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

Racing into BMX passion showing Power2

Racing into BMX passion

This experience gave them a chance to demonstrated their use of the Wairakei Power as well as their key competency Managing ourselves in a different environment and working alongside others to give it a go

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Science, English, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, Managing Self, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

12 hours ago

Angel Chauval-Smith , Parents and Whanau , Room 7 , Room 8 , Room 9 and Whaea Cath of Bike Taupo

sand snake Blake sciecne

Sand Monsters

In Room 9 we have been learning about catalysts required for some reactions to occur.

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Science, English, Participating and Contributing;

15 hours ago

Angel Chauval-Smith

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Sports Assembly 2018

Here at Wairakei Primary School every year we do a special assembly once a year to acknowledge all students that play winter sports (Hockey, netball, basketball, football, rugby and rippa rugby)

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16 hours ago

Photos by Angela , Reporters Club and Written by Leroy

Upcoming Events


Closed - Labour Day

22 October 2018 - 22 October 2018


Dental Van

23 October 2018 - 23 October 2018


Year 6 Intermediate visit

24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018


Parent Meeting Taupo Intermediate

24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018