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Young Men Taking Their Place in the World

Kāhui Ako ki Whakatū Pānui Term 3 Newsletter

Ngā Wawata – Vision Our Community of Learning will collaborate to enhance engagement and achievement for all ākonga/learners in Whakatū so that our rangatahi/young people have equitable life choices. We will focus on learning pathways, wellbeing, evaluative capability,...

Horticulture shortage prompts school primary trades centre

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Six years on, and we’re celebrating the huge success of the Gibbons Trade Education Centre here at Nelson College, and the launch of plans for a Primary Trades Education Facility. A function was held yesterday with members from the local Trades Industry community coming to...

Media Release – Why a single-sex education is best for boys

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Nelson College Headmaster Gary O’Shea dons his black gown and walks on stage to address a sea of students. 1,100 curious faces stare back at him, from fresh-faced new entrants to seniors sprouting stubble. He starts to speak about strength, love, honour and mateship –...

Winter Sports Tournament Nelson College Final Results

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Congratulations to all the students who participated in winter tournament and many thanks to all who supported our players. 1st XI Football at Nationals in Christchurch Finished 13th BUT retained the Cup!! 2nd XI Football at “B” Nationals in Nelson Finished 3rd Under 15 Rugby –...

Nelson College 24hr Runathon – Thursday 13 to Friday 14 September

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The Nelson College 24hr Runathon is the main fundraiser for the year. The event will take place at Nelson College; starting at 3.00pm on Thursday 13 September and finishing at 3.00pm Friday 14 September The school’s charity of choice for 2018 in The Mental Health Foundation....

Media Release – Single-sex schools provide a significant advantage for boys in New Zealand

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A newly-released independent report by Dr Michael Johnston, Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, compares the performance of young men in Years 11 – 13 at single-sex schools with those at co-educational schools. It clearly shows that over the period from...

Nelson College 1st XV Semi Finals – Saturday 18 August

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Kick off at noon, playing Marlborough Boys College at 12 midday HERE

IMPORTANT FOR ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS – NORMAL SCHOOL Wednesday 15 August

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THERE IS SCHOOL AS NORMAL ALL WEEK . The teacher strike on Wednesday 15th August is for Primary/Intermediate schools and will affect the Preparatory School only

Course Selection Evening – Tuesday 14 August

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Course Selection 2019 Evening Tuesday 14 August 2018 6.30pm to 8.30pm An invitation is extended to all Year 9 to Year 12 students, parents and caregivers. Current Year 10 students and their parents Introduction to NCEA 6.30-7.00pm – with the Dean in the Whare Current Year 11-12...

Nelson-Marlborough Model United Nations

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More than 40 Y9-Y13 boys from Nelson College joined colleges across the region to participate in the Nelson-Marlborough Model United Nations this year.  Each boy acted as the UN ambassador from that country, addressing issues of global significance and grappling with the cultural...