Term Dates

 

 2018 School Terms and Holidays

Start date End date  Holidays
Term 1 – 11 weeks Between Monday 29 January
(at the earliest);
and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest)
Friday 13 April
(90 -102 half days)
Public holidays: Waitangi Day 6 February,

Easter: Good Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April
and Easter Tuesday 3 April (a school holiday)

School holiday: Saturday 14 April – Sunday 29 April (includes ANZAC day 25 April).

Term 2 – 10 weeks Monday 30 April Friday 6 July
(98 half days)
Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday 4 June

School holiday: Saturday 7 July – Sunday 22 July

Term 3 – 10 weeks Monday 23 July Friday 28 September
(100 half days)
School holidays: Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October
Term 4 – up to 10 weeks Monday 15 October Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Thursday 20 December
(96 half days)*Secondary and composite:
No later than Tuesday 18 December
(92 half days)**
Public holidays: Labour Day 22 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 2018.
** Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half days in 2018.