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 UiterwijkAugust 14, 2014 12:08 am
Next week the Hira School Speech Competition starts. Here is an example of what this could prepare you for.....
Isabel Wilson, Cilla's big sister and past Hira School student, was most honoured last week to be representing Fulton Hogan at the induction into The Business Hall Of Fame 2014.
She spoke in front of 600 dignitaries and special guests, including the Prime Minister, as seen on stage in the photo below!
Hira School speeches held her in good stead for such an incredible event.
She was calm and clear...and did herself most incredibly proud.
Hira School kids gain so much confidence from the speeches each year.
Go for it kids......this could be you in a few years.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkAugust 11, 2014 2:59 am
According to a New Zealand Herald article of December 2013, New Zealand is officially a ‘super-diverse’ country: we’ve got more ethnic groups making their home in Aotearoa than there are countries in the world. 213 distinct cultural identities, from 196 recognised nations, for those who need numbers.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie UiterwijkAugust 8, 2014 9:46 pm
Photos 2014 Ski Trip to Rainbow Ski Field.
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
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Paula Fearn
Paula FearnAugust 9, 2014 7:15 am
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