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Nayland College


Nelson-Tasman Marlborough


Nayland College is a co-educational College of approximately 1300 students located just 7km from central Nelson and very close to Nelson airport and Tahuna Beach. Nayland College has a proud tradition of academic successes and has hosted international students from all over the world for over 20 years. 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.

Nayland College is one of only a few Microsoft Showcase Schools in New Zealand.  Specialist subjects include: Outdoor Education (Nelson is surrounded by three National Parks, including the beautiful and world renowned Abel Tasman National Park), Spanish, Marine Science, Psychology, Photography, Art, Dance, Drama, Sciences and Journalism. Nayland College also offers free Cambridge English preparation classes and students can sit the examination in Nelson.


Nayland College has modern buildings and equipment including; two gymnasiums, art, business, music and performance arts suites, tennis courts and large swimming complex. Nayland College is one of only a few school in the world that is a Microsoft Showcase School.

International Student support

Nayland College has a full time International Director who oversees the international programme and provides 24/7 care for students. We have a student adviser who will meet regularly with students and ensure they have everything they need to integrate successfully into school, their homestay and local community. Nayland College has a fulltime homestay co-ordinator who will place you in the best possible homestay and then make sure you are happy with everything. 

Extra-curricular activities

Chess; Christian Group; Concert Band; Dance and Drama Companies; Debating; Jazz Band; Language Clubs; Musical Production; Nayland Environmental Sustainability Team; Rugby Club; Orchestra; Vocal Company and Choirs; Rock Climbing; Shakespeare and Theatre Sports and so much more.


Term 1 and Term 4 have summer sports activities including: Touch Rugby; Volleyball; Cricket; Tennis Softball. Students Can Also Join Local Sports Clubs to do Athletics; Cycling; Mountain Biking, Archery; Badminton; Squash; Bowls; Boxing; Canoeing; Climbing; Croquet; Dance Sport; Golf; Gymnastics; Swimming; Multi-sports; Orienteering; Rowing; Sailing…

Terms 2 and 3 have similar sports, including: Netball; Basketball; Hockey; Rugby, Football (Soccer). Students can also join local clubs for Sports such as: Skiing/Snowboarding, cycling & Mountain biking; Bowls; Boxing; Climbing; Dance Sport; Golf; Gymnastics.

More about Nayland College

International Student Quote

"After a long time studying at Nayland College, I have found it extremely enjoyable. There are so many things that are different to what I have experienced in Vietnam. Firstly, at school, I only need to study 6 subjects and I can choose my favourite subjects out of so many different ones, so it is really good for my further studying. Secondly, school is from 9 am to 3 pm so after school I have plenty of free time for outdoor activities such as: hanging out with friends, playing sports…etc. Thirdly, the teaching style is very modern. In class, I can discuss with teachers to solve the problem or even play games to make the learning process so interesting. Lastly, the homestay family are so amazing. I always feel like a part of the family.  We did many activities together like going on trips in school holidays, cooking and playing games. So I would recommend this school to all of you who are keen on exploring and studying aboard because you will have an opportunity to experience a new culture, a mordern education system and to make new friends from all over the world."


Contact details


Nayland College
166 Nayland Road
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Phone number

+64 03 547 9769
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