New to Nayland maths teacher Deborah O’Dell was born on the North Shore of Auckland and grew up in a house there before the Harbour Bridge was built.
While Nayland has seen a number of new teachers make the move down from Auckland, Anna Playford and her family have joined us from another direction: Sydney, Australia.
Power-lifter and Year 12 student Emily Rutherford recently became the National Youth Champion after competing in Christchurch last month.
Half-Kiwi, half-Spanish, and whole-heartedly passionate, new Spanish teacher Cristina Armstrong is set to teach here at Nayland for at least the next two terms.
Science teacher Maria van den Berg brings much experience and knowledge to her role, as she joins the staff at Nayland College this term.
Since leaving Nayland College in 1986, alumnus Doctor Judith Bateup has garnered an impressive list of achievements, the most recent of which is her election as a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Hilary Hurst loves a challenge, whether that be a difficult student, or navigating her way through harsh rapids. Mrs. Hurst enjoys teaching science, but she also seeks a “low key” adrenaline rush time to time.
Nayland College alumnus and current Washington DC economist Kinley Salmon can now add ‘author’ to his list of achievements. He recently returned to his former college to launch his first book Jobs, Robots & Us.
Though she may think otherwise, science teacher Dr Dean has lead an interesting life, to say the least.
Year 13 student and passionate environmentalist Matthew Edmonds was recently selected to attend Blake Inspire. He shares his experiences of this with us here.
Year 13 Merlyn Barrer was selected as one of 32 students nationally to attend the New Zealand Chemistry Olympiad training camp, held in Auckland from the 13th -18th of April. He shares his experiences below.
Trudy Harvey comes across as any other relateable modern-day English teacher.
Last week the college’s school production took to the stage. Here student reporter Aleisha Smith gives a review of the closing night’s performance.
OPINION: Passionate environmental advocate and student reporter Ruby Vidgen reflects on the recent climate strike and the issues behind it.
Maths teacher Rachael Purdie brings warmth, passion and knowledge to Nayland College’s staff this year as she returns after a break from teaching.
Student leader Zoe Fitzgerald has truly made the most of her time here at Nayland. And, even in her final year, she’s still giving back.
Congratulations to the three Nayland girls who have made the Tasman Secondary Schools girls rugby squad.
Earlier this year, two Year 9 students, Zoe Jurgeleit and Lotte Ketcher, took it upon themselves to tackle teen cyberbullying problems. Their solution: The Positivity Project.
Year Nine students Beni Rae and Eli Sheppard are the brains behind the operation that is Nayland College’s astronomy club.