Term Dates and Open Status

Term Dates


Term 1 - 29 January to 12 April - school closed on Tuesday 2 April for a teacher only day.

Term 2 - 29 April to 5 July

Term 3 - 22 July to 27 September

Term 4 - 14 October to 16 December

Statutory Holidays for 2019

Waitangi Day - Wednesday 6 February

Otago Anniversary - 25 March

Easter - within school holidays

Queen's Birthday - 3 June

Labour Day - 28 October

School Closures or Late Starts

In the event of a school closure due to snow or other weather event we will endeavour to let you know as soon as possible before 8 am as we can so that you can make alternative arrangements. The school is likely to be closed when a significant number of staff at the school cannot get to and from the school safely or when the children cannot get to and from the school safely. In the past this has generally been a snow event making roads dangerous to drive on.

Late starts are likely if frost makes roads dangerous to drive on first thing in the morning. This means a 10 am start time. Buses will run approximately one hour later if this is the case.

Occasionally bus children need to depart early due to imminent road closure. In this case we ring each family to make sure there will be someone home to look after the child. If we cannot contact you then we are not able to put your child on the bus and they will be kept at school until such time as you pick them up or make alternative arrangements.