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School terms in NZ

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

Contact your child’s school for specific information

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 term start and end dates

Table 1: 2024 school terms

Term Starts Ends
1 Between Monday 29 January and Wednesday 7 February Friday 12 April
2 Monday 29 April Friday 5 July
3 Monday 22 July Friday 27 September
4 Monday 14 October No later than Friday 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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