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. 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.

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.


We have had two children come through Wairakei Primary School from the start of their schooling lives and this is the last year for our youngest.  The support from all the teachers and support staff has been outstanding and the children have thoroughly enjoyed their time spent there.  The school has a very country feel and is situated in a lovely area.  We shall miss it.

Kelly Bowden

October, 2016

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Latest Posts

Class Keith Haring

Keith Haring Art

Room 3 have been learning about how people use art to communicate a message for ‘change’.

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3 days ago

Sarah Lightfoot

2017 Paper4Trees Plants

Thank You to Paper4Trees and supporters

We received our delivery of native trees which are earned through recycling paper and card.

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3 days ago

Diana Fitzsimmons

Lihong teaches us the colour names

Mandarin with Lihong R8

Lihong now visits Room 8 on a Thursday morning and we are still enjoying expanding our knowledge of all things Mandarin.

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Te Mihi;

7 days ago

Olivia Graham

Upcoming Events


Assembly Te Huka

30 June 2017 - 30 June 2017


Hangi preparation

5 July 2017 - 5 July 2017


Matariki celebration and Hangi

6 July 2017 - 6 July 2017


Assembly Poihipi

7 July 2017 - 7 July 2017