Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive rural Taupō community school for 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 caring community environment. They'll be actively encouraged to innovate without apprehension, so they can achieve significant success, rewarding them with power and confidence for lifelong learning. 


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 for a full written description.

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

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.

Latest Posts

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Balancing and Braking

Cath, from Kids Bike Taupō, came to school to help our children in Nga Tui learn to ride and develop their biking skills. We learnt about helmet fit, bike safety, bike maintenance and biking skills.

Read more about 'Balancing and Braking'...


Health & Physical Education, Managing Self, Participating & Contributing;

20 hours ago

Fiona Griffin

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As part of our inquiry, ‘From Here to There’, we investigated where our food comes from. We decided to make pizza because it is delicious and everyone in the class likes pizza.

Read more about 'Pizza'...


Health & PE, Science, Investigating in Science, English, Managing Self;

21 hours ago

Fiona Griffin

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Magic Beans

Using face masks for this fairy tale, we all took a turn to role-play a character, making sure we changed the tone of our voices and used body actions like... Read more about 'Magic Beans'...


Science, Mathematics, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others, Health & Physical Education;

6 days ago

Jessica Wilson

Upcoming Events


Swimming Years 0-2

23 September 2019 - 23 September 2019


Celebration of Learning Day

26 September 2019 - 26 September 2019


Term Break

28 September 2019 - 13 October 2019