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

Magic Beans 1

Magic Beans

Using face masks for this fairy tale, we all took a turn to role-play a character, making sure we changed the tone of our voices and used body actions like... Read more about 'Magic Beans'...


Science, Mathematics, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others, Health & Physical Education;

44 hours ago

Jessica Wilson

2019 Aratiatia T3 CareersExpo 20

Careers Expo

This event supported our learning around financial literacy, needs and wants, and goods and services. Many local business people and Taupo community services arrived at the school, including a Kinloch... Read more about 'Careers Expo'...


Mathematics, Relating to Others, Using Language Symbols and Text;

2 days ago

Olivia Graham


Our precious pets

Persuasive writing is a way to present an argument. The writer uses words to convince the reader of their opinion. Read more about 'Our precious pets'...


English, Thinking, Using Symbols and texts, Relating to Others;

3 days ago

Sara Sprague and Tracey O'Sullivan

Upcoming Events


Board Meeting

19 September 2019 - 19 September 2019


Assembly Poihipi

20 September 2019 - 20 September 2019


Swimming Years 0-2

23 September 2019 - 23 September 2019


Celebration of Learning Day

26 September 2019 - 26 September 2019