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.

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2019 Spellathon Fundraising Champs

All proceeds raised through this event will be used to enhance the reading resources throughout the school. Read more about '2019 Spellathon Fundraising Champs'...

Participating and Contributing, Event;

36 hours ago

Sara Sprague

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Playground Games

Hopscotch, Knuckle Bones, Marbles, Skittles, Stilts, Egg and Spoon Races, Gutter board, Hula Hoops and Pick Up Sticks -- Traditional Playground Games in Action! Read more about 'Playground Games'...

2 days ago

Jenna Foley

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Bang a Drum

Room 1 is enjoying experimentation with many musical instruments as part of the preparation for Summer Concert.

Read more about 'Bang a Drum'...


The Arts, Music, Participating and Contributing, Using Language Symbols and Text, Relating to Others;

9 days ago

Olivia Graham

Upcoming Events


Life Education

19 November 2019 - 27 November 2019


Summer Concert Dress Rehersal

19 November 2019 - 19 November 2019


Steaming Into School Week 6

20 November 2019 - 20 November 2019


Board Meeting

21 November 2019 - 21 November 2019