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School holiday dates 2016

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Find the 2016 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.¬†

2016 School Term Dates:

1. Primary and Intermediate Schools

Term 1  2016
Starts between Monday 1 February and Friday 5 February to Friday 15 April.
Term 2  2016
Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3  2016
Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September
Term 4  2016
Monday 10 October to No later than Friday 16 December for secondary and composite schools
No later than Tuesday 20 December for primary and intermediate schools.


2016 Public (Statutory) Holidays

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

¬†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 25 March
 Easter Monday 28 March
 Day after Easter Monday 29 March
 Anzac Day 25 April (or the following Monday if Anzac Day falls on a weekend).
¬†Queen’s Birthday 6 June
 Labour Day 24 October
 Christmas Day 25 December
 Boxing Day 26 December

And the relevant Anniversary Day Holiday for 2016 as listed below:

Auckland  Monday 1 February Refer individual school start date
Taranaki  Monday 14 March  Within Term 1
Hawke’s Bay ¬†Friday¬†21 October ¬†Within Term 4
Wellington  Monday 25 January  Within school holidays
Marlborough  Monday 31 October  Within Term 4
Nelson  Monday 1 February Refer individual school start date
Canterbury  Friday 11 November  Within Term 4
Canterbury (South)  Monday 26 September  Within Term 3
Westland  Monday 28 November  Within Term 4
Otago  Monday 21 March  Within Term 1
Southland  Tuesday 29 March  Within school holidays
Chatham Islands  Monday 28 November  Within Term 4


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