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:

Yvonne Harvey
Yvonne Harvey
Former Hira School pupil, Clinton Harvey (front left) helped make history for Buller Cricket, last weekend
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward
School starts 8.30am tomorrow. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your holiday stories. Please remember stationary , togs and your hat! There will be no hot lunch the first two weeks. Yippee
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Raven Maeder
Raven Maeder shared her event to the group: Hira School, Nelson, New Zealand.
Hi Hira Community! So many of you have been so supportive in helping me to fundraise for this amazing opportunity so I just wanted to post the link for my post-expedition presentation - I'd love to see some of my old teachers and the younger years at Hira there on the night, especially as Hira school was such an important part of developing my environmental awareness and feeling empowered to make a change! All the best for a wonderful school year, you rock!
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Clare Haig
Clare Haig
Your teachers preparing for the new school year.
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