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Rugby 150 Years On

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New Zealand Rugby History – 150 Years On Thursday 14th May marked a special day in New Zealand’s rugby history. 150 years ago the first game of rugby was played between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club at the Botanical Gardens. Nelson College and...

From the Board of Trustees

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Kia ora koutou On behalf of the Board of Trustees I would like to thank: Tim Tucker, our Acting Headmaster, who has done an exceptional job leading Nelson College through what we believe to be the most challenging time for all educational institutions in recent history. The Board...

TVNZ news Eighty-person ‘bubble’ of Nelson boarding school students and staff isolating together

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It’s an awesome showcase for the school and our boarding community, really emphasising how much planning, hard work and dedication has gone in by all of our Boarding Staff, Housemasters, Directors of Boarding, International Director and the leadership from Tim Tucker in these...

Welcome to Term Two

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Kia ora whānau, Welcome back to Term Two, we are truly about to embark on a new journey for us all in terms of Distance / Remote Learning. Although these are the terms coined by the Ministry of Education, I have been doing some reading over the ‘break’ and the term ‘emergency...

Term two coming to a home near you

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(Thursday 9th April 2020) Kia ora koutou katoa, Well….. above all else we have made it past halfway as it currently stands. I hope that you are doing ok, it seems that many sections and houses have had unprecedented attention as have a number of pets. The weather has certainly...

Distance Learning Plan Live Document

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The Prime Minister announced on Monday 23rd March that we have now moved to Level 3 and then from Thursday 26th March we will move to Level 4 in the COVID-19 Alert Level structure for a further period of 4 weeks where people are instructed to stay at home. For Tuesday and...

Ministry of Education – Holiday Calendar

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Kia ora koutou, I very hope that you are keeping safe and well despite somewhat noisier households. The Ministry of Education has clarified some things to do with distance learning and the placement of the holidays, (times when we are not offering distance learning). You will see...

(COVID – 19) Coronavirus Update – School Closure

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(Monday 23 March 2020) Kia ora koutou katoa, Please be aware that the Prime Minister has announced that as a country we are moving to a Level Three response to Covid 19 immediately, and then to Level Four in 48 hours. This means that the school will be closed from tomorrow for...

New Headmaster for Nelson College

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  Kia ora On behalf of the Nelson College Board I am pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Dykes to the role of Headmaster. Richard is currently Principal at Glendowie College in Auckland. He knows the Nelson region well, having taught as Head of Business at Waimea...

Nelson College & NCG Open Doors event (CANCELLED)

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Kia ora Kāhui ako whānau Due to the current COVID-19 situation it has been decided to cancel this event.  This may take place at a later date.