How long do you attend school in your country?

In Aotearoa New Zealand, you start school at 5 years old either on/just past your birthday or if your birthday falls inbetween terms you start the term following your birthday.

Primary school is years 1-6

Intermediate school is years 7-8 (some schools this is integrated into primary school or high school)

And high school is years 9-13.

The school year starts early February and ends early-ish December. There is 4 terms consisting of 10-12 weeks with 2 week breaks (school holidays) between each term and about 6 weeks summer/Christmas holiday at the end of the year.

Typically the school day will start at 8:30- 9am and end at 3pm.

In high school you would have 5-6 classes a day. With a morning break and a lunch break. Not sure if it was the same for every other school but at mine everyone would have break times at the same time. Years 11-13 you earn what's called NCEA credits, you need a certain amount in order to pass that year level. Credits can be earned with a combination of internal assignments (in class) and external end of year exams.

Most schools are one level spread out with blocks of classrooms. Lockers aren't really a thing, we carried all our books around with us every day. Most schools have school uniforms.

How long do you attend school in your country?
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