NZ School Holidays 2021 to 2022
|Term 1||Monday 1 February (at the earliest) and Tuesday 9 February (at the latest) to Friday 16 April|
|Term 2||Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July|
|Term 3||Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October|
|Term 4||Monday 18 October to no later than Monday 20 December|
|Term 1||Monday 31 January (at the earliest) and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest) to Thursday 14 April|
|Term 2||Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July|
|Term 3||Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September|
|Term 4||Monday 17 October to no later than Tuesday 20 December|
NZ school holiday notes
All schools and kura (Māori-medium schools) have flexibility around their start and finish dates. However, terms 2 and 3 are fixed.
In 2021, schools must ensure they are open to a day in December which ensures there has been instruction for a minimum of 380 half-days. In 2022, this rises to 386 half-days for primary students, but remains at 380 for secondary and composite schools.
New Zealand’s Education department sets school holidays dates and policies. You can visit their website here.
Previous NZ school holidays
NZ Public Holidays
NZ public holidays for 2021 – 2022 are listed here.