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Welcome to Nelson College

Nelson College is an innovative boys’ school founded in 1856. The 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 2016

Term 1 – Wednesday 3 February to Friday 15 April
Easter break – Friday 25 March to Tuesday 29 March
Term 2 – Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July
Term 3 – Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September
Teacher only day and mid term break – 1 & 2 September
Term 4 – Monday 10 October to Thursday 15 December

2017 Term dates

Term 1 – Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 13 April
Term 2 – Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Term 3 – Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September
Term 4 – Monday 16 October to Thursday 14 December


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Latest News

  • 1st XI Football win Price Charity Cup

  • September 22, 2016
  • Congratulations to Nelson College first XI for winning the Price Charity cup for the third consecutive year. Link to  
  • Year 13 Ball photos

  • September 20, 2016
  • Thanks to all who attended the Year 13 Ball at Siefrieds on Saturday night, we were extremely pleased with the event. Ana Galloway, the photographer, has advised me that...
  • Winter Tournament Week results

  • August 29, 2016
  • RESULTS TO DATE Underwater Hockey Beat Howick College 9-0 Beat Tauranga BHS 3-0 Beat Glendowie 3-1 Beat HIBS 5-3 Beat Glendowie 6-2 (Semi Final) Lost Final to MAGS 4-3 in...
  • BCITO Build-Ability Challenge VOTE NOW to support Nelson College

  • August 24, 2016
  • Nelson College trade build class is battling it out with 18 other schools to be New Zealand’s best at building. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VIEW AND VOTE NOW FOR THE...

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