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 to rise to success.

We'd be delighted that you join us.




2022 Term Dates:

  • 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."

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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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2022 Graham Hero 2

Enviroschools’ Hero Project

Enviroschools is an “environmental, action-based programme” and has provided a unique opportunity to a specialist group of our senior students from Rooms 8 and 11. Read more about 'Enviroschools’ Hero Project'...

Te Mihi;

Science, Social Sciences, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

14 hours ago

Olivia Graham


Learning Te Reo Māori Phrases

Just how do we do this? By actively participating in it and drawing it increasingly into everyday life, everywhere. Read more about 'Learning Te Reo Māori Phrases'...

Maori Team;

Learning Languages, Thinking, Relating to Others;

15 hours ago

Leanne Jackson


Kapa Haka 2022

Attributed to Māori Team: Leanne Jackson, Teagan Hill and Tayla NicholsonKeywords: Kapa Haka, Māori performing artsCurriculum Links: The Arts - Dance & Music Read more about 'Kapa Haka 2022'...

Maori Team;

Learning Languages, The Arts, Participating and Contributing, Thinking, Relating to Others, Managing Self;

15 hours ago

Leanne Jackson and Teagan Hill and Tayla Nicholson


Design your moves

Cue the lights, camera, and action. These were the words every student was eager to hear at our Summer Festival of Movement. Read more about 'Design your moves'...

Te Huka;

The Arts, Technology, Using Language Symbols and Text, Thinking, Relating to Others, Participating and Contributing;

16 hours ago

Tracey O'Sullivan

Upcoming Events


Kids Can Mufti-Day

2 December 2022 - 2 December 2022


Wairakei's got talent

2 December 2022 - 2 December 2022


Trip Ohaaki Team

5 December 2022 - 5 December 2022


Trip Te Huka

6 December 2022 - 6 December 2022