- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 12:58PM
For over 60 years now Easter Tuesday has been a school holiday for children who go to state and state integrated schools in NZ. By law schools must be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday as they are public holidays, and Easter Tuesday which is a school holiday.
When Easter falls in April this school holiday often goes unnoticed by parents. This is because where possible the Ministry tries to align the start of the April school holidays with Easter.
But this year is different!
This means if you plan to work on Easter Tuesday, 29 March, you’ll need to make some childcare arrangements. If your school normally offers before and after school care, or holiday programmes talk check whether they will be offering these on Easter Tuesday.
Remember, by law under 14 year olds must be adequately supervised.
Early learning services, private schools and partnership schools don’t have to close on Easter Tuesday so check with them whether they’ll be open or not.