For any boarding inquires during the summer break, please contact Cathy Ewing (Principal) on

For all other enrolment inquires during this period please contact Sheridan Mackenzie (Transition Dean) on

not sure what college you want to go to next year?

Come and experience Nelson College for Girls (NCG) during a normal school day.

Passionate about sports? Come and see our sports programme in action. Keen to explore what NCG has to offer in the music department? Come and check it out. Our tours will be tailored specifically to the areas that you are interested in.

Discover our wide range of student groups and colourful House events, hear about the upcoming market day where our entrepreneurial students sell their wares and much, much more!

You will be welcomed by one of our senior staff members, then taken for a half-hour tour by a student where you can ask as many questions as you like. Get in touch to arrange a time that suits.

Reserve a place by contacting Annabelle Easton by phoning (03) 545 9602 or emailing We can’t wait to meet you!

HEAR what our students have to say about Nelson College for Girls


Nelson College for Girls is a school with a very proud history. For more than 130 years, we have produced young women who have gone into the world with confidence and a sense of pride in achieving to the best of their abilities. 

Often they have been inspired by the successes of the women who have preceded them. Our motto 'Pietas, Probitas et Sapientia' - Loyalty, Honesty and Wisdom - sums up well the values and essence of our school.



Everything you need to know about Nelson College for Girls.

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Enjoy academic success, lifelong friendships and build strong connections within the school and community.


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Our programme as a specialised two year pathway nurturing the girls to become effective citizens

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Nelson College for Girls offers a broad range of subjects for International students.

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Through the information on this website we know that you will find a vital community that your daughter would be proud to belong to. We look forward to meeting with you.
— Cathy Ewing, Principal

Key dates 2019

Tuesday 29 Jan:

Thursday 31 Jan:

Monday 4 Feb:

Wednesday 6 Feb:

Monday 29 April:

Monday 22 July:

Monday 14 October:

Senior Re-enrolment

All Year Levels In

Nelson Anniversary

Waitangi Day

Term 2 Begins

Term 3 Begins

Term 4 Begins

Wednesday 30 Jan:

Friday 1 Feb:

Tuesday 5 Feb:

Friday 12 April:

Friday 5 July:

Friday 27 September:

Friday 13 December:

Mihi Whakatau Yr9 & 13 (all new students)

Normal School Day


Term 1 Ends

Term 2 Ends

Term 3 Ends

Term 4 Ends (TBC)