Nelson College Logo

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.

Latest News

Junior Prizegiving 2019

Junior Prizegiving – Wednesday 11th December Guest Speaker – Alistair King,...
Continue Reading

2019 Nelsonian orders

The Nelsonian is our glossy, full colour yearbook which is a precious keepsake for boys at...
Continue Reading

Nelson College Eastern Europe 2020 Trip Raffle winners

Winners of the raffle tickets sold in support of the Nelson College Eastern Europe 2020 Trip...
Continue Reading

Nelson College Galleries