After an overwhelming response to our survey about proposed changes, the Queensland Government is moving student free days, making the Easter holidays longer and creating extra public holidays.
Starting this Christmas season, the changes include:
Moving the Queen's birthday holiday from June to the first Monday in October.
To recognise the inconvenience of moving community and sporting events planned for the June long weekend in 2012, a one-off Queen's Diamond Jubilee holiday will be celebrated on the June long weekend.
Student free days won't be spread across school terms.
Instead, three will be shifted to create a two-week break at Easter - making it easier to plan a break, make the length of school terms more consistent and ease disruption for families.
There will be an extra public holiday when Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day falls on a weekend.
For more information see the fact sheet 316k.
This page was last reviewed on 06 Nov 2011 at 12:56PM