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 UiterwijkOctober 31st, 2014 at 2:47am
Today Harbourmasters Mark and Josh visited Room 4. Their programme was all about safety near and on the water. We also learned about special knots, symptoms of hypothermia and used radio contact to locate people.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkOctober 29th, 2014 at 10:49pm
We wonder how many Hira men will join Steve and Tonnie for the Movember challenge and fundraiser. Group photo planned for 1 December. Register at: http://nz.movember.com/ and join Team Hira.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkOctober 27th, 2014 at 10:09pm
We had a really special little visitor to the school this morning; Paris's new baby brother Cory. Congratulations to Lisa and Scott.
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Genna Wells
Genna WellsOctober 29th, 2014 at 4:32am
For those like me who aren't big on trick or treating here's what we're doing!! Who's keen?? Lol :)
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkOctober 27th, 2014 at 8:19pm
Message from Peter Hughes (MOE);
On Wednesday we celebrate New Zealand Teachers’ Day. It’s a chance to formally recognise the efforts and achievements of the many, many teachers across the country. A lot of New Zealanders have already acknowledged their teachers on
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues for the work that you do and for the difference that you make every day for our children and young people. Thank you for your commitment, your passion, your caring and your professionalism.
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