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 UiterwijkSeptember 19th, 2014 at 9:59pm
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Tonnie UiterwijkSeptember 16th, 2014 at 11:04pm
This coming Sunday: Nelson North Business Expo and Student-Led Conferences.
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Tonnie UiterwijkSeptember 14th, 2014 at 5:28am
Last Thursday and Friday our school visited Onetahua Marae in Pohara.
A great trip including the powhiri at the marae, play on the beach, visits to the Abel Tasman memorial site and Pupu Springs, which holds the second clearest water in the world. On the way home we visited Motupipi School and The Grove Reserve.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkSeptember 3rd, 2014 at 10:22pm
Nelson North Business Expo. Sunday 21 September from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m at Hira School.
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Lisa Trusler
Lisa TruslerAugust 30th, 2014 at 8:16am
Our awesome Hira School netball team! These girls are fantastic :) What a great day to end the season....well done!
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