SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SCHEDULE

Planning ahead? Here are the school holiday dates for New Zealand for 2024 and planned school holiday dates for 2025 so that you can lock in your family holidays and other fun activities!

Here are the 2024 school term and holiday dates:

TERM 1

Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Starts between Monday 29 January (at the earliest) and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest)

Ends Friday 12 April (90-102 half days)

Public holidays Waitangi Day – Tuesday 6 February

Easter: Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Easter Tuesday 2 April (a school holiday)

School holidays Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April

Includes:

  • ANZAC Day – Thursday 25 April

TERM 2

Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July (96 half days)
Public holidays King’s Birthday – Monday 3 June

Matariki – Friday 28 June

School holidays Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July

TERM 3

Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September (100 half days)
Public holidays None
School holidays Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October

TERM 4

Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 14 October

Ends no later than Friday 20 December (up to 98 half days)*

Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 28 October
School holidays 5 to 6 weeks (from school’s closing day until the opening date the following year)

Inlcudes:

  • Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Thursday 26 December
  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday 1 January 2025
  • Day after New Year’s Day – Thursday 2 January 2025

 

Here are the planned 2025 school term and holiday dates:

TERM 1

Number of weeks Between 9 and 11
Term start and end dates Starts between Monday 27 January (at the earliest) and Friday 7 February (at the latest)

Ends Friday 11 April (92-108 half days)

Public holidays Waitangi Day – Thursday 6 February
School holidays Saturday 12 April to Sunday 27 April

Includes:

  • Good Friday 18 April
  • Easter Monday 21 April
  • Easter Tuesday 22 April (a school holiday)
  • Anzac Day – Friday 25 April
TERM 2
Number of weeks 9
Term start and end dates Monday 28 April to Friday 27 June (86 half days)
Public holidays King’s Birthday – Monday 2 June

Matariki Friday – 20 June

School holidays Saturday 28 June to Sunday 13 July

TERM 3

Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 14 July to Friday 19 September (100 half days)
Public holidays None
School holidays Saturday 20 September to Sunday 5 October

TERM 4

Number of weeks Up to 11
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 6 October

Ends no later than Friday 19 December (up to 108 half days)*

Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 27 October
School holidays 5 to 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)

Inlcudes:

  • Christmas Day – Thursday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Friday 26 December
  • New Year’s Day – Thursday 1 January 2026
  • Day after New Year’s Day – Friday 2 January 2026

Source: www.education.govt.nz 4 March 2024

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