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. 

Note: Learning at Home portals will be available by 1 p.m. March 26, 2020 


'Keep Learning at Home' blog post here

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.

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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A visit with Donovan Bixley

A highlight has to be our visit with Donovan Bixley. Through the New Zealand Book Council, authors visit schools and talk about their work. Read more about 'A visit with Donovan Bixley'...


English, Using Language Symbols and Text, Thinking;

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Olivia Graham

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If I show POWER to self, others and environment, I'll have POWER 4 Learning

POWER (Pride, Opportunity, Whanau, Excellence and Respect) for self, others and environment, are our school values and we live by these values in the classroom and the playground. Read more about 'If I show POWER to self, others and environment, I'll have POWER 4 Learning'...

Te Mihi;

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Natasha Forrest

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Choral Counting

Choral counting is an excellent maths warm up activity that can be done with your whole class. Read more about 'Choral Counting '...


Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Mathematics;

2 days ago

Sara Sprague

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A colour symphony in Room 8

The children previously made sherbet and loved it. This time we tried another science experiment called “a colour symphony”. Read more about 'A colour symphony in Room 8'...

Te Mihi;

Science, Mathematics, English, Thinking, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others;

2 days ago

Clara Loughin

Upcoming Events



27 April 2020 - 27 April 2020


Last Day Term Two

3 July 2020 - 3 July 2020


Term Break

4 July 2020 - 19 July 2020



20 July 2020 - 20 July 2020