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.


View our Pet Day 2018 photos here

View our Year 6 Carnival Day photos here

Latest Posts

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Room 6's Trip to Thailand

We wanted to go on a trip to Thailand, but our budget didn’t quite stretch that far, so we did the next best thing… we arranged a trip to Thai Delight restaurant in Taupo.

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Social Science;

5 hours ago

Rachel Thompson and Thai Delight

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The Mexican Hat Dance

We are comparing and contrasting life in Mexico with our lives in New Zealand

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Social Science, The Arts;

7 hours ago

Carla Ross and Sara Sprague

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Steaming into School

Wairakei Primary School runs ‘Steaming into School’, a preschool programme for children from 4.5–5 years, providing children and their parents/caregivers opportunities which promote a smooth transition to school.

Read more about 'Steaming into School'...


Managing Self, Relating to Others;

3 days ago

Joanne Burch and Tracey O'Sullivan

Upcoming Events



20 November 2018 - 20 November 2018


Swimming Interschool

21 November 2018 - 21 November 2018


Steaming Into School Week 6

21 November 2018 - 21 November 2018


Year 4 Overnight Camp

23 November 2018 - 23 November 2018