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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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PPTA PAID UNION MEETING As part of the Secondary Teachers’ Collective Employment Agreement...
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1st XI Football success

Congratulations to our 1st XI Football team who beat Waimea College last Thursday 2-1 in their...
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Orienteering – Winter Rogaine Wednesday 26th June

Nelson Urban Rogaine #4 Wednesday 26 June 2019 Grampians, Nelson, 90 minute urban Rogaine....
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Quiz Night – Wednesday 3rd July

Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls will be holding a quiz night as part of our...
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