Enrol at Nelson College

Enrol at Nelson College

We look forward to working with you and your son at Nelson College.  Our school offers a world-class education to the young men of Nelson.

We offer a wide range of academic and co-curricular opportunities for your son to grow and succeed, in a supportive and caring environment where it’s safe to mature as a young man.

Key Dates for 2023 Year 9 Enrolment

Friday 29 July, 9am- 12pm  NIS orientation visit Te Kura Tamatane o Whakatu
Wednesday 3 August, 11:30am-1:00pm Prep orientation visit Te Kura Tamatane o Whakatu
Friday 5 August, 11:30am-1:00pm Open orientation visit Te Kura Tamatane o Whakatu

OPEN DAY – Saturday 6 August, 1pm-3pm

All prospective students and whānau are invited any time between 1.00pm and 3.00pm to attend our Open Day.

This will include tours of the school and a showcase of what the school has to offer.

A welcome and introduction to the school will be presented by the Tumuaki (Principal) Mr Richard Dykes at 2.00pm.

Friday 26 August  Enrolments Close
Friday 11 November, 9am-2:00pm Transition Day
Friday 2 December, 9:30am – 11:30am Transition Support Day (additional support day)


Procedures for Enrolment

We would like you to enrol online, using the link provided below.

If you are unable to complete your application online, please either download a pdf version or visit our School Reception, between 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday in order to collect a paper copy of the application form.

While online applications for enrolment can be partially completed and updated later, it is preferable to gather all your documents ready to attach and submit a complete application.

If you need to return to your application you must complete all the ‘required’ fields, you can submit your enrolment and tick “remember me on this computer”. When you come back to the enrolment form from the same computer at a later time you are able to choose to start a new enrolment application or update the existing application.

It is advisable to complete your application on a PC or computer rather than a smart device.

 Before you start it is advisable to have the following documents scanned as PDF’s:

  • Proof of ‘Domestic Status’, i.e. a copy of NZ Birth Certificate, Passport, NZ Citizen certificate or Australian Passport
  • If NOT a NZ or Australian citizen a copy of Student Visa/Permit AND Parent’s Work Visa

2022 Enrolling During the Current Year

If you wish to enrol your son at Nelson College, contact our reception.  One of our Deans will contact you to discuss your application.

You must complete an enrolment application form.  This can be online or hard copy.  Hard copy applications should be dropped off at reception or mailed to:

Enrolment Application
Nelson College
Private Bag 16
Nelson 7040

Please ensure that you include the following documents with your enrolment application:

    1. Proof of ‘Domestic Status’, i.e. a copy of NZ Birth Certificate, Passport, Resident’s Permit or similar.
    2. Copy of latest school report.
    3. Copy of Immunisation Records (generated from your doctor).
    4. Learning conditions document if applicable.

All enrolled applications will receive an acknowledgement email with post-enrolment details.

“The Year 13’s, the group of young men that I’m proud to call my mates, we’ve had it all thrown at us and yet here we are standing tall with our heads held high as we prepare to move on to bigger things. It’s amazing to see even with everything that has gotten in the way how close we’ve become as a group.

 I’m proud of the men each of every one of you has become and getting to hand out the Leaver’s Certificates yesterday really hit that home for me. To all of you who have helped in some way to give this year some familiarity, your work did not go unnoticed and I can’t thank you enough for your support this year.”


Kaio L
Head Boy (2021)


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