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2016 school terms

Term 4 - up to 11 weeks
Start date

Monday 10 October

End date

Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Tuesday 20 December (102 half days)*
Secondary and composite: No later than Friday 16 December (98 half days)**

Holidays  

Public holidays: Labour Day 24 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day
School holiday: 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 384 half days in 2016.
** Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half days in 2016.

2017 school terms

Term 1 - 10 or 11 weeks
Start date

Between Monday 30 January (at the earliest);
and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest)

End date

Thursday 13 April
(96-106 half days)

Holidays  

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
Start date

Monday 1 May

End date

Friday 7 July
(98 half days)

Holidays  

Public holiday: Queen's birthday
School holiday: Saturday 8 July – Sunday 23 July
 

Term 3 - 10 weeks
Start date

Monday 24 July

End date

Friday 29 September
(100 half days)

Holidays  

2 weeks
Saturday 30 September – Sunday 15 October
 

Term 4 - up to 10 weeks
Start date

Monday 16 October

End date

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)**

Holidays  

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.

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 388 half days in 2017.
** Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half days in 2017.

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