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2022 school terms and holidays

Term 4
Number of weeks Up to 10
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 17 October, and ends no later than Tuesday 20 December (92 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 24 October, Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December, Boxing Day – Monday 26 December, and New Year's Day – Sunday 1 January 2023

2023 School Terms and Holidays

TERM 1
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Starts between Monday 30 January (at the earliest); and Tuesday 7 February (at the latest), and ends Thursday 6 April (86-96 half-days)
Public holidays Waitangi Day Monday 6 February, and Easter: Good Friday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday
School holidays Friday 7 April to Sunday 23 April (includes Good Friday – 7 April, Easter Monday – 10 April and Easter Tuesday – 11 April (a school holiday))
TERM 2
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June (96 half-days)
Public holidays Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April and King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June
School holidays Saturday 1 July to Sunday 16 July (includes Matariki 14 July)
TERM 3
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September (100 half-days)
Public holidays None
School holidays Saturday 23 September to Sunday 8 October
TERM 4
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 9 October, and ends no later than Wednesday 20 December (up to 104 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 23 October, Christmas Day – Monday 25 December, Boxing Day – Tuesday 26 December and New Year's Day – Monday 1 January 2024
School holidays 5-6 weeks (from school’s closing day until the opening date the following year).

* 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.

For secondary and composite schools: or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2023.