School Charter & Strategic Plan

Upper Hutt School is located in central Upper Hutt. We are a U5, decile 6 school.  Students at Upper Hutt School take P.R.I.D.E. in themselves, their learning, their school and their community. We believe that genuine and respectful collaboration with children, families, staff and the community will help achieve  ‘a confident, connected and actively involved community of lifelong learners’.

Upper Hutt School’s Strategic Aims 2017 – 2019

These strategic areas of focus have been collaboratively identified with students, whanau, staff and the Board of Trustees. The process to identify our foci was through hui, consultation, analysis of school wide achievement and progress data, the analysis of variance, self-review and Teaching as Inquiry. The school community identified these four ‘change priorities’ to focus on, to ensure success for all.


Acknowledge, respect, value and promote the diversity of all cultures and the unique position of Maori within New Zealand


Develop a teaching and learning culture that values the uniqueness of every learner and acknowledges the power of collaboration to achieve success for all


An Upper Hutt School Curriculum that is inclusive, purposeful, relevant and responsive to all learners and ensures success, equity and excellence

Agency/Empowered Learners

To raise achievement and engagement levels for all students through high quality teaching and learning
Learners who make positive and informed choices to experience success.