School is not officially open until 8:30 am. Therefore we do not take responsibility for student care prior to this time. We monitor student arrivals, and if we have concerns regarding students being dropped off early, we will contact parents. 

School Starts

8.50 am for Y1-6
8:40 am for Y7-13

Roll, Admin, House Time
Teaching Block 18.55 am
Morning Break10.25 am
Teaching Block 210.50 amDEAR (Drop everything and read) followed by teaching time
Lunch Break12.35 pmSupervised lunch in the courtyards, followed by free time
Teaching Block 31.20 pm
School Concludes3.05 pm

* The 2024 Timetable is different on Fridays because of our Wellbeing Period. Please consult the Portal for the actual timings of Friday's sessions.

2024 Term Dates
  • Term 1 - 5th February to 12th April
  • Term 2 - 29th April to 5th July
  • Term 3 - 22nd July to 27th September
  • Term 4 - 14th October to 13th December

2024 Teacher Only Days
  • Term 2
    • 31st May
  • Term 3
    • 25th October

2024 Conferencing Days
  • Term 2 - 4th June

2024 Public Holidays
  • Term 1
    • Waitangi Day (observed) - 6th February
    • Easter: 29th March - 2nd April
  • Term 2
    • King's Birthday - 3rd June
    • Matariki - 10th June
  • Term 3
    • South Canterbury Anniversary Day - 23rd September
  • Term 4
    • Labour Day - Monday 28th October

More Information

New Zealand Public Holidays:

School Terms and Holiday Dates:

The dates/events above may change. Keep up-to-date through the Twizel Area School Facebook page or the SchoolBridge app.

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