Nayland College

Nayland College is a co-educational college of approximately 1100 students, located just 7km from central Nelson and very close to Nelson airport.

Nayland College has a proud tradition of academic successes. Students are encouraged to become fully involved in sporting, cultural and recreational programmes. High standards of conduct are expected and emphasis is placed on working hard in a positive and supportive environment.

Nelson is situated at the top of the South Island and is the “Sunshine capital of New Zealand”. It is well known for its outdoor activities, art and crafts. It is surrounded by three National parks which offer golden beaches, water sports and alpine adventures.

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Nayland College has modern buildings and equipment including computer suites, internet connections in every room, email, computerized library facilities, two gymnasiums, art, business, music and performance arts suites, tennis courts and a large swimming complex next to the school.

Our School Offers

• Our happy, friendly, student-focussed atmosphere
• A broad education with a great choice of subjects
• A proud tradition celebrating all round success
• Hardworking teachers who take a genuine interest in their students
• Many exciting sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities
• Many modern facilities in large attractive grounds
• Strong student support through our extensive pastoral care network


A full range of curriculum areas are available. Areas of specialisation include: Outdoor Education, Marine Science, Psychology, Photography, Art, Dance, Drama, Sciences, Journalism, Spanish, French and Sports Academies. The college offers a wide range of senior options and the latest technical subjects.

Extra-curricular Activities

Chess, Christian Group, Concert Band, Dance Company, Debating, Jazz Band, Languages Club, Musical Production, Nayland Environmental Sustainability Team, Rugby Club, Orchestra, Vocal Company, Rock Climbing, Shakespeare and Theatre Sports, and more.


Rugby, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis Softball, Netball, Basketball, Hockey, Football (Soccer), Athletics, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Archery, Badminton, Squash, Bowls, Boxing, Canoeing, Climbing, Croquet, Dance Sport, Golf, Gymnastics, Skiing/Snowboarding, Swimming, Multi-sports, Orienteering, Rowing, Sailing.

Pastoral Care and Homestay

Nayland College is acknowledged for its excellent support of our students. Our International Department constantly monitors students’ progress and wellbeing and works hard to keep parents well-informed. Homestays are carefully selected and matched to suit each student.



Address: 166 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson 701, New Zealand

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To enrol in this school, download the form below, complete and return to ISENZ.

Download ISENZ Enrolment Form (PDF)

Email a completed and scanned copy to

Or post a completed copy to:
Russell Trethewey
PO Box 5329, Terrace End
Palmerston North, New Zealand

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For more information about this school, please contact ISENZ.