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NZ school holidays, school terms & public holidays 2022

Wondering when are the next school terms, school holidays and public holidays in New Zealand? Here you can find the official NZ school terms and holidays 2022, 2023 and 2024. There's no doubt that the last day of school and holidays are a time of joy and freedom for the kids from a tough term at school. But for parents and carers, it can be challenging to find the best activities for their lovely ones to meet their needs, abilities and kick their boredom to the curb.

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To navigate, click on the relevant item below to view school terms and New Zealand holidays as well as New Zealand public holidays 2022 - 2024:
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  • NZ school holidays 2023
  • NZ public holidays 2023
  • NZ school terms 2024
  • NZ school holidays 2024
  • NZ public holidays 2024
New Zealand school holidays, school terms, public holidays 2022 2023 2024 If you are looking for what to do with your kids during the next Easter holidays, winter holidays NZ, September/October term break or New Zealand summer holidays, fear no more as there’s so much to do in North Island and South Island. Keen to explore nature and wildlife on the next New Zealand holidays with kids? Or is a coastline adventure more your family style? Our team got you covered! Discover events, family attractions and school holiday activities near you. Check out things to do during the kids school holidays in Auckland, Wellington school holidays and tours and activities for your New Zealand family holiday in Tauranga. If you plan to visit other places in North Island, here is the top list of kids' and family activities in Bay of Islands, Hamilton, Northland, Rotorua, Waitomo and many other beautiful places. There are plenty of exciting activities in South Island too. Check out what to do during school terms and holidays in Queenstown or your next holidays in Christchurch, New Zealand. At schoolholidays.com.au you can find heaps of New Zealand holiday activities for your kids and family in places such as Fiordland, Milford Sound, Nelson, Wanaka and others beautiful places of South Island NZ.

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NZ school terms 2022

Below are the New Zealand school terms 2022, NZ primary school term dates 2022, school term start date as well as 2022 term dates NZ.

School term 2022 NZ school term dates 2022*
Term 1 dates NZ Monday 31 January 2022 - Thursday 14 April 2022
Term 2 dates NZ Monday 2 May 2022 - Friday 8 July 2022
Term 3 dates NZ Monday 25 July 2022 - Friday 30 September 2022
Term 4 dates NZ Monday 17 October 2022 - Tuesday 20 December 2022
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School holidays NZ 2022

Below are the school holiday dates 2022 NZ, school holidays 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as Christchurch holidays.

School Term School holiday dates*
Term 1 school holidays Easter school holidays 2022 NZ:
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022

These New Zealand term break includes Good Friday (15 April 2022), Easter Monday and Tuesday ( 18 - 19 April 2022), and ANZAC day (Monday 25 April 2022) public holidays.
Term 2 school holidays 2022 NZ July school holidays NZ 2022:
Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022
Term 3 holidays NZ October school holidays NZ:
Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022
Term 4 school holidays Summer school holidays 2022 NZ:
NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.
For all schools, holidays start Tuesday 20 December 2022 and end between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023.

This NZ term break includes Christmas Day (Sunday 25 December 2022), Boxing Day (Monday 26 December 2022) and New Year's Day (Sunday 1 January 2023).
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NZ public holidays 2022

Below are the New Zealand public holidays 2022, NZ public holidays 2022 Christchurch and Auckland, public holidays 2022 Queenstown and Wellington, public holidays 2022 Tauranga and Rotorua, public holidays 2022 Whangarei and Hamilton.

Public holidays 2022 NZ Holiday dates*
New Year's Day Saturday 1 January 2022 & Monday 3 January 2022 (Additional holiday)
Day after New Year’s Day Sunday 2 January 2022 & Tuesday 4 January 2022 (Additional holiday)
Waitangi Day Sunday 6 February 2022 & Monday 7 February 2022
Good Friday 2022 NZ Friday 15 April 2022
Easter 2022 NZ Sunday 17 April 2022
Easter Monday Monday 18 April 2022
Anzac Day Monday 25 April 2022
Queen's Birthday NZ 2022 Monday 6 June 2022
Matariki Monday 24 June 2022
Labour Day Monday 24 October 2022
Christmas Day Sunday 25 December 2022 & Tuesday 27 December 2022 (Additional holiday)
Boxing Day Monday 26 December 2022
*Official resource

NZ school terms 2023

Below are the New Zealand school terms 2023, NZ primary school term dates 2023, school term start date as well as 2023 term dates NZ.

School term 2023 NZ term dates 2023*
Term 1 dates NZ Monday 30 January 2023 - Thursday 6 April 2023
Term 2 dates NZ Monday 24 April 2023 - Friday 30 June 2023
Term 3 dates NZ Monday 17 July 2023 - Friday 22 September 2023
Term 4 dates NZ Monday 9 October 2023 - Wednesday 20 December 2023
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School holidays NZ 2023

Below are the school holiday dates 2023 NZ, school holidays 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as Christchurch holidays.

School Term School holiday dates*
Term 1 school holidays Easter school holidays 2023 NZ:
Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023

These New Zealand school holidays 2023 include Good Friday (7 April 2023) and Easter (Monday 10 April and Tuesday – 11 April 2023) public holidays. ANZAC Day (Sunday 25 April 2023) is a public holiday in Term 2.
Term 2 school holidays 2023 NZ July school holidays NZ 2023:
Saturday 1 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023
Term 3 school holidays NZ September/October school holidays NZ:
Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 8 October 2023
Term 4 school holidays Summer holidays NZ 2023:
NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.
For all schools, holidays start after Wednesday 20 December 2023 and finish between Monday 29 January 2024 and Wednesday 7 February 2024.

These New Zealand school holidays 2023 include Christmas Day (Monday 25 December 2023), Boxing Day (Tuesday 26 December 2023) and New Year's Day (Monday 1 January 2024).
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NZ public holidays 2023

Below are the New Zealand public holidays 2023, NZ public holidays 2023 Christchurch and Auckland, public holidays 2023 Queenstown and Wellington, public holidays 2023 Tauranga and Rotorua, public holidays 2023 Whangarei and Hamilton.

2023 public holidays NZ Holiday dates*
New Year's Day Sunday 1 January 2023 & Tuesday 3 January 2023 (Additional holiday)
Day after New Year’s Day Monday 2 January 2023
Waitangi Day Monday 6 February 2023
Good Friday 2023 NZ Friday 7 April 2023
Easter 2023 NZ Sunday 9 April 2023
Easter Monday Monday 10 April 2023
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April 2023
Queen's Birthday NZ 2023 Monday 5 June 2023
Matariki Friday 14 July 2023
Labour Day Monday 23 October 2023
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 2023
Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 2023
*Official resource

NZ school terms 2024

Below are the New Zealand school terms 2024, NZ primary school term dates 2024, school term start date as well as 2024 term dates NZ.

School term 2024 NZ school term dates 2024*
Term 1 dates NZ Monday 29 January 2024 - Friday 12 April 2024
Term 2 dates NZ Monday 29 April 2024 - Friday 5 July 2024
Term 3 dates NZ Monday 22 July 2024 - Friday 27 September 2024
Term 4 dates NZ Monday 14 October 2024 - Friday 20 December 2024
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School holidays NZ 2024

Below are the school holiday dates 2024 NZ, school holidays 2024 Auckland as well as school holidays 2024 Christchurch.

School term School holiday dates*
Term 1 school holidays NZ April school holidays NZ:
Saturday 13 April 2024 - Sunday 28 April 2024

These New Zealand school holidays include ANZAC Day (Saturday 25 April 2024) public holiday. Good Friday (29 March 2024), Easter (Monday - 1 April and Tuesday 6 April 2024) are public holidays and part of Term 1.
Term 2 school holidays 2024 NZ July school holidays NZ 2024:
Saturday 6 July 2024 - Sunday 21 July 2024
Term 3 school holidays September/October school holidays:
Saturday 28 September 2024 - Sunday 13 October 2024
Term 4 school holidays New Zealand summer holidays 2024 NZ:
NZ school holidays are 5 - 6 weeks long.
All schools finish after Friday 20 December 2024 and holidays are 5-6 weeks long.

These New Zealand school holidays include Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2024), Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December 2024), New Year's Day (Wednesday 1 January 2025)).
*Official resource

Public holidays NZ 2024

Below are the New Zealand public holidays 2024, NZ public holidays 2024 Christchurch and Auckland, public holidays 2024 Queenstown and Wellington, public holidays 2024 Tauranga and Rotorua, public holidays 2024 Whangarei and Hamilton.

New Zealand public holiday 2024 Holiday dates*
New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2024
Day after New Year’s Day Tuesday 2 January 2024
Waitangi Day Tuesday 6 February 2024
Good Friday 2024 NZ Friday 29 March 2024
Easter 2024 NZ Sunday 31 March 2024
Easter Monday Monday 1 April 2024
Anzac Day Thursday 25 April 2024
Queen's Birthday NZ 2024 Monday 3 June 2024
Matariki Friday 28 June 2024
Labour Day Monday 28 October 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 2024
Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 2024
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Frequently Asked Questions

What dates are NZ school holidays 2022?
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022 - between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023
When is school holidays NZ 2022?
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022 - between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023
When are the next school holidays 2022?
Easter holidays start: Friday 15 April 2022; Winter holidays: Saturday 9 July 2022; October holidays: Saturday 1 October 2022; Christmas holidays: Tuesday 20 December 2022
When are Easter school holidays 2022?
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022
When do the school holidays start in July 2022?
Saturday 9 July 2022
When are the July school holidays 2022?
Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022
When are the October school holidays 2022?
Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022
When do primary schools finish for summer 2022?
Tuesday 20 December 2022
When do the Christmas holidays start 2022?
Christmas holidays start on Tuesday 20 December 2022
How long is summer break in New Zealand?
5 - 6 weeks
When does school start 2023?
Monday 30 January 2023
When do the Christmas holidays start 2023?
Christmas holidays in NZ start after Wednesday 20 December 2023
When does school start 2023 NZ?
Monday 30 January 2023
When do school holidays start?
Friday 15 April 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022
When is the next school holidays?
Friday 15 April 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022
When is term 1 holidays 2022?
In 2022, Term 1 school holidays NZ: Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022
When does term 1 start 2023?
Monday 30 January 2023
When is Easter 2022 school holidays?
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022
When do school holidays end?
In 2022, Easter school holidays NZ end Sunday 1 May 2022; Winter holidays end Sunday 24 July 2022; October school holidays end Sunday 16 October 2022; December school holidays TBA (between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
When school holidays start?
In 2022, the NZ school holidays start: Friday 15 April 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022
When does NZ school start?
In 2022, NZ school starts: Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Monday 2 May 2022; Term 3 Monday 25 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 17 October 2022
When does term 1 end 2022 NZ?
Term 1 NZ ends on Thursday 14 April 2022
When does the school term end?
In 2022, Term 1 NZ ends Thursday 14 April 2022; Term 2 ends Friday 8 July 2022; Term 3 NZ ends Friday 30 September 2022; Term 4 NZ ends Tuesday 20 December 2022
When does term 2 start?
Term 2 NZ starts Monday 2 May 2022
When does the school term start?
In 2022, NZ school terms start: Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Monday 2 May 2022; Term 3 Monday 25 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 17 October 2022
When are school holidays 2022?
New Zealand school holidays 2022: Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022 - TBA (between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
School holidays 2022 Whangarei
Whangarei NZ school holidays: Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022 - TBA (between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
What day does school start 2023?
Term 1 2023 starts Monday 30 January 2023
What day does school start 2024?
Term 1 NZ starts Monday 29 January 2024
When do school holidays start NZ?
In 2022, NZ school holidays start: Friday 15 April 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022
When are NZ school holidays 2022?
NZ school holidays 2022: Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022 - TBA (between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
What dates are NZ school terms 2022?
Term 1 Mon 31 January 2022 - Thu 14 April 2022; Term 2 Mon 2 May 2022 - Fri 8 July 2022; Term 3 Mon 25 July 2022 - Fri 30 September 2022; Term 4 Mon 17 October 2022 - Tue 20 December 2022
When does term 3 start?
In 2022, Term 3 NZ starts Monday 25 July 2022
When does term 4 start?
Term 4 NZ starts Monday 17 October 2022
How many weeks in term 1 2022?
Term 1 NZ is between 10-11 weeks
How many weeks in a term NZ?
In 2022, Term 1: 10-11 weeks; Term 2: 10 weeks; Term 3: 10 weeks; Term 4: up to 10 weeks.
How many weeks in term 2 2022?
Term 2 2022 is 10 weeks
How many weeks in a school term NZ?
In 2022, Term 1: 10-11 weeks; Term 2: 10 weeks; Term 3: 10 weeks; Term 4: up to 10 weeks.
How many weeks of school in a year NZ?
About 40-41 weeks
How many school weeks in a year NZ?
Between 40-41 weeks
How many weeks in a school year NZ?
About 40-41 weeks
July school holiday dates
July school holidays NZ: Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022
Queen's birthday weekend NZ 2022
Saturday 4 June 2022 - Monday 6 June 2022
Easter weekend 2023 NZ
Good Friday 7 April 2023 - Easter Monday 10 April 2023
When is Easter 2023 NZ?
Sunday 9 April 2023
NZ Easter holidays 2023
Easter school holidays: Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023; Easter public holidays: Friday 7 April 2023 - Monday 10 April 2023
End of Term 2 2022
Term 2 NZ ends Friday 8 July 2022
When does Term 2 end?
Term 2 NZ ends Friday 8 July 2022
When does Term 2 end 2022?
Friday 8 July 2022
When does school holidays start?
2022 Term 1 NZ holidays start Friday 15 April 2022; Term 2 NZ holidays start Saturday 9 July 2022; Term 3 NZ holidays start Saturday 1 October 2022; Term 4 NZ holidays start Tuesday 20 December 2022
When do the school holidays start?
2022 NZ school holidays: Friday 15 April 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022
When are the school holidays NZ 2022?
Friday 15 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022 - TBA (between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
When does school holidays end?
2022 NZ Easter school holidays end Sunday 1 May 2022; July holidays end Sunday 24 July 2022; October school holidays end Sunday 16 October 2022; Summer school holidays end between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023 (TBA)
School holidays September 2022
September school holidays NZ: Saturday 1 October 2022 – Sunday 16 October 2022
When does school start in New Zealand?
Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Monday 2 May 2022; Term 3 Monday 25 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 17 October 2022
When does term 1 end 2023 NZ?
Thursday 6 April 2023
When does school go back?
Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Monday 2 May 2022; Term 3 Monday 25 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 17 October 2022
When is the holidays?
NZ school holidays start: Friday 15 April 2022; Saturday 9 July 2022; Saturday 1 October 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022
When is the summer school holidays 2022?
Summer holidays NZ: Tuesday 20 December 2022 - TBA(between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
Christmas holidays 2022 NZ
Tuesday 20 December 2022 - TBA (between Sunday 29 January 2023 and Monday 06 February 2023)
April public holidays 2023
Good Friday 7 April 2023 - Easter Monday 10 April 20232; Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April 2023
April school holidays 2023
Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023
Back to school NZ
2022 NZ Term 1 Monday 31 January 2022; Term 2 Monday 2 May 2022; Term 3 Monday 25 July 2022; Term 4 Monday 17 October 2022