Welcome to Wairakei Primary School

A friendly, supportive inclusive rural Taupō community school for students year 1-6.

Our educational mission is simple, yet significant—Wairakei Primary School educate students with POWER to be confident 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 to rise to success.

We'd be delighted that you join us.




2022 Term Dates:

  • Term 4 October 17, 2021 to December 15, 2022


Wow! Two years in a row! Wairakei Primary School makes it into "Top 10 New Zealand Blogs" for 2020

"Teachers and support staff write blogs. Students can also contribute their own voice or write a blog. Over the years the blogs have progressed from simple samples of learning to engaging and informative blogs that are tracked across the world by our family and other teaching professions."

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From insightful commentaries on New Zealand’s education policy to lovely classroom blogs showcasing students’ and teachers’ incredible work inside the classroom, there is so much to praise about the New Zealand blogging community.

This lovely state primary school just north of Taupō and close to the Waikato River offers brilliant schooling in a beautiful location - two things which come across strongly within their education blog.

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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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Latest Posts

Pattern 09 2023

The Art of Patterns

In mathematics, Room 16 have been learning about patterns and repeated patterns. This term, we took it a step further by integrated the learning into literacy and movement. Read more about 'The Art of Patterns'...


Mathematics, Managing Self, Participating and Contributing;

20 hours ago

Isla Mckinnon

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Sound of Science

What is sound? Whaea Teagan asked this question. Some of the answers you may have expected such as instruments, music and talking. Read more about 'Sound of Science'...

Te Mihi;

Technology, Science, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Using Language Symbols and Text;

4 days ago

Teagan Hill


Designing A Maths Game

Our thoughts turned to revising and consolidating our basic maths skills. In a writing activity Room 13 students explained what their need was and how they wanted to practise it... Read more about 'Designing A Maths Game'...

Te Huka;

Technology, Mathematics, English, Participating and Contributing, Thinking, Using Language Symbols and Text;

4 days ago

Leanne Jackson

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What is a SENCO?

SENCO supports the pastoral, social and academic needs of students with identified special education needs. However, I don’t do this alone. It is a team effort. Read more about 'What is a SENCO?'...

Assistant Principal;


4 days ago

Gwen Bowler

Upcoming Events


Parent Helpers

7 December 2022 - 7 December 2022


Trip Te Mihi

9 December 2022 - 9 December 2022


Assembly POWER Award

12 December 2022 - 12 December 2022


Sausage Sizzle

12 December 2022 - 12 December 2022