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.


2021 Tree for Every Child photos available here


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2021 Term Dates:

  • Term 1  February 3, 2021 to April 16, 2021
  • Term 2 May 3, 2021 to July 9, 2021
  • Term 3 July 26, 2021 to October 1, 2021
  • Term 4 October 18, 2021 to December 15, 2021


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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Latest Posts

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Fun Fungi

I found some a couple of weeks ago in the gully by my house. Hana Read more about 'Fun Fungi'...


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Diana Fitzsimmons

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Pretty Patterns

Dani said, Most of us worked well together by taking turns and listening to each other. Read more about 'Pretty Patterns'...


Mathematics, Relating to Others, Thinking;

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Dali , Danielle , Tayla Nicholson and Zoe

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5 Top Tips From Room 9

Room 9 students are learning to slow down to a pace they can maintain over the whole cross-country course. Read more about '5 Top Tips From Room 9'...


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

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Susan Green

Upcoming Events


Photos - School

28 September 2021 - 28 September 2021


Elgrego Magic Show

29 September 2021 - 29 September 2021


Fundraiser - Colour Run

18 November 2021 - 18 November 2021


Tuwharetoa Festival

22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021