School Term Dates

New Zealand state schools operate under a four-term timetable, usually beginning at the end of January or beginning of February and continuing until early December (secondary schools) or mid to late December (primary schools).

Visit the Ministry of Education website for more detailed information on term dates and official holidays, for 2018-2020. For early childhood services, there are no general guidelines as to terms or holidays.

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