School holiday dates 2015

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Check the 2015 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.¬†

2015 School Term Dates:

1. Primary and Intermediate Schools

Term 1  2015
Between Monday 26 January (at the earliest); and Thursday 5 February (at the latest) to Thursday 2 April
Term 2  2015
Monday 20 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3  2015
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4  2015
Monday 12 October to No later than Friday 18 December
(98 half-days)*

* or a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 384 half-days in 2015.

2. Secondary and Composite Schools

Term 1  2015
Between Monday 26 January (at the earliest); and Thursday 5 February (at the latest) to Thursday 2 April
Term 2  2015
Monday 20 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3  2015
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4  2015
Monday 12 October to No later than Wednesday 16 December

* Or a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2015.

2015 Public (Statutory) Holidays

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

 2015
¬†New Year’s Day 1 January
 Day after New Years Day 2 January
 Waitangi Day 6 February
 Good Friday 3 April
 Easter Monday 6 April
 Day after Easter Monday 7 April
 Anzac Day 25 April
¬†Queen’s Birthday 1¬†June
 Labour Day 26 October
 Christmas Day 25 December
 Boxing Day 26 December

And the relevant Anniversary Day Holiday for 2015 as listed below:

Auckland  Monday 26 January Refer individual school start date
Taranaki  Monday 9 March  Within Term 1
Hawke’s Bay ¬†Friday 23 October ¬†Within Term 4
Wellington  Monday 19 January  Within school holidays
Marlborough  Monday 2 November  Within Term 4
Nelson  Monday 2 February Refer individual school start date
Canterbury  Friday 13 November  Within Term 4
Canterbury (South)  Monday 28 September  Within Term 3
Westland  Monday 30 November  Within Term 4
Otago  Monday 23 March  Within Term 1
Southland  Tuesday 7 April  Within school holidays
Chatham Islands  Monday 30 November  Within Term 4

 

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