Community Support

Community Support & Staying Involved

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved and support Hutt Valley High School. Direct donations can be made here or for more information contact the Principal at

HVHS Fitness Centre Refurbishment

The HVHS Board is raising funding to refurbish the lower Gymnasium into a Fitness Centre, which will be an asset for our students, staff and the wider community.

Refurbishing the Lower Gym will create a significant asset for HVHS students to support their athletic aspirations, and education about fitness, health and well-being and to instil lifelong habits that will be beneficial throughout life.

Disability access for all areas of the new facility will ensure an inclusive approach for students and the community. The refurbishment also aligns with the goals of our school and the aims of the Hutt Valley City Council’s Hutt City Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) of providing key infrastructure, connecting communities together and providing equitable outcomes.

Donations and offers of support can be made below or by contacting Hayley McLean (Business Manager) at

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. You can make a general donation here or click on the individual hyperlinks below for specific campaigns. Please mention in the comments section what your donation and support is for.

Areas that existing sponsors support include:

- Purchasing new uniform 

- Contributing to the costs of (EOTC) Education Outside The Classroom costs. Such as;

International trips, Year 9 Camps, or classroom excursions.

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

- Contributions towards the breakfast club.

- Donations towards ending period poverty within the school.

- Former Refugee and Migrant fees fund.

Please contact Denise Johnson (Principal) to discuss at

Volunteering as a Reader/Writer

Reader/writers assist students with learning differences and disabilities during their exams and assessments.  As a reader/writer you’ll get the satisfaction of helping support students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, physical disability or a sports injury to their writing hand!

We’re always looking for volunteers with clear spoken English, good reading skills, and either good handwriting or the computer skills to quickly type answers and navigate around an online exam.  Training will be provided, and acceptance is subject to a satisfactory Police check.  

What’s involved? Volunteers are needed at HVHS during school hours, especially from October to December.  A reader/writer might help for 2-3 hours each term or up to 10 exams a year.  We’ll match your availability and willingness to our student’s schedules.  You can also say no if a day/date doesn’t suit.

Contact Raewyn at (04) 566 4584 or email to learn more.

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 sports, 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

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, Anna Flaherty or Adrian Cartwright.


Our library is grateful to receive offers to assist with either routine processing or the setting up of special displays. Contact the Library at

Supported Learning Centre

The Centre, caters for students with significant learning needs and, welcomes volunteer assistance to make resources. Contact Heather Lear at

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 


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

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