Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive rural Taupō community school, Wairakei Primary School welcomes year 1-6 children.

Our educational mission is simple, yet significant—Wairakei Primary School works in partnership with our community to grow our children into confident lifelong learners. Your child will learn in a supportive environment and caring community. Your child will actively be encouraged to innovate without apprehension, so they can achieve significant success rewarding them with power and confidence for lifelong learning. 

Do you want to enrol? Not a problem. We'd be delighted that you join us.

Please note: Wairakei Primary School is governed by a Ministry of Education established enrolment scheme (zoned).

Please refer to the documents showing the map of the zoned area and a full written description outlining the boundaries and the priorities as to how out of zone students are able to apply for a place at our school.


Sir Peter Blake Award Winner 2018


Latest Posts

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Helping children with anxiety

The Key Competencies are an exciting and vital part of our New Zealand Curriculum that underpin everything we do in the classroom.

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Health and Physical Education, Managing Self, Relating to Others, Thinking;

4 days ago

Claire Smith , kidshealth.org.nz and NZ Sleep foundation. Mindbodygreen.com. Worrywisekids.org

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Working together for the best for our children

Parent-Teacher discussions can raise anxiety levels among both students and parents. However, this interview can be highly beneficial to your child’s school year success.

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Parent Teacher discussions;

4 days ago

Director of Training and Operation , Joanne Burch , Kelley McGregor and Oxford Learning

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Light Me Up

Room 5 children had a chance to play with the electricity kit called “Light Me Up”

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Science, English, Managing Self, Relating to Others, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

4 days ago

Carla Ross , Marie Woolnough and Room 5

Upcoming Events



21 August 2018 - 21 August 2018


Steaming into School Week 5

22 August 2018 - 22 August 2018


Cross Country - School

23 August 2018 - 23 August 2018


Board Meeting

23 August 2018 - 23 August 2018