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.


Pet Day 2020

Wairakei Primary School makes it into "Top 10 New Zealand Blogs"

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.

Read more here

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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Funky Figures

One artist we looked at was the pop artist Keith Haring. We liked how he used bold colours, cartoon people shapes, black outlines and some movement lines in his work. Read more about 'Funky Figures'...


The Arts, English, Science, Thinking, Using Language Symbols and Text, Relating to Others;

13 hours ago

Leanne Jackson

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Sphero Go

The teaching of digital technologies ensures all learners have the ability to become digitally capable individuals at our school. Read more about 'Sphero Go'...

Te Mihi;

Science, Using Language Symbols and Text, Participating and Contributing;

13 hours ago

Olivia Graham

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Sensational Shapes

Firstly, students learnt to recognise a number of shapes by their appearance. They created bead shapes and learnt the Māori names for each of them. Read more about 'Sensational Shapes'...


Learning Languages, Mathematics, The Arts, Thinking, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing;

14 hours ago

Margo Clark

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Wave Forms

The students have been learning about the physical phenomena of sound. We have been learning to identify different types of sound, explore and explain how sound is made. Read more about 'Wave Forms'...


Science, Thinking, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing;

14 hours ago

Margo Clark

Upcoming Events


Full School Assembly

30 October 2020 - 30 October 2020


Steaming into School Week 4

4 November 2020 - 4 November 2020


Floral art

6 November 2020 - 6 November 2020


Pet Day

7 November 2020 - 2 November 2019