Find out what are the New Zealand School Holiday Dates for 2024 and what are the New Zealand School Term Dates for 2024 for NZ primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Also, want to know when the 2024 public holidays are in New Zealand, or even when is your own town’s Anniversary Day in NZ?

Please make sure you check the appropriate Terms table — whether for Primary & Intermediate schools or for Secondary & Composite schools. You’ll also find the New Zealand public holidays, and the New Zealand Anniversary Days in the tables below.

*At any time, individual school dates can vary. Term 1 start dates and Term 4 closing dates can differ up to 7 days between some schools. So it’s worth checking with your school to be certain of particular dates.

If you want to find out what are the school terms for 2024, or you want to find out what are the school holidays for 2024 in NZ, find out all this and more below.

What are the School Holiday Dates for 2024?

Term 1 School Holiday (Autumn holiday)
Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April 2024

Term 2 School Holiday (Winter holiday)
Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July 2024

Term 3 School Holiday (Spring holiday)
Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October 2024

Term 4 School Holiday (Summer holiday – 5-6 weeks)
Starts no later than Saturday 21 December 2024
Ends between Sunday 26 January (at the earliest) and Thursday 6 February (at the latest) 2025

When are the School Term Dates for 2024?

Term 1
Term 1 starts between Monday 29 January (at the earliest) and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest) 2024.

Term 2
Term 2 starts on Monday 29 April and goes through until Friday 5 July 2024.

Term 3
Term 3 starts on Monday 22 July and goes through until Friday 27 September 2024.

Term 4

Term 4 starts on Monday 14 October and ends no later than Friday 20 December (at the latest) 2024.

School Holiday and School Term Dates 2024 – Table format

For all New Zealand Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Schools

TERM 1
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Starts between Monday 29 January (at the earliest) and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest)

Ends Friday 12 April (90-102 half days)

Public holidays Waitangi Day – Tuesday 6 February

Easter: Good Friday 29 March, Easter Monday 1 April, Easter Tuesday 2 April (a school holiday)

School holidays Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April

Includes:

  • ANZAC Day – Thursday 25 April
TERM 2
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 29 April to Friday 5 July (96 half days)
Public holidays King’s Birthday – Monday 3 June

Matariki – Friday 28 June

School holidays Saturday 6 July to Sunday 21 July
TERM 3
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 22 July to Friday 27 September (100 half days)
Public holidays None
School holidays Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October
TERM 4
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 14 October

Ends no later than Friday 20 December (up to 98 half days)*

Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 28 October
School holidays 5 to 6 weeks (from school’s closing day until the opening date the following year)

Includes:

  • Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December
  • Boxing Day – Thursday 26 December
  • New Year’s Day – Wednesday 1 January 2025
  • Day after New Year’s Day – Thursday 2 January 2025

 

New Zealand Public Holidays and Anniversary Days 2024

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

Holiday name Date
New Year’s Day January, Monday 1st
Day after New Year’s Day January, Tuesday 2nd
Wellington Anniversary January, Monday 22nd
Auckland Anniversary January, Monday 29th
Nelson Anniversary January, Monday 29th
Waitangi Day February, Tuesday 6th
Taranaki Anniversary March, Monday 11th
Otago Anniversary March, Monday 25th
Good Friday March, Friday 29th
Easter Monday April, Monday 1st
Easter Tuesday ? April, Tuesday 2nd
Southland Anniversary April, Tuesday 2nd
Daylight Saving ends April, Sunday 7th
Anzac Day April, Thursday 25th
King’s Birthday June, Monday 3rd
Matariki June, Friday 28th
South Canterbury Anniversary September, Monday 23rd
Daylight Saving starts September, Sunday 29th
Hawke’s Bay Anniversary October, Friday 25th
Labour Day October, Monday 28th
Marlborough Anniversary November, Monday 4th
Canterbury Anniversary November, Friday 15th
Chatham Islands Anniversary December, Monday 2nd
Westland Anniversary December, Monday 2nd
Christmas Day December, Wednesday 25th
Boxing Day December, Thursday 26t
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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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Barbara Bash

I have a grandchild (almost 11 years old) who lives on the North Shore of Auckland, who is ADD and who has great problems at school. She is very far behind and her parents are struggling to find a secondary school for her. Please do you know anyone who can help them a) find a secondary school for her and b) get an appropriate assessment and treatment. I would b e very grateful for your advice. Many thanks in advance. Barbara Bash (London, England)

Jarrod Rendle

You should definitely take a look at our information on ADHD: https://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/articles/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/ Best of luck to your family. –Kiwi Families

Anonymous

Thank you for this school holiday dates it is important for all of us especially to the students.

Jarrod Rendle

You’re most welcome!

Lisa Whitefern

Thank you for this.

Jarrod Rendle

You’re most welcome, we hope it’s useful!

Graeme Jordan

Thanks guys for the great information I have bookmarked this page for future reference.

Jarrod Rendle

You are most welcome, we update this information every year!

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