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New Zealand School Holidays Dates

New Zealand Holiday / February 24, 2018

The New Zealand school year is divided into four terms for state and state-integrated schools and kura.

Schools and kura (Māori Medium schools) have some flexibility around their start and finish dates. Terms 2 and 3 are fixed.

During the school day there are breaks in the morning and at lunchtime so that your child can eat and play. You need to provide morning tea and lunch.

2017

Term Start date End date Holidays
1

(10-11 weeks)

Between Monday 30 January
and Tuesday 7 February
Thursday 13 April School holidays: Friday 14 April - Sunday 30 April. Includes Easter Friday, Easter Monday, and Easter Tuesday (an official school holiday). Also includes ANZAC day

Public holiday: Waitangi Day Monday 6 February

2

(10 weeks)

Monday 1 May Friday 7 July School holidays: Saturday 8 July - Sunday 23 July

Public holiday: Queen's Birthday Monday 5 June

3 Monday 24 July Friday 29 September School holidays: Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October
4

(up to 10 weeks)

Monday 16 October Primary and intermediate:
No later than Wednesday 20 December*

Secondary and composite:
No later than Thursday 14 December**

School holidays: From school's closing date until opening date the next year

Public holidays: Labour Day 23 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, day after New Year's Day

* so that school has been open for instruction for 388 half-days.

** so that school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days.

2018

1

(11 weeks)

Between Monday 29 January and Wednesday 7 February Friday 13 April School holidays: Saturday 14 April - Sunday 29 April (includes ANZAC day 25 April)

Public holidays: Waitangi Day 6 February, Easter: Good Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April

and Easter Tuesday 3 April (a school holiday)

2 Monday 30 April Friday 6 July School holidays: Saturday 7 July – Sunday 22 July

Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday 4 June.

3 Monday 23 July Friday 28 September School holidays: Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October
4 Monday 15 October Primary, intermediate and special schools:

No later than Thursday 20 December*

Secondary and composite:

No later than Tuesday 18 December**

School holidays: 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)

Public holidays: Labour Day 22 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

Source: parents.education.govt.nz