School holiday calendar, for the current quarter in New Zealand (Aotearoa)

    calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education

    Schools have been shut 5 weeks due to Covid epidemics

  • PISA ranking (average 493): 513 (among the 10 best WW)
    Schooling is mandatory till age 16
    number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 850
    school day duration: 6:30 hours
    The academic year is different with regard to each of the three levels
    Teaching language: English, Māori
    schools close on Saturday & Sunday
    school uniforms required
    The University of Auckland ranking: Times Higher Education #165/QS ranking #82/Shanghai (2023) #201-300

  • We carry confirmed dates till Jan 2026

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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  • Starts between Monday 29 January (at the earliest); and Wednesday 7 February (at the latest)
Date Weekday Name
January 1, 2023SundaySchool holidays
January 29, 2023Sundaysummer holiday (end)
December 20, 2023Wednesdaysummer holiday (beginning)