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Nayland College Alumni Newsletter, January 2020. Stay in touch with Nayland College! Please feel free to distribute around friends and family.

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  1. Principal's Message to Alumni, January 2020

    I am very proud that after 5 years as principal of Nayland College, I can say with some certainty that we have been on a transformational ... Read more…
  2. School's out...forever!

    On Wednesday we farewelled our amazing cohort of Year 13 students at our graduation dinner. The dinner was organised by Year 13 students ... Read more…
  3. Arts Awards - Celebrating Success in Performing Arts in 2019

    Our major cups and trophies were awarded to outstanding students in all areas of performing arts last Wednesday night. Read more…
  4. Beach Volleyball Girls take home Junior Sports Team of the Year

    The ASB Nelson Sports Awards were held on the evening of Wednesday 21 November. Greta Stjade and Sophie Young were nominated in the Junior ... Read more…
  5. Video: Students keep it reel in film festival

    Aspiring young film makers, including 10 from Nayland College, will be showing off their short films at the Suter Art Gallery Theatre on ... Read more…
  6. International success for top speed skater

    Holly Ward’s recent nomination for Junior Sportswoman of the Year at the ASB Nelson 2019 Sports Awards was the cherry on top of some very ... Read more…
  7. Student success - Top of the South Trades Academy

    Two special events took place this week for our Top of the South Trades Academy students. Read more…
  8. 9A bags opportunity for real-life learning

    Social studies got practical for 9A earlier this year when they came up with their own initiative while learning about the topic of ... Read more…
  9. Reece Milton Releases His First Single

    Get ready to download 'Once in a Lifetime,' Reece's first ever single, released on Friday 29th November and don't miss his launch party ... Read more…
  10. Festival inspires many

    Nayland College was pleased to be able to work alongside The Ministry of Inspiration again to host the INSPIRE Festival during mid-term ... Read more…
  11. Host Families Wanted

    Are you a fun-loving, caring family of any age who has considered hosting an International student from Nayland College? Read more…
  12. Makos selection for talented all-rounder

    Year 12 student Natania Ngawhau was recently selected to play half-back for the Tasman under 18 girls Mako rugby team. Read more…
  13. Winter Tournament Week

    A whole range of Nayland teams headed out around the country in the first week of September to participate in various Winter Tournament ... Read more…
  14. Calling for enthusiastic sports team coaches

    WANTED: Volunteer Sports Team Coaches for Rugby Boys & Girls, Netball, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball (All grades competitive to social) Read more…
  15. Nayland College in the News

    Nayland College has been popping up in some positive media stories recently. Here are some articles published recently. Read more…
  16. Making a positive difference for 20 years

    Maree Shalders was given a surprise today, with an anniversary celebration for her 20 years of service managing Nelson's alternative ... Read more…
  17. Cadenza proves a bonanza for NayCol Chorale

    Nayland’s musical talent has been given another boost after the mixed choir, NayCol Chorale, made it through the regional Big Sing ... Read more…
  18. Emily lifts herself to top of the country

    Power-lifter and Year 12 student Emily Rutherford recently became the National Youth Champion after competing in Christchurch last month. Read more…
  19. Video: Festival showcases vast dance talent

    The highly anticipated VAST Dance Festival took place on Thursday the 15th of August at the Theatre Royal. Nayland was well-represented by ... Read more…
  20. Recognition for youth tech volunteers

    'Tea and Tech' is an awesome programme facilitated by AgeConnect. It works by pairing us students with members of the retired community to ... Read more…
  21. Video: Placings a huge surprise for dedicated kapa haka group

    Nayland Whānau Class, Te Whānau o Neirana, participated regional kapa haka event, Taku Kara Tipuna, at Marlborough Girls College on Friday ... Read more…
  22. Celebrating success outside the classroom

    Student's Chiccan Needham, Dilynn Scowen and Zeeta Anderson recently competed as a part of a team representing Electrix Cheerleading in ... Read more…
  23. Place in the finals for Nayland group "Three's a crowd"

    Will Roddick and Ruby Burr have placed in the Top 9 of the National Smokefree RockQuest with their musical duo “Three’s a crowd” and ... Read more…
  24. Volleyballers' jubilant return after Hawaiian tournament success

    The two Nayland girls teams’ long-awaited trip to Honolulu for the Aloha Summer Classic volleyball tournament took place the week before ... Read more…
  25. Environmentalists ensure clean nest for all

    On Friday 21st of June Nayland College NEST students worked with Heather Graham from Enviroschools to pick rubbish along the railway ... Read more…
  26. Queen's honour for one of Nayland's own

    Nayland’s head of music Nigel Weeks knew nothing about his recent nomination and selection for a Queen’s Service Medal until he received a ... Read more…
  27. Drama students take on national Shakespeare Festival

    “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt” - William Shakespeare. Read more…
  28. Achieving in the community

    We like to celebrate our student achievements both inside and outside the classroom! Read more…
  29. Olympic sized achievements for our speed skaters

    Nayland College students, Holly Ward and Zena Denton made outstanding achievements at the recent Oceania Speed Championships held in ... Read more…
  30. Pleasing results in annual face-off with Tawa

    Nayland College hosted Tawa College this week for our annual sports exchange. Nayland showed some promising results, edging closer and ... Read more…
  31. Video: Oliver! opens eyes to world of talent at Nayland

    Last week the college's school production took to the stage. Here student reporter Aleisha Smith gives a review of the closing night's ... Read more…
  32. From Stoke to Sydney

    We love hearing about our students involvement in local and international sports. During April Nayland College students Maia & Zoë ... Read more…
  33. Summer tournament success

    Summer tournament week saw a number of Nayland teams head off around the country to represent our school in a variety of different sports. Read more…
  34. Geographers go green in Kaikoura

    Year 11 geography students, teachers and parents went to Kaikoura last week to visit New Zealand’s first and only certified sustainable ... Read more…
  35. Top of the South 420s Intercollegiate Sailing Regatta

    Andrew Noble, the team manager of the combined Garin/Nayland 420s sailing team has given us some great photos and a report back about the ... Read more…
  36. Broadgreen orphans a worthy addition to NayCol musical

    Rehearsals and preparations for Nayland College’s upcoming musical production of 'Oliver!' are well underway. The show is based on Charles ... Read more…
  37. Year 9 Powhiri and Place Responsive Wero/Challenge

    Over the last five weeks our Year 9 students have been involved in a teaching and learning programme focused on ‘Ko Wai Tatou/Who We Are’. ... Read more…