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Young Men Taking Their Place in the World

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kura Tamatāne o Whakatū

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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Rugby 150 Years On

New Zealand Rugby History – 150 Years On Thursday 14th May marked a special day in New...
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From the Board of Trustees

Kia ora koutou On behalf of the Board of Trustees I would like to thank: Tim Tucker, our Acting...
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TVNZ news Eighty-person ‘bubble’ of Nelson boarding school students and staff isolating together

It’s an awesome showcase for the school and our boarding community, really emphasising how much...
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Welcome to Term Two

Kia ora whānau, Welcome back to Term Two, we are truly about to embark on a new journey for us...
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