Seasons - Summer

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Summer is the warmest time of the year with temperatures at their highest. It’s the time to think ‘sun and water safety’. In New Zealand this season officially begins in December and ends in February. SCIS 1525191

See also: SpringAutumnWinterSummer safety

Facts About Summer

Fast facts and fun activities about summer. Includes additional links.

Suggested level: primary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term summer.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Science made easy - Summer

All you ever need to know about the summer season.

Suggested level: primary

Summer Solstice

Have you ever wondered why the days in summer are long and the winter days are short? Or why if you live in New Zealand our seasons are opposite to the ones in the Northern Hemisphere?

Suggested level: primary


It’s Summer. The hottest and sunniest time of the year. The days are long and the nights are short. 

Suggested level: primary

A Wicked Kiwi Summer

Activities relating to a Kiwi summer, including sun and beach safety.

Suggested level: primary


Encyclopaedia Britannica School offers comprehensive information on seasons, at primary and advanced levels. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

A summery Saturday morning, by Margaret Mahy, 2009 (picture book)
Beach bag boogie, by Lindsay Wood, 2011 (picture book)
All aboard at Silver Street Farm, by Nicola Davies, 2011 (junior fiction)


Weather, Different Seasons, Learn About Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, Preschool Activity. Kids Educational Games. Youtube. 8.34