Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive rural Taupō community school, Wairakei Primary School welcomes 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 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. 

Do you want to enrol? Not a problem. 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.


Latest Posts

2018 Aratiatia R5 WilliamTell 14

William Retell

Chose to re-enact the story of William Tell. You can see Asti playing Carl, with the apple on his head

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English, Drama, The Arts, Visual Art, Using Language Symbols Text, Participating and Contributing;

10 hours ago

Olivia Graham

Making rewena dough 8

Growing and Making Rewena Bread in Room 6

We thought the bug was really stinky, but we realised that this meant it was happy and it was alive.

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11 hours ago

Rachel Thompson

Bobby 2

Art for Maths in Room 6

We also had to make sure that our circle was symmetrical so that it would line up with the other quarters when printed.  When it was ready, we rolled paint onto our craft foam and then flipped it onto a piece of paper. 

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Mathematics, The Arts, Visual Art;

11 hours ago

Rachel Thompson

Litter collected by Room 6

Room 6’s Passion Projects - Saving the World

We sifted through a container of Lake Taupo sand - that Mrs Thompson had scooped up from by the yacht club - and found a huge amount of plastic pieces.

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enviro, The Arts;

12 hours ago

Rachel Thompson

Upcoming Events


Dental Van

23 October 2018 - 23 October 2018


Year 6 Intermediate visit

24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018


Parent Meeting Taupo Intermediate

24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018


Assembly Ohaaki

26 October 2018 - 26 October 2018