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?

Term 1
Between Monday 27 January and Friday 7 February* to Thursday 9 April

Term 2
Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3 July

Term 3
Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September

Term 4
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

Region Date School term
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

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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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Lisa Whitefern

Thank you for this.

Graeme Jordan

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