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 for lifelong learning. 

We'd be delighted that you join us.




Board of Trustees 2022 Parent and Staff election results here

2022 Term Dates:

  • 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.

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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The Best in the Multiverse

Curriculum Links: English- Purposes and audiences :Students show some understanding of how to shape texts for different purposes and audiences.Keywords: persuasive writing, structure, exaggeration Read more about 'The Best in the Multiverse'...


English, Using Language Symbols and Text, Thinking;

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Sara Sprague

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Carving up a good read

Room 10’s Lake Taupo reading group read the school journal article 'The Korero of the Waka'. This sparked their wonder about how people carve. Read more about 'Carving up a good read'...

Te Mihi;

English, The Arts, Technology;

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Angel Chauval


Fantastic, Fast, and Fun Fitness

Room 3 students have been creating and evaluating fitness courses to improve their fitness levels and to encourage greater enjoyment of getting fitter. Read more about 'Fantastic, Fast, and Fun Fitness'...


Participating and Contributing, Health and Physical Education;

12 days ago

Sara Sprague

Upcoming Events



17 October 2022 - 17 October 2022


Board Meeting

20 October 2022 - 20 October 2022


Closed - Labour Day

24 October 2022 - 25 October 2021


Year 6 Intermediate visit

26 October 2022 - 26 October 2022