GETTING READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
Term Dates for 2021
With the start of the school year not far away and with teachers starting to think about planning out the year that lies ahead, we thought it would be helpful if we shared all the 2021 school term dates with you so to assist with planning your schedules.
Below is a list of all the term dates for each state in Australia, listed in alphabetical order (along with the state/territory flags and some background information for a bit of fun and learning thrown in as well).
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Designed by local artist Ivo Ostyn, the ACT Flag was adopted on the 25th of March in 1993 and feature the heraldic colours of the Commonwealth of Australia. The shield displays a triple-towered castle with a sword of justice crossed with the parliamentary mace just above. The rose beneath the castle reflects the 1927 opening of the old parliament building by the then Duke of York
The NSW badge, a golden lion (passant guardant) surrounded by 4 8-pointed stars on the St George Cross, was adopted on 18th February 1876 and is like the unofficial coat of arms that was displayed from 1821. It is suggested that the lion signifies the vice-regal authority of the governor
- T1: 1st February to 9th April
- T1 (Remote Schools): 2nd February to 9th April
- T2: 19th April to 25th June
- T3: 20th July to 24th September
- T4: 11th October to 16th December
- T4 (Remote Schools): 11th October to 17th December
The NT flag was adopted on the 1st of July 1978 when the NT was granted self-governing status. The flag features a stylised version of the Sturt Desert Rose and is said that the white petals around the black centre reflects the commonwealth star. The southern cross uses the Victorian configuration of the constellation to reflect the Victorian artist Robert Ingpen’s design.
Selected by Governor William Cairns and adopted on the 29th of November 1876, the flag features a crown in the centre of a blue Maltese Cross with the crown changing to reflect the regent who is sitting on the throne. It is suggested that the design either reflects the vice-regal authority of the Governor or to represent Queen Victoria whom the colony had been named for
South Australia was the only state that decided to obtain and adopt a new flag badge at the time of federation and officially adopted this flag on the 14th of January 1904. The white backed magpie in a heraldic pose has been attributed to the arms of Prussia, sitting on a yellow disc it is said to signify the golden rising sun of the federation
- T1 (Schools): 3rd February to 31st March
- T1 (Colleges): 3rd February to 1st April
- T2: 21st April to 2nd July
- T3 (Schools): 20th July to 24th September
- T3 (Colleges): 19th July to 24th September
- T4: 11th October to 16th December
The Tasmanian flag displays a red lion (passant) which was originally designed as the symbol of the Governor and not as the symbol that represented the colony. However, after some alternatives were rejected due to the fact, they did not comply with the British Admiralty pattern for colonial flags, this flag was adopted on the 29th of November 1875
Dating from 1877, the Victorian flag has undergone two changes over its lifespan, with the crown changing to reflect the regent who sits upon the throne. The stars in the Southern Cross uses different numbers of points to reflect their relative brightness in the night sky (8, 7, 7, 6 & 5).
Originally the Swan River Settlement, the Western Australian flag features a black swan on a golden disc, designed to reflect the states origin. The oldest state flag in Australia was officially adopted on the 3rd of January 1870, and originally had the swan facing away from the union hack but was changed on the 10th of November 1953