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Welcome to Nelson College

Founded in 1856 Nelson College takes pride in being New Zealand’s oldest state school with a rich heritage of tradition forming a backdrop to modern educational practice.

The College is situated in a picturesque setting, with excellent facilities for learning, sport, leisure and performing arts. Twenty two hectares of impressive grounds include playing fields, a pool, two gymnasiums, and tennis courts as well as a traditional Hall and modern performing arts facilities.

Term Dates 2014

Term 1 – Monday 27 January to Thursday 17 April
Term 2 – Monday 5 May to Friday 4 July
Term 3 – Monday 21 July to Friday 26 September
Term 4 – Monday 13 October to Thursday 4 December (last day for students)

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Latest News

  • Year 10 Work Exploration Day

  • July 22, 2014
  • Year 10 ‘Work Exploration Day’ will take place this year on Wednesday 10th September for all Year 10 students. The purpose of this day is to enable boys to investigate...
  • 1st XV Press Cup game 19 July

  • July 17, 2014
  • Nelson College 1st XV are recommencing their Press Cup campaign again on Saturday. Playing a Top 4 contender St Andrews College. Note the early start time and change of...
  • PTA Movie Fundraiser & Auction Evening

  • July 4, 2014
  • Nelson College PTA would like to invite you to a movie night on Friday 1st August at the Suter Theatre. Tickets available from Debbie Baxter br@nelsoncollege.school.nz...
  • June Newsletter 2014

  • June 25, 2014
  • In this months June 2014 Nelson College newsletter, Headmaster Gary O’Shea discusses the Teacher-Boy Connection and School Climate and Culture. As an educational...

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