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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.

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Academic Colours Assembly

Congratulations to our 2020 students who excelled themselves in NCEA. We recognised Academic Colours at our formal Wednesday assembly this week.  A really important occasion to celebrate their hard work after such a disruptive academic year in 2020.  Congratulations to all those students who...
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Headmasters Newsletter Week 3 2021

Kia ora tātou, I am very pleased that we’ve now returned to Alert Level 1, and that ‘normal transmission’ can resume at the college. Please read the calendar to the right with new dates for postponed events. I’ve also added a list of events affected by the temporary shift to Alert Level 2 such...
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Headmasters Newsletter – 10 December

Kia ora koutou Final newsletter for the 2020. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday. Reception Holiday Hours 14th – 18th December, 10am till noon 2021 18th –  22nd January,  10am to noon 25th January onwards, Normal office hours   Uniform Shop Holiday Hours January 2021...
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Junior Prizegiving

Kia ora tātou The school year finished formally for our students with the junior prizegiving, our final school event for 2020.  It was great to see a number of parents and whānau attend this ceremony, and to celebrate our students’ successes in 2020. While the prizegiving specifically honours...
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