2021 term 3 holiday dates

Term 3 holidays to stay the same

The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced that school holiday dates will NOT change, and will start on the usual date of Saturday 2 October. 

“Ultimately when I considered all of the different factors here, the most logical decision was to keep things as they are," Mr Hipkins said.

"Keeping the holidays as they are will avoid disrupting the plans already in place for students, families and educators, including curriculum and activity planning and families planning their holidays, and will reduce anxiety.

"It also means we don't have to extend the length of term four, when fatigue among students is at its highest at the end of a school year."