Nelson College for Girls offers high quality, affordable education for young women in a supportive environment.

Our Boarding Hostel, Clarice Johnstone House, is an important part of this. It offers excellent accommodation for up to 150 students, from New Zealand and overseas.

This accommodation pro-vides quality for our young women, but is priced competitively.

Our boarding students are part of a large family, proactively supported by our senior students through a wide variety of student-led activities.


Nelson College for Girls has a strong house system and all of our boarders are members of the same house, Whangamoa. They are passionate participants in all house activities in the school and revel in the 'purple' house succeeding well.

Our Year 9 to 12 students live in Clarice Johnstone House, while our Year 13 students are in the Levels building. This modern accommodation provides them with a more independent living experience, while still ensuring our most senior students play a pivotal role in creating the family atmosphere of the boarding community.

Our boarders enjoy academic success, make lifelong friend-ships and enjoy strong connections within the school and its community.

Enrolments are now being accepted for 2015 and our Boarding Team are travelling the South Island at the beginning of May.

For more information and to see when we are in your area, please contact Susan Friedlander on (03)5481332, or email: or visit our website