Giving back

Staying involved

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved and support Hutt Valley High School to provide the widest possible range of opportunities for our students.  

Support students at HVHS

The school welcomes financial support for students, whether to support outstanding students, students in need or to address areas where government funding is insufficient to meet the school’s goals and aspirations.

Areas that existing sponsors support include:

- Purchasing new uniform 

- Contributing to the costs of (EOTC) Education Outside The Classroom costs (trips, camps etc)

- Donations to support the purchase of student-owned equipment e.g BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

Please contact Ross Sinclair (Principal) or Denise Johnson (Associate Principal) to discuss.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, as the governing entity of the school, requires volunteers to provide the governance function of the school. While this is a small group, it is vital to the school’s success and relies on people who are willing to offer a substantial and on-going commitment of time to the school. Contact the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Janine Foster, via email on chair@hvhs.school.nz

Whanau Group

This is a group which meets to promote Māori students’ success in education. Contact our Associate Principal, Denise Johnson at denise.johnson@hvhs.school.nz.

Sporting Involvement

Many of our sports teams are run with the assistance of parents and members of the public who care about sports. Sport is a great way to advance students’ personal growth, both through physical well-being and health, and mentally through self-discipline and involvement with a team who have shared goals. Students meet others whom they would not normally meet within their classroom setting and so increase their network of friendships. At Hutt Valley we have over 800 students playing regular competition sport, involving the assistance of well over 200 volunteers, including 50 teachers. We always need more help to run this large enterprise, which the Director of Sport Jacinta Keenan is thrilled to see continuing to grow. To say that a sports programme of this size is not possible without the support is a cliché, but it is absolutely true.

We need coaches, managers, and people willing to provide transport either on a regular basis or for occasional trips, members of the various Sports Committees and volunteers for fund-raising.

Please contact our Director of Sport - Jacinta Keenan at jacinta.keenan@hvhs.school.nz.

Arts and Culture

The Music Department welcomes support from individuals willing to lead, manage and/or play in groups within the wider music programme. Choral assistance is a particular need. Contact the Head of The Arts, Grace Davey at grace.davey@hvhs.school.nz.

 Library

Our library is grateful to receive offers to assist with either routine processing or the setting up of special displays. Contact Anne Stephenson at anne.stephenson@hvhs.school.nz

 Supported Learning Centre

The centre, catering for students with significant learning disabilities, welcomes volunteer assistance to make resources. Contact Heather Lear at heather.lear@hvhs.school.nz

 Past Pupils and Friends Association

This is a group of our ex-students who meet regularly both as a social activity and to offer practical support to the school and its students. They also welcome news of ex-students’ activities around the world. Contact ppfa@hvhs.school.nz 

Archives

We have an active Archives group who preserve items of interest in the school’s history. They always welcome donations of memorabilia, photographs etc, as well as accounts of school life in times gone by. They also welcome the efforts of volunteers offering their time to help with this work. Contact archives@hvhs.school.nz.

 Special Projects

The school sometimes has special projects, for which offers of assistance are welcome. Contact the Principal.

Please note that under the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, any volunteers working directly with students must be vetted by the police.