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New Zealand School Holiday Dates

New Zealand School Terms, School Holidays and Public Holidays in 2021 to 2023

2021 School Holiday Dates, Term Dates and Public Holidays

Term 1
Monday 1 February, up to 9 February* to Friday 16 April 2021

*Term 1 start can differ, depending on the school, by up to 7 days. Check with your local school.

April school holidays 2021
Saturday 17 April to Sunday 2 May 2021

Term 2
Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July 2021

July school holidays 2021
Saturday 10 July to Sunday 25 July 2021

Term 3
Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October 2021

October school holidays 2021
Saturday 2 October to Sunday 17 October 2021

Term 4
Monday 18 October to no later than Monday 20 December 2021*

*Term 4 finish date can differ by up to 7 days by school, please check with your local school.

2021 Public Holidays

New Years Day
Friday 1 January 2021
Day after New Year’s Day
Saturday 2 January 2021, observed Monday 4 January 2021

Waitangi Day
Sunday 6 February 2021, observed on Monday 8 February 2021

Good Friday
Friday 2 April 2021
Easter Monday
Monday 5 April 2021

ANZAC Day
Sunday 25 April 2021, observed on Monday 26 April 2021

Queens Birthday
Monday 7 June 2021

Labour Day
Monday 25 October 2021

Christmas Day
Saturday 25 December 2021, observed on Monday 27 December 2021
Boxing Day
Sunday 26 December 2021, observed on Tuesday 28 December 2021

Note each region have their own Anniversary holidays. For these please check your Local Board or Council

2022 School Holiday Dates, Term Dates and Public Holidays

Term 1
Monday 31 January up to Tuesday 8 February* to Friday 14 April 2022

*Term 1 start can differ, depending on the school, by up to 7 days. Check with your local school.

April School Holiday
Friday 15 April to Sunday 1 May 2022

Term 2
Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July 2022

July School Holiday
Saturday 9 July to Sunday 24 July 2022

Term 3
Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September 2022

October School Holiday
Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October 2022

Term 4
Monday 17 October to no later than Tuesday 20 December 2022*

Term 4 finish date can differ by up to 7 days by school, please check with your local school.

2022 Public Holidays

New Years Day
Saturday 1 January 2022, observed on Monday 3 January 2022
Day after New Year’s Day
Sunday 2 January 2022, observed on Tuesday 4 January 2022

Waitangi Day
Sunday 6 February 2022, observed on Monday 7 February 2022

Good Friday
Friday 15 April 2022
Easter Monday
Monday 18 April 2022

ANZAC Day
Monday 25 April 2022

Queens Birthday
Monday 6 June 2022

Labour Day
Monday 24 October 2022

Christmas Day
Sunday 25 December 2022, observed on Tuesday 27 December 2022
Boxing Day
Monday 26 December 2022

Note each region have their own Anniversary holidays. For these please check your Local Board or Council

2023 School Holiday Dates, Term Dates and Public Holidays

Term 1
Monday 30 January up to Tuesday 7 February* to Thursday 6 April 2023

*Term 1 start can differ, depending on the school, by up to 7 days. Check with your local school.

April School Holiday
Thursday 7 April to Sunday 23 April 2023
(inc Good Friday – 7 April, Easter Monday – 10 April and Easter Tuesday – 11 April (a school holiday))

Term 2
Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June 2023

July School Holiday
Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July 2023

Term 3
Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September 2023

October School Holiday
Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October 2023

Term 4
Monday 9 October to no later than Wednesday 20 December 2023*

For primary, intermediate and special schools: or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for a minimum of 386 half-days in 2023.

2023 Public Holidays

New Years Day
Saturday 1 January 2023, observed on Monday 3 January 2023
Day after New Year’s Day
Sunday 2 January 2023, observed on Tuesday 4 January 2022

Waitangi Day
Monday 6 February 2023

Good Friday
Friday 7 April 2023
Easter Monday
Monday 10 April 2023

ANZAC Day
Tuesday 25 April 2023

Queens Birthday
Monday 5 June 2023

Labour Day
Monday 23 October 2023

Christmas Day
Sunday 25 December 2023, observed on Tuesday 27 December 2023
Boxing Day
Monday 26 December 2023

Note each region have their own Anniversary holidays. For these please check your Local Board or Council

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