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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

Due to the the large number of parents leaving attendance messages on the answer phone, if possible
please email attendance using: attendance@nelsoncollege.school.nz

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