Kia ora and welcome to the International section of the website.
Upper Hutt College is a co-educational, state secondary school north of Wellington city. It is a school with a tradition of excellence in academic achievement, sport, cultural activities as well as the performing arts. We have International students from Europe, Asia and South America.
Upper Hutt College is a New Zealand high school surrounded by nature on the edge of the capital. Regular bus and train services give you easy access to the Wellington city centre 20 minutes away. Upper Hutt has a beautiful setting between the crystal clear waters of the Hutt River and tree covered hills. There are many opportunities for recreational, sporting and cultural activities. There is easy access to the harbour and to the beaches of the Wellington area. Upper Hutt College offers you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the cosmopolitan capital city of Wellington with its cafes, shopping, art galleries and museums and at the same time enjoy being close to nature.
We have brand new buildings and facilities after a $20 million rebuild completed at the end of 2014.
There are many sporting and cultural activities. We have very strong fencing and dragon boating teams. There are several golf clubs near the school and it is possible to go horse riding in the local area.
Maori culture is strong and celebrated at Upper Hutt College. There is a marae (traditional Maori meeting house) on the school grounds. All students are welcome to join the very active Maori culture group and to learn some traditional Maori song and dance.
Art, Dance, Photography, Drama, Media Studies and Music classes are offered in our new Creative Arts area. Hospitality and Technology classes are offered as well as the traditional academic subjects. Outdoor Education is also a very popular option.
Enjoy the best of both worlds. You can live close to nature on the edge of the capital. We are just 20 minutes by car from the centre of Wellington. Regular train services give you easy access to the city centre, a scenic trip through the valley and around the harbour, just 35 minutes away.