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.

Not yet enrolled? Not a problem. We'd be delighted that you join us.

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.

The school office is open for enrolment and stationery information 9a.m.–3p.m.


We have had two children come through Wairakei Primary School from the start of their schooling lives and this is the last year for our youngest.  The support from all the teachers and support staff has been outstanding and the children have thoroughly enjoyed their time spent there.  The school has a very country feel and is situated in a lovely area.  We shall miss it.

Kelly Bowden

October, 2016

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Latest Posts

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My Favourite Trip

Our whole school visited Oruanui Marae. Imogen will tell you her story about what was her favourite part and what part she didn't like. You can view her story here. Read more about 'My Favourite Trip'...

20 hours ago

Melanie Matthews

Group Salt Dough

Investigating our World Inquiry

Our focus has been on India, we have looked at the differences and compared the similarities of our own culture and celebrations.

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Social Science;

41 hours ago

Sarah Lightfoot


Room 2 Boat Building

Room 2 students as part of their technology inquiry tested their homemade boats.

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Science, Technology;

43 hours ago

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Incredible Science with Year 6s

Finn, Fletcher, Izzy, Onyx are part of the new Reporters Club at School. We are training to be school reporters, reporting on events and learning around the school.

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44 hours ago

Finn , Fletcher , Izzy , Onyx and Reporters Club

Upcoming Events


Assembly Singing

24 November 2017 - 24 November 2017


Visits for New Entrants

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017


Trip Te Huka

29 November 2017 - 29 November 2017


Life Education

30 November 2017 - 7 December 2017