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.

2020 Stationery Lists available here

Room Numbers for 2020

  • Te Mihi (Rooms 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Aratiatia (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 9)
  • Ohaaki (Rooms 10, 11, 13, 14)
  • Poihipi (Rooms 15-16)

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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Summer Holiday Learning Opportunities

This ‘Summer Slide’ refers to the loss of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the school year. For some students, this slide could be as much as six months. Read more about 'Summer Holiday Learning Opportunities'...


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Jenna Foley

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Emotional Intelligence in Room 13

Emotional intelligence- “To recognize, understand and manage our own emotions. Recognize, understand and influence the emotions of others.” (Dan Goleman, 1996) Read more about 'Emotional Intelligence in Room 13'...


Managing Self, Relating to Others;

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Three Bears

Our learning involved comparing the volume/capacity of containers using the context of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Read more about 'Three Bears'...


Mathematics, Thinking, Using Symbols and texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others;

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Tracey O'Sullivan

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Room 3’s Surf Crazy for the Summer Concert

As the title of the school concert was ‘Summer Concert’, the students were asked to research and find songs with a summer theme. Read more about 'Room 3’s Surf Crazy for the Summer Concert'...


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Upcoming Events


First day of the school year

3 February 2020 - 3 February 2020