Situated in the heart of the city, Nelson College for Girls is a high-achieving school which was established in 1883 in the beautiful seaside city of Nelson, which provides a safe and friendly environment for its students. We are a secondary school catering for girls from 13 - 19 years of age and we have our own Boarding House in the College grounds. We currently have 1,070 students in total, including 50 international students from some 10 different countries.
Nelson College for Girls has been welcoming international students for over 20 years. We appreciate and are enriched by ethnic, religious and cultural diversity, by differing points of view and by diverse heritages. There is a strong support system for our international students and a sound ESOL programme, which enables those students whose English is not strong to quickly improve their skills so that they can take a full part in the life of the school. The College has a proud tradition of excellent education for girls within an environment that provides reliable support.