Digital Technologies prepares students for life in the 21st century regardless of their ultimate field of study or occupation. The knowledge and skills learned from studying Digital Technologies prepares students for careers in a variety of sectors.


For example:

In Information Technology – designing security software and hardware systems or developing mobile communication devices, networks and applications. In the arts – designing new special effects for movies.


Students have two pathways to select from: Digital Media or Digital Technology. These two courses cover everything from computer programming, algorithms, databases, web design, print design, animations and lots more.


State-of-the-art online learning environments are used for some topics which have enabled students to publish their work and have it recognised beyond the bounds of Nelson and even internationally.


When students show that they have exceptional skills they can accelerate their learning by working at a higher year level.


Some have earned international success, such as Louis Sayers who was one of two Nayland College students who were members of a team that won the Imagine Cup competition and went on to represent New Zealand at the world finals in Paris. He is now working in the IT industry in London.

Every year students leave Nayland College well prepared to study IT at universities and other tertiary institutes around New Zealand.


To find out more contact Edward Pattillo (