65C Holidays

(1)

Subject to subsection (2), every board must ensure that every school it administers is closed on—

(a)

Saturdays, Sundays, New Year’s Day, 2 January, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign’s birthday, Labour Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day; and

(b)

the day observed as anniversary day in the locality in which the school is situated; and

(c)

if 1 January falls on a Friday, the following Monday; and

(d)

if 1 January falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday and Tuesday; and

(e)

if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the following Monday.

(2)

The Minister may at any time prescribe the circumstances in which boards may open the schools they administer or any of them on Saturdays or Sundays; and schools may be open accordingly.

(3)

The Minister may, before 1 July in any year, prescribe days during the next year (in addition to those specified in subsection (1)) on which boards may close the schools they administer, or any of them; and, subject to section 65A, schools may be closed accordingly.

(4)

Where the Minister has not in fact prescribed days under subsection (1) in respect of any year, the Minister shall be deemed to have prescribed in respect of the year the days prescribed (or deemed under this subsection to have been prescribed) in respect of the year before.

(5)

The Minister may at any time prescribe the circumstances in which boards may close the schools they administer or any of them; and, subject to section 65A, schools may be closed accordingly.

Section 65C: inserted, on 23 July 1990, by section 17(1) of the Education Amendment Act 1990 (1990 No 60).

Section 65C(1): replaced, on 1 January 2014, by section 8 of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 19).