The New Zealand school year is divided into four terms for state and state-integrated schools .
We have some flexibility around our start and finish dates and the dates for Terms 2 and 3 are fixed, and set by the Ministry of Education (MOE). To view the MOE guidelines for each school year, click here.
Each year our Board of Trustees sets the dates for the following school year based on information from the MOE who set the amount of days each school must be open for instruction.
Tuesday 1 February until Thursday 14 April
Monday 7 February - Waitangi Day Observed
Monday 7 March - School closed for staff professional development
Wednesday 13 April - School closed for parent and teacher interviews
Friday 15 April - School closed for Good Friday
Monday 2 May until Friday 8 July
Friday 3 June - School closed for staff COL meetings
Monday 6 June - School closed for Queens Birthday Weekend
Friday 24 June - School closed for Matariki Holiday
Monday 25 July until Friday 30 September
Monday 17 October until Friday 16 December
Thursday 29 September - School closed for parent and teacher interviews
Monday 24 October - Labour Day
Friday 11 November - Canterbury Show Day
2023 Term Dates
Term 1 - Tuesday 31 January to Thursday 6 April
Term 2 - Monday 24 May to Friday 30 June
Term 3 - Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September
Term 4 - Monday 9 October to Wednesday 20 December