Term dates & school hours

The Junior School day is 8:30am - 3pm. The Senior School day is 8:30am - 3:30pm.

Below are the Term dates for the 2024 school year. To view QMC’s full calendar of events, please click here.

2024 Term Dates
Office Opens Thursday 4 January
Preschool Opens Monday 8 January
Public Holiday: Wellington Anniversary Day Monday 22 January
Week 0 for staff only  Tuesday 23 - Friday 26 January
Boarding House opens Sunday 28 January 12 noon  
TERM 1: Monday 29 January - Friday 12 April (11 weeks)  
Public Holiday: Waitangi Day
Boarding House Open
Tuesday 6 February
Good Friday
Boarding House Open
Friday 29 March
Easter Monday and Tuesday
Boarding House Open
Monday 1 April - Tuesday 2 April
Term 1 Ends
Boarding House closes at 1pm for holidays
Friday 12 April
Boarding House opens Sunday 28 April 12 noon  
TERM 2: Monday 29 April - Friday 05 July (10 weeks)  
Public Holiday: ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April
Public Holiday: King's Birthday Monday 3 June
Staff only day (Preschool Open) Tuesday 4 June
Matariki Public holiday Friday 28 June
Term 2 Ends Friday 05 July
Boarding House opens Sunday 28 July 12 noon  
TERM 3: Monday 29 July - Friday 27 September (9 weeks)  
Founders' Holiday
Preschool Closed
Boarding House open
Monday 2 September (Preschool Teacher Only Day)
Staff only day  Tuesday 3 September (Preschool Open)
Term 3 Ends
Boarding House closes at 1pm for holidays
Friday 27 September
Boarding House opens Sunday 13 October 12 noon  
TERM 4: Monday 14 October - Friday 6 December (8 weeks)  
Public Holiday: Labour Day Monday 28 October
Senior School Prize Giving Thursday 28 November (7pm-9pm)
Final Assembly Friday 29 November
Seniors dismissed Friday 29 November
Senior boarders must depart Boarding House by 1pm for holidays Saturday 30 November
Years 7-10 Prize Giving Thursday 5 December (9:30am - 11:30am)
Junior School Prize Giving Thursday 5 December (1pm - 3pm)
Term 4 Ends - Staff only day Friday 6 December
Boarding House closes at 1pm for holidays Friday 6 December
Last day for the College Office, Preschool, and Holiday Programme Wednesday 18 December
Preschool staff only day Thursday 19 December

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