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.

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Kirsten McGhie
Kirsten McGhie
Well done the Hira superheroes who competed at the last race of the kids mini mtb series. You not only looked fabulous, you all rode really well too.
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Clinton Harvey
Clinton Harvey
An ex pupil nominated for a Emmy
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward shared ELLIE EVE DAVIS's photo to the group: Hira School, Nelson, New Zealand.
Beautiful and true xx
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