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23 May. 2018
Alawa Primary School recently took part in the National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) which is an...
04 May. 2018
Year 6 students from Alawa Primary School have joined 250 other Year 6 students and...
27 Apr. 2018
The 25th April, Anzac Day, is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New...
13 Apr. 2018
Thanks to all students, family, friends and staff of Alawa who have made term one...
06 Apr. 2018
‘Harmony day is to celebrate Australian multiculturalism based on the successful integration of migrants into...
06 Apr. 2018
This term I have been introducing Beebots and OSMOs to both Transition classes. Students learnt...


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Term dates

Term dates for 2018 onwards

Our term dates are published by the Department of Education View  term dates

Term dates for 2018 onwards

From 2018, term and semester breaks will be in a 1,3,2,6 model compared to the current 1,4,1,6 model.

This means a three week break in June/July and a longer two week break before Term 4, with the Christmas break the same at six weeks.

Term 1 will run for 11 weeks, Terms 2 and 3 for 10 weeks and Term 4 for nine weeks.

The decision to change the school term dates is a direct result from feedback provided through the three rounds of consultation conducted throughout 2015 and 2016.

A comprehensive consultation process was undertaken to ensure that final decision was well informed by the community and is intended to provide the best possible educational outcomes for Northern Territory students.

The new pattern reflects evidence-based research that identifies students’ school attendance and participation in learning is generally at a highest point at the start of the school year.

The new school term dates and holiday breaks have been approved for a five-year period, commencing in 2018.

For more information on the changes to the school term dates, please visit the Department of Education website.