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:

Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward
So very proud of our interschool cross country athletes today. You all were awesome.
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Nicole Cooley
Nicole Cooley
What a very wet but great morning at the Rod Dixon's Marathon event at Saxton ... all the kids did an amazing job, and thanks to Pam for organising and supporting
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Sam Woodward
Sam Woodward made Laurel Hilton and Alyna Higgs-James admins of the group Hira School, Nelson, New Zealand.
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