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.

Holiday Commencement Conclusion Days Suggested Changeover
End of Term 1 2018 Saturday, 14 April 2018 Sunday, 29 April 2018 16 Saturday, 21 April 2018
End of Term 2 2018 Saturday, 7 July 2018 Sunday, 22 July 2018 16 Saturday, 14 July 2018
End of Term 3 2018 Saturday, 29 September 2018 Sunday, 14 October 2018 16 Saturday, 6 October 2018


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