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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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Academic Colours Assembly

Finally after a delay due to Covid we got to recognise NCEA Academic Colours at Wednesdays...
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Winter Celebration Concert at Nelson Cathedral

Nelson College Music department held its Winter Concert at Nelson Cathedral on Tuesday 30 July ...
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Newsletter – Friday 26th June

Kia ora koutou The second edition of our fortnightly newsletter is now ready for you to enjoy. ...
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