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Upper Hutt College


Upper Hutt College

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Upper Hutt College
Moonshine Road

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Phone number

+64 4 527 8749

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Upper Hutt College is surrounded by nature on the edge of the capital. Regular bus and train services give you easy access to the Wellington city centre which is just 20 minutes drive away by car. Upper Hutt has a beautiful setting, nestled between the crystal clear waters of the Hutt River and a range of 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 compact, cosmopolitan capital city of Wellington with its cafes, shopping, art galleries and museums and at the same time some truly beautiful river and forest scenery.

There are many sporting and cultural activities. We have very strong fencing and dragon boating teams. There are several golf clubs (including the Royal Wellington Golf Club, just a short walk from school) nearby and it is possible to go horse riding in the local area.

Drama, Media Studies, Dance, Art, Photography and Hospitality classes are offered as well as the traditional academic subjects. Outdoor Education is also a very popular option. The school has very modern facilities after a $20 million building programme was completed at the end of 2014.


  • Creative Arts Centre, including:
  • Music Room and practice suites
  • Media Studies room with high end computers
  • Two Art teaching rooms and a senior Art room
  • Drama room
  • Dance studio
  • Student cafeteria and a barista coffee shop
  • Administration Block, housing 8 state-of-the-art classrooms
  • Deans Centre
  • Student and visitor reception areas
  • Administration offices and staffroom
  • Sports Centre incorporating two gyms and a weights room
  • Astroturf courts for all weather sports
  • Hard courts for netball, basketball and volleyball
  • Library with a comprehensive range of books and student access to computers and internet
  • Refurbished Science classrooms including specialist Science laboratories
  • Two new blocks with a total of 24 modern classrooms
  • Five specialist computer classrooms supplemented by computer pods and classroom computers
  • Specialist technology rooms for Graphics, Wood, Food and Textiles Technology
  • Parirau, the college marae

Key information

  • Male and Female

    Male and Female

  • 1037

    Total number of students

  • 20

    International students

  • Multiple Regions

    Multiple Regions


  • School features
  • Academic guidance
  • Accommodation advisory service
  • Banking facilities on campus
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • WIFI on campus
  • Accommodation options
  • Boarding hostel
  • Halls of Residence
  • Homestay
  • Onsite apartments
  • Religious Facilities (on-site)
  • Chapel
  • Mosque
  • Multi-faith
  • Muslim Prayer Space
  • Synagogue
  • Temple

More about Upper Hutt College

  • In class

    In class

  • Sports day

    Sports day

  • Wind Turbine

    Wind Turbine

  • Wellington Harbour

    Wellington Harbour

  • Stage Performance

    Stage Performance

  • Small Classes

    Small Classes

  • Horse Riding

    Horse Riding

  • Food


  • Fencing


  • Economics


  • Sports Day

    Sports Day

  • Gallery Visit

    Gallery Visit

  • Sports Grounds

    Sports Grounds

  • Sport


  • School Grounds

    School Grounds

International Student Quotes:

“I find the way of teaching is really easy for me.”

“Upper Hutt College is a great school for me to study at; teachers are very helpful and students are friendly.”

“By talking and playing with Kiwi friends I have learnt a lot of words and I can speak more fluently.”


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