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.


Latest Posts

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Passionate Performers

Passion Projects are a project-based learning experience where the group’s interests, strengths and passions are developed with guidance from the teacher.

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English, Drama, The Arts, Music, Managing Self, Relating to Others, Using Language Symbols Text, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Dance, Learning Languages;

19 hours ago

13 & 14 , Junior Kapa Haka , Leanne Jackson and Rooms 12

Grayson is ready to fire

Te Huka Explosions

Students got to chose their “passion” from three different options. Our passion project was explosions. Our group had a science focus. Read more about 'Te Huka Explosions'...


Science, Participating Contributing, Thinking;

36 hours ago

Sara Sprague

Te Kahu workshop 2

Slam Poetry in Room 6

We were very lucky to have a visiting poet, Te Kahu Rolleston, work with us.

Read more about 'Slam Poetry in Room 6'...


English, Event;

5 days ago

Rachel Thompson

Upcoming Events



25 September 2018 - 25 September 2018


Te Mihi Expo Celebration Day

27 September 2018 - 27 September 2018


Assembly Te Mihi

28 September 2018 - 28 September 2018


KidsCan MuftiDay

28 September 2018 - 28 September 2018