Term Dates

Our school year is divided into four terms.

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.


Monday8:45 AM – 3:05 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM

Thursday9:05 AM – 3:15 PM

Term 1 Start Dates
Tuesday 2 February 9 – 11.30am Y13 and Y11 Course Confirmation
Full school uniform must be worn and students can leave once timetable has been confirmed
Wednesday 3 February 9am Y12 Course Confirmation
Full school uniform must be worn and students can leave once timetable has been confirmed
11am – 4pm Peer Support training
Thursday 4 February 9am Year 9 and ALL new Year 10-13, including International Students

Starting with a Welcome to the college.
Allocated Whanau and introduced to Whanau Leader and Assistant Whanau Leaders.

Will begin orientation in allocated Whanau, with an introduction to the school, standards and relevant information regarding timetables, cafe etc.

Friday 5 February 9am Year 9 Orientation continues, including International Students
10am ALL Year 10 start, including International Students
Monday 8 February College closed: Waitangi Day observed
Tuesday 9 February 8.45am – 3.05pm Full school normal timetable begins.
Arrive at 8:30 am for a 8:45 am start with Whanau Tutor class, including issuing of timetables.

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

Semester One**
Term Start Date Finish Date Public Holidays
TERM 1 Between
Tuesday 2 February (at the earliest);
and Tuesday 9 February (at the latest) *
Friday 16 April Waitangi Day (observed): 8 February
Easter: Good Friday: 2 April
Easter Monday: 5 April
Easter Tuesday: 6 April (a school holiday)
School holidays: Saturday 17 April – Sunday 2 May (includes ANZAC day 25 April)
TERM 2 Monday 3 May Friday 9 July Queen’s Birthday: 7 June
School holidays: Saturday 10 July – Sunday 25 July
Semester Two**
TERM 3 Monday 26 July Friday 1 October
School holidays: Saturday 2 October – Sunday 17 October
TERM 4 Monday 18 October No later than
Friday 17 December
Labour Day: 26 October
Christmas Day: 25 December
Boxing Day: 26 December
New Year's Day: 1 January
School holidays: 5 or 6 weeks (from school’s closing date until opening date of school the following year)

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