New Zealand School Holidays 2022

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Below we list all the New Zealand school holiday dates for 2022. Note the flexibility around start and finish dates is left up to the school so the best place to check your exact dates for New Zealand school holidays are with your school.

2022 school terms and school holiday dates


Number of weeks Between 10-11
Term start and end dates Starts between Monday 31 January (at the earliest); and Tuesday 8 February (at the latest), and ends Thursday 14 April (96-106 half-days)
Public holidays Waitangi Day (observed) – Monday 7 February, and Easter: Good Friday – 15 April
School holidays Saturday 16 April to Sunday 1 May (includes Easter Monday – 18 April, Easter Tuesday – 19 April (a school holiday), and Anzac Day – Monday 25 April)


Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July (96 half-days)
Public holidays Queen’s Birthday – Monday 6 June, Matariki – Friday 24 June
School holidays Saturday 9 July to Sunday 24 July


Number of weeks 10
Term start and end dates Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September (100 half-days)
Public holidays None
School holidays Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October


Number of weeks Up to 10
Term start and end dates Starts Monday 17 October, and ends no later than Tuesday 20 December (92 half-days)*
Public holidays Labour Day – Monday 24 October, Christmas Day – Sunday 25 December, Boxing Day – Monday 26 December, and New Year’s Day – Sunday 1 January 2023

The flexibility around end dates ensures the school has been open for 380 half days in 2022 as per the Ministry of Education.

More information can be found here.


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