Term Dates & Daily Schedule

Term dates and daily schedule at Mercury Bay Area School.

Term Dates 2023

First Day of Term
Last Day of Term

Term 1

 All Start - Tues 7 February

 6 April

 Fri 7 Apr – Tues 25 April

Term 2

 Thurs 27 April

 Fri 30 June

 Sat 1 July - Sun 16 July

Term 3

 Mon 17 July

 Fri 22 September

 Sat 23 Sept - Sun 8 Oct

Term 4

 Mon 9 October

 TBC - Thurs 14 December


Teacher Only Days

  • 1-3 February others TBC
  • 26 April

Other Dates 2023

  • Waitangi Day Observance 6 February 
  • Good Friday 7 April, Easter Monday 10 April (in school holidays)
  • Anzac Day 25 April (in school holidays) 
  • King’s Birthday Monday 5 June 
  • Matariki Friday 14 July (in school holidays)
  • Labour Day Monday 23 October 

New Entrant Start Dates 2023

First Day of Term
Mid Term Intake

Term 1

Tues 7 Feb

School Visits:

Wednesday 16th Nov 2022

Wednesday 22rd Nov 2022

Wednesday 30th Nov 2022

Mon 6 Mar

School Visits:

Wednesday 15th February

Wednesday 22nd February

Wednesday 1st March

Fri 7 April – Tues 25 April

Term 2

Wed 26 April

School Visits:

Wednesday 22nd March

Wednesday 29th March

Wednesday 5th April

Mon 29 May

School Visits:

Wednesday 10th May 

Wednesday 17th May

Wednesday 24th May

Sat 1 July – Sun 16 July

Term 3

Mon 17 July

School Visits:

Wednesday 7th June

Wednesday 14th June

Wednesday 21st June

Mon 21 August

School Visits:

Wednesday 26th July

Wednesday 2nd August

Wednesday 9th August

Sat 23 Sept – Sun 8 Oct

Term 4

We do not recommend students start in Term 4 but we recognise your right to do so. Please ring and make an appointment to discuss options for your child.


 Additional information on holidays and school term dates can be found on the Ministry of Education website.


It is school policy to ring or email parents as soon as possible after an unexplained absence is noted. To report an absence please:

  • Text: 021 0255 6802
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  • Phone: (07) 866 5916


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Contact Info

  • 20 South Highway
  • Whitianga
  • Phone +64 7 866 5916
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