Nayland College pianist Ben Kirby has brought home a pair of awards from the Nelson Performing Arts Competition, held last weekend. The Year 10 student earned the GHB Grocers Cup for his overall performance after placing first and second with his two recital pieces. The adjudicators...

Nayland College skater Mitsuko Nam has returned with results from the New Zealand Roller Sports Artistic Championships, held in New Plymouth during the holidays. The Year 11 student placed 2nd in Youth International Ladies Solo Dance and 3rd in Youth International Ladies Figures. Mitsuko has been roller-skating since 2005, competing nationally and...

Nayland College’s Kyle Skinner is travelling to Hong Kong in December, where he will attend the St John International Cadet Camp. The Year 11 student will form part of the New Zealand team, joining cadets from Australia, England, Canada and Malaysia. Kyle has been part of St...

Last week 11 Nayland College students completed the CACTUS (Combine Adolescent Challenge Training Unit and Support) programme, a course of physical fitness, team-building and endurance challenges. The students attended eight weeks of CACTUS training sessions  from 5.55am, three mornings a week. Early starts weren’t the only challenge though: graduation...

Nayland College student leader Kara Hamilton will be spending her winter break amongst the microscopes at the XLAB youth science conference in Goettingen, Germany. The Year 13 student has been selected by the Royal Society of NZ to attend the three-week event, where she will...

Nayland College’s Tiffany Gilchrist has been invited to play at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow this August. The Year 11 student will join the Simon Fraser University band for the event, a top band based in Vancouver. Although the offer came “out of the...