Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive zone–free rural Taupō community based school, Wairakei Primary School welcomes year 1-6 children from Taupō rural and urban areas.

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.

Not yet enrolled? Not a problem. We'd be delighted that you join us. The school office will be open for enrolment and stationery information January 23, 2017, 9a.m.–3p.m.

2017 Stationery Lists available here. Please be advised that Teams and Rooms correspond to 2017 Room numbers.


Paula and her team provided full support in my son's transition into the school environment. He has autism and the transition from daycare to school was challenging for the entire whanau. However the school supported a prolonged period of "Steaming in to School" and he was able to attend school on his 5th birthday. Because of the support we received he settled well and is comfortable in the school environment. Paula and her team continue to support our needs and in doing so ensure that his education continues to be mainstream and a positive experience.

Rachel Bartells

October, 2016

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Latest Posts

Silhouette stars in Room 5 & 6

Come into Room 5 & 6 to look at our collage silhouettes. If you look carefully you can see that they represent us- what we are interested in, what we... Read more about 'Silhouette stars in Room 5 & 6'...

3 days ago

Claire Smith

Preparing to dye our sea

The Room 12 Whanau Waka

Room 12 looked at the meaning of ‘Whanau’.  We discovered that we belong to lots of different whanau groups. We also discussed how we can be good members of the Room 12 whanau.

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5 days ago

Rachel Thompson

Special Post Box

Room 13 have a special Post Box where the students can write postive notes to each other. Read more about 'Special Post Box'...

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Melanie Matthews

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Superhero POWER in Room 14

In Room 14 we have been learning about POWER and how it helps in our behaviour and our learning.

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Sara Sprague

Upcoming Events


Assembly POWER

27 February 2017 - 27 February 2017


Steaming Into School Week 6

1 March 2017 - 1 March 2017


PTA Meeting

1 March 2017 - 1 March 2017


Middle & Senior School Athletics

2 March 2017 - 2 March 2017