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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Lisa Trusler
Lisa TruslerAugust 30th, 2014 at 8:16am
Our awesome Hira School netball team! These girls are fantastic :) What a great day to end the season....well done!
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkAugust 31st, 2014 at 8:19pm
Coach included this time!!!
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkAugust 29th, 2014 at 2:44am
Today is Daffodil Day, so we dressed up in yellow and made donations to the Cancer Society.
http://www.daffodilday.org.nz/
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkAugust 27th, 2014 at 10:27pm
Yesterday we had our school speech finals. Below are all the finalists and the winner and runner-up (Sophie and Cilla) who will represent Hira School at the Inter-School Finals next week.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkAugust 21st, 2014 at 5:13am
For students and teachers.........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwlhUcSGqgs
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