School Term Dates 2016

2016 school terms

  START DATE END DATE  HOLIDAYS
Term 1

11 weeks. Includes Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday
and Easter Tuesday (a school holiday)

Between Monday 1 February
(at the earliest);
and Friday 5 February (at the latest)
Friday 15 April
(94-102 half days)
2 weeks (includes ANZAC day)

Saturday 16 April – Sunday 1 May

Term 2

10 weeks. Includes Queen’s Birthday

Monday 2 May Friday 8 July
(98 half days)
2 weeks

Saturday 9 July – Sunday 24 July

Term 3

9 weeks.

Monday 25 July Friday 23 September
(90 half days)
2 weeks

Saturday 24 September – Sunday 9 October

Term 4

Up to 11 weeks. Includes Labour Day

Monday 10 October Primary, intermediate and special schools:
No later than Tuesday 20 December
(102 half days)*

Secondary and composite:
No later than Friday 16 December
(98 half days)**

 

5 or 6 weeks

From school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year.

Includes Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 384 half days in 2016.
** Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half days in 2016.

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