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Nelson College Senior Prizegiving 2018

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.

Academic Colours application now open

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ACADEMIC COLOURS CRITERIA The award of academic colours is our most prestigious recognition of academic excellence for NCEA and is awarded to current Year 12 and Year 13 students. Level One Academic Colours Awarded if a student gains an endorsed Excellence certificate in their...

Nelson College achieves a 4-5yr ERO review report

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Kia ora koutou Results of the Nelson College Education Review office visit in September (attached confirmed report) Nelson College was last reviewed in 2012, at the time we received a 4-5 year next review cycle and became the only Top of the South High school to receive that...