Queensland’s school year
The Queensland school year usually runs from late January to mid-December for 40 school weeks each year, with the rare exception of a 41-week year.
The school year is divided into 2 semesters, with 2 terms in each semester and vacation breaks for Easter, winter, spring and summer. View the Queensland state school holiday and term dates. Please note these may differ to independent or Catholic school terms.
Our inclusive school culture
We know that an inclusive culture allows us to perform better, attract and retain the teaching workforce we want and need, and deliver services that meet the needs of all students. Our ‘We All Belong’ workforce diversity and inclusion framework (PDF, 3.2MB) outlines our approach, so we can grow together as an organisation and team, valuing and embracing the different skills, knowledge and experiences we each bring to work.
We all have a role to play in making our schools one that embraces and values diversity. Because students who feel they belong, are understood, and have role models like them have the best chance of succeeding to create a Queensland for the future.
Find out how we are fostering inclusion and diversity in Queensland state schools on the Department of Education website.