Term Dates

In New Zealand, the school year is divided into four terms. You’re welcome to join us at any time of the year, but of course, some times are better than others.
Term 4:

Mon 16 October - Mon 11 December

OUR RECOMMENDED TIMES TO JOIN ARE:
  1. Term 1

    This is when the majority of new international students choose to start. All subjects are available at the start of Term 1 and the local New Zealand students aren’t as busy as they will be later in the year, so they are generally are more open to making new friends. There are lots of sports teams and co-curricular clubs looking for new members. Plus… February is summer time so it’s really nice to start when the weather is great.

  2. Term 3

    This is when we have our second biggest intake of international students, so there will be lots of new people to make friends with. Most of our subject areas are starting new topics, making it easy to immediately get involved with your learning. Not all subjects will be available as we’re half way through the year and they may have filled up with students in the first 2 terms. 

    Unfortunately, Term 3 is right in the middle of our winter and all of our winter sports teams have been formed and will be?playing, which means there are limited options for what you can take part in. We do however have social sports every Friday after school throughout the year,  plus we have the school theatre and dance productions you can come and see, or take part in.

  3. Term 2

    The school ball is in Term 2 so if you are joining Year 12 or Year 13 you will have the chance to get dressed up and dance the night away with your friends. Winter sports begin in Term 2 so you will have a great opportunity to get involved with these.

  4. Other times of the year

    We accept new students at various other times of the year. You will have similar benefits as other students who have enrolled at the start of that term, and the same excellent service, but some aspects of what we provide may not be available.

  5. Term 4

    For older students starting in Term 4 is difficult, most subjects are close to completing their teaching for the year. The exams start for senior students (15 – 18 years old) and the term is often quite short, although we do have an amazing End of Year Program which you can take part in. The program is a great mix of day trips and learning experiences. 

    For younger students (13- 14 years old) starting in Term 4 can be a nice introduction to school in New Zealand. You can get to know some of the students in your class and see what it’s like to study in a New Zealand school.

We close for public holidays and anniversary days, teacher-only days, Saturdays and Sundays. We can also close in an emergency. During the school day, there are breaks in the morning and at lunchtime, so that students can eat and play.

STUDENT TIMETABLE

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:40 AM – 3:15 PM

Thursday9:05 AM – 3:15 PM

2017

*  Staggered start dates apply for Term 1   ** Semesters apply to International Students only

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Term Start Date End Date Holidays
Semester One **

1

(10-11 weeks)

Between Monday 30 January and Tuesday 7 February * Thursday 13 April School holidays: Friday 14 April - Sunday 30 April. Includes Easter Friday, Easter Monday, and Easter Tuesday (an official school holiday). Also includes ANZAC Day. Public holiday: Waitangi Day Monday 6 February

2

(10 weeks)

Monday 1 May Friday 7 July School holidays: Saturday 8 July - Sunday 23 July. Public holiday: Queen's Birthday Monday 5 June
Semester Two **

3

(10 weeks)

Monday 20 July Friday 29 September School holidays: Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October

4

(up to 10 weeks)

Monday 16 October No later than Monday 11 December *TBC School holidays:  From school's closing date until opening date the next year. Public holidays: Labour Day 23 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, day after New Year's Day

2018

*  Staggered start dates apply for Term 1   ** Semesters apply to International Students only

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Term Start Date End Date Holidays
Semester One**
International student start dates: 25 January - All returning students IF option changes. 31 January - All NEW. 1 February - If above dates do not apply.

1

(11 weeks)

Between Thursday 25 January and Thursday 1 February * Friday 13 April School holidays: Saturday 14 April - Sunday 29 April (includes ANZAC Day 25 April)  Public holidays: Auckland Anniversary 29 January, Waitangi Day 6 February, Easter: Good Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April and Easter Tuesday 3 April (a school holiday)

2

(10 weeks)

Monday 30 April

Friday 6 July

School holidays: Saturday 7 July – Sunday 22 July  Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday 4 June
Semester Two**

3

(10 weeks)

Monday 23 July Friday 28 September School holidays: Saturday 29 September – Sunday 14 October

4

(up to 10 weeks)

Monday 15 October No later than Tuesday 18 December *TBC School holidays: 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)  Public holidays: Labour Day 22 October, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

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