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 60 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:

Nicole Cooley
Nicole Cooley
Ok everyone ... that time of year again
who wants to join the Hira team this year?
Friday nights (14Oct - 9Dec) - about 4.30 or 5pm - Tahunanui Playing Grounds
Six-a-side (really want 9 or 10 players so we can sub)
Year 1-2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6 - ALL mixed
Last year we put a mixed grade team in as we did not have enough players for each grade - we put in a mixed Year 3-6 team and played in the Year 5-6 grade and did well.
Cost: $140 per team

Could you please let me know by next Friday (2nd Sep) so I can submit the team/s
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward
Kia ora whanau.
Sunday is fast approaching for our fundraiser at Happy Valley. This is our big fundraiser for the year in which we really need your help to ensure its a fantastic enjoyable day for all. If you haven't already filled in the google doc that was emailed and need some support please contact me at school. Don't also forget to fill those lovely plates with baking we sent home:) Thank you
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward
Thank you from Hira School for safely delivering and collecting our students. I'm sure there will be a lot of people that will miss your friendly caring bus driving. Good luck with your next adventure. Tineke McDonald
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