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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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Headmasters Newsletter – End of Term 3

Kia ora koutou Here is our latest fortnightly Headmaster’s Newsletter is now ready for you to...
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Congratulations to Year 12 Art student Flynn Mercer

“Beginning of Degradation” Flynn mercer with his accepted submission into the Wallace Arts...
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Te wiki o Te Reo Māori

Nelson College staff continues to promote and use Te Reo in our classes and in communications. ...
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