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There is often much debate amongst parents about how to calculate the half-way point in the school holidays. We receive many calls from confused and distressed parents when changeover plans fall apart.

This table sets out the holidays according to the NSW Board of Studies Website. Your child’s school may be different:

  • they may set additional pupil-free days;
  • if your child attends a private school, their holidays may start earlier, or finish later.

You should always check with your child’s school.

If you have Parenting Orders or a Parenting Plan, that document may define a different method for how the holidays should be arranged.   Applications for Contravention of Orders are commonly filed against a parent who has not properly complied with school holiday provisions.  It is easy to be caught out when you’re not prepared.  If you need help working out how your arrangements apply, please feel free to give us a call.

If you don’t have Parenting Orders or a Parenting Plan, then our suggestions of an appropriate half-way change-over are listed for your convenience.

HolidayCommencementConclusionDaysSuggested Changeover
End of Term 1 2018Saturday, 14 April 2018Sunday, 29 April 201816Saturday, 21 April 2018
End of Term 2 2018Saturday, 7 July 2018Sunday, 22 July 201816Saturday, 14 July 2018
End of Term 3 2018Saturday, 29 September 2018Sunday, 14 October 201816Saturday, 6 October 2018