Welcome to Hira School, Nelson


Hira School was established in 1872, but was initially called Happy Valley School. Nowadays we are a semi-rural contributing primary school with approximately 50 Year 1 to 6 children.

We are located in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Whangamoas and about a 10 minute scenic drive from Nelson CBD. Our grounds are spacious and include two large playing fields, an adventure playground, a full sized tennis/netball court, a swimming pool and the children’s favourite: our sealed scooter and bike track, known as the Hira Highway.

We are the hub of our community and we often use our outstanding local environment to help make learning exciting and meaningful for our children.

Hira School is committed to the practices of social and emotional learning and mindfulness, aspiring to realize the highest potential of a balanced mind, a good heart and a healthy body.

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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkNovember 25th, 2014 at 6:35pm
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Tonnie UiterwijkNovember 17th, 2014 at 12:08am
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Tonnie UiterwijkNovember 16th, 2014 at 9:15pm
A nice message to receive from the Interislander on a Monday morning:

From: ARA6 - CSM - ARATERE <csm.ara6@am.interislander.co.nz>
Date: 17 November 2014 10:50
Subject: Hira School Group
To: "office.hira@nullhira.school.nz"
Cc: OBSS - ARATERE <obss.ara6@am.interislander.co.nz>

Hi Tonnie,

I would like to pass on thanks from my team on board Aratere for the exemplary behaviour of your students when they travelled last week.

We often have students travel and they can at times be somewhat challenging.

Please thank the 16 year 5 and 6 students from last week for their fantastic
behaviour. They were a pleasure to have on board.

Kind regards
Ian Thomson
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Paula Fearn
Paula FearnNovember 16th, 2014 at 8:53am
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Paula FearnNovember 16th, 2014 at 8:26am
Wellington camp 2014
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