Welcome to Upper Hutt College, a multicultural co-educational secondary school with a roll of around 1100 students which includes a number of International students from Europe, South America and Asia.  

We are a school with a tradition of excellence in academic achievement, sport, cultural activities and the performing arts. A wide variety of subjects at all levels caters for our diverse population of students and an extensive extra-curricular programme offers all students the opportunity to represent the school, follow a passion or simply enjoy an activity with friends, new and old.  

Our students enjoy a safe, supportive and creative learning environment, where a sense of community is fostered within our House system and all students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.  

The school has now completed its 5-year long building programme, and we finally have the vibrant 21st century learning environment, with its bright modern classrooms and spaces that we envisaged. Combined with the latest in IT, with students invited to Bring their own digital device (BYOD), and with teachers who are committed to the students, we provide a learning environment that engages every learner so that each will realise their full potential.

This website offers you a glimpse of life at Upper Hutt College; please contact us for more information.

Judith Taylor





Upper Hutt College is a community, passionate about learning

that encourages pride, participation and excellence








Our students again achieved pleasing results in NCEA assessments in 2014. The most pleasing improvement was in our Level Two pass rate, where 89% of students were successful. At Level One our pass rate was 78% and at level Three 76%. A list of those students gaining overall NCEA Excellence endorsements can be found under the NEWS tab. Overall Merit endorsements were earned by a further 54 students at Level One, 27 at Level Two and 32 at Level Three. 88% of our Year 10 students earned some NCEA credits with which to start 2015 and 39% of them also start the year with Level One Literacy achieved.



Our annual Sports Day was held on Thursday, February 19. As usual there was lots of fun as well as fierce competition for House points. There were also some great athletic performances. We hope to have photos up from Sports Day shortly.



Congratulations to ex-student and former UHC 1st XV Rugby Captain, Murphy Taramai, for his selection in the New Zealand Sevens team. Murphy is now on a professional contract and successfully competed in his debut twin tournaments at Dubai and South Africa. Murphy is a candidate for the next Olympic Games!!



We are no longer required to limit enrolments to a designated zone and welcome enrolments from any area. Some option classes are now full and therefore choice of subjects is limited.


Upper Hutt College
Moonshine Road
Upper Hutt 5018
Ph: 04 527 8749
Fax: 04 528 2491