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  • 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

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)

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 3 December (last day for students)

Latest News

  • Nelson College Rugby Quiz Night

  • October 15, 2014
  • Rugby Quiz Night Friday 14 November, Nelson Rugby Club, Trafalgar Park. This is a fundraiser to benefit ALL Rugby at Nelson College.  Support college rugby and organise a...
  • NZ Male Choir

  • October 15, 2014
  • Introducing David de Thierry As part of the upcoming New Zealand Male Choir concert, Nelson College is extremely proud to announce that David de Thierry (Fifteen year...
  • Term 3 Newsletter 2014

  • September 24, 2014
  • Term three has been a busy term for student success in many areas. A highlight was a visit from the Prime Minister John Key in August who spent time at the Gibbons Trade...
  • John Kirwan – Nelson College 8 October

  • September 18, 2014
  • A chance to meet John Kirwan who will be talking about his latest book “Stand By Me” Nelson College Wednesday 8 October 6.oopm – 7.30pm See flyer for further details....

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