An integral part of the Nelson community

Kia tū hei kura poutoko i tēnei hapori e whakarato ana i te mātauranga hiranga i Whakatū.

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Nelson College Old Boys' Association

The Nelson College Old Boys' Association is an active and vital organisation with around 3000 members.

The Association provides a valuable link between Old Boys and the College as well as support to individuals, groups and special initiatives to ensure that the future of Nelson College is a bright and prosperous one.

Members of the Executive of the Association meet monthly and Old Boys are involved at a regional level around New Zealand, with growing groups in many locations overseas, and across a vast array of year groups.

The NCOBA Offers lifetime contact with school friends and peers, and helps organise events, reunions and get-togethers. 

Famous Old Boys include such eminent New Zealanders as Nobel Laureate Lord Ernest Rutherford and New Zealand Prime Ministers Sir Wallace Rowling and Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Former students have gone on to be leaders in education, business, academia, science, the church, performing arts and the military service, represent New Zealand in sport and other pursuits, and in several cases to represent other countries in their chosen fields.

Thank you for visiting our new online community forum. We are adding to this all the time, and will be unveiling more features and ways you can interact as this is developed.  

To contact the NCOBA Liaison, please email Lucy Jackson on


Lucy Jackson
Old Boys Liaison

Chris Harvey

NCOBA Social Media

Learn more about Nelson College Old Boys' Association

View the Bulletin/Nelsonian Magazine Online

Nelson College Trust Foundation

Since its inception in 1856, Nelson College has been a leader in our community. The college has achieved this through the ongoing and generous support of its wider community. The Nelson College Trust Foundation exists to support the college and advance its goals of providing the young men of Nelson a broad, world-class education. Find out how you can support this vision.