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. You 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.


SHFTNG focus: Capacity for Innovation

Engage in Innovative Practice: ILE’s and ILP are terms we face in education as we shift our focus in learning and teaching towards the future.


Wairakei Primary proudly host SHFTNG focus. Click poster for more information

Strengthen Your Capacity for Innovating By Exploring the Theory and Practice of ILP & ILE’s

Latest Posts

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Student Agency

Deputy Principal Mel Matthew's National Aspiring Principals reflection on my Teaching as Inquiry on leading change.

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2 days ago

Melanie Matthews

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Taupo School Bus Service Helpful update

Wairakei Primary School, Taupo, bus routes. In order to simplify payments and ensure consistency that all students using the school bus service were identifiable the 2015 local transport committee introduced a tag systems to be implemented in 2016.

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8 days ago

Marie Woolnough

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Te Huka Junior Community

Welcome to the beginning of a busy and exciting new school year.  We hope you all enjoyed the summer holidays with your families and friends. We all enjoyed a relaxing break with our families and enjoyed the fantastic weather.  To our new families, welcome to Wairakei Primary School. I am sure you will enjoy the transition of your child from pre-school to the school environment.

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9 days ago

Helen Dredge , Susanah Driver and Tracey O'Sullivan

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Ohaaki Community Newsletter

Welcome to the 2016 year. We have many new and exciting  initiatives that we hope to begin to implement this year. We will be working together as a “community” with our wonderful Year 3 and 4’s from Rooms 1, 2 and 3. Our teachers consist of Room 1 - Marie Woolnough and Carla Ross, Room 2 -  Margo Clark and Room 3 - Rebecca  Ingram. 

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9 days ago

Carla Ross , Margo Clark , Marie Woolnough and Rebecca Ingram

Upcoming Events


School Assembly

12 February 2016 - 12 February 2016


Steaming Into Schools

17 February 2016 - 17 February 2016


Steaming Into School

24 February 2016 - 24 February 2016


Start of term two

2 May 2016 - 2 May 2016