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Important dates checklist

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Important dates checklist

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To avoid penalty fees, the enrolling person must check any commitments the student may have within the advertised exam period BEFORE completing the enrolment. We suggest that you print this page and give it to your student.

AMEB exams may be scheduled during school holidays and on long weekends that fall within the exam period.

Advise exam dates to avoid when filling in the ‘Scheduling Request’ section of your AMEB exam enrolment when you enrol.

The enroller should use the AMEB Important Dates checklist to ensure they have all the information they need before they enrol a student in an exam.

 

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School term dates and public holidays

Term and school holiday dates in New South Wales schools are based on the dates published by the NSW Department of Education.

Specific term start and end dates vary from school-to-school across both government and non-government schools. For example, students may start on a different date from teachers.

The following 2021 government school term dates and public holidays were correct at December 2020. Please check your school calendar for additional dates.

  • January 29 Term 1 commences for NSW Government Schools
  • April 2 NSW Government school holidays commence
  • April 2 Good Friday public holiday
  • April 5 Easter Monday public holiday
  • April 19 Term 2 commences for NSW Government schools
  • April 25 ANZAC Day (Sunday)
  • June 14 Queen’s Birthday public holiday (Monday)
  • June 26 NSW Government school holidays commence
  • July 12 Term 3 commences for NSW Government schools
  • September 18 NSW Government school holidays commence
  • October 4 Labour Day public holiday (Monday)
  • October 5 Term 4 commences for NSW Government schools
  • December 17 Last day of school year for NSW Government schools

 

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Is the student in Year 12?

If they are check the HSC exam dates

Dates to avoid________________________________________________

 

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Is the student sitting NAPLAN this year?

If they are check the NAPLAN dates or your school's calendar

Dates to avoid_________________________________________________

 

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Check for school commitments

Have you checked if the student has any scheduled school excursions, other commitments or school exams that fall in the exam period? It is a good idea to check the school's calendar.

Dates to avoid__________________________________________________

 

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Check for family holidays and other commitments

Has the student or their family planned any holidays during the exam period or do they have any other planned commitments eg sport, dance, weddings or travel for work?

Dates to avoid___________________________________________________

 

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Check for days of religious observance

Does the student or their family need to avoid particular days or dates for religious observance?

Dates to avoid___________________________________________________