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.
2018 Term Dates
Term 1 – Wednesday 31 January to Friday 13 April
Note: Preparatory School start Tuesday 30 January at 11am
Term 2 – Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July
Term 3 Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
Term 4 – Monday 15 October to Thursday 13 December