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.

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2022 Term Dates:

  • Term 2 May 2, 2022 to July 8, 2022
  • Term 3 July 25, 2022 to September 30, 2022
  • Term 4 October 17, 2021 to December 15, 2022

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Wow! Two years in a row! Wairakei Primary School makes it into "Top 10 New Zealand Blogs" for 2020

"Teachers and support staff write blogs. Students can also contribute their own voice or write a blog. Over the years the blogs have progressed from simple samples of learning to engaging and informative blogs that are tracked across the world by our family and other teaching professions."

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From insightful commentaries on New Zealand’s education policy to lovely classroom blogs showcasing students’ and teachers’ incredible work inside the classroom, there is so much to praise about the New Zealand blogging community.

This lovely state primary school just north of Taupō and close to the Waikato River offers brilliant schooling in a beautiful location - two things which come across strongly within their education blog.

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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.

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Let’s read together - The Kings Sock

Share reading activities are a powerful tool in a teacher’s skill set. A teacher models the skills of a proficient reader including - predicting, examining the pictures, fluent reading and expression. Read more about 'Let’s read together - The Kings Sock'...

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English, Participating and Contributing, Thinking, Using Language Symbols and Text;

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'The Hole in the King’s Sock' by Dot Meharry and Carla Ross

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Six Bricks

A group of teachers sit nervously waiting for the Six Bricks - professional learning to start. Sitting in front of us are six different coloured duplo bricks. Read more about 'Six Bricks '...

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Managing Self;

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Gwen Bowler and Six Bricks

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Easy As Piet

Piet Mondrain was a painter who began painting trees. Growing up in The Netherlands, he looked out his window and saw the world differently, not in branches and trunks, but... Read more about 'Easy As Piet'...

Te Mihi;

Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

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Upcoming Events

25
May

Steaming into School Week 4

25 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

25
May

PTA AGM

25 May 2022 - 25 May 2022

30
May

Year 6 Camp

30 May 2022 - 2 June 2022

01
Jun

Steaming into School Week 5

1 June 2022 - 1 June 2022