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 UiterwijkDecember 16th, 2014 at 8:24pm
Happy Hira Children. Year six students' farewell video of their favourite places around the school.
Tonnie Uiterwijk
Hira School
Happy Hira children!!
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkDecember 10th, 2014 at 12:27am
We had to postpone our trip to Rimu Bay today (feels like the first rain in 40 days) but because the kids brought all the pizza toppings, we decided to fire up our mudbrick pizza oven and share pizzas for lunch.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkDecember 10th, 2014 at 12:23am
The seniors' favourite game this month is 3D Rounders. Here are some action photos of them.......
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Sam Woodward
Sam WoodwardDecember 10th, 2014 at 1:35am
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Britt Coker
Britt CokerDecember 9th, 2014 at 9:57pm
The 2015 Nelson Arts Guide ($20) is on sale now at Hira School!

The guide showcases over 100 of the region’s artists and craftspeople as well as many of our finest wineries, cafes and cultural entities.
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