The College is located in picturesque Nelson City, the “sunshine capital” of New Zealand, where it is close to beaches, rivers, mountains, and the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks. A regional hub that boosts and supports a vibrant arts community, it is also close to international airports in Wellington (25 minutes), Christchurch (45 minutes) and Auckland (80 minutes).
Students have access to excellent facilities for learning, sport, leisure and performing arts. The 22 hectares of grounds include playing fields, a pool, two gymnasiums, tennis and fives courts as well as a traditional hall and modern performing arts suite.
Nelson’s students stand out not only for their grades; former pupils have gone on to become Prime Minister, win the Nobel Prize, be leaders in education, business, academia, science, the church, performing arts and the military service, represent New Zealand in sport and other pursuits, and even to represent other countries in their chosen fields.
Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including science fair projects, problem solving challenges, rock bands, debating, music tuition, spelling bees and choir.
|School Types||State boarding school|
|Number of Students||1,067|
|School Address||67 Waimea Road, Nelson 7010|