Since the academic year 2016-2017 is about to end, we give here an overview on school holidays 2017. Barring some differences, all the Australian states follow a uniform terms and vacations in the schools. This information will give you the dates of school vacations 2017. School holidays. All the parents and kids are searching for the school holidays to plan their vacations in advance. The days of school vacations are the busiest day in Australia. The beaches, national parks, and heritage sites are crowded with people holidaying.
School Holidays 2017 comprises the four school vacations followed by each term. The school holidays in Australia are also known as autumn break, winter break, spring holidays, and summer holidays. The school holidays 2017 australia are featured with different seasons and some major festivals which coincide the vacations.
List of School Holidays 2017
Following are the school vacations in the Australian states during which schools in the states remain closed. The private schools more or less follow the same schedules as of the state-run schools.
- Autumn School Holidays – The autumn school holidays are followed by the first term of the new academic session. The autumn school holidays begin in the 1st or 2nd week of the April and last till the 3rd or 4th week of April. The autumn school holidays in Victoria and Queensland start from 1sth of April 2017, Saturday and finishes on 17th of April 2017, Sunday. In ACT and Northern Territory, it begins on 10th of April 2017, Monday and ends on 25th April 2017, Tuesday.
- Winter Break – The winter school holidays fall in the month of July. The holiday begins in the 1st week of the July and ends in the 3rd week of the month. In some states like Northern Territory and Queensland, the winter school holidays start in the last week of June 2017.
- Spring School Holidays – The spring holidays in Australia span in the months of September and October. The spring holidays come after the 3rd term of the school is over.
- Summer School Holidays – The summer school holidays 2017 will mark the end of the academic session 2017-2018. This is the longest school holiday and featured with festivals of Christmas and New Year.
The exact dates of the QLD school holidays may vary by maximum 1-2 weeks. The private schools follow the same schedules. However, to know the exact dates, students from private school should contact the school authorities. After the summer holidays, a new academic year starts in the schools. All the states start the first semester in the school in the last week of the January or the first week of the February. Follow our blog for state-wise school holidays list.