Haere mai, Welcome to Hira School, Nelson

We are an innovative semi-rural primary school with a proud history at the heart of the community since 1872. Located in the beautiful Hira Valley, just 15 minutes from Nelson City, Hira School has a current roll of approximately 75 children, from Year 1 to 6.


We offer a dynamic learning environment with dedicated and passionate staff. Our philosophy encourages balanced academic, social and physical learning, in a school that is well-equipped both inside and out.

Facilities include spacious grounds with large playing fields, an adventure playground, a full-sized tennis/netball court, swimming pool and the children’s favourites: a natural stream and a sealed scooter and bike track, known as the Hira Highway.

Our smaller size is a strength that encourages family participation, caters for individual needs and fosters a successful approach to lifelong learning.

Latest from our Facebook group:

Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward shared Annette Ireland's photo to the group: Hira School, Nelson, New Zealand.
Kia ora everyone. I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday. I have shared this to our group as it was found in our area.
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward
Pick me pick me pick me.........
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward
Fun on the wee quad again. This is for sale $100 which is being donated towards library books. Bike not kids!
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Nicole Cooley
Nicole Cooley
A few pics from yesterday ... Year 6 graduation assembly
Boy is that photo bomber at the end going to miss these guys
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