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Further PPTA Strike Action (no Year 9 classes on Tuesday 4th June)

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On Wednesday 29th the NZPPTA, the union that represents the vast majority of secondary teachers, called their members out on strike. This led to Nelson College being unable to open for classes that day. It was hoped that this action would be the last and that a resolution between...

Raising Teens in a Digital World

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Evening Presentation This presentation is for parents and their teens and gives young people an insight into their current family dynamic and offers ideas on individuating in a healthy way. It will also empower parents to understand what’s going on for their young person and how...

Scheduled closed school days: 27 – 31 May

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Below is the Nelson College schedule for next week. Wednesday 29th May Nation-wide PPTA Strike – The high school will be closed for instruction, but supervision will be provided for students that turn up to school on the day. Thursday 30th May Normal school day Friday 31st...

Pink Shirt Day

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  The boys and staff did us proud on Friday supporting Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa, part of a global day that celebrates diversity and creates environments where all people can feel safe, valued and respected. Awesome group photo capturing just some of the students and staff...

Fundraising for the Fifeshire Foundation

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Kia ora koutou The Community Service section of our Student Council have chosen Nelson College’s charity of choice for 2019 – The Fifeshire Foundation This year our council are also working with the NCG Student Council and we are combining with them to increase our fundraising...

GUMBOOT FRIDAY – Mufti day, 5 April

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Mufti day tomorrow wear gumboots (boys and staff)– Gumboot Friday in support of Mike King’s initiative Mental health campaigner Mike King is hoping to raise $2 million with New Zealand’s first Gumboot Friday. Those who choose to get involved will swap their usual shoes for...

College Counsellors reach out to students

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As a community we have taken a range of actions and are planning more in response to this ghastly event in Christchurch on Friday 15 March. Mr O’Shea has emailed all parents (link to this).  A student led assembly will also address this matter and we have other student led...

Headmasters address to students following Christchurch event on Friday

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Kia ora koutou Please read this link to my assembly speech from this morning as the staff and boys of the College gathered to reflect on the enormity of Fridays events. The horrific events of Friday in Christchurch are completely unprecedented in a country that we have considered...

Junior Dance – Tickets on sale

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Junior Dance this Wednesday 13 March at NCG from 7.00pm – 9.00pm. First dance of the year tickets on sale in the Crush Hall Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at interval and lunchtime for $6.00. No door sales