VAS School Calendar

School Break Times:

School starts:             8.50am

Morning Interval:   10.30am – 10.50am

Lunch:                     12.30pm – 1.25pm

School finishes:      3.00pm


School Bell Times:

8.30 am Hand bell – entry into playground, NOT into buildings unless it is raining or on a teacher’s express permission.

8.50 am Bell – school starts – children hang up bags, coats, etc., and prepare for the day – teachers begin administration, roll, money, etc.

10.30 am Bell – morning interval

10.50 am Bell – classroom.

12.30 pm Bell – lunch break.

12.45 pm Bell – signal for eating lunch finished, playtime

1.20 pm Hand bell, prepare for afternoon

1.25 pm Bell – begin afternoon programme

3.00 pm Bell – home time.


Term Dates and Holidays for 2016.

Term 1
Wednesday 3 February to Friday 15 April 2016 ~ Waitangi Day Mon 8 Feb and Easter Holiday Friday 25 March – Tuesday 29 March 2016 (During school term)

Term 2
Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July 2016 ~ Anzac Day Mon 25 April and Queen’s Birthday Monday 6 June 2016

Term 3
Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September 2016

Term 4
Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December 2016 ~ Labour Day Mon 24 October 2016


Term Dates and Holidays for 2017

Term 1:
Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 13 April 2017
~ Waitangi Day Monday 6 February ’17
~ Good Friday 14 April

Term 2
Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July 2017 ~ Queen’s Birthday Monday 5 June ’17

Term 3
Monday 24 July to Friday 29 Sept 2017

Term 4
Monday 16 October to Friday 15 December 2017 ~ Labour Day Mon 23 October ’17


Term Dates and Holidays for 2018.

See dates on Ministry Of Education Website – Click here