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News Desk

>Latest News and urgent notifications (e.g. snow closure)

Strategic Focus

Board of Trustees Strategic Focus Feedback page

Academic Certificates

Awards booklet
academic certificate info


Everything that we do at the College is underpinned by a strong set of values. These values are summarised by the acronym PRIDE.

Fortnightly PRIDE Points

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for Mount Hutt College is a joint one with Lauriston Primary School.

Chairperson:  Carol Wilson
Trustees:  Carol Wilson, Richard Fitzgerald,  Ben Todhunter, Megan Henderson, James McKenzie, Hamish Irwin
Staff Rep:  Jonathon Hay
Student Rep:  Ralph Ritchie

Principals:  John Schreurs (Mount Hutt College), Dianne Prendergast (Lauriston School)
Board Secretary:  Evonne Lumsden

Minute taker:  Alison Esler


There are approximately 40 teaching staff and 15 support staff at Mount Hutt College.

Staff Vacancies

Join our team! >current vacancies and Information for job applicants

ERO Report

Formal information and our most recent Education Review Office report can be accessed from this link: ERO

Prefects 2014

Rhys Fitzgerald (Head Boy), Devin Francis, Charlie Jackson, Matthew Jones, Samuel Luscombe, Cameron McLeod (Deputy Head Boy), Frederick Wright

Aira Alombro, Emily Chamberlain, Assina Dalglish, Mikaeli Lalor (Head Girl), Juliette Lewis, Mallory Oram (Deputy Head Girl)


Mount Hutt College is set in a beautiful location in Mid-Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. Nestled near the hills surrounding the Mount Hutt ski area. The vista is amazing and inspirational.

Mount Hutt College has wonderful buildings, grounds and facilities. Over the last few years we have been fortunate to have a very exciting building programme. This has been because of our significant roll growth in recent years. Our new buildings include:-

2003                                new international room

2004                                new administration block

2005                                new science laboratory and 3 new classrooms

2006                                four further classrooms

2007                                new technology suite

2008                                new canteen

2009                                new addition to the gymnasium; extension of music suite

2010                                new fibre-optic cable installed throughout school; library reconstruction commenced end of T4

2011                                 completion of new library and careers facilities

2012                                5/5 Year Property Plan Review

2013                               Pool Fence, landscape gardening

2014                               Uniform Shop, Administration Block minor renovations, planning for C Block upgrade

For many of the past projects we were very fortunate to have the services of renowned architect, Peter Beaven. Peter’s designs have brought an integration to the look of our facilities. Peter’s estate made a generous bequest to the School for the Annual Senior Visual Art Prize.

A feature of the school is the extensive and attractive grounds, which allow a full range of recreational and sporting facilities. In winter we make full use of the nearby Mount Hutt skifield. Our students take part in a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including golf, squash, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, soccer, mountain biking, moto-cross and many others.

We also offer a full range of cultural activities including Stage Challenge and Musical Production (alternate years), choir, theatresports, drama, orchestra and kapahaka.

The combination of excellent facilities, professional and supportive teachers and a safe and healthy environment gives Mount Hutt College students a privileged education.


Mount Hutt College welcomes all inquiries and we especially encourage prospective families to visit us and see our school – students and staff – in action. We simply ask that you call first to make an appointment to make sure appropriate staff will be available to answer your questions and show you round the classrooms and grounds.

To make general inquiries, please phone or email the Principal’s Secretary, Evonne Lumsden +64 (03) 302 8437 ext 2  or send an email to college@mthutt.school.nz

If you would like to post information to us, please send it to P.O Box 58, Methven 7745.

Visit us at 44 Main Street, Methven, 7730, South Island, New Zealand.

Senior Leadership

Principal:    Mr John Schreurs
Deputy Principal:    Mrs Kris Canham
Deputy Principal:    Mr Kaylib Gorrie


Rana Richards   Years 7/8
James Roderick    Year 9
Jonathon Hay   Year 10
Michael Pearce   Year 11
Lisa Ponweiser    Year 12
Sophie White    Year 13


The Methven area school bus transport system incorporates Mount Hutt College, Lauriston Primary School, Methven Primary School and Our Lady of the Snows School.  Information about contacts and procedures, including Early Closure (due to snow) can be found in our BUSES INFORMATION SHEET.
>Methven Area Bus Group (MABG) Facebook page


The Mount Hutt College uniform was in a structured transition period from 2009 – 2011.   All students are expected to be in the correct uniform.

Stationery Lists

From 1 November 2014, stationery can be purchased online via this weblink: http://www.myschool.co.nz/mthutt. Our local Bookshop is also able to source and supply stationery requirements at competitive prices. Please give them a phone call or drop in: methven@hotmail.com  /  302 8006 / The Mall, Methven.

Year 13 2015 Stationery List Year 12 2015 Stationery List Year 11 2015 Stationery List Year 10 2015 Stationery List Year 9 2015 Stationery List Year 8 2015 Stationery List Year 7 2015 Stationery List

House Competition

When students first enrol at Mount Hutt College they are assigned a House colour.  House colours are a tradition and students are placed in the same House as their older siblings.  The Houses are called Red, Green, Blue and Gold.  >View our 2014 House Competition Schedule

Sponsors & Donors

Mount Hutt College appreciates the generous sponsorship and donation of prizes given to our school by businesses and individuals.  They are proud to support us and we are proud to acknowledge them as leaders of enterprise in our community.
Please contact us if you would like to contribute.


Methven’s local newspaper was started in 1986 at Methven High School (now Mount Hutt College) by Bruce Dickson – then Head of Social Sciences.  The first issue was called the Diamond Press… Follow this link to find out more history and to read recent issues online.