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.


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

Hi Paula,

Thanks for today. Our kids really enjoyed their visit to Wairakei School and they observed, participated and learnt a lot.

We really appreciated your powhiri and hospitality and I thank-you on behalf of the visiting Principal, students and parents. I thought your kids were absolutely awesome and it was evident there is a very strong and positive school culture at Wairakei School.

Please say a real big thanks to your students and staff and I hope that we weren’t too much of a nuisance. One of our mums did actually observe her own child interacting with some of your students and she commented just how much she was impressed with your students and how they are so friendly and welcoming.

Your students are a great credit to the school and their families.

Chengdu No. 7 Primary-Middle School, China, Cultural Exchange to New Zealand schools -  students, staff and parents.

Kevin Palmer KP Educational Consultants.

February, 2018.

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Latest Posts

Chapter Chat room 2

There is a boy in the girl’s bathroom

The year has got off to a very fast start with lots of opportunities for our year 5 and 6 students to try something new

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Te Mihi;

English, Technology;

36 hours ago

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Statistical POWER

As seniors in the Aratiatia Community, we already know about POWER and how to use it in our learning and our behaviour.

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Mathematics, Statistics;

38 hours ago

Olivia Graham

All concentration on the pronunciation

Junior Kapa Haka

Fridays would not be the same without Matua Grant coming to Wairakei Primary School to lead the Kapa Haka. Read more about 'Junior Kapa Haka'...


39 hours ago

Leanne Jackson

Lizzie is demonstrating how to take a photo2

Learning with Seesaw

The Te Huka team is using Seesaw to record and share what we are doing in our classrooms.

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Leanne Jackson

Upcoming Events


Steaming into School Week 4

21 February 2018 - 21 February 2018


Board Meeting

21 February 2018 - 21 February 2018


Meet the Teachers

22 February 2018 - 22 February 2018


KOS Parent Meeting

22 February 2018 - 22 February 2018