Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive rural Taupō community school for students year 1-6.

Our educational mission is simple, yet significant—Wairakei Primary School educate students with POWER to be confident 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.


Nominations are now OPEN for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. 

Hit the button above for information regarding the election on our school website.

You will receive an email with details regarding the election on Tuesday, July 26 2022, Please check your spam folder, or contact the office to update your email address - info@wairakeitaupo.school.nz Val Mansfield - Returning Officer

For further information about Boards of Trustees - https://www.nzsta.org.nz/ or feel free to chat to Paula Farquhar (Principal) or Val Mansfield (Office Manager & Returning officer for election). 





2022 Term Dates:

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


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."

Read more here

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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I got my sign - It is finally here

Our Celebration of Learning was the best day. Classes filled to the brim with visual art inspired from a range of local national and international artists. Read more about 'I got my sign - It is finally here'...


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Hey, it's a Hologram

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

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Art Critic

Classrooms are looking like galleries as students' work is displayed on the walls. Exploring the elements of visual art - colour, shape, line, tone, texture, value, form, and pattern has... Read more about 'Art Critic '...


The Arts, Thinking;

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Upcoming Events


Sport Rippa Rugby Festival

17 August 2022 - 17 August 2022


Steaming into School Week 4

17 August 2022 - 17 August 2022


Board Meeting

17 August 2022 - 17 August 2022


Cross Country - School

23 August 2022 - 23 August 2022