From Concert Band, Choir, Small Ensembles and Itinerant lessons, Mount Hutt College offers a variety of ways to build your student’s musicality.

Beyond the lifelong joy that comes with being musical, learning a musical instrument builds confidence, focus, and an appreciation for the rich results that can come from grit and determination.

Working in an ensemble builds community, responsibility and professionalism, all of which are beneficial for a transition into the workforce.

In both Concert Band and Choir, there are multiple opportunities to perform around the Canterbury region.



Sport & Recreation

Mount Hutt College utilises its natural surroundings to offer students many sport and recreation opportunities.

Competitions in team and individual events (winter and summer codes) exist for students at the following levels;

  • Inter-school exchanges
  • Mid Canterbury Primary Schools
  • Canterbury Primary Schools
  • Regional (both Aoraki Secondary Schools and Canterbury Secondary Schools)
  • South Island Secondary Schools
  • New Zealand Secondary Schools

Opportunities exist for coaching junior levels and officiating at matches. The College’s overarching emphasis is on participation, teamwork, sportsmanship and striving for personal best.

Mount Hutt College also offers an extensive selection of Wednesday afternoon recreation activities throughout the year. These activities include Skiing/Snowboarding, Clay bird shooting, Golf, Fitness/Gym classes, and Snooker, to name but a few.

Teen Ag

Teen Ag is a club that has been within the school for many years. It's a great opportunity for students who are interested in the Agriculture sector to be able to pursue their interest within the school and wider community.

This club encourages students to sign up for competitions, such as Junior Young Farmers, which we have had great success with over the past few years. These competitions involve students using practical skills like fencing, stropping equipment down etc, and also theory components to test overall knowledge about the farming sector.

Within the school, Teen Ag senior members run activities for junior students to have a go and encourage them to gain an interest in agriculture and understand the community around them.

Teen Ag is a great experience for students to get exposure to the Agriculture industry leading to future opportunities in the industry, including involvement in Young Farmers.

Victoria Talbot



Uenuku (formerly Rainbow Youth) is a student driven LGBTQ+ and ally support group and social club that meets weekly during lunchtimes.

We get together to talk and have laughs, and to share thoughts and kai. Uenuku is a safespace for students to talk to peers about issues that may be going on in their lives.

We also organise student-led activities across the school to celebrate diversity and broaden student understanding around LGBTQ+ themes.

We aim to tackle discrimination within the school community by addressing rainbow phobic attitudes through teaching about respecting identity and exploring how to support our rainbow friends and family members. Uenuku is an inclusive space for everyone, so be there and be fabulous!