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Young Men Taking Their Place in the World

At Nelson College we recognise and celebrate the many achievements of our students.

Our students achieve in a wide range of fields including academic, sporting, cultural, performing arts and community-minded pursuits. Our newsletters are published once a term and we hope all students and parents read these with a sense of pride in the accomplishments of those recognised. Please contact us by clicking here ‘recognition of student co-curricula achievements

Student achievements are recognised on the Nelson College Facebook page.

Latest Newletters

Tumuaki Newsletter 11 February 2022

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...
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Headmasters newsletter 10 December

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...
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Headmasters Newsletter – 26 November

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...
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Headmasters Newsletter – 12 November 2021

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...
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Headmasters Newsletter – 29 October

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....
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Headmasters Newsletter – 1 October

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
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