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Academic Colours for NCEA 2018

Academic Colours Assembly today (Wednesday 13th March), with Mr O’Shea presenting certificates to students who have gained NCEA Level 1 Endorsed with Excellence, NCEA Level 2 Endorsed with Merit, and NCEA Level 2 with Excellence. Congratulations to students for this huge...

Young Enterprise Scheme Awards 2018

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High School entrepreneurs exceed limits with innovative NanoSign Six secondary school students from Nelson College have developed an innovative solution to temporary speed signage, and have been recognised at the Young Enterprise Scheme Awards 2018. Read more……

Nelson College Senior Prizegiving 2018

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Congratulations to all our 2018 Senior Prize winners. Nelson College Senior Prizegiving 2018 Thursday 1 November 2018, 7pm Guest Speaker – Frances Valintine CNZM, MEd Founder of The Mind Lab and Tech Futures Lab, Board Member of Callaghan Innovation, NZ Artificial...

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 –...

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-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...

NCEA Public workshops

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You are invited to shape the future of NCEA The government’s review of NCEA is now underway, and people all over the country have started talking about, and sharing their ideas and experiences of NCEA – the challenges, the successes and what we can do better in the future....

Open letter to the Nelson College Community from Nelson College Board of Trustees

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­­­­­­­The Nelson College Board of Trustees wishes to take the opportunity to congratulate the Nelson College and Nelson College Preparatory School Leadership, Management and Staff on another outstanding year in the service of the social, emotional and educational needs of over...

Year 11 Skills for NCEA

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“Skills for NCEA” sessions for the year 11 boys These sessions will be run during the timetabled resit class Wednesdays period 5, starting this coming Wednesday 15/3/17. These sessions are important for the boys as they are to help them learn more about NCEA, how to use their...

Nelson College Academic Colours 2017

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Congratulations to the 106 students who achieved Nelson College Academic Colours for 2017. This was celebrated at a special assembly on Wednesday 1 March.