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Queensland School Holidays: Dates for Planning Your Vacations

In this article you will learn the school holiday dates for 2024 so you can plan your Brisbane school holidays accordingly.

In our article we have explained the Brisbane school holidays and Queensland school holidays 2024 for your planning pleasure!

Brisbane state school students will return from summer school holidays for Term 1 on Monday 22 January 2024. School holidays QLD will end on Sunday 21 January, 2024 and it will be back to school and business as usual from 22 January 2024. 

Looking for Brisbane school holidays 2024?

Public holidays in Brisbane for 2024:

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Dates for student attendance at Brisbane state schools in 2024

If you are wondering when is QLD school holidays then you will want to plan your QLD school holidays around the term dates you need to diary these dates:

  • Term 1 – Monday 22 January – Thursday 28 March
  • Term 2 – Monday 15 April – Friday 21 June
  • Term 3 – Monday 8 July – Friday 13 September
  • Term 4 – Monday 30 September – Friday 13 December

How many weeks in term 1 in QLD?

There are 10 weeks in term 4 in QLD in 2024! Term 1 starts on Monday 22 January and ends on Thursday 28 March.

How many weeks in term 2 in QLD?

There are 10 weeks in term 4 in QLD in 2024! Term 2 starts on Monday 15 April and ends on Friday 21 June.

How many weeks in term 3 in QLD?

There are 10 weeks in term 4 in QLD in 2024! Term 3 starts on Monday 8 July and ends on Friday 13 September.

How many weeks in term 4 in QLD?

There are 11 weeks in term 4 in QLD in 2024! Term 4 starts on Monday 30 September September and ends on Friday 13 December.

Why do state schools and private schools have different holidays?

When it comes to QLD school holidays 2024, state and private schools often have a different set of QLD school holiday dates, particularly over summer. Education Queensland establishes the dates for all state schools in Queensland, trying to keep each of the 4 terms as even as possible. Ideally, Education QLD tries to aim for a 10-week term. Sometimes, this is not possible due to where Easter falls in the calendar year of the requirements at the end of the year.

However, the process is slightly different for private schools. Independent and Catholic schools set their school holidays based on state school holiday dates – though, between each private school, these dates can slightly differ.

As the school year kicks, be sure to research school holidays QLD 2024 for Independent or Catholic school’s school holiday dates just to be sure.

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  • Thursday 18 January & Friday 19 January
  • Thursday 11 April & Friday 12 April
  • Friday 30 August

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School holidays Queensland – when does school end in 2024?

Different year levels end on different dates.

When do Grade 12s finish school in 2024?

In Brisbane, the class of 2024 will end for Year 12 students on Friday 15 November.

When do Grade 11 and 10 finish school in 2024?

Years 10 and 11 Brisbane students finish their academic year on 29 November.

When do state school finish in 2024?

Most other state schools breaking up on Friday 13 December. Some regional and remote schools start their Queensland school holidays on 6 December, 2024.

When do Catholic & Independent schools finish in 2024?

Independent and Catholic schools will have their last day of school a full week earlier that state schools. Thus in 2023 Catholic and Independent schools will finish on Friday 6 December, 2024.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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