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








The school office will be open to sell uniform and stationery for limited times before school starts.
Thur 15 Jan   9am - 6pm
Fri 16 Jan      9am - 3pm
Tue 20 Jan    9am - 3pm
Wed 21 Jan   9am - 3pm
Thu 22 Jan    9am - 6pm
Fri 23 Jan      9am - 3pm
Sat 24 Jan     9am - 1pm
Mon 26 Jan    9am - 2pm
Tue 27 Jan:   9am - 2pm
Wed 28 Jan:  9am - 2pm
Thu 29 Jan:   9am - 2pm



Tuesday 27 January    Senior Course Confirmation Day for ALL Year 12 & 13 students. Only Year 11 students who wish to change a subject need attend.
Friday 30 January           10am Year 10 to Hall, 12pm Year 11 & 12 to Hall
Monday 2 February         8.30am Year 13 to Hall, 10am Year 9 to Hall for powhiri (parents are welcome to attend). Students will need to bring their lunch and writing equipment.
Tuesday 3 February        Full school timetable begins for all levels. School buses commence.

Full and correct school uniform is to be worn by ALL students from 30 January.



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!!



November 15: External exams are now in full swing. Good luck to all our students. We are expecting strong results again - both numeracy and literacy are over 90% at NCEA Level 1 and around 80% of students already have NCEA Level 2.

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.


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


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