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Heretaunga College




Heretaunga College focuses on the individual worth of each person and we make efforts to keep the environment caring and student-centred. We appreciate that each student has different strengths, and to engage each student we need a variety of interesting strategies and activities. This approach keeps our programmes intellectually challenging for all students, including our top students, who regularly excel in external exams and academic competitions.

Student achievement is not confined to the classroom. We have a rich record of sporting successes and our cultural groups regularly collect awards for their performances. We encourage students to get involved in the wider life of the school and to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that the school provides to try new things. We have an exciting Education Outside the Classroom Programme and, in addition, groups of students frequently travel overseas to broaden their educational or sporting interests.

Heretaunga College was established in 1954. It is co-educational, caters for years 9 to 13 (ages 12-18) and has a roll of about 840 students.

We offer a successful High School Programme for students from around the world. In addition to our normal classes we have an Equestrian Programme through a local riding school and a Golf Academy in partnership with the famous Royal Wellington Golf Club situated at Heretaunga in Upper Hutt.

We also have our own English Language Programme which allows us to take students with very little English.

Heretaunga College offers students…

  • A caring, well-qualified teaching staff.
  • Well equipped classrooms and specialist areas.
  • Excellent computer areas including free internet access.
  • English as a second language tuition including subject support.
  • Preparation for national qualifications.
  • A wide range of sporting and cultural activities.
  • The opportunity to travel within New Zealand

More about Heretaunga College

We are a secondary school in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, locate 30km from Wellington CBD, the capital city of New Zealand. We have over 800 students, both boys and girls, ranging in age from 12–18 years. The school is situated in the picturesque Hutt River valley.

Heretaunga College holds its own with New Zealand's best secondary schools. Not only do we offer an excellent education, but we believe our leadership, staff, facilities and programmes are also first class.

Heretaunga College focuses on the individual worth of each person and we make efforts to keep the environment caring and student-centred.


Contact details


Heretaunga College
Upper Hutt
Ward Street
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Phone number

+64 4 939 9370
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