2021 Term Dates

Like the majority of schools in New Zealand, Opua School works to four terms per year. There is typically a break of two weeks between terms apart from the summer holidays over Christmas which is a seven week break.

Term 1 – Start date Wednesday 3 February – End date Friday 16th April*

** Thursday, 18th March – SCHOOL CLOSED ALL DAY

Term 2 – Start date Monday 3 May – End date Friday 9 July*
Term 3 – Start date Monday 26 July – End date Friday 1 October*
Term 4 – Start date Monday 18 October – End date Wednesday 15 December*

*N.B. As above, under the teachers’ Collective Agreement, there are 8 school days over the three years of the Agreement that can be taken as Teacher Only Days as long as our Parent Community are given a minimum of one term’s notice. This means that these end of term dates could change but the required whole term’s notice will be given if changes do occur.

* *As already announced, school will be closed on Thursday, 18th March for one of these Teacher Only days. All teachers will be attending an off-site Professional Learning and Development day in Whangarei.

Typical Daily Routine

  •  Arrive at school between            8.30am – 8.55am
  •  Class starts                                    9.00am
  •  Learning Block 1                           9.00am – 11.00am
  •  Sit down eating                             11.00am – 11.07am
  •  Playtime                                         11.07am – 11.30am
  •  Learning Block 2                          11.30am – 1.00pm
  •  Sit down eating                             1.00pm – 1.15pm
  •  Playtime                                         1.15pm – 2.00pm
  •  Learning Block  3                         2.00pm – 2.55pm
  •  Duties, Pack up, Sharing            2.55pm – 3.00pm
  •  Home Time                                   3.00pm