Whanganui Girls College

Our School

Term Dates and School Day

Term Dates and School Day

Important times during the school day:

School commences at 8.35am with form time on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
School commences at 8.30am with assembly on a Tuesday.
School commences at 8.35am with house meetings on a Thursday.

School ends at 3.05pm.

There are 5 periods of 55 minutes.

We have breaks as below:
Our long break is between 10.55am and 11.45am.
Our shorter break is between 1.45pm and 2.05pm.

Key dates for 2018

Term One

Starts Tuesday 30 January 2018 – Ends Friday 13 April 2018 

**School starts on Tuesday 30 January at 9am with form time for all current students. All new students in 2018 are to meet at 9.15am on the Jones Street field opposite the main school entrance. Whanau are invited to attend the powhiri at 9.30am with their daughters.**

16 February  Athletics Sports 8.30am Cooks Gardens – whanau welcome
21 February  Swimming Sports 11.45am-2.30pm – whanau welcome
21 February Year 9 Parent & Iwi BBQ hui 5.30pm
28 February Winter Sports Registration
1 March Year 10 Parent & Iwi Camp Meeting & Hui 6.00pm
8 March Year 11 Parent & Iwi NCEA Meeting & Hui 6.00pm
15 March Mufti Day (school project)
20 March Parent Teacher Interviews 3.30-6.30pm (junior school)
Friday 30 March –
Tuesday 3 April
Easter break
4 April Year 12/13 Parent & Iwi NCEA Meeting & Hui 6.00pm  
5 April Mufti Day (cultural council)
13 April Last day of term

Term Two

Starts 30 April 2018 – Ends 6 July 2018

9 May Open Day
11 May School Cross Country (compulsory)
14-18 May Diversity Week
18 May Year 12/13 Careers Expo – Whanganui Racecourse
31 May Mufti Day
4 June Queen’s Birthday
5 June Teacher Only Day
21 June Sports Exchange – at St Mary’s in Stratford
28 – 29 June Two Day Episode
4 July Junior Performance Showcase and whanau supper
5 July Mufti Day (Charity)
6 July House Stage Challenge from 12.45pm – whanau welcome

Term Three

Starts 23 July 2018 – Ends 28 September 2018

6-10 August Creative Arts Week
14 August All Reports & Junior Progression Letters Issued
16 August Mufti Day (Sports Council)
22 August Academic Mentoring Interviews (1-7pm)
27-31 August Senior Assessment Week
3 – 7 Sept Tournament Week
13 September NCEA Option Choice Information Evening 5.30 – 6.30
21 September Sports Awards Evening

Term Four

Starts 15 October 2018 – Ends 12 December 2018

22 October Labour Day
25 October Mufti Day 
26 October Cultural Evening
2 November Senior Study Leave Begins
7 November NCEA Examinations Commence
27-30 Nov Year 10  Examinations
3-7 Dec Year 10 Camp
4-7 Dec Year 9  Examinations
10 December Junior Performance Showcase and whanau supper
11 December Senior Prize Giving & Graduation
12 December Junior Prize Giving