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. Days marked with an asterisk (*) are days on which ‘work’ (writing, using electric or electronic devices, travelling in vehicles, etc) is not permitted according to halachah (Jewish law).

Term 4, 2020
Term 4, 2020 - Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December, 2020 (10 weeks)
Thursday 10 December Last day of BJE classes for 2020
Thursday 10 December 1st night of Chanukah
Thursday 17 December Final night of Chanukah
Thurs & Fri 17 & 18 December Pupil-free Days
TERM 1, 2021
Term 1, 2021 - Wednesday 27 January to Thursday 1 April 2021 (10 weeks)
Wednesday 27 January Pupil-free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Thursday 28 January Tu BiShvat (New Year for Trees)
Monday 8 February BJE classes start for 2021
Thursday 25 February Fast of Esther
Friday 26 February Purim
Saturday 27 March 1st Night Seder (Pesach - Passover)
Sun & Mon 28 & 29 March 1st & 2nd Days* Pesach - NO BJE CLASSES
In school holidays:
Friday 2 April Public Holiday (Good Friday)
Sat & Sun 3 & 4 April 7th & 8th Days* Pesach
Monday 5 April Public Holiday (Easter Monday)
Thursday 8 April Yom HaSho'ah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
Wednesday 14 April Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day)
Thursday 15 April Yom HaAtzma'ut (Israel's Independence Day)
Term 2, 2021
Term 2, 2021 - Monday 19 April to Friday 25 June (10 weeks)
Monday 19 April Pupil-free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Sunday 25 April Anzac Day
Friday 30 April Lag Ba'Omer
Monday 10 May Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)
Sunday 16 May 1st Night Shavuot (Festival of Weeks)
Mon & Tues 17 & 18 May 1st & 2nd Days Shavuot* - NO BJE CLASSES
Monday 14 June Public Holiday (Queen's Birthday) - NO BJE CLASSES
In school holidays:
Sunday 27 June Fast of 17 Tammuz
Term 3, 2021
Term 3, 2021 - Monday 12 July to Friday 17 September (10 weeks)
Monday 12 July Pupil-free Day - NO BJE CLASSES
Sunday 18 July Fast of 9th Av (Tisha b'Av)
Monday 6 September 1st Night Rosh HaShanah* - NO BJE CLASSES AFTER 3PM
Tues & Wed 7 & 8 September 1st & 2nd Days Rosh HaShanah* - NO BJE CLASSES
Thursday 9 September Tzom Gedalyah (Fast of Gedaliah)
Wednesday 15 September Kol Nidre - NO BJE CLASSES AFTER 3PM
Thursday 16 September Yom Kippur* - NO BJE CLASSES
In school holidays:
Tues & Wed 21 & 22 September 1st* & 2nd* Days Sukkot (Tabernacles)
Tuesday 28 September Shemini Atzeret*
Wednesday 29 September Simchat Torah*
Term 4, 2021
Term 4, 2021 - Monday 5 October to Friday 17 December
Sunday 28 November 1st Night Chanukah
Sunday 5 December Final Night Chanukah
Monday 6 December Final Day Chanukah
Thursday 9 December Last day of BJE classes for 2021