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 showing the map of the zoned area and a full written description outlining the boundaries and the priorities as to how out of zone students are able to apply for a place at our school.

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

Marten Beiermann1

The Wonder Project Rocket Challenge

The Rocket Challenge is the first programme in the Wonder Project family. It’s designed to get young Kiwis excited and wondering about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Read more about 'The Wonder Project Rocket Challenge'...

Te Mihi;


28 hours ago

Chris Simm

Busy sewing bee in Room 3

Boomerang Bags in Room 3

Mrs Thompson, along with Victoria and her mum, attended a Boomerang Bags Taupo session. They made reusable produce bags. Read more about 'Boomerang Bags in Room 3'...


Technology, enviro;

28 hours ago

Rachel Thompson

Twist and Turns2

Twists & Turns

In the book, Sam is disappointed when all of the clown's balloons are given to other children. Then the clown makes her a special balloon dog and gives it to her. Read more about 'Twists & Turns'...


Science, Technology, English, The Arts, Mathematics, Managing Self, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others, Using Language Symbols and Text;

28 hours ago

Leanne Jackson

Upcoming Events


Celebration of Learning Day

4 July 2019 - 4 July 2019


Assembly Te Mihi

5 July 2019 - 5 July 2019


Term Break

6 July 2019 - 21 July 2019



22 July 2019 - 22 July 2019