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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 4, 2019 – Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 20 December 2019
Mon & Tues14 & 15 October1st & 2nd Days SukkotNo BJE classes
Monday21 OctoberShemini AtzeretNo BJE classes
Tuesday22 OctoberSimchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Law)No BJE classes
Thursday12 DecemberLast day of BJE classes for 2019
In school holidays after term 4:
Sunday 22 December1st Night Chanukah
Monday 30 DecemberFinal Day Chanukah
Term 1, 2020 – Tuesday 28 January 2020 to Thursday 9 April 2020 (11 Weeks)
Tuesday28 JanuaryPupil-free DayNo BJE classes
Monday10 FebruaryBJE classes start for 2020
Monday9 MarchFast of Esther
Tuesday10 MarchPurim
Wednesday11 MarchShushan Purim
Wednesday8 April1st Night Seder (Pesach starts)No BJE classes after 3pm
Thursday9 April1st Day PesachNo BJE classes
In school holidays after term 1:
Friday 10 April2nd Day Pesach, Public Holiday (Good Friday)
Monday 13 AprilPublic Holiday (Easter Monday)
Wed 15 & Thu 16 April7th & 8th (Final) Days Pesach
Tuesday 21 AprilYom HaSho’ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Saturday 25 AprilAnzac Day
Term 2, 2020 – Monday 27 April 2020 to Friday 3 July 2020
Monday27 AprilPupil-free DayNo BJE classes
Tuesday28 AprilYom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day)
Wednesday29 AprilYom HaAtzma’ut (Israel’s Independence Day)
Monday12 MayLag BaOmer
Friday22 MayYom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
Thursday28 MayIst Night Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)No BJE classes after 3pm
Fri & Sat29 & 30 May1st & 2nd Days Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)No BJE classes
In school holidays after term 1:
Thursday 9 JulyFast of 17 Tammuz
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