Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive zone–free rural Taupō community based school, Wairakei Primary School welcomes year 1-6 children from Taupō rural and urban areas.

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 environment and caring community. Your child will actively be encouraged to innovate without apprehension, so they can achieve significant success rewarding them with power and confidence for lifelong learning.

Not yet enrolled? Not a problem. We'd be delighted that you join us. The school office will be open for enrolment and stationery information 9a.m.–3p.m.


Paula and her team provided full support in my son's transition into the school environment. He has autism and the transition from daycare to school was challenging for the entire whanau. However the school supported a prolonged period of "Steaming in to School" and he was able to attend school on his 5th birthday. Because of the support we received he settled well and is comfortable in the school environment. Paula and her team continue to support our needs and in doing so ensure that his education continues to be mainstream and a positive experience.

Rachel Bartells

October, 2016

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