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 UiterwijkJuly 7, 2014 10:26 pm
Float a wish event.
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Float a Wish 2014
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Tonnie UiterwijkJune 27, 2014 3:25 am
Today Rick Field from the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary visited us for the
"Green Lunch", with pumpkin soup and feijoa muffins on the menu (all
made with produce from our school gardens). Our Enviro-group presented Rick with $ 200.-- for two fence posts at the Brook Sanctuary. The fence will help keep the predators out! We visited the Brook and Museum as a whole school last week and the children were really inspired to raise some money for a fence post. Our green team Sophie, Mia, Macey and Cilla brainstormed ideas for fundraising and came up with the idea of a Green Lunch. Luckily we live in such an environmentally aware community and we do many projects locally but the children felt they wanted to do something for the wider Nelson community.
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Tonnie UiterwijkJune 25, 2014 3:48 am
We had the last clubs session this afternoon. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out with the various activities. The kids had a great time!
More clubs to follow next term.
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