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.

Latest from our Facebook group:

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Lisa Trusler
Lisa Trusler
Like my page and share this post and i will give a randomly selected person a free family photo shoot to keep for themselves or to use as a gift (drawn 24th November)

I have a new bundle of gift vouchers arrived just in time for Christmas! :)
Is someone in your family hard to buy for? Is there a new grandchild in the family? The reasons to give the gift of a family photo shoot are too many to list, but just know that you would be giving a gift that lasts for years to come!

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David Brydon
David Brydon shared BBC South Today's video to the group: Hira School, Nelson, New Zealand.
Would love to see this in every school :) Go Hira and thank you Noa :)
BBC South Today
Hundreds of primary school children in Berkshire have had meditation classes introduced into their timetables. As Nikki Mitchell reports, the 'mindfulness' teaching aims to help them manage their own behaviour and anxieties, and improve their concentration
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Genna Wells
Genna Wells
Good hail storm at school this afternoon - kids loved it 😊
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Nicole Cooley
Nicole Cooley
got 3 photos of the shoot outs at the soccer tournament on Friday ...
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