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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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2019 Nelsonian orders

The Nelsonian is our glossy, full colour yearbook which is a precious keepsake for boys at...
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Nelson College Eastern Europe 2020 Trip Raffle winners

Winners of the raffle tickets sold in support of the Nelson College Eastern Europe 2020 Trip...
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Nelson College Senior Prizegiving – Tuesday 5th November 2019

GUEST SPEAKERS – HEADS OF SCHOOL Matthew Mayer, Tipene Gunn-Bold, Ben Faingaanuku,...
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