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.

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.

Latest Posts


Calendar Art Room 2

We got to choose to do one of three backgrounds. All blue, a light blue sky with darker blue ocean or a sunset background. Read more about 'Calendar Art Room 2'...


The Arts, Using Language Texts and Symbols, Managing Self, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

2 days ago

Carla Ross


Room 2’s Cross Country experience

It was great to have some of our Room 2 year 4’s qualify for inter-schools. Well done Lennox and Ashe.We were proud of everyone’s efforts. Read more about 'Room 2’s Cross Country experience'...


Health & Physical Education, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing, Event;

2 days ago

Carla Ross

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Mini-Conferences are an opportunity for teachers to share some of the great work that is happening in our school and for the community, parents and whanau to get involved and have their say around some of the upcoming initiatives we are undertaking.

Read more about 'Mini-Conferences'...


7 days ago

Jenna Foley

Upcoming Events


John Parsons Cyber Security

23 October 2019 - 23 October 2019


Bike Taupo Aratiatia

24 October 2019 - 25 October 2019


Board Meeting

24 October 2019 - 24 October 2019


Assembly Singing

25 October 2019 - 25 October 2019