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.