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Hutt Valley High School




Hutt Valley High Schools international students gain excellent academic results, improve their English language, and make new friends for life.  Education is high quality with excellent pathways to University. We are proud of our Nobel prize winner and current students who perform at the highest level in national examinations.
As a large, co-educational school we offer many exciting subjects ranging from Outdoor Education, Dance, Senior Physics and Calculus. There are over 100 sports, music and other opportunities.

Students live in carefully chosen homestays, with love and nutritious food. All students who meet our entry requirements (see our web site) can be accepted during the school year.

We develop successful, young people full of confidence in safe, friendly and beautiful environment.

Our school community reflects the richness and diversity of modern New Zealand and in this varied community there is ample opportunity for all students to find like minds and so develop the lasting friendships which contribute to student happiness and well-being.

We are a large school, with the advantage of a wide range of subjects, specialist classes with specialist teachers and a breadth of competition that encourages the development of excellence. The pursuit of academic excellence is celebrated in school assemblies and awards, and we are delighted to see the school’s continued success in local and national scholarships and awards. While a great deal of effort goes into that top end of the academic profile, we also have the capacity and structures to offer a wide range of support programmes for those who require additional help to reach their goals.

We take pride in the range of sporting and cultural opportunities offered to our students, with many nationally ranked successes – and wider international representation – confirming the school’s strength. The steady growth in student participation in team sports representing the school has been a feature of recent years, and continues. A series of regional and national successes in drama, film, dance and music attests to a vigorous artistic life in the school. 

We expect and demand high standards of endeavour and achievement, reinforcing this with thorough programmes of health education covering the skills of social responsibility, self-discipline and self-reliance that students need as they progress towards adult life. Our goal is to produce creative, well-qualified, confident and engaged students who understand the rights and responsibilities of good citizenship in a modern society.

The breadth of our programmes allows students to explore their academic, sporting, cultural and personal potential. If we can assist our students to turn that potential into reality, then we are succeeding in our vision for every student to “be the best that you can be”.

More about Hutt Valley High School

We welcome international students to our school.   HVHS is a large co-educational school; close to Wellington the Capital City.  Each student is special to us and has the opportunity to mix easily with New Zealand students. 

Our school, founded in 1926, has a fine academic record and a Nobel Prize Winner.  We also achieve excellent results in musical, cultural and sporting activities.  We look forward to sharing our safe, quality environment with you.

School: The school has park-like grounds, with extensive playing fields, trees, lawns and pleasant gardens.

Golf courses: Hutt Valley High School is close to two top class golf courses and our students have the opportunity to play golf.

Historic site: Hutt Valley High School is 5 minutes from historic Petone, one of the first European settlements in New Zealand.

City life: Hutt Valley High School is 15 minutes from the vibrant downtown Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city.  There is a regular bus and train service to the heart of the city.

Rivers, Beaches, Hills, Farms & Mountains: Students have the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of New Zealand.  All students will be taken on trips to enjoy this aspect of New Zealand life.  For senior students (Year 12 & 13) there is a trip to the Outdoor Pursuit Center.

Local facilities: A large shopping mall in walking distance, many gyms, an Olympic sized swimming centre next to the school and many sports clubs in the district.


Contact details


Hutt Valley High School
Lower Hutt
Woburn Road
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Phone number

+64 4 566 4584
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