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.

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.

Latest Posts

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STEM: Be a Builder, Architect, Engineer

As we look forward to our Business and Careers Expo on 2 September, we decided to have a go at becoming builders, architects and engineers in a range of STEM projects. Read more about 'STEM: Be a Builder, Architect, Engineer'...


Technology, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others;

11 hours ago

Olivia Graham

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Catching Snowflakes

Warm jerseys, gloves, scarves and beanies were part of our daily wardrobe. We could see snow on the mountains behind Lake Taupō-nui-a Tia. Read more about 'Catching Snowflakes'...


The Arts, Visual Arts, Mathematics, Oral Language, Managing Self, Thinking;

3 days ago

Leanne Jackson

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Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere

They performed a play called “Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere” which is about a kuia and a spider who had been living together and always argued about who was the... Read more about 'Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere'...


The Arts, Using Language Symbols and Text, Managing Self, Event;

3 days ago

Margo Clark

Upcoming Events


Whanau Hui

22 August 2019 - 22 August 2019


Board Meeting

22 August 2019 - 22 August 2019


Assembly Te Mihi

23 August 2019 - 23 August 2019


Photos - School

26 August 2019 - 26 August 2019