Queensland state school students will return for Term 1 on Tuesday 28 January, the day after the Australia Day public holiday.
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek said teachers would report back on Thursday 23 January, with student-free staff development days planned for 23 and 24 January.
“I’m looking forward to another significant and exciting year for education in Queensland,” said Mr Langbroek.
He said a student-free day would fall in Term 4 on Monday 20 October, with three discretionary student-free days – which may be changed by individual schools – pencilled in for the start of the Easter break on 7-9 April.
“Last year the Newman Government legislated the Labour Day public holiday would be marked on the first Monday in October, this year it falls on the 6th, with the Queen’s Birthday to be celebrated on 9 June in line with most other states and territories.”
Dates for student attendance at Queensland state schools are:
- Term 1 – Tuesday 28 January to Friday 4 April
- Term 2 – Tuesday 22 April to Friday 27 June
- Term 3 – Monday 14 July to Friday 19 September
- Term 4 – Tuesday 7 October to Friday 12 December.
“The class of 2014 will end for Year 12 students on Friday 21 November,” said Mr Langbroek.
“Years 10 and 11 finish their school year on Friday 28 November, with most other state schools breaking up on 12 December. Some regional and remote school finish on 5 December.”
Mr Langbroek said Independent schools and Catholic schools base their holidays on the state school dates but they can vary from school to school.
“I suggest the families of students who attend non-state schools, to please check with your particular school for attendance dates,” he said
“The Newman Government is working hard to revitalise front line education services so that Queensland continues to be a great state with great opportunities.
“I wish all staff and students across Queensland a very successful and safe school year in 2014.”
The 2014 state school calendar outlining term, holiday and staff development dates can be downloaded from http://education.qld.gov.au/public_media/calendar/holidays.html.