NCEA Changes 2020

Nayland College has been informed of changes to the NCEA Qualification for 2020 due to Covid-19.

Ducks set up home at Nayland College

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Nayland College Update, 29 May 2020

School Calendar: Click here for link 2020 School Terms: Term 2: Tue 15 April – Fri 3 JulyTerm 3: Mon 20 July – Fri 25 SeptemberTerm 4: Mon 12 October – Thurs 10 December Read the full publication

Exchange students happy to be home

It should have been the trip of a lifetime, and in many ways it was. However, Year 12 students Emma Barnes Wetere, Nikita Kirkwood and Jed Shackleton are counting their lucky stars after narrowly making it home from their Chilean exchange in the midst of the Covid 19 crisis.

Creativity during lock down: Year 10 drama students use their storytelling skills

During lock down, Nayland teachers were required to make a number of changes to their teaching and learning programs. Head of Drama Verity Davidson, explains how she got her students to find their voice.

New New Zealanders call Nayland home

Starting a new school or moving to a new town is always tough, but it is even tougher when your original home is thousands of miles away and you were left with no choice but to move to a new country. Sadly, this has been the reality for Nayland College’s refugee students. However, with aroha …

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Nayland College Newsletter, 15 May 2020

Monday 18 May: Year 11-13 students return to school, report to tutor class 8:50am Tuesday 19 May: All year levels return to school, report to tutor class 8:50am Bus users must register to use the bus. Read the full publication

Assembly 12 May

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Our focus for Term 2 is on ‘opportunities’

Are you taking all the opportunities available to you while learning at home? Our student leaders have some advice for everyone.

Back to School!

Please read the following article carefully regarding back to school procedures at Nayland College.

Nayland College Newsletter, 8 May 2020

IMPORTANT DATES 29 April – 15 May: Level 3 School bubbles for Year 9 & 10 children of essential workers only. Remote learning for all other students. School will reopen soon for all students.  Watch this space! Read the full publication

Rainwater tanks will supply fiscal and environmental benefits for school

Last week Nayland College was allocated $75,000 by the Ministry of Education for the installation of rain water tanks to irrigate the school’s playing fields.

Young musician keeps Anzac spirit alive

Nayland student Felix Cuff had a busy time during ANZAC Day weekend. Not only did he contribute to a nationwide performance of ‘Abide with Me’ as part of the the NZ Virtual Brass Band and Choir, he also got up at the crack of dawn to play the Last Post and the Reville solo as …

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Ex-Nayland student is thriving creatively on all fronts

Musician, graphic designer and film director would sound like the dream career for many of us, but it has become the reality for ex-Nayland student Alex Hargreaves . She has just released her second single Feel with her band PAPERCITY, where she also directed the music video (see above). We caught up with Alex to …

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Cooking with chemistry in the kitchen

During lock down, many teachers have had to meet the challenge of delivering learning to students without access to equipment they’d usually be able to use. Science teacher Hamish McLellan explains how he has encouraged students to practice their chemistry skills at home.

You. Can’t. Touch. This.

The Nayland College staff share a very serious message in a very fun way. Enjoy!

Senior Leadership Team Virtual Assembly

Check out today’s virtual assembly from the Senior Leadership Team. Tip for Mr. Wilson – don’t sit in a swivel chair next time (and get a haircut)!

ANZAC Virtual Assembly 2020

Our 2020 Student Leaders present a virtual ANZAC Assembly.

Getting crafty during lock down

With the advent of remote learning, teachers and students have had to get used to a very different approach to their subjects. Textiles teacher Cushla Laufkotter and art teacher Stacey Gundry explain how they have adapted their learning programs so that students can produce projects from home.

NayCol IOS Warriors take up the wero/challenge at Wairua Warrior 2020

For the second year in a row the Nayland College Active Pedagogies/Institute of Sport class and a group of their teachers entered in the ‘Wairua Warrior’ obstacle racing event.

A love of learning leads to new life in Nelson

At Nayland College, we have been very fortunate to have a great group of new teachers join our whanau this year. Over the coming months, we will be running profiles of our new staff so you can get to know them better. This week, we say hello to our new english teacher Katherine Ferguson.