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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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Term 3 Newsletter

Please take the time to read our latest newsletter highlighting our very busy term.
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THE PLAN – KEEPING TEENS SAFE AROUND ALCOHOL, Monday 23 September

Parents and caregivers are invited to a free information evening about keeping teens safe...
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Headmaster Gary O’Shea announces retirement

Headmaster Gary O’Shea today announced his resignation. He will retire from the College at the...
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1st XV Rugby win South Island Final

Nelson College v Otago Boys High School. Our boys battled hard and showed their strong team...
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