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








Students from contributing schools will attend an Open Day on Tuesday June 2 to learn more about our college and engage in some subject activities. Prospective 2016 students and families are invited to our Open Evening on Wednesday June 10, starting at 6.15 in the college hall. Enrolments for 2016 are now being accepted.



Students studying Year 11, 12 and 13 subjects have two hour assessments timetabled in all subjects over the three days Wednesday June 3 to Friday June 5. Students attend form time at 8.40, then complete two two-hour periods each day before their usual period 5. A schedule of this revised timetable is attached to the curriculum tab of the website and will be provided to each student at form time. A reminder that Monday 1st is Queens Birthday holiday and Tuesday our Open Day when no senior classes are timetabled.



As part of our process of upskilling teachers in new technologies, staff continue their learning programme Friday 29 May. Students  start school again at 10.a.m. with their normal period 1 class. Period 3 will drop out of the normal programme.



Our students again achieved pleasing results in NCEA assessments in 2014. The most pleasing improvement was in our Level Two pass rate, where 90% of 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%. 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. 


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