Make the most of your leave in 2021 by taking these dates off

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Juggling leave from work and school holidays can be a tricky affair, but Parent24 has your back.

Between providing you with the most up to date school holiday calendar, and taking a look at all the public holidays in 2021, we have put together some suggestions for how to make the most of your leave this year.


Book 14 and 15 June, or 17 and 18 June off so when these days are added to the midweek public holiday on Wednesday 16 June you can enjoy a long weekend - or take off all four days and enjoy nine days off work.


Public school holidays run from 12 to 23 July this year, pending any school closures for a surge in mid-year Coronavirus cases. No public holidays break this stretch so if you're short on leave days you might need to take the kids with you to work, or work from home with them.

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Monday 9 August means a natural long weekend but if you need more time, book the Friday before off.


Heritage Day falls on a Friday this year, so while it's another nice long weekend to look forward to if you want a longer break book off the Friday before.


The last public school holiday of the year is just a short week this year, from 4 to 8 October. Hang in there! 


This month offers no reprieve so if you need time off, use your annual leave. 

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Finally, a month full of public and school holidays! If you've been saving your leave, now is the time to shine. Book 17 December off and enjoy a four day weekend thanks to the Day of Reconciliation on Thursday 16 December. 

This coincides with the start of the public school holidays, so it's a great way to kickstart the season. 

Find the 2022 school holiday calendar here to start planning next year already: 2022 School Holiday Calendar


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