With six weeks off school, primary schoolers and high-schoolers are certainly making the most of their break.
This week, CI News visited a couple of young school students who say they are enjoying every moment of their holiday.
Five-year-old Apii Te Uki Ou pupils Luca Rossouw and RJ Molina, 8, are spending most of their days swimming in their new pool.
Luca says swimming is even more fun when it’s raining.
“It’s lots of fun. My favourite thing to do is jump in muddy puddles because I like getting dirty, but then my mum gets me into a warm shower after,” the youngster said.
Although this week’s weather was unpredictable, Luca and RJ worked together with the Lego sets they got for Christmas.
The two had help from Luca’s younger brother Jordan to build their models, with Luca colour coding the pieces and RJ reading the instructions.
On quieter days, the children said they liked to draw pictures and read books.
RJ says her favourite book is called Sweet and Spice.
“It is about a brother and sister who find a magic mirror that takes them to fairy-tale places.”
Luca has been reading Captain Underpants and says he draws and writes copies of the comics.
But while they’re making the most of every day of the holidays, they are still looking forward to going back to school.
In fact they have even set goals for 2018.
Luca’s goal is to learn how to play guitar and go to more tennis lessons.
“I also want to run in the school sports athletics team this year, because I didn’t last year.”
RJ says her goal is to finish reading all of the 14 books she received for Christmas.
“I have already finished eight of them, so I know I can achieve this goal,” she said.
Schools across the island will resume on Monday January 29.