2020 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.

N.B. Dates below have been affected and altered from the originals due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Dates have had to change. From Tuesday, 9 June, school opened to normal teaching and learning under Alert Level 1 .

Term 1 – Start date Tuesday 4 February – End date Wednesday 25th March
Term 2 – Start date Wednesday 15 April – End date Friday 3 July
Term 3 – Start date Monday 20 July – End date Friday 25 September
Term 4 – Start date Monday 12 Oct – End date Friday 11 December*

*N.B This date has changed. 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. Our staff intend to take Monday, 14 December to Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 as three Teacher Only days to do some major planning work for 2021 and beyond.

2021 Term Dates

Term 1 – Start date Wednesday 3 February – End date Friday 16th April*
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 Tuesday 14 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.

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