Pastoral Care & Support
Fees & Timetable
|NZ Government levy||NZD430 / year|
|Travel and administration fee||NZD200|
|NCEA fee (Year 11-13)||NZD383.30|
|Insurance / year (EST)||NZD500|
|Pocket money||NZD30-60 / week|
|1||3 Feb 2016||2 Apr 2016|
|2||2 May 2016||8 Jul 2016|
|3||25 Jul 2016||23 Sep 2016|
|4||10 Oct 2016||15 Dec 2016|
Student Success Stories
Nelson College provides a variety of activities and sports for students, e.g. basketball, boxing, drama, football, gymnastics, hockey, cricket, MotoX, volleyball, sailing and rugby etc. A unique outdoor education programme is provided at Matakitaki Lodge. This is a College-owned property on the border of Nelson Lakes National Park near Murchison, 120km south of Nelson. In 2014, the college was awarded more than 23 National Titles & National Representative Honours.
Karl Klempin, Year 13, Germany
I honestly have to admit, I never enjoyed school so much as I did and still do at Nelson College. School has turned into a great place since I am in New Zealand. It’s where many things happen and you meet your friends. The teachers are great, making lessons really interesting and actually making it fun to learn. I will always remember my time at Nelson College, maybe as one of the greatest of my life.
Chan Woo, Year 10, Korea
I have been in New Zealand three months. When I arrived I was given a very good impression and I did not feel strange because the teachers and students were very friendly. Before I came to New Zealand, some people said “its hard to make friends in another country”. Korea has a common saying; “to see it once is better than to hear about it a hundred times”. After I came to Nelson I think everyone else was wrong. Now my fourth month has started. My English is getting better and I have more friends.
The Education Review Office reported recently:
“Careers education and guidance: good practice.”
The report focuses on good practice and showcases 10 secondary schools with high quality careers education. Nelson College is one of the 10 schools featured. It identifies factors that contribute to high quality careers education and guidance in New Zealand secondary schools. Age-appropriate careers education and guidance increased students’ knowledge as they moved through secondary school. Carefully timed careers education linked well with subject choices so students were better informed about possible pathways.”
This is a report done by the Ministry of Education to the quality of schools across New Zealand.
See the ERO report