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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 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 Friday 8 December


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Latest News

  • Nelson College Big Give 2016

  • November 22, 2016
  •   Nelson College is delighted to be an official supporter of the Fifeshire Foundations Big Give 2016. The Fifeshire Foundation is a local charity that’s been helping...
  • College & Prep School Open 15 November

  • November 14, 2016
  • Kia ora koutou An engineers inspection has been completed and the buildings are safe for use, the College will reopen tomorrow at 8.45am with classes for Year 9 and 10...
  • Nelson College Senior Prizegiving Awards

  • November 4, 2016
  • SENIOR PRIZEGIVING 2016 Thursday 3 November 2016   Guest Speaker – David Horton Rutherford Old Boy (1950-54) Top Australian Cardiothoracic Surgeon (Retired) Founded...
  • Co-Curricular 2016 Prize Winners

  • October 27, 2016
  • Nelson College Co-Curricular Prize Giving 2016 Thursday 27th October Nelson City Council Youth Volunteer Award Presented by – Rachael Reece                             ...

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