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








47 Year 11 students have achieved Level One and 63 Year 12s have achieved Level Two so far. Thirteen Year 13 students now have Level 3. Level One literacy is now over 90% and numeracy is over 80% . Well done these students!

Timetabled senior classes finish on the morning of 29 October, after which we run a catch-up and tutorial programme for senior students. Details of this programme will be given to students and be on the website prior to October 29.

Last year our students again achieved well with the most pleasing result our Level Two pass rate, where 90% of eligible students were successful. This is the second highest pass rate for co-educational schools in greater Wellington. At Level One our pass rate was 80% and at level Three 76%.



Present and former Upper Hutt College students won most of the leadership awards at the Young Achievers Evening run by the Upper Hutt Cty Council  in early June. Recipients included former students Murphy Taramai (Sportsperson of the Year and overall Mayoral Award) and Jason Tanirau (Persistence award); and present students Te Aho Rawiri (Cultural Hero), Sam Pakipaki Utiera (runner up to te Aho), Adam Crichton (Leadership), Bethany Walker (runner up to Adam) and Tia Plumidge (Social Hero).


Term Dates

Term 1
Thursday 27 January – Thursday 2 April                                 

Term 2
Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July
- Anzac Day 25/4
- Queen’s Birthday 2/6

Term 3
Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
- Mid-Term break 31/8

Term 4
Monday 12 October – Friday 11 December
- Labour Day 26/10



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