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).
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. In 2019, schools must be open for 390 half days and in 2020 we are required to be open for 388 half days. For more information, click this link:
Monday 14 October to Friday 20 December
Friday 15 November - Canterbury Show Day
There will be a staff only days in 2020 and we will share these with you as soon as they are confirmed.
Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April
Thursday 6 Feb – Waitangi Day
Friday 10 April – Good Friday
Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3 July
Monday 27 April – ANZAC day
Monday 1 June – Queens Birthday Weekend
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Monday 12 October to Friday 18 December
Monday 26 October – Labour Day
Monday 13 November – Show Day