 October – Friday 10 December10 weeks

QLD State School Holidays 2021

Summer school holiday dates:

10 December 2020 (Thursday) – 26 January 2021 (Tuesday)

Easter school holiday dates:

2 April (Friday) – 18 April (Sunday)

Winter school holiday dates:

26 June (Saturday) – 11 July (Sunday)

Spring school holiday dates:

18 September (Saturday) – 4 October (Monday)

Summer school holiday dates:

11 December 2021 (Saturday) – 23 January 2022 (Sunday)

QLD student free days 2021

Schools across Queensland will also have a series of ‘student free days’ throughout the year – designed for staff or school professional development activities. On these days, the staff will cover many topics such as code of conduct, fire training, the strategic direction of the school, and more. For parents, this means that children aren’t required to attend on these days.

Here are the student free days for QLD schools in 2021:

  • 21, 22 & 25 January (Thursday & Friday & Monday)
  • 15 & 16 April (Thursday & Friday)
  • 3 September (Friday)

QLD State School Term Dates 2022

TermDateLength
Term 1Monday 24 January – Friday 1 April 10 weeks
Term 2Tuesday 19 April – Friday 24 June10 weeks
Term 3Monday 11 July – Friday 16 September10 weeks
Term 4Tuesday 4 October – Friday 9 December10 weeks

QLD State School Holidays 2022

Summer school holiday dates:

11 December 2021 (Saturday) – 23 January 2022 (Sunday)

QLD Easter school holiday dates:

2 April (Saturday) – 18 April (Monday)

QLD Winter school holiday dates:

25 June (Saturday) – 10 July (Sunday)

Qld Spring school holiday dates:

17 September (Saturday) – 3 October (Monday)

Qld Summer school holiday dates:

10 December 2022 (Saturday) – 22 January 2023 (Sunday)

Private Schools | Catholic and Independent Schools’ Holidays

The main difference between state and private schools is that these private institutions are independent – meaning that they aren’t managed by any state or national governments and are funded privately.

Though independent or Catholic schools are managed separately, the school holiday dates are often similar to state schools – though there are a few variations.

As each private school is managed separately, dates are likely to vary from private school to private school. Before adding these dates to your QLD school holiday calendar, be sure to check your individual private school for their set of holiday dates.

Here are the QLD school holiday dates for private schools in 2021.

QLD Private School Term Dates 2021

TermDateLength
Term 1Wednesday 27 January – Thursday 1 April10 weeks
Term Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June10 weeks
Term 3Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September10 weeks
Term 4Tuesday 5 October – Friday 10 December10 weeks

QLD School Holidays Dates 2021 – Private Schools

Summer school holiday dates:

10 December 2020 (Thursday) – 26 January 2021 (Tuesday)

Easter school holiday dates:

2 April (Friday) – 18 April (Sunday)

Winter school holiday dates:

26 June (Saturday) – 11 July (Sunday)

Spring school holiday dates:

18 September (Saturday) – 5 October (Tuesday)

Summer school holiday dates:

11 December (Saturday) – 23 January (Sunday)

Public Holidays in QLD

Aside from QLD school holidays and student free days, kids will also have a series of public holidays, where they won’t be required to attend school.

These public or national holidays are typically established by Australian law and are based around certain holidays, events, or historical events. For example, Australia Day, Easter, and the Queen’s Birthday are all public holidays. As a result, these designated dates are school-free days and usually non-working days for parents.

Though public holidays typically vary from state to state, here are some 2021 QLD public holidays that may be worth including in your QLD school holiday calendar.

QLD Public Holidays 2021

  • New Years Day – 1 January (Friday)
  • Australia Day – 26 January (Tuesday)
  • Easter Holidays – 2 April to 5 April (Friday to Monday)
  • Anzac Day – 25 April (Sunday – holiday observed Monday 26 April)
  • Labour Day – 3 May (Monday)
  • Queen’s Birthday – 4 October (Monday)
  • Christmas Day – 25 December (Saturday – holiday observed Monday 27 December)
  • Boxing Day – 26 December (Sunday – holiday observed on Tuesday 28 December)

By incorporating a mix of school holiday dates, student-free days, and public holidays into your QLD school holiday calendar, you’ll never be caught off guard and won’t have to wonder to yourself if the kids should be at school today. Plus, you’ll be able to prepare some exciting school holiday activities in advance to keep the children entertained.

Find school holiday dates for each Australian state here.