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. 

Do you want to enrol? Not a problem. 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 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.


This year we are holding our school Cross Country at Spa Park. This is an exciting new initiative for us at Wairakei Primary School because we are a growing school, and we get to encourage and support each other by holding this event on the same day. This opportunity also allows our students to prepare for the inter school competition being held at Spa Park a few weeks later. We will all be travelling by bus to and from the event.

Date:  Thursday, August 23, 2018   

Postponement: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Venue: Spa Park - Spa Road Taupo.               

Cancellation:  A text message will be sent out using the school phone system.

More details here


Latest Posts

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Magnetic Science

This links to our mathematics focus of giving and following directions and our science focus of investigating to extend our experiences and personal explanations of the physical world.

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Science, Physical World, Using Language Symbols Text, Participating and Contributing;

2 days ago

Olivia Graham and Room 5

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Aratiatia visits Taupo-nui-a-Tia College

Staff and students (previously of Wairakei Primary School) allowed us to tour the very well-equipped and productive Design and Innovation Centre, looking at learning in action

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The Arts, Technology, Managing Self, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Event;

2 days ago

Olivia Graham

Upcoming Events


Steaming into School Week 5

22 August 2018 - 22 August 2018


Cross Country - School

23 August 2018 - 23 August 2018


Board Meeting

23 August 2018 - 23 August 2018


Assembly Te Mihi

24 August 2018 - 24 August 2018