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.




2022 Term Dates:

  • Term 1 February 2, 2022 to April 14, 2022
  • Term 2 May 2, 2022 to July 8, 2022
  • 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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Latest Posts

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Balancing and Moving in Room 9

PMP is a movement class for junior students. It’s typically run by a classroom teacher and is conducted once or twice a week. Read more about 'Balancing and Moving in Room 9'...


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

44 hours ago

Susan Green


Go On, Convince Me

Umbrellas are something that all the students have had personal experience with. The class was divided into small groups to share the pros and cons of using one. Read more about 'Go On, Convince Me'...

Te Huka;

English, Technology, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Using Language Symbols and Text, Problem Solving, Relating to Others;

44 hours ago

Leanne Jackson

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Spring into PE

As the weather warms up, it is great to fill our lungs with fresh air and get moving. Read more about 'Spring into PE'...

Te Mihi;

Health and Physical Education, Participating and Communicating;

3 days ago

Laila Murphy and Olivia Graham

Upcoming Events


Library Books and Readers due

3 December 2021 - 3 December 2021


KidsCan MuftiDay

8 December 2021 - 8 December 2021


Road Wardens and Bus monitors treat

8 December 2021 - 8 December 2021


Leavers Celebration Year 6

9 December 2021 - 9 December 2021