2017 School Terms and Holidays

START DATE END DATE HOLIDAYS
Term 1 – 10 or 11 weeks Between Monday 30 January (at the earliest);
and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest) Thursday 13 April
(96-106 half days) Public holiday: Waitangi Day

School holiday: 2 weeks (includes Easter and Easter Tuesday and Anzac Day)
Friday 14 April – Sunday 30 April

Term 2 – 10 weeks Monday 1 May Friday 7 July
(98 half days) Public holiday: Queen’s birthday

School holiday: Saturday 8 July – Sunday 23 July

Term 3 – 10 weeks Monday 24 July Friday 29 September
(100 half days) 2 weeks
Saturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October
Term 4 – up to 10 weeks  Monday 16 October Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Wednesday 20 December
(94 half days)*Secondary and composite:
No later than Thursday 14 December
(86 half days)**  

Public holidays: Labour Day 23 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day

School holiday: 5-6 weeks from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year.

** some dates may change according to individual schools and locations