School holiday dates for New Zealand in 2020

Find out the school holiday dates across the country for 2020.


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Whether you’re trying to organise school holiday travel with friends from overseas or trying to avoid the rush in some of the country’s most popular holiday spots, here’s the list of school holidays for primary and secondary schools in New Zealand.

Dates may change slightly by a few days depending on the school and time of year, so make sure to double check your school’s calendar before committing to any plans.

New Zealand school holiday dates for 2020

Term 4 school holidays 2019Starts: 19 December

Ends: Between 27 January and 7 February 2020

Term 1 school holidays11 April – 27 April
Term 2 school holidays4 July – 19 July
Term 3 school holidays26 September – 11 October
Term 4 school holidaysStarts: No later than 18 December (primary, intermediate and special schools) and no later than 16 December (secondary schools)

Ends: Between 1 and 9 February 2021

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