Tuesday 8th February 2022, 5pm
Nelson College Staffroom
For students who would like to learn to place a musical instrument.
Nelson College offers an extensive co-curricular and sports programme. With over 30 different sports codes to choose from and many performing arts and cultural options our students are encouraged to participate in activities outside of the classroom.
Sports teams compete in local competitions with other secondary schools and through sports exchanges. The school holds annual athletics, cross country and swimming sports where inter-house competitions feature prominently.
Nelson College has a proud record of achievement in sport at national secondary school level with many students each year earning national titles and/or national representative honours.
At present the following sports and recreational activities are offered as school and/or house activities:
Many highlights on the school calendar feature cultural and performing arts events. Several of these productions are held jointly with Nelson for Girls including the annual school musical, Shakespeare Festival and Stage Challenge. The opportunity to become involved is extensive in either performance or behind the scenes.
Students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of theatre, drama and dance productions including the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare, One Act Play and Vast Dance festivals. Regular large scale musical and drama productions with Nelson College for Girls have included Fatal Error!, Chicago, Grease, Frame, Romeo & Juliet and MacBeth, with students involved on stage and behind the scenes.
Music Tuition and Performances
Private music tuition is available and the college boasts a jazz band, brass band and concert band. The school calendar also includes an annual variety concert, music festival concert and school music exchanges.
All students are encouraged to participate in the music life of the college. We have a string group, choir, jazz band, jazz combo, chamber music groups, brass ensemble, rock bands and saxophone quartet which students can participate. Individual students are invited to perform at the two concerts during the year and at other music events such as the Nelson Arts Festival, concerts at other venues and during assembly to the college.
A number of subject areas and sports codes offer students the opportunity of broadening their education by engaging and learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Recent examples of such expeditions are:
Students are expected to participate actively in fundraising and essentially raise their own travel funds but the effort is well worth it for the fun and unique experiences gained.