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.


Latest Posts

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Slam Poetry in Room 6

We were very lucky to have a visiting poet, Te Kahu Rolleston, work with us.

Read more about 'Slam Poetry in Room 6'...


English, Event;

3 days ago

Rachel Thompson

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No-blow Balloons

Tapping into the children’s prior knowledge of mixing baking soda with vinegar prior to starting, connected the children to the lesson

Read more about 'No-blow Balloons'...


Science, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

9 days ago

Fiona Griffin , Glenda Drake and Rooms 11 & 16

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Round Rainbows

Learning in science is important to understanding the world in which we live in.

Read more about 'Round Rainbows'...


Science, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

9 days ago

Fiona Griffin , Glenda Drake and Room 11 & 16

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I sang ‘Like a letter box’ with a tight, barely open mouth. I then sang with an open, round mouth-‘Like a trout.’

Read more about 'Bingo'...


The Arts, Music, Relating to Others, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

10 days ago

Fiona Griffin and Glenda Drake

Upcoming Events


Tuwharetoa Festival

20 September 2018 - 20 September 2018


Board Meeting

20 September 2018 - 20 September 2018


Assembly Poihipi

21 September 2018 - 21 September 2018



25 September 2018 - 25 September 2018