Term Dates 2021

2021 school terms and holidays

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2021 school terms and holidays

Term 1
Number of weeks Between 10-11
Term start and end dates Starts between Monday 1 February (at the earliest); and Tuesday 9 February (at the latest), and
ends Friday 16 April (92-102 half-days)
Public holidays Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 8 February, and Easter: Good Friday – 2 April, Easter Monday – 5 April, Easter Tuesday – 6 April (a school holiday)
School holidays Saturday 17 April to Sunday 2 May
(includes ANZAC Day – 25 April)
Term 2
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 3 May to Friday 9 July (98 half-days)
Public holidays Queen’s Birthday – Monday 7 June
School holidays Saturday 10 July to Sunday 25 July
Term 3  
Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 26 July to Friday 1 October (100 half-days)
Public holidays None
School holidays Saturday 2 October to Sunday 17 October
Term 4
Number of weeks Up to 10
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 18 October, and
ends, for all schools, no later than Monday 20 December (80-90 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 25 October, Christmas Day – Saturday 25 December, Boxing Day – Sunday 26 December, and New Year’s Day – Saturday 1 January 2022
School holidays 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)

* Or to a day in December that ensures that the school has been open for instruction for a minimum of 380 half-days in 2021.