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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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.

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

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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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Latest Posts

Making the Most of Your Parent Interview Time

Twice a year our teachers host parent teacher discussions to talk about the achievement and learning of their students. These are held in the students classroom. Read more about 'Making the Most of Your Parent Interview Time'...

Deputy-Principal;

39 hours ago

Jenna Foley

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Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences

For 20 minutes, four days a week the students move from their class to meet with other students to participate in phonics learning. Read more about 'Phunky Phonics & Silly Sentences'...

Te Huka;

English, Using Language Symbols and Text;

12 days ago

Tracey O'Sullivan

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Reflecting on Swimming Skills

The best thing is that swimming is fun Read more about 'Reflecting on Swimming Skills'...

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Health and Physical Education;

12 days ago

A C Baths Swim School , Contact Energy , Nimon Buses , Ohaaki team and Sara Sprague

Upcoming Events

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Sports - T-Ball Tournament

19 May 2021 - 19 May 2021

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May

Steaming into School Week 3

19 May 2021 - 19 May 2021

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May

Parent Teacher Discussions

20 May 2021 - 20 May 2021

21
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Pink Shirt Day

21 May 2021 - 21 May 2021