New Zealand School Calendar

The school year in New Zealand goes from early February until mid-December. It is divided into two half-year periods (semesters) with two terms each, the so-called High School Terms. Each term is approximately 10 weeks in duration. At the end of each term there are school holidays.

The school calendar below is generally applicable, but may vary slightly for private schools and for certain state schools. Upon request, we are happy to provide exact dates for individual schools. Students can only join at the start of a term. In exceptional cases, we can accept applications as close as six weeks before the start of a term.

School days are from Monday to Friday, usually from 9 am until 3 pm. Again, these times may vary at private schools.

All details may vary without notice
New ZealandTerm 1Term 2Term 3Term 4
202231.01.-08.02.- – – – 20.12. (at latest) *

* For Year 10 – 12, term 4 finishes up to 14 days earlier due to final examinations

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