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.




Please note: Wairakei Primary School is governed by a Ministry of Education established enrolment scheme (zoned). Please refer to the documents for a full written description.

It's 2021 - so without delay here's what you've been waiting for



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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English Curriculum. Poihipi Team Writing Boys No 4

Beginning Writers - What to Expect in Year One

There are two schools of thought currently in schools. The first is that students are encouraged to 'write' a story from when they start school and then the teacher scribes... Read more about 'Beginning Writers - What to Expect in Year One'...


English, Using Language Symbols and Text;

34 days ago

Susan Green

The Arts Room 15 Responding to Graffiato No 5

Education Outside the Classroom - Room 15’s Art Adventure

Often we think of school camps for more senior students when we think of Education Outside the Classroom, but it can be as simple as Bike Taupo coming to school... Read more about 'Education Outside the Classroom - Room 15’s Art Adventure'...


The Arts, English;

34 days ago

Susan Green


Blooming Lovely

Our Inquiry had an art focus. Each class in the school was to present an installation around an idea or concept for Art in the Park. Read more about 'Blooming Lovely'...


The Arts, Mathematics, English, Thinking, Using Language Symbols and Text, Managing Self, Relating to Others;

35 days ago

Leanne Jackson

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