Calendar / Timetables

Term dates and public holidays

Term Dates 2021

Term Public Holidays / Teacher Only Days
1 Starts: Monday 1 February
2 February: Y9 & 13 students
3 February: All students
5 February: Staff only          Ends: Friday 16 April
Waitangi Day observed: Monday 8 February
Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day: Friday 5 March
Taranaki Anniversary Day: Monday 8 March   
Easter: Friday 2 April to Tuesday 6 April      ANZAC Day: during the holiday break
2 Starts: Monday 3 May
Ends: Friday 9 July
MOE Teacher Only Day: Thursday 20 May
Queen's Birthday: Monday 7 June
3 Starts: Monday 26 July
Ends: Friday 1 October
MOE Teacher Only Day: Tuesday 3 August
Mid-term break: Monday 6 September
4 Starts: Monday 18 October
Ends: Thursday 16 December
Labour Day: Monday 25 October
MOE Teacher Only Day: Tuesday 30 November

School Day

Stratford High School will operate a ten day timetable in 2021. There are 5 one-hour periods per day. The timetable will rotate through the days. Week 1 will be days 1 to 5; week 2 will be days 6 to 10.

Bell Times

We operate a five period daily timetable but Period 3 on a Wednesday is used as a utility period which will be time for assemblies, deans and house meetings, Poutama form times. School will start at 9am on a Wednesday to allow for staff professional development. Students will be be 

Regular timetable for
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri       Wednesday timetable

Period 1: 8.45am-9.45am      Period 1: 9.00am-10.00am 
Period 2: 9.45am-10.45am              Period 2: 10.00am-11.00am 
Form time: 10.50am-11.05am Form Time: 11.00-11.15am 
Interval: 11.05am-11.25am Interval: 11.15am-11.40am 
Period 3: 11.30am- 12.30pm   Period 3 (Utility): 11.45am-12.30pm 
Period 4: 12.30pm- 1.30pm Period 4: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Lunch: 1.30pm- 2.10pm Lunch: 1.30pm-2.10pm 
Period 5: 2.15pm- 3.15pm Period 5: 2.15pm-3.15pm

Assemblies

School assemblies will be held during the designated utility periods each week. Parents are welcome to attend these but please ring the school or check daily notices as this time will also be used for year level and house meetings.
For special Assemblies, these times and dates will be communicated to the community.