August 20, 2017

2012 school terms and holidays

2012 school terms and holidays

This page provides information on the 2012 School Terms and Holidays for State and State-Integrated primary, intermediate, secondary and composite schools. It also provides information for Anniversary Day Holidays for 2012.

2012 term dates

For primary and intermediate schools

Term Start date End date
1 Between
Monday 30 January (at the earliest); andTuesday 7 February (at the latest.
Thursday 5 April (86-96 half-days)
2 Monday 23 April Friday 29 June (96 half-days)
3 Monday 16 July Friday 28 September (110 half-days)
4 Monday 15 October No later than Thursday 20 December (96 half-days)*

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 388 half-days in 2012.

For secondary and composite schools

Term Start date End date
1 Between
Monday 30 January (at the earliest); andTuesday 7 February (at the latest)
Thursday 5 April (86-96 half-days)
2 Monday 23 April Friday 29 June (96 half-days)
3 Monday 16 July Friday 28 September (110 half-days)
4 Monday 15 October Friday 14 December (88 half-days)*

* Or to a day in December which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2012.

2012 Holidays

Schools must be closed in 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays, and on the following days:

  • New Years Day – 1 January
  • Day after New Years Day – 2 January
  • Waitangi Day – 6 February (Monday)
  • Good Friday – 6 April
  • Easter Monday – 9 April
  • Day after Easter Monday – 10 April (Tuesday)
  • Anzac Day – 25 April
  • Queen’s Birthday – 4 June (Monday)
  • Labour Day – 22 October (Monday)
  • Christmas Day – 25 December
  • Boxing Day – 26 December

And the relevant Anniversary Day holiday as listed below:

Anniversary Day holidays 20121

Province2 Includes Actual day Date observed in 2012
Southland Invercargill, Bluff, Milford Sound, Fiordland 17 January Monday 16 January
Wellington Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui 22January Monday 23 January
Auckland Waikato, King Country, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne/East Coast 29 January Monday 30 January
Northland Whangarei 29 January Monday 30 January
Nelson Nelson, Tasman, Buller and parts of North Canterbury 1 February Monday 30 January
Otago Dunedin, Queenstown 23 March Monday 26 March
Taranaki (New Plymouth) New Plymouth 31 March Monday 12 March
South Canterbury 25 September Monday 24 September
Hawkes’ Bay Napier, Hastings 1 November Friday 19 October
Marlborough Blenheim, Picton 1 November Monday 29 October
Canterbury Christchurch, Ashburton 16 November Friday 16 November
Chatham Islands 30 November Monday 3 December
Westland Greymouth 1 December Monday 3 December

1 Provincial Anniversary Days are generally observed on the Monday nearest to the actual day.

2 Provinces relate to the former Provinces of 19th Century New Zealand and are not related to or determined by present-day Districts or Regions.

Information provided by the Department of Labour

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