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Young Men Taking Their Place in the World

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  • Maori Head Boy leads the Monro House haka
  • Nelson College Bulls. Winners of the senior college grade trophy. From left to right: Connor Higgins, Miles Ford, James Anderson, Matt McKay, Ben Anderson, Jeremy Zindel, Coach Tony Anderson.
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  • NZ Secondary Schools Culinary Champions 2014 - Louis Clark & Chakkapong Klahan
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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 2015

Term 1 – Tuesday 3 February to Thursday 2 April
Term 2 – Monday 20 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3 – Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4 – Monday 12 October to Thursday 10 December (last day for students)


Latest News

  • Maadi Cup update Friday 27 March

  • March 27, 2015
  • We only have two races today as per below; 1 B Final and 1 A Final. We have three other crews in A Finals tomorrow. A fantastic regatta for Nelson College rowers. B Final...
  • TSS Athletic Results

  • March 19, 2015
  • Nelson College had a great day yesterday at the Tasman Secondary Schools Athletic Championships. Congratulations to all those who participated. Results are listed below....
  • Parent Teacher Interview

  • March 9, 2015
  • PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEW TIMETABLE Boarding Interviews Monday 23 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm Intervews open for booking Monday 9 March Preparatory School Interviews...
  • Academic Colours

  • March 4, 2015
  • Congratulations to the following students who achieved Nelson College Academic Colours for their 2014 NCEA results.  


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