Gold Coast and Northern Rivers School Holidays for 2022
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.