School Term Dates for Tasmania Plus School Holidays TAS

Have you been wondering what are the school terms dates for Tasmania? Instead of leaving it to the last minute, take a moment to find out the school holiday dates in Tasmania for 2021 now.

Just by establishing a school holidays TAS calendar, you can avoid an unexpected student-free day, stay on top of public holidays, and plan some exciting adventures over the breaks.

Whether you’re eager for a family getaway over the school holidays TAS or just want to know when the kids will be at school during term time, you’ve come to the right place. This article offers a list of school holiday dates for 2021 and 2022.

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

Why do state schools and private schools have different holidays?

Have you ever noticed that state and private schools often have a slightly different set of school holidays TAS dates?

The Tasmanian Government’s Department Of Education sets all of the school terms and school holidays TAS dates for public schools. They focus on keeping all 4 terms as even as possible with each spanning over roughly 10 weeks. Though this isn’t possible during certain times of the year due to where Easter sits on the calendar.

On the other hand, the process is slightly different for private schools. Independent or Catholic schools set their holiday dates based around these state school holiday dates. That being said, between individual private schools, school holiday dates are bound to differ.

Before the 2021 school year starts, be sure to research your individual private school holiday dates before adding them into your school holiday calendar, just to be safe.

kids having fun in the school holidays

TAS state school term dates 2021

TermDateLength
Term 1Wednesday 3 February – Wednesday 31 March9 weeks
Term 2Wednesday 21 April – Friday 2 July11 weeks
Term 3Tuesday 20 July – Friday 24 September10 weeks
Term 4Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December 10 weeks

Tasmania state school holidays dates 2021

Summer school holidays dates:

18 December 2020 (Friday) – 2 February 2021 (Tuesday)

Easter school holidays dates:

1 April (Thursday) – 20 April (Tuesday)

Winter school holidays dates:

3 July (Saturday) – 19 July (Monday)

Spring school holidays dates:

25 September (Saturday) – 10 October (Sunday)

Summer school holidays dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 8 February 2022 (Tuesday)

TAS state school term dates 2022

TermDateLength
Term 1Wednesday 9 February – Thursday 14 April10 weeks
Term 2Monday 2 May – Friday 8 July 10 weeks
Term 3Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September 10 weeks
Term 4Monday 17 October – Wednesday 21 December 10 weeks

Tasmania state school holidays 2022

Summer school holidays dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 8 February 2022 (Tuesday)

Easter school holidays dates:

15 April (Friday) – 1 May (Sunday)

Winter school holidays dates:

9 July (Saturday) – 24 July (Sunday)

Spring school holidays dates:

1 October (Saturday) – 16 October (Sunday)

Summer school holidays dates:

22 December 2022 (Thursday) – TBA

Student free days

School holidays aren’t the only instance where kids get a day off, with student free days also granting children with a brief recess from school. To avoid being caught off guard, parents should be aware of these dates as well and remember to add them to their calendar.

What are the student free days? Student free days are established for staff professional development and involve teachers and staff going over topics such as code of conduct, fire training, the school’s strategic direction, and more. For families, this means a day off school for the kids.

For a full list of 2021 TAS student-free days, consider getting in touch with your individual school.

Private schools (Catholic and Independent schools holidays)

What’s the difference between a private and state school? Private schools are independent, meaning that they aren’t managed by state or national governments and are privately funded. Because of this, the school holidays TAS dates for private schools will often vary from state schools.

Although private schools are independently managed, these schools set their holiday dates around public school holidays, with a few minor differences.

Since each independent and catholic school is managed individually, school holiday dates are also bound to differ between private schools. Before you add any school holiday dates to your TAS school holiday calendar, remember to check your children’s private school for their specific school holiday dates.

Tasmania school holidays dates 2021 – private schools

Summer school holidays dates:

18 December 2020 (Friday) – 31 January 2021 (Sunday)

Easter school holidays dates:

2 April (Friday) – 25 April (Sunday)

Winter school holidays dates:

3 July (Saturday) – 18 July (Sunday)

Spring school holidays dates:

25 September (Saturday) – 10 October (Sunday)

Summer school holidays dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 2 February 2022 (Wednesday)

Tasmania school holidays dates 2022 – private schools

Summer school holidays dates:

17 December 2021 (Friday) – 2 February 2022 (Wednesday)

Easter school holidays dates:

15 April (Friday) – 1 May (Sunday)

Winter school holidays dates:

7 July (Thursday) – 24 July (Sunday)

Spring school holidays dates:

October 1 (Saturday) – 16 October (Sunday)

Summer school holidays dates:

16 December 2022 (Friday) – TBA

Tasmania public holidays 2021

Aside from student free days and school holidays TAS, public holidays will also grant kids a day off from school.

Public or national holidays are created by Australia Law, surrounding a notable holiday, event, or historic occasion. Some popular public holidays in Tasmania is Australia Day, Good Friday, and the Queen’s Birthday. These public holidays and more aren’t only designated as non-working days for adults, but also school-free days for kids.

With plenty of public holidays scattered throughout the year, it may be worth adding these dates to your TAS school holiday calendar. Though public holidays often vary from state to state, here’s a list of the 2021 public holidays in TAS.

Tasmania Public Holidays this year

  • New Year’s Day – 1 January (Friday)
  • Australia Day – 26 January (Tuesday)
  • Eight Hours Day – 8 March (Monday)
  • Good Friday – 2 April (Friday)
  • Easter Monday – 5 April (Monday)
  • Easter Tuesday – 6 April (Tuesday)
  • Anzac Day – 25 April (Sunday)
  • Queen’s Birthday – 14 June (Monday)
  • Christmas – 25 December (Saturday)
  • Boxing Day – 26 December (Sunday)

Just by adding these public holidays, student-free days, and school holidays TAS dates to your 2021 school calendar, you won’t be caught off-guard with a sudden school-free day. On top of this, you will also have plenty of time to organise some exciting activities to keep the children entertained throughout the school holidays.

Find school holiday dates for each Australian state here.