Upper Hutt College
|Upper Hutt College|
Upper Hutt 5018
|Type||State Co-educational Secondary (Year 9–13)|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||250|
|School roll||1069 (February 2017)|
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 February 2017, the school has a roll of 1069 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.
- Blake (Sir Peter Blake, Red)
- Hillary (Sir Edmund Hillary, Yellow/Gold)
- Jackson (Sir Peter Jackson, Green)
- Te Kanawa (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Blue)
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) at UHC
Upper Hutt College started encouraging students to bring their own devices to school in 2015, when student Wi-Fi was setup.
- Ray Ahipene-Mercer - Wellington City councillor
- Rebecca Kitteridge - Director of Security for the Security Intelligence Service (SIS)
- Sika Manu - Professional rugby league player
- "New Principal Welcomed". Upperhutt.school.nz. 9 February 2009. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
- "Directory of Schools - as at 6 March 2017". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- "Decile Change 2014 to 2015 for State & State Integrated Schools". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
- Tracy Watkins (2013-11-16). "Next spy boss seen as principled". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-08-11.