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.


View our Pet Day 2018 photos here

View our Year 6 Carnival Day photos here

Latest Posts

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Steaming into School

Wairakei Primary School runs ‘Steaming into School’, a preschool programme for children from 4.5–5 years, providing children and their parents/caregivers opportunities which promote a smooth transition to school.

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Managing Self, Relating to Others;

8 hours ago

Joanne Burch and Tracey O'Sullivan

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Making sticks, stick

Our first task was to identify the missing numbers and identify the rule to the growing number patterns.

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Te Mihi;

Mathematics, English, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

6 days ago

Natasha Forrest and Room 3

Upcoming Events


Steaming into School Week 5

14 November 2018 - 14 November 2018


Board Meeting

14 November 2018 - 14 November 2018


Life Education

15 November 2018 - 21 November 2018


Assembly Te Mihi

16 November 2018 - 16 November 2018