Enrolling at Nelson College
Nelson College is a progressive boys’ school that has a proud history of providing education to Nelson’s young men, as well as creating opportunities for them to make enduring friendships throughout New Zealand and the world.
Nelson College is not zoned and we welcome all applications. We invite all interested families/ whānau to our upcoming Orientation events.
- Prospectus and Enrolment Packs will be distributed to the contributing schools in Week 10 of Term 2: Nelson College Preparatory School, Nelson Intermediate, St Joesphs School, Nelson Christian Academy, Broadgreen Intermediate, Waimea Intermediate and other outlining schools. Check with your school office for an Enrolment Pack or contact the Nelson College office: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 548 3099.
Enrolling you son is a simple Online process. If you would prefer to complete a hard copy Enrolment Form, please download
Applications being mailed should be addressed to:
Private Bag 16
All enrolled applications will received an email of acknowledgement with post enrolment details.
International or Boarding Enrolment Enquiries
Please refer to the respective web pages
Week 10, Term 2 – Prospectus Packs distributed to outlining intermediates /schools.
Experience Nelson College
Prospective students will be given the opportunity to experience some of the many opportunities on offer at Nelson College. This will include actively participating in classroom and co-curricular activities, along with a tour of the school to see the school in action. Parents/caregivers are welcome to join their sons on this visit.
Nelson Intermediate – Friday, 30th July, 9.15am – 11.50am.
Students are bused to Nelson College for a tour and college experience.
Nelson Preparatory School & St Joesph School – Monday 2nd August, 9.15am – 11.50am
All other schools – Wednesday 4th August, 9.15am – 11.50am
Transport will be provided for Waimea Intermediate, Broadgreen Intermediate and Nelson Christian Academy
Orientation Afternoon: Thursday 5th August, 3.30pm – 4.30pm.
An opportunity for students and families/whānau to meet with one of our Deputy Headmaster’s, Mr. Aberhart, and Head Boy Kaio Lart.
Closing date for 2022 applications is Friday 27th August 2021.
Orientation Day – Friday 12th November, 9.15am.
Year 8 day students enrolled for 2022 will spend the day at Nelson College for testing and activities. Further information will be emailed directly to you after your enrolment is received.
Boarding Orientation Day and Sleepover – Friday 19th November
Year 8 boarding students enrolled for 2022 will be invited to spend the day at Nelson College for testing and activities, then a sleepover in their future boarding houses. Further information will be emailed directly to you after your enrolment is received.
Interviews – Term 4
All applicants and their parents will be interviewed by their year level deans as an initial personal contact for new enrolments. Interviews will take place during Term 4.