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


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

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Welcome back to the start of 2017

A special welcome to our new children and families who will be starting with us this year. Read more about 'Welcome back to the start of 2017'...


3 hours ago

Paula Farquhar

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Te Mihi Action World visit

On Friday 2 December, Te Mihi Community visited Action World and the Wairakei Resort as an end of year celebration. Read more about 'Te Mihi Action World visit'...

47 days ago

Olivia Graham

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Handy Helper

Another incredible invention by our 5 year olds, solving some real problems. Here is the Handy Helper made by Sadie and Zaara, ' you don't need to go looking for... Read more about 'Handy Helper'...

51 days ago

Melanie Matthews

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Helping Hand

More inventions by our 5 year olds to solve problems. Keira and Tori made a 'Helping Hand'. It helps you reach stuff up high. Read more about 'Helping Hand'...

51 days ago

Melanie Matthews

Upcoming Events


Office open for enrolments and stationery

23 January 2017 - 26 January 2017


Office Closed

26 January 2017 - 26 January 2017


Office open for enrolments and stationery

27 January 2017 - 27 January 2017


Start of term One

31 January 2017 - 31 January 2017