Find out what are the New Zealand School Holiday Dates for 2020 and what are the New Zealand School Term Dates for 2020 for NZ primary, intermediate and secondary schools. Also, want to know when the 2019 public holidays are in New Zealand, or even when is 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.
Also, now you can print off our super-handy 2019 Term Dates Printable. Pop these dates up on your fridge, or your child’s pinboard, to make planning the school year even easier.
If you want to find out what are the school terms for 2020, or you want to find out what are the school holidays for 2020 in NZ, find out all this and more below.
What are the School Holiday Dates for 2020?
Term 1 School Holiday (Autumn holiday)
Saturday 11 April to Sunday 26 April 2020
Term 2 School Holiday (Winter holiday)
Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July 2020
Term 3 School Holiday (Spring holiday)
Saturday 26 September to Sunday 11 October 2020
Term 4 School Holiday (Summer holiday – 5-6 weeks)
No later than Wednesday 16 December for secondary and composite schools.
No later than Friday 18 December for primary and intermediate schools.
When are the School Term Dates for 2020?
Between Monday 27 January and Friday 7 February* to Thursday 9 April
Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3 July
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Monday 12 October to no later than Friday 18 December (for Primary & intermediate schools) and no later than Wednesday 16 December (for Secondary schools)*
School Holiday and School Term Dates 2020-Table format
For all New Zealand Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Schools
|Term 1 2020|
|Starts between Monday 27 January and Friday 7 February*||Ends Thursday 9 April|
|School holiday: Saturday 11 April to Sunday 26 April|
|Term 2 2020|
|Starts Monday 28 April||Ends Friday 3 July|
|School holiday: Saturday 4 July to Sunday 19 July|
|Term 3 2020|
|Starts Monday 20 July||Ends Friday 25 September|
|School holiday: Saturday 26 September to Sunday 11 October|
|Term 4 2020|
|Starts Monday 12 October||Ends no later than Friday 18 December (for Primary & intermediate schools) and no later than Wednesday 16 December (for Secondary schools)*|
|Summer school holiday: 5 or 6 weeks from 16-18 December|
New Zealand Public Holidays 2019 (Statutory)
New Zealand schools must be closed on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following statutory holidays:
|Name of Public Holiday||Date holiday falls in 2019|
|New Year’s Day||1 January|
|Day after New Years Day||2 January|
|Waitangi Day||6 February|
|Good Friday||19 April|
|Easter Monday||22 April|
|Easter Tuesday (schools only)||23 April|
|Anzac Day||25 April|
|Queen’s Birthday||3 June|
|Labour Day||28 October|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
|Boxing Day||26 December|
New Zealand Regional Anniversary Day Holidays 2019
|Auckland/Northland||28 January||Refer school start date|
|Taranaki||11 March||Within Term 1|
|Hawke’s Bay||25 October||Within Term 4|
|Wellington||21 January||Within school holidays|
|Marlborough||4 November||Within Term 4|
|Nelson||4 February||Refer school start date|
|Canterbury||15 November||Within Term 4|
|Canterbury (South)||23 September||Within Term 3|
|Westland||2 December||Within Term 4|
|Otago||25 March||Within Term 1|
|Southland||23 April||Within school holidays|
|Chatham Islands||2 December||Within Term 4|
School Holiday and School Term Dates 2019-Printable format