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SA Government Schools Term Dates

Year      Term 1             Term 2          Term 3                             Term 4
2013     Tues 29 Jan – Fri 12 Apr      Mon 29 Apr – Fri 5 Jul      Mon 22 Jul –  Fri 27 Sep       Mon 14 Oct – Fri 13 Dec
2014     Tues 28 Jan – Fri 11 Apr     Mon 28 Apr – Fri 4 Jul      Mon 21 Jul – Fri 26 Sep        Mon 13 Oct – Fri 12 Dec
2015     Tues 27 Jan – Fri 10 Apr     Mon 27 Apr – Fri 3 Jul       Mon 20 Jul – Fri 25 Sep     Mon 12 Oct – Fri 11 Dec

As at February 2012. www.decd.sa.gov.au School terms for Independent and Catholic schools will vary. Contact the school or check their websites for details.

Starting Preschool and School

By 2014 all children will start Government preschool and school on the same day, the first day of Term 1.

Can Start
Year of Birth              Child’s Birth Date             Preschool              School
2009                            Before 29 January            Term 1, 2013        Term 1, 2014
29 Jan to 30 Apr               Term 2, 2013        Term 1, 2014
From 1 May to 31 Dec        Term 1, 2014        Term 1, 2015
2010
From 1 Jan to 30 Apr        Term 1, 2014        Term 1, 2015
From 1 May to 31 Dec       Term 1, 2015        Term 1, 2016
2011, 2012 onwards
From 1 Jan to 30 Apr       Term 1 of the        Term 1 of the
year they turn 4     year they turn 5

From 1 May to 31 Dec        Term 1 the year       Term 1 the year
after they turn 4     after they turn 5

Aboriginal children and those under the Guardianship of the Minister can start preschool once they turn three. Children with additional needs may also start preschool early, this is decided on a case by case basis. SA Department for Education and Child Development

www.decd.sa.gov.au/samefirstday

Year      Term 1             Term 2          Term 3                             Term 4
2013     Tues 29 Jan – Fri 12 Apr      Mon 29 Apr – Fri 5 Jul      Mon 22 Jul –  Fri 27 Sep       Mon 14 Oct – Fri 13 Dec
2014     Tues 28 Jan – Fri 11 Apr     Mon 28 Apr – Fri 4 Jul      Mon 21 Jul – Fri 26 Sep        Mon 13 Oct – Fri 12 Dec
2015     Tues 27 Jan – Fri 10 Apr     Mon 27 Apr – Fri 3 Jul       Mon 20 Jul – Fri 25 Sep     Mon 12 Oct – Fri 11 Dec

By 2014 all children will start Government preschool and school on the same day, the first day of Term 1.