School Term Dates

As BJE teaches in NSW government schools, the term dates given below are for government schools. If you are looking for the term dates of a school which is not a NSW government school, please contact the school directly for information. Most schools list their term dates on their school website.

Please note that Jewish holydays begin the evening before the date listed below.

Term 3, 2017 – Monday 17 July 2017 to Friday 22 September
Monday17 JulyPupil-free DayNo BJE classes
Tuesday1 August Fast of 9 Av
Wednesday20 SeptemberRosh HaShanah EveNo BJE classes after 3pm
Thursday21 September1st Day Rosh HaShanahNo BJE classes
Friday22 September2nd Day Rosh HaShanahNo BJE classes
In school holidays after Term 3:
Sunday 24 SeptemberFast of Gedaliah
Saturday 30 SeptemberYom Kippur
Monday 2 OctoberPublic Holiday (Labour Day)
Thursday 5 October1st Day Sukkot
Friday 6 October2nd Day Sukkot
Term 4, 2017 – Monday 9 October 2017 to Tuesday 19 December 2017
Wednesday11 OctoberShemini Atzeret EveNo BJE classes after 3pm
Thursday12 OctoberShemini AtzeretNo BJE classes
Friday13 OctoberSimchat TorahNo BJE classes
Tuesday12 December1st Night Chanukah
Monday18 DecemberPupil-free DayNo BJE classes
Tuesday19 DecemberPupil-free DayNo BJE classes
In school holidays after Term 4:
Wednesday 20 December8th (Final) Day of Chanukah
Term 1, 2018 – Monday 29 January 2018 to Friday 13 April 2018
Monday29 JanuaryPupil-free DayNo BJE classes
Wednesday31 JanuaryTu BiSh’vat
Monday12 FebruaryBJE classes start for 2018
Wednesday28 FebruaryFast of Esther
Thursday1 MarchPurim
Friday2 MarchShushan Purim
Friday30 MarchFast of the First Born, 1st Night Seder, Good Friday (public holiday)No BJE classes
Saturday31 March1st Day Pesach
Sunday2 March2nd Day Pesach, Easter Sunday
Thursday5 MarchLast Day Chol HaMo’ed PesachNo BJE classes after 3pm
Friday6 April7th Day PesachNo BJE classes
Saturday7 April8th (Final) Day Pesach
Thursday12 AprilYom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
In school holidays after Term 1:
Wednesday 18 AprilYom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day)
Thursday 19 AprilYom HaAtzma’ut (Israel’s Independence Day)
Wednesday 25 AprilAnzac Day (public holiday)
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