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.


Wairakei Primary School makes it into 'Top 10 Education Trends for 2019', Core Education publication.

Link available here

Ten Trends group had been searching our website for a while and used our 'Modern learning' link to share with schools both nationally and internationally. You can check us out on this link. It is a big thing to be acknowledged for the work our teachers do in the classrooms. It is great to see our students using our concept of 'Learn it Prove it'. It’s such a great concept.

Archived 2019 Year 4, 5 & 6 Camp information available here

2019 Stationery Lists here

Latest Posts

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The Power of Play

Room 15 and 16 engage in play in the classroom during regular, scheduled discovery time. 

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Managing Self, Relating to Others, Participating and Contributing, Using Language Symbols Text, Thinking;

25 hours ago

Fiona Griffin , Jeannie Young and Jenna Foley

Checking out our frog

Frogs in Room 3

We have enjoyed watching our tadpoles grow and change over the past few weeks.

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4 days ago

Diana Fitzsimmons and Rachel Thompson


Pride and Excellence

Each child has their writing goal sticking up out of their book so they can see it each time they sit down to write.

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English, Mathematics, Thinking, Managing Self;

6 days ago

Paul Morehu

Upcoming Events


Steaming Into School Week 9

27 March 2019 - 27 March 2019


Sports Inter-School Athletics

28 March 2019 - 28 March 2019


Sports - Athletics Junior

29 March 2019 - 29 March 2019


Swimming Te Mihi team and Aratiatia Year 4

1 April 2019 - 12 April 2019