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 is approaching the completion of a building programme that will help us to realise our vision, that of a vibrant 21st century 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 end of year prizegiving will be held at the Lane Park Centre on Thursday October 30, starting at 6.30 p.m. All senior students are expected to attend and families are encouraged to come too. The prizegiving will recognise the outstanding academic, sporting, service and cultural achievements our students have made this year. Junior students will be dismissed after period 4 (1.25) October 30 and buses will be available from this earlier time.



Term 4 has seen the last of our brand new blocks open - E block, comprising 15 brand new classrooms and a sixth computer suite. All major works will be finished by the end of this year.



October 18: With 8 days of timetabled lessons left prior to tutorials and external exams, 95% of our Year 11 students now have literacy and almost 90% have numeracy; 72 Year 11 students have now achieved Level One and 100 year 12 students have achieved their Level Two. 25 year 13 students now have Level Three. There are still a number of internal assessments to be completed at all levels.

Our confirmed NCEA results show further pleasing improvement on the successes of 2012. At year 11, 77% of students achieved Level One - literacy was 96% and numeracy 94%. For Level Two, the pass rate was 86% and at Level Three 78%. 17 students gained Level One with Excellence endorsement and 35 with Merit. At Level Two 9 gained overall Excellence and 33 Merit; and at Level Three, 15 achieved Excellence and 15 Merit. Many other students gained subject endorsements. 63% of Level Three students achieved University Entrance and four University Scholarships were awarded. These achievements are commended in a letter from the Minister of Education - see attached under the NEWS tab.

TERM DATES 2014                

                Term 1 
Thursday 30 Jan to Thursday 17 April
                Term 2 
Monday 5 May to Friday 4 July
                Term 3 
Monday 21 July to Friday 26 Sept
                Term 4 
Monday 13 Oct to Thursday 11 Dec

Monday to Friday 8.40am - 3.15pm




Enrolment applications for 2015 are still being accepted. We are no longer required to limit enrolments to a designated zone and welcome enrolments from any area. Early enrolment will help with option selection as some subjects may fill.

 Enrolments for 2014 are accepted as a matter of course, though a number of subjects are full. 


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