|166 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson
|Type||State coeducational secondary school|
|Motto||Loyalty and Honour|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||293|
Nayland College is a coeducational secondary school which is located in Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand. It is one of two secondary schools in Nelson which are coeducational. Notable features of the college include its well-regarded student produced newspaper and biennial musical productions. The school was officially opened on February 3, 1966.
High success is gained by its senior students in the New Zealand Scholarship examinations, including Tasmin Blundell being named Top Scholar for Visual Arts in 2008 and Kimberley Savill New Zealand Scholarship Outstanding Scholar Award winner 2011 
The annual Goodman Fielder School of the Year Awards are designed to celebrate and reward outstanding initiatives in education and to support schools which Goodman Fielder believes are the cornerstone of every community. Nayland College won the Secondary School section of the Goodman Fielder School of the Year awards in 2001.
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.
- Nayland College is one of the top association football schools in New Zealand. Nayland College's best finish at the New Zealand Secondary School Football Championship was second place in 2010 and the school has finished in the top eight for the past five years. Current 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.
- Winner of the Nelson-Marlborough Stage Challenge 2010: Behind Closed Doors
- Winner of the Nelson-Marlborough Stage Challenge 2009: Ghetto to Gold
- Winner of the Nelson-Marlborough Stage Challenge 2007: More Than Just Magic
- Winner of the Nelson-Marlborough Stage Challenge 2006: The Sky is Falling
- The Kahurangi / Marlborough Regional Schools’ Debating Championships have existed since 2004. The winners receive the Jeremy Johnson Cup. Nayland College have been the Kahurangi / Marlborough Regionals Schools’ Debating Senior Champions in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011. Runners Up in 2013. Junior Champions in 2014. Nayland College has had a student the Regional Debating Team every year since 2004 
Nayland College is known for its biennial productions.
2012: Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Keran Brady. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 2010: Chess Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 2008: Honk! Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 2006: Buddy. The Buddy Holly Story. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 2004: Grease Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 2002: The Wizard of Oz. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 2000: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1998: Anything Goes. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1996: Chicago. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1994: The Pirates of Penzance. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1992: Cabaret. Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1990: Oliver! Directed by Bruce Martin. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1988?: Starmaker Directed by Chris Leighton. Musical Director: Chris Lukies 1986?: Aladdin. Written, Composed and produced by Len Assheton-Harbord. Co-produced by Diana Sherrill. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1983?: Oklahoma. Produced by Mary Crowe. Musical Director: Chris Lukies 1981: Old Time Music Hall. Produced by Diana Sherrill and Len Assheton-Harbord. Musical Director: Chris Lukies. 1979?: Free as Air. Produced by Mary Crowe. Musical Director: Chris Lukies 1976: The Merchant of Venice.
- Current New Zealand All White Jeremy Brockie attended Nayland when he signed his first professional contract with the now defunct New Zealand Knights. Former New Zealand All White defender Ceri Evans also attended Nayland College. Both have won Nayland's top sporting honour the Howat Cup for excellence in sport.
- Sam Dempster and Aaron Dempster are members of the Nelson Giants National Basketball League roster for 2011.
- Track star Alex Jordan attended Nayland in 2009. He is now the New Zealand 200m and 400m champion despite being just 19 years-old. Alex has verbally accepted a scholarship to Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
- Kristian Lavercombe: Actor. Kristian has had leading roles in over 30 professional productions. In 2012 and 2013 he will be touring the United Kingdom in the 40th Anniversary Tour of The Rocky Horror Show.
- Nathan Fa'avae: Semi professional and full time professional athlete for 14 years (1991–2005). He retired in 2005 as Adventure Racing World Champion ... but still turns up at events from time to time. He has competed at national level kayaking, cycling, running and multisport, is an ambassador for Outward Bound and a Patron of Whenua Iti Outdoor Pursuits Centre.
- Dr Rebecca McLeod: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago. MacDiarmid Young Scientist of the Year, 2008
- Chester Borrows: Member of Parliament for Whanganui since 2005 - Chair of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee
- Laura Solomon: Prize-winning novelist, playwright and poet.
Bill Kane: Foundation Principal
Ras Zacharisen: Past Principal
Charles Newton: Past Principal (1994 to 2009) Known for his passion for information communication technology in education. He was at the forefront of developing initiatives which put the school ahead of many of its peers.He made a revolutionary contribution to New Zealand education and displayed innovative ways of meeting everyone's diverse needs.
Rex Smith: Current Principal
Nayland College staff are active in professional development and have received many awards recognising their efforts.
2013: Max Riley won The Ernest Duncan Award for Teaching Mathematics (again) for the development of an interactive website. 
2013: Jeff Bryant Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ 
2010: Treena Blythe Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ
2009: Max Riley won The Ernest Duncan Award for Teaching Mathematics for the development of an interactive website. 
2009: Simon Graves Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ
2007: Allan Smith Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ
2004: Athol Webster Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ
2003: Les Le Bas Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ
2002: Malcolm Ives and David McDonald Teacher Fellowships with the Royal Society of NZ
2001: Mary Greenland Woolf Fisher Teacher Fellowship winner
2000: Trevor Olley Woolf Fisher Teacher Fellowship winner
1996: Graeme Bloomfield Teacher Fellowship with the Royal Society of NZ
- Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
- Jess McHardey & Pat Taylor. Nayland College: The Growing Years. Nelson, New Zealand: Printhouse, Nelson.
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