Paula Farquhar Principal Welcome

A warm welcome from Wairakei Primary School Principal Mrs Paula Farquhar.

Choosing the right school for your child and you is the most important decision you will make.


Paula Farquhar, Principal, Wairakei Primary School, Taupo

As Principal it gives me great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to Wairakei Primary School. Many people comment on how 'good our school feels', whether they be prospective families wanting to enrol or visitors from other schools, organisations or regions. It's a feeling our very own families know so very well. A feeling they are so excited about. A feeling they know you will want to share. And if you ask them they will certainly tell you. For they know you'll enjoy your time with us. They will look forward to meeting you and your family. They want you joining our wonderful community.

With a community of supportive parents, enthusiastic children devoted to learning and an outstanding staff, our school continues to prosper after 50 years.

Over these years Wairakei Primary School has built a reputation as one of the most popular choices for primary education in the wider Taupo region. Today, it flourishes as a zone–free co-educational state primary school with high standards and an enviable reputation for:

  • the quality of learning outcomes
  • the supportive exemplary teaching
  • the supreme value of belonging to a caring, committed and passionate community with all the additional opportunities and rewards that are offered to our children.

However, I wouldn't expect you to just take my word for it. Sure, when you visit, I'll tell you more. More about what your child and you will be so excited about. Come and see for yourself how Wairakei Primary School can equip your children to be confident and capable life–long learners. I'm just preparing you to be aware that when you get here you can expect people with passion, an excitement for the learning and experiences that Wairakei Primary School affords. You must appreciate that this leads to your child arriving home happy and excited each day.

Ready to visit. Of course you are. We look forward to meeting you. Click here to arrange your visit. 

Want to know a little more -- here is a profile about me

Come through to meet the rest of the team -- here