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 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.

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


Room 10's New Beginnings

To keep the transition as easy as possible for the new children, I have adopted some similar routines and a timetable used Room 15 and 16. Read more about 'Room 10's New Beginnings'...


Thinking, Managing Self, Relating to Others, English, Reading, Writing, Mathematics;

3 days ago

Paul Morehu

2019 Aratiatia GoingGlobal 09

Going Global

We have learnt about what it means to Go Global and what we can do to help save our planet. Read more about 'Going Global'...


Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others, Managing Self, Science;

3 days ago

Tayla Nicholson

Working together to achieve a goal Success 11

Adventure Based, What?

“The deliberate use of carefully sequenced and processed adventure activities (in particular cooperative games, trust and problem-solving activities) for specific outcomes, often personal and social development. Read more about 'Adventure Based, What?'...

Te Mihi;

Health and Physical Education, English, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others;

3 days ago

Chris Simm and Natasha Forrest

Boating saving lives helping our friends 6

It's not just about swimming skills

Not only do we get to learn about technical swimming styles, we learnabout water safety. This is a vital component to our learning because we live next to one of... Read more about 'It's not just about swimming skills'...

Te Mihi;

Health and Physical Education, Managing Self, Thinking, Participating and Contributing;

6 days ago

Natasha Forrest

Upcoming Events


Board Meeting

23 May 2019 - 23 May 2019


Year 5 Young Leaders Day

24 May 2019 - 24 May 2019


Assembly Ohaaki

24 May 2019 - 24 May 2019


Possible Union Strike Day

29 May 2019 - 29 May 2019