Gold Coast and Northern Rivers School Holidays for 2022

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Confused about school start and finish dates? Here’s our comprehensive list of the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast school holidays for 2022.

This list will cover school holidays for primary and secondary schools on the Gold Coast and then in the Northern Rivers region. Please note that Catholic and Independent schools usually have slightly shorter terms than State schools. In term four, primary schools will be at school for longer than high schools. Hopefully, you’ll be able to plan plenty of great activities around these dates!

UPDATE (9 Jan 2022): Queensland’s 2022 school year will now start on 7 February 2022 (Monday) as announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Year 11 and 12 will start online learning from 31 January 2022.

Gold Coast school terms

Term 1 Monday 7 February – Friday 1 April 8 weeks
Term 2 Tuesday 19 April – Friday 24 June 10 weeks
Term 3 Monday 11 July – Friday 16 September 10 weeks
Term 4 Tuesday 4 October – Friday 16 December 11 weeks

Gold Coast staff professional days (student-free days)

Term 1 Thursday 21 January & Friday 22 January 2 days
Term 2 Wednesday 13 April & Thursday 14 April 2 days
Term 3 Friday 2 September 1 day

Gold Coast early finishing dates for years 10, 11 and 12

Year 12 finishes on Friday 18 November and years 10 and 11 finish on Friday 25 November. See more here.

Northern Rivers school terms

Term 1 Wednesday 4 February – Friday 8 April   
Term 2 Tuesday 26 April – Friday 1 July  
Term 3 Monday 18 July – Friday 23 September  
Term 4 Monday 10 October – Tuesday 20 December  

Northern Rivers staff professional days (student-free days)

Historically, these days occur at the beginning of terms 1, 2 and 3 plus the last two days of term 4. Please check with your individual school and the NSW education website for more precise information.

Northern Rivers early finishing dates for year 12

HSC exams for year 12 students commence in mid-October and end in mid-November. Your school will have an updated timetable of exams closer to term four.

Northern Rivers and Gold Coast school holidays

Your school’s homepage, intranet or parent-communication portal will update you as to any up-to-the-minute changes to the above information.

Wondering what to do with the kids this school holiday? Check out our list.

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