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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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Scheduled closed school days: 27 – 31 May

Below is the Nelson College schedule for next week. Wednesday 29th May Nation-wide PPTA Strike...
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Pink Shirt Day

  The boys and staff did us proud on Friday supporting Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa, part of a...
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The Witches of Eastwick – Nelson College for Girls production

Theatre Royal – May 29th to June 1, 7pm. Tickets through Theatre Royal or TicketDirect....
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Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of...
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