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.

Latest Posts

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Recycling centre trip

Thank you to the students in Room 2 and parents and Shannon, Taupo District CouncilKeywords: Environmentally friendly, Sustainability, Health, Technology, Recycling Centre, Reuseable, Greenwaste, Landfill Read more about 'Recycling centre trip'...


Health and Physical Education, Technology, Science, Relating to Others, Using Language Texts and Symbols, Managing Self, Thinking and Participating and Contributing;

33 hours ago

Carla Ross

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What Do We Need To Be Happy?

The first thing we did was to discuss the concept of feelings and identify the four feeling domains of anger, sadness, fear and joy. We all agreed that happiness fell into the ‘joy’ domain.

Read more about 'What Do We Need To Be Happy?'...


Mathematics Health and Physical Education, Managing Self, Relating to Others, Using Language Symbols and Text;

2 days ago

Jeannie Young and Tayla Nicholson

Upcoming Events



22 July 2019 - 22 July 2019