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.

Pet Day 2017


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Not yet enrolled? Not a problem. We'd be delighted that you join us.

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.

The school office is 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

Mr Hunter creating sentences

Writing workshops term 3 2017

Room 4 had Ian Hunter and his associates come and visit us and they ran some writing workshops.

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English, Writing;

6 days ago

Ange Painter

5 Savannah and Saffron hope the letter reaches Paw Justice

Making our difference

On the last couple of days of Term 3, Room 8 had the opportunity to send off the donations to our chosen organisations for Dare to Care.

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Te Mihi;

8 days ago

Olivia Graham

Very engaged Te Mihi students

Fantastic role models inspire the Te Mihi team

As part of our Dare to Care inquiry this term, the Te Mihi team have had some visits from people in our community who are making a difference.

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Te Mihi;

27 days ago

Claire Smith

3 Watching how the expert does it2

Senior and middle school swimming lessons

It’s that time again - when we are lucky enough to get on the bus and make the hop, skip, and jump to the AC Baths for our swimming lessons.

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Te Mihi;

Swimming, Health and Physical Education;

27 days ago

Olivia Graham

Upcoming Events


Sports Photos

24 October 2017 - 24 October 2017


Year 6 Intermediate visit

25 October 2017 - 25 October 2017


Whanau Meeting

25 October 2017 - 25 October 2017


Parent Meeting Taupo Intermediate

25 October 2017 - 25 October 2017