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.

The school office is open for enrolment and stationery information January 23-26 2018, 10a.m.2p.m.  and Tuesday, January 30, 10a.m.-12.30p.m. (please note: school closed from 12.30 p.m. onwards)


2018 Stationery Lists

Aratiatia Stationery list available here

Ohaaki Stationery list available here

Poihipi Stationery list available here

Te Mihi Stationery list available here

Te Huka Stationery list available here

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

10 Final assembly 2017

Final Assembly Photographs and other events

The end of year final assembly celebrates the year 6 students and their learning journey at Wairakei Primary School. Junior POWER prizegiving acknowledges our junior school students. Read more about 'Final Assembly Photographs and other events'...


13 days ago

Paula Farquhar and Rachel Thompson

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Making Potions

Some of the junior children have shown an interest in creating ‘potions’ at interval and lunchtime lately, so we decided to extend this interest during discovery time.

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36 days ago

Rachel Thompson

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Ohaaki 2017 End of Year Trip

The Ohaaki team went to the Wairakei Resort for the end-of-year-trip where the children were rotated around a selection of activities during the course of the day

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37 days ago

Margo Clark

Upcoming Events


School office is open for 2018 enrolment

23 January 2018 - 25 January 2018


Teacher only Day

26 January 2018 - 26 January 2018


Teacher only Day

30 January 2018 - 30 January 2018


First Day

31 January 2018 - 31 January 2018