Nayland College has been serving the Nelson community for 50 years. Over this time it has being a leader in developing inspirational learning programmes, nurturing students to reach their full potential and has placed a high value on developing independent, confident learners who have control of their own futures.


As we move forward Nayland College is taking the best of our past and merging it with a fresh vision for our future. We want our reputation as a school that ensures our students leave us as confident, adaptable contributors to be blended with a clear, professional focus and vision of meeting the learning needs of young adults in the 21st Century.

The quality of a school reflects the quality of its relationship with the community it serves. At Nayland College we strive to have a genuine partnership with our families/ whānau and know that this relationship is integral to improving the achievement outcomes of our students.

At Nayland College we provide:


  • A co-constructed personalised learning plan for every student
  • Great relationships within a safe, supportive environment
  • A team of expert educational professionals that are always willing to go the extra distance
  • Exceptional state-of-the-art facilities
  • Traditional learning pathways alongside innovative curriculum developments such as the Nayland College led National award winning Top of the South Trade Academy
  • Huge opportunities to participate in a vast range of co-curricular programmes including sport, performance and cultural activities
  • Strong student leadership development programmes
  • A future-proofed ultramodern cabled and wireless ICT infrastructure


I invite you to join us in this exciting period in history of our school. Together we can ensure that our young people are the confident leaders of the future.

Daniel Wilson