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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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Headmasters Newsletter – End of Term 2

Kia ora tātou It’s now been just over a full year since arriving at Nelson College. After working in various schools around New Zealand it’s fascinating and inspiring to work at one of the most iconic New Zealand schools – Nelson College. I enjoy how our college supports young men to be...
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Headmasters Newsletter Friday 25th June 2021

Kia ora tātou, On Wednesday last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with a number of Old Boys in Auckland, and hearing their memories of their time at Nelson College. It was a reminder that the life and work of the college extends well beyond the classroom, and even students’ five years at the...
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Headmasters newsletter Friday 11th June

Kia ora tātou, Good luck to our students playing in the Rockquest finals tonight, especially “The Flying Pigeons of Archytas”, our combined Jazz Band with Nelson College for Girls. Click for full newsletter Ngā mihi nui, R Dykes Headmaster
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Headmasters Newsletter 28 May

Kia ora tātou, We have had another busy 2 weeks, I hope you enjoy the latest edition of our newsletter. latest newsletter Ngā mihi nui, Richard Dykes Headmaster
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