School holiday and term dates 2017

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Find the 2017 School Terms and Holiday Dates for NZ primary, intermediate and secondary schools + Public holidays + regional Anniversary days in NZ.

Please ensure that you check the appropriate Terms table — whether for Primary & Intermediate schools or for Secondary and Composite schools.¬†At times, individual school dates will vary so it’s worth checking with your school to be certain of particular dates.¬†

2017 School Term Dates:

1. Primary and Intermediate Schools

Term 1  2017
Starts between Monday 30 January and Tuesday 7 February to Friday 13 April.
Term 2  2017
Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Term 3  2017
Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September
Term 4  2016
Monday 16 October to No later than Wednesday 20 December for secondary and composite schools
No later than Tuesday 20 December for primary and intermediate schools.

2017 Public (Statutory) Holidays

New Zealand schools must be closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following statutory holidays:

 2017
¬†New Year’s Day 1 January
 Day after New Years Day 2 January
 Waitangi Day 6 February (or the following Monday if Waitangi Day falls on a weekend).
 Good Friday 14 April
 Easter Monday 17 April
 Day after Easter Monday 18 April
 Anzac Day 25 April (or the following Monday if Anzac Day falls on a weekend).
¬†Queen’s Birthday 5 June
 Labour Day 24 October
 Christmas Day 25 December
 Boxing Day 26 December

And the relevant Anniversary Day Holiday for 2017 as listed below:

Auckland  Monday 30 January Refer individual school start date
Taranaki  Monday 13 March  Within Term 1
Hawke’s Bay ¬†Friday¬†20 October ¬†Within Term 4
Wellington  Monday 23 January  Within school holidays
Marlborough  Monday 30 October  Within Term 4
Nelson  Monday 30 January Refer individual school start date
Canterbury  Friday 17 November  Within Term 4
Canterbury (South)  Monday 25 September  Within Term 3
Westland  Monday 4 December  Within Term 4
Otago  Monday 20 March  Within Term 1
Southland  Tuesday 18 April  Within school holidays
Chatham Islands  Monday 27 November  Within Term 4

The Kiwi Families Team

This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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