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Strategic Goals 2013-2015
- Self-management, thinking skills and participation is actively encouraged.
- Promote positive active engagement in communities and competitiveness in the global environment.
- All learners will be able to effectively access the New Zealand Curriculum through the delivery of quality teaching and learning programmes.
- To provide a dynamic learning environment that caters for individual needs.
Everything that we do at the College is underpinned by a strong set of values. These values are summarised by the acronym PRIDE.
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: Markus Body
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.
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Formal information and our most recent Education Review Office report can be accessed from this link: ERO
Markus Body (Deputy Head Boy), Kenji Boekholt (Head Boy), Ryan G Cornelius, Jacob Jenkins, Hamish Johnston
Sukey Allen Deputy Head Girl), Cory Blackburn, Ashley Johnson, Ella McKendry, Nicole Purdom, Abbey Wright
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to post information to us, please send it to P.O Box 58, Methven 7745.
7730 is the correct code for our physical address (google maps, courier), and 7745 is the correct address for our private postal box (letters, small parcels).
Principal: Mr John Schreurs
Deputy Principal: Mrs Kris Canham
Deputy Principal: Mr Kaylib Gorrie
Rana Richards Years 7/8
Fiona Jessep Years 9/10
Ryan Wilson Years 11 & 12
Glen Currie 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.
From 1 December, 2013, stationery can be purchased online via this weblink: http://www.myschool.co.nz/
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.