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Upper Hutt College, Upper Hutt (age 13 – 18)


Upper Hutt College is a co-educational New Zealand high school, founded in 1962. It is located 20 minutes by car from the centre of Wellington city and has a roll of about 1100 students. Upper Hutt is surrounded by nature on the edge of the capital city in a beautiful valley setting, between a river and tree covered hills, withmany parks, including the wonderful Kaitoke Regional Forest Park. Wellington city centre, cafes, art galleries and museums are only 35 minutes by train from Upper Hutt.

The harbour side beach of Eastbourne is 20 to 25 minutes away by car. Oriental Bay, on the harbour and in the city, is 25 minutes away. You can get to the beaches of the Kapiti Coast in 35 minutes by car. There are also several swimming spots on the Hutt River, just a few minutes walk from the school.

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.

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.


Sport is popular with many students at Upper Hutt College and there are many sports available for students to be engaged in. We have a Sports Co-ordinator, Brad Marshall, who helps to organise and promote the many sports opportunities that we have here. These range from the more traditional sports such as netball, rugby, soccer and basketball, through to dragon boating, fencing and Ulimtae Frisbee.


High quality, carefully selected homestays in the local area. Our Homestay Manager meets students on arrival in Wellington.

For more information, please write to info@studynewzealand.eu

Study at Upper Hutt College

We participate in the Academic Plus with Volunteering programme

Traditional Academic Subjects 

Traditional academic subjects such as English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, French, Japanese, Maori, Computing, Economics and Accounting are offered at all levels up to NCEA Level 3. 

Art, Photography and Music 

The brand new creative arts centre provides even better facilities for Art, Photography and Music students. Art and Music can be studied at all levels. Photography can be studied from Year 12. Music involves a mixture of theory and performance. Students need at least three years experience with a musical instrument. 

Drama , Media Studies and Technology 

Students can choose from subjects such as Drama, Media Studies, Hospitality and Catering, Textiles, Furniture Making and Metal Technology. The emphasis is on nurturing creative and independent learners. 

Physical and Outdoor Education 

There is a wide variety of courses to choose from in the Physical Education Department, ranging from academic PE courses involving physiology and anatomy to recreational courses with a variety of fun sports. There is the very popular subject of Outdoor Education, a course for elite athletes and a course in Sports Leadership.

TUITION FEE (2015 - 2016 prices)

One term Fees (3months)

NZ$     1,000 registration fee
NZ$     4,400 tuition fee one term
NZ$        400 uniform
NZ$        135 insurance for one term
NZ$     2,880 Student Hostel 12 weeks
NZ$   7,005 Total for one term

Two Terms fees (6 months)

NZ$     1,000 registration fee
NZ$     7,000 tuition fee two terms (one semester)
NZ$        400 uniform
NZ$        265 insurance for one semester
NZ$     5,760 Student Hostel 24 weeks
NZ$ 14,425 Total for two terms 

Four Terms fees (12 months)

NZ$     1,000 registration fee
NZ$   13,000 tuition fee four terms (one year)
NZ$        525 insurance for one year
NZ$        400 uniform
NZ$   10,800 Homestay 45 weeks
NZ$ 25,725 Total for four terms