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Term 3 Newsletter

Please take the time to read our latest newsletter highlighting our very busy term.


Parents and caregivers are invited to a free information evening about keeping teens safe around alcohol. – Thinking about teen parties – Making a plan with your family – Useful discussions with other parents – Tips and tools to take away Although there is...

Headmaster Gary O’Shea announces retirement

Headmaster Gary O’Shea today announced his resignation. He will retire from the College at the end of Term 1, 2020. Appointed in July 2006, Mr O’Shea has led the College through 13 years of unprecedented change and positive development. Dennis Christian, Chairman, Nelson College...

Nelson Rowing Club Open Day – Saturday 14th September

Nelson Rowing Club has its Open Day this coming weekend, a great opportunity to give rowing a go.

Winter Tournament Week results

The results are in from a massive Tournament Week: – 1st XV Rugby at National Championships – placed 4th in NZ – U14A Rugby – competed well in the Hurricanes tournament – U15A Rugby at SISS – 4th in South Island – U16A Rugby at SISS – South Island champs...

1st XV Rugby win South Island Final

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Nelson College v Otago Boys High School. Our boys battled hard and showed their strong team work right to the end. It was a great result 28-26 It was a special milestone for Jack McDonald-Hill as he ran out for his 50th cap. Dunedin turned on the weather. Even though it was Uni...

Keegan Hornblow’s success at World Track Cycling Championships in Germany

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It was a fantastic week for Keegan Hornblow, who was in the NZ team at the World Track Cycling Championships in Germany. With more than 40 countries competing over the five days, it was an awesome campaign with New Zealand finishing 2nd on the medals table and winning three world...

1st XV win UC Championship Final

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Congratulations to Nelson College 1st XV who beat Christchurch Boys High School on Saturday to win the UC Championship final 35-31. The sun was out and they had awesome turn out from the home crowd. The team are sitting exams this week, and working towards the next game in...

Jazz and Concert Bands win gold and Silver at recent WeBo Festival in Wellington

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The Jazz band and Concert band participated in the Wellington Band and Orchestra Festival (WeBo) last week, bringing back a Silver (Jazz Band) and Gold award (Concert Band). This is New Zealand’s fastest growing National festival that caters for diverse categories of musical...

Senior A Boys Basketball Team success

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Congratulations to our Senior A Boys Basketball Team for winning the inaugural John Jones Shield final against Nayland College. It was a great game by both teams and an exciting way to head into preparations for the South Island Secondary Schools Tournament in September. The win...