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25 February 2014

  • Room 4 Assembly
  • Corn Picking
  • Parent Teacher Discussions
  • Other Notices

Our snapshot—Ministry of Education, Curriculum online.

Working in partnership with iwi and hapu to develop a localised curriculum
Wairakei Primary School has felt privileged to be a part of the development of these resources, to learn about their local iwi, its history, the historical sites in the area and local stories relevant to them and their local environment…
Visit NZ Curriculum stories—School-snapshots—Wairakei-School

Wairakei Primary School welcomes applications to enrol children for new entrants to Year 6.

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Wairakei Primary School is a state year 0-6 primary school in the South Waikato village of Wairakei, 8 kilometres north of Taupo.

A friendly, supportive inclusive rural community based school, Wairakei Primary School welcomes children from the village, nearby Taupo and surrounding rural areas. Our educational aim is simple, yet significant—complete emphasis on learning in a supportive environment. Children are actively encouraged to innovate without apprehension, so they can achieve significant success rewarding them with power and confidence for life-long learning. Read More…

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  Principal Update  

Principal's Update

Week 4 Term 1

25 February 2014
25 Pepuere 2014

Thank you to Room 4 for hosting assembly on Friday.  It was lovely to see the whole class involved in the assembly sharing their very impressive art work.

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  Enviro Group  
Wairakei School Enviro

Mother Earth Rewards 2013

Congratulations to the Wairakei Primary School Enviro Group who won the 'People's Choice Award" during September for their proposed aquaponics unit. We received $500 and a gift basket of Mother Earth products. Pictured is Mrs Ftizsimmons (Enviro Group Co-ordinator) and some of the Enviro Group students.


Take a look at what's been happening at Wairakei Primary School....

Discovery is a "hands on" activity based programme held on Fridays in the Junior School where students can be in control of their own learning.  All activities inspire an interest in learning and focus on strengthening problem solving and self-management.  This programme allows teachers and students to co-create a positive learning environment where learners can share their learning with others. 
The photos show what we have been doing at Discovery time.

Steaming Into School
This programme is a unique school preparation programme for 4 and half to 5 year olds designed to promote social interaction and build confidence.  These students come once a week for a 90 minute session involving a welcome, learning our alphabet and literacy and numeracy activities.  We finish each session with a visit to the school library.  One of the activities we did was creating some amazing crowns with Ms Flynn.


 45 minutes is all it will take to find out what other parents are already excited knowing.

We understand selecting the right school for your family is one of the most important decision’s you will make. It is for this reason alone we invite you to our place where you will meet a friendly and knowledgeable team who will communicate openly to provide all you require in making the best decision for your family.

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