Term Dates 2020
Term
1
3
February
-
9
April
Term
2
28
April
-
3
July
Term
3
20
July
-
25
September
Term
4
12
October
-
15
December
Term 4
12 October - 15 December
Term Dates 2021
Term
1
3
February
-
16
April
Term
2
3
May
-
9
July
Term
3
26
July
-
1
October
Term
4
18
October
-
16
December
Term 4
12 October - 15 December

The New Zealand school year is divided into four terms of approximately ten weeks each. There is a two week holiday at the end of terms one, two and three and a six week holiday at the end of term four.

Term 1: usually begins late January to early February, ends mid-April

Term 2: late April to early July

Term 3: late July to late September

Term 4: mid-October to mid-December

Exact start and finish dates for each term will vary from year to year, for the current year and next year’s term dates click here.

A typical day in our school…

8:30am - arrive at school, catch up with friends in the playground or classroom

8:40am - first bell, go to class

8:40-8:50am - administration, teacher takes class roll, listen to school notices

Block 1

8:50-9:55am - maths & “brain break” (quick snack and chat)

9:55-10:50am - ESOL

10:50-11:15am - interval, eat morning tea, play with friends in playground

Block 2

11:15am-12:15pm - reading, writing or inquiry

12:15-1:10pm - physical education (PE)

1:10-2:00pm - lunch time, eat lunch, play with friends in playground

Block 3

2:00-3:00pm - either electives, homework, wellbeing or sport

3:00pm - school finishes, go home or join in after school sports

Once or twice a week, block 1 or block 2 is for specialist classes where students do art,

music, food technology, materials technology, science or French. Students complete a 10-week module in each of these subjects throughout the year.