Nayland College

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Nayland College
Nayland Crest.png
166 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson
Coordinates 41°18′20.20″S 173°13′57.56″E / 41.3056111°S 173.2326556°E / -41.3056111; 173.2326556
Type State coeducational secondary school
Motto Loyalty and Honour
Established 1966
Ministry of Education Institution no. 293
Principal Daniel Wilson
School roll 982[1] (February 2017)
Socio-economic decile 6[2]
Nayland College's central driveway and library, December 2007

Nayland College is a coeducational secondary school which is located in Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand. It is one of three secondary schools in Nelson which are coeducational. Notable features of the college include its well-regarded student produced newspaper and biennial musical productions.[3] The school was officially opened on February 3, 1966.[4]


The Nayland College crest was designed by M.R. Smith. The crest is divided into quarters. The sailing ship represents discovery, the model of the atom represents research in reference to Lord Rutherford's work. The pine cone references forestry and the importance of this industry in New Zealand. The migratory godwit represents dispersal of students throughout the world.[4]


The school has an active sports department with two gyms and multiple health and physical education rooms. Nayland College's best finish at the New Zealand Secondary School Football Championship was second place in 2010. Former student Gagame Feni is a regular for ASB Premiership side Canterbury United. Jeremy Brockie is a former Nayland College student and more recently Coey Turipa, Jamie Doris and Alex Ridsdale have all gone on to star for their specific New Zealand age-grade side.

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  1. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Zealand, Education in New. "Home". Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ a b Jess McHardey & Pat Taylor. Nayland College: The Growing Years. Nelson, New Zealand: Printhouse, Nelson.