Confused about school start and finish dates? Here’s our comprehensive list of the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast school holidays for 2023.
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 and this post will help you to get organised!
Gold Coast school terms 2023
|Term 1||Monday 23 January – Friday 31 March||10 weeks|
|Term 2||Monday 17 April – Friday 23 June||10 weeks|
|Term 3||Monday 10 July – Friday 15 September||10 weeks|
|Term 4||Tuesday 3 October – Friday 8 December||11 weeks|
Gold Coast staff professional days (student-free days)
|Term 1||Thursday 19 January, |
Friday 20 January
|Term 2||Thursday 13 April, |
Friday 14 April
|Term 3||Friday 1 September||1 day|
Gold Coast early finishing dates for years 10, 11 and 12
Year 12 finishes on Friday 17 November 2023 and years 10 and 11 finish on Friday 24 November. See more here.
Northern Rivers school terms
Specific term start and end dates vary school-to-school across government and non-government schools. For example, students may start on a different date to teachers. Check with your school for specific dates.
|Term 1||Friday 27 January to Thursday 6 April|
|Term 2||Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June|
|Term 3||Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September|
|Term 4||Monday 9 October to Tuesday 19 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.