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 Uiterwijk shared Mandatory's photo to the group: Hira School, Nelson, New Zealand.
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Beautiful autumn colours and blue sky at school today.........
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David Brydon
David Brydon
Love this! Moving the focus away from gadgets to focus on what IT should be in education!

IT has a bad wrap when it comes to things like computer games but it is as engrained in society as much as English and Maths. There is not one part of our modern world that does not use technology so I believe everyone should be educated as such!
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Tonnie Uiterwijk
Tonnie Uiterwijk
Our "Enviro Warriors" have been exploring composting techniques today.
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