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 9a.m.–3p.m.


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

2016 Int visit 6

Year 6 Intermediate School Visit 2016

Year 6 students visited Taupo Intermediate School to take a look at what the next part of their learning journey will hold. Read more about 'Year 6 Intermediate School Visit 2016'...

39 hours ago

Colleen Green



On Wednesday afternoons at 2pm, students that are interested in sharing their ideas on Twitter can login to take part in @Kidsedchatnz. Read more about 'Kidsedchatnz'...


3 days ago

Olivia Graham

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Rocket Star

In Room 9 with Whaea Jenny, we were learning about the 'sp' sound and how we can use it in our stories. We wrote about space. Read more about 'Rocket Star'...

8 days ago

Melanie Matthews

Upcoming Events


Steaming into School Week 4

2 November 2016 - 2 November 2016


No School Assembly

4 November 2016 - 4 August 2016


Floral Morning

4 November 2016 - 4 November 2016


Pet Day

5 November 2016 - 5 November 2016