2020 NT School Holiday Information
The information below is relevant to Northern Territory state / government schools. Urban and remote schools differ at the beginning and end of the school year. View detailed information on which schools are in the urban and remote areas here. You should check directly with your school to find out the correct term date information.
From 2018 onwards NT government schools have operated with new term dates and holiday breaks. Term and semester breaks are now in a 1,3,2,6 week holiday model compared to the old 1,4,1,6 week holiday model. These new term dates were approved for a five-year period, from 2018 til 2022. These changes reflect research that concluded that students school attendance and participation is generally higher at the start of the year.
This means a three week break in June and July and a longer two week break before Term 4, with the Christmas break the same at six weeks.
Note that the dates below represent government school term dates however many schools elect to start the students back on slightly different dates.
For example, Gunbalanya school has flexible term dates to recognise activities in the community.
Note: 2020 is a leap year. This means February has 29 days instead of the usual 28 days.
2020 NT School Holidays and Term Dates
|Term 1 – Urban Schools||Tuesday, 28 January, 2020||Thursday, 9 April, 2020||11 Weeks|
|Term 1 – Remote Schools||Wednesday, 29 January, 2020||Thursday, 9 April, 2020||11 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Tuesday, 14 April, 2020||Friday, 17 April, 2020|
|Term 2||Monday, 20 April, 2020||Friday, 26 June, 2020||10 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Monday, 29 June, 2020||Friday, 17 July, 2020|
|Term 3||Tuesday, 21 July, 2020||Friday, 25 September, 2020||10 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Monday, 28 September, 2020||Friday, 9 October, 2020|
|Term 4 – Urban Schools||Monday, 12 October, 2020||Thursday, 17 December 2020||10 Weeks|
|Term 4 – Remote Schools||Monday, 12 October, 2020||Friday, 18 December 2020||10 Weeks|
|School Holidays||Monday, 21 December, 2020||Friday, 29 January, 2021|
If you would like to know public holiday dates please visit our sister site NT Public Holidays for everything you need to know about public holidays in the Northern Territory.
The information presented on this website does not take into account Student Free Days which are set by each school individually.
Private and catholic schools tend to use these dates as a guide but their dates sometimes differ slightly from state run public schools.
Information on these calendars is gathered from education department or government sources. We recommend double checking information against official education and government websites to confirm the dates are correct. From time to time the data on this website are updated to keep the information up to date.