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School terms and holidays

School terms and holidays for New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Start dates and times may vary between schools and age groups — this includes public, integrated and private schools.

Contact your child’s school for specific start dates and times

Contact the school for the specific dates and times for your child. You can search by the school name or address for the school’s contact details.

Contact your child's school to check dates — Education Counts

School terms and holiday dates

Table 1: 2023 school terms

Term Starts Ends
1 Between Monday 30 January and Tuesday 7 February Thursday 6 April
2 Monday 24 April Friday 30 June
3 Monday 17 July Friday 22 September
4 Monday 9 October No later than Wednesday 20 December
Note: Early learning services generally follow the same terms and holiday dates as state schools.

School terms for future years

The Ministry of Education lists the school terms and holidays for future years.

School terms and holiday dates — Ministry of Education

Public holidays and regional anniversary days

Check the dates of the national public holidays and regional anniversary days.

Dates for public holidays and anniversary days

Utility links and page information

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