Upper Hutt College

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Upper Hutt College
Upper Hutt College crest.jpg
Moonshine Road
Upper Hutt 5018
New Zealand
Coordinates 41°07′39″S 175°02′26″E / 41.1274°S 175.0405°E / -41.1274; 175.0405Coordinates: 41°07′39″S 175°02′26″E / 41.1274°S 175.0405°E / -41.1274; 175.0405
Type State Co-educational Secondary (Year 9–13)
Motto Be Worthy
Established 1962
Ministry of Education Institution no. 250
Principal Judith Taylor[1]
School roll 987[2] (August 2018)
Socio-economic decile 6N[3]

Upper Hutt College is a state co-educational secondary school located in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. The school opened in 1962 as the city's second state secondary school, alongside Heretaunga College. As of August 2018, the school has a roll of 987 students from Years 9 to 13 (ages 12 to 18).


The students are arbitrarily divided into four houses, each which have received their name from a famous New Zealander as voted by the student body in 2004. Each house also has their own set colour which is used at house events (for example Athletics Day) so each student can comfortably represent their house, and it also encourages artificial division within the school.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) at UHC[edit]

Upper Hutt College started encouraging students to bring their own devices to school in 2015,[4] when student Wi-Fi was set up.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "New Principal Welcomed". Upperhutt.school.nz. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  2. ^ "Directory of Schools - as at 13 September 2018". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.upperhutt.school.nz/Site/BYOD_Bring_Your_Own_Device.ashx
  5. ^ Tracy Watkins (2013-11-16). "Next spy boss seen as principled". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

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