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Headmaster Gary O’Shea announces retirement

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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...

Winter Tournament Week results

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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...

1st XV win home semi final

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In wet conditions our 1st XV worked hard for a win in the UC Championship Semi Final over Christs College. Leading 13-3 at half time, a gutsy effort in the mud put us into the final next week. Final score 16-10. Congratulation and well done boys and coaches.

Ist XI Hockey winning results at TSS tournament

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Our 1st XI Hockey team had a great TSS tournament this week, in preparation for Nationals. The first game against Waimea College is always a special one with the Mark Wilkens Memorial Cup on the line. This is the 4th year of the Cup and Nelson College remain the holders of it...

the Nelson College Eastern Europe 2020 Trip Raffle results

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Winners of the raffle tickets sold in support of the Nelson College Eastern Europe 2020 Trip are: 1. Kelly Jaquiery 2. Tracey Jacket 3. Jim Cornelius 4. Adele Graham 5. Geoff Lowe 6. Jan Thompson 7. John Cooper Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone for their support.