NZ School Holidays 2021 to 2022

New Zealand / NZ school terms 2021 to 2022

Term 1Monday 1 February (at the earliest) and Tuesday 9 February (at the latest) to Friday 16 April
Term 2Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July
Term 3Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October 
Term 4Monday 18 October to no later than Monday 20 December
Term 1Monday 31 January (at the earliest) and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest) to Thursday 14 April
Term 2Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September
Term 4Monday 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.

Official Information

New Zealand's Education department sets school holidays dates and policies. You can visit their website here.

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NZ Public Holidays

NZ public holidays for 2021 – 2023 are listed here.

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