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.

2020 Stationery Lists available here

Room Numbers for 2020

  • Te Mihi (Rooms 5, 6, 7, 8)
  • Aratiatia (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 9)
  • Ohaaki (Rooms 10, 11, 13, 14)
  • Poihipi (Rooms 15-16)

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.

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Animated class treaty

We were learning how to show others who were not there, what we meant by different rules in our class treaty. Read more about 'Animated class treaty'...


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Issue #1 - Global Network Newspaper

The next step for the photographers is to make sure that the subject of the photo is clear and not too far away. This is called ‘zooming in’. Read more about 'Issue #1 - Global Network Newspaper'...


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Summer Holiday Learning Opportunities

This ‘Summer Slide’ refers to the loss of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the school year. For some students, this slide could be as much as six months. Read more about 'Summer Holiday Learning Opportunities'...


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Upcoming Events


PTA Meeting

27 February 2020 - 27 February 2020


Assembly Ohaaki

28 February 2020 - 28 February 2020


Sports - Years 5 and 6 Athletics Day

3 March 2020 - 3 March 2020


Sports - Years 3 and 4 Athletics

4 March 2020 - 4 March 2020