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Welcome to Heretaunga College

We are a secondary school in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, located 30 km from the Wellington CBD - the capital city of New Zealand. We have over 800 students, both boys and girls, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years. Our school is situated in the picturesque Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt River) valley.

Our school vision realises the importance of lifelong learning through connectedness. Our mission statement confirms our commitment to whakawhanaungatanga; providing a supportive learning environment within which our young people can flourish.  As such, Heretaunga College focuses on the unique interests, passions, abilities, and hauora of each ākonga (student), and we make efforts to keep our environment caring and student-centred.

Out-of-zone Enrolments

To avoid overcrowding, or the likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of Heretaunga College has implemented an amended enrolment scheme that has been developed and approved by the Secretary for Education. The enrolment scheme, which includes a precise description of the home zone, may be viewed on our school website.

We acknowledge your desire to enrol your child/children at Heretaunga College.  However, due to the significant increase in our school roll; borne out of both a roll increase across the Upper Hutt Valley and our popularity as a preferred school, we are unable to accommodate students who reside beyond our current enrolment zone.

For the 2025 academic year, we will be running a Ballot for out-of-zone enrolments across Year 9 and Year 10 and Year 12 only.

Closing date for applications in Year 9 out-of-zone placements in 2025 is Monday 29 July 2024, at 4pm.

Closing date for applications for Year 10 and Year 12 out-of-zone placements in 2025 is Monday 21 October 2024, 4pm.

We will NOT be accepting any out-of-zone enrolments for Year 11 and Year 13 for 2025.

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