Calendar / Timetables

School Day

Stratford High School will operate a ten day timetable in 2020. There are 5 one-hour periods per day. The timetable will rotate through the days. Week 1 will be day 1 to day 5; week 2 will be day 6 to day 10.


Every day has the same bell times. Period 3 on a Wednesday will be used as a utility period which will be time for assemblies, deans and house meetings, Poutama form times.
FORM CLASS 8.45 – 9.00 Wednesday only - Staff PLD 8.15am to 9am
Period 1 9.00 – 10.00  
Period 2 10.00 – 11.00  
INTERVAL 11-00 – 11.30  
Period 3 11.30 – 12.30 Wednesday only: Utility period
Period 4 12.30 – 1.30  
LUNCH BREAK 1.30 – 2.15  
Period 5 2.15 – 3.15  


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 we will endeavour to put a notice on the EDGE app for parents.

Term dates and public holidays

This information is available from the Ministry of Education website.

Term Dates 2020

Term Starts Ends Public Holidays / Teacher Only Days
1 Monday 27 January Thursday 9 April Waitangi Day: Thursday 6 February Teacher only day: Friday 6 March Taranaki Anniversary Day: Monday 9 March Easter: during the holiday break ANZAC Day: during holiday break
2 Tuesday 28 April Friday 3 July Queen's Birthday: Monday 1 June
3 Monday 20 July Friday 25 September MoE teacher only day: 14 August
4 Monday 12 October Friday 11 December Labour Day: Monday 26 October
MoE teacher only day: 27 November

There will be some professional development days during 2020 for staff. Students and parents will be advised of these at the earliest possible date.