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Tumuaki Newsletter 11 February 2022

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Tēnā koutou kātoa, A formal welcome to 2022, especially to our new students and whānau.  Today is the end of week 2 of our first term and things are going well.  A big thank you to everyone – whānau, Deans and other staff, for getting our students and the wider college off to a...

Headmasters newsletter 10 December

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Meri Kirihimete me ngā mihi o te tau hou   // Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year, Thank you.  Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to the learning and development of our young men in 2021. 2021 – A Year To Remember Twelve months ago, we hoped that we were through...

Headmasters Newsletter – 26 November

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Kia ora tatou Congratulations to our many prize-winners at the Senior Prizegiving last Wednesday afternoon.  I especially want to recognise Christian King and Rico Fraser who were, respectively, Dux and Proxime Accessit (2nd top academic award) for 2021. It was a very different...

Headmasters Newsletter – 12 November 2021

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Kia ora tatou It was nice to be back in the Hall on Wednesday to celebrate the co-curricular achievements of our young men. Being there reminded me of the significance and importance of being able to come together as a school each week, celebrate the ongoing success of our...

Headmasters Newsletter – 29 October

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Kia ora tātou Welcome back to Term 4.  It is a busy term that’s been made all the more challenging by COVID-19. Tuakana (Prefects) We’re currently working through the process for student leaders in 2022.  Good luck to the young men who’ve put themselves forward for these roles....

Headmasters Newsletter – 1 October

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Kia ora tātou I wish you and your whānau a restful and relaxing holiday period over the next fortnight.  I’m appreciative that we’re fortunate to be able to leave town over the holiday period. Enjoy our latest newsletter Ngā manaakitanga  // Best wishes, R Dykes Headmaster

Headmasters Newsletter – Friday 17th September

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Kia ora tātou There is so much to celebrate and be thankful for right now at college and in Nelson. It’s been wonderful to have students and staff back face to face.  Our thoughts are with our whānau and colleagues in Auckland still at Alert Level 4. There’s a curious mood where...

Headmasters Newsletter – Friday 9 September

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Kia ora tātou A big thanks to everyone for supporting our rangatahi through the lockdown. Things seem to have clicked into gear relatively smoothly thanks to the energy and commitment of staff and whānau. I appreciate that many whānau and staff face some challenging situations,...

Headmasters Newsletter – 6th August

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Kia ora tātou Welcome back to Term 3. It’s a busy term with lots on. NEWSLETTER Junior Production – Back to the 80’s Congratulations to the cast and staff involved in this awesome production, especially the director – Ms Moran. Kapa Haka The college’s Kapa Haka group...

Headmasters Newsletter – End of Term 2

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Kia ora tātou It’s now been just over a full year since arriving at Nelson College. After working in various schools around New Zealand it’s fascinating and inspiring to work at one of the most iconic New Zealand schools – Nelson College. I enjoy how our college supports young...