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.

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Insect Hunt

Mrs Jackson sought help from the children to find out the best way to make an insect hotel. Read more about 'Insect Hunt'...


Mathematics, Science, English, Participating and Contributing;

3 days ago

Leanne Jackson

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Room 10 The Amazing Kiwi

Room 10’s inquiry has been on the amazing Kiwi bird. The students have been learning about the special features of the Kiwi and how their adaptations have helped them to... Read more about 'Room 10 The Amazing Kiwi'...


Science, Mathematics, The Arts, Thinking, Using Language Symbols and Text, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing;

3 days ago

Margo Clark

Upcoming Events



20 July 2020 - 20 July 2020


Last day of Term

25 September 2020 - 25 September 2020


Term Break

26 September 2020 - 11 October 2020



12 October 2020 - 12 October 2020