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.

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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.

2021 Term Dates:

  • Term 1  February 3, 2021 to April 16, 2021
  • Term 2 May 3, 2021 to July 9, 2021
  • Term 3 July 26, 2021 to October 1, 2021
  • Term 4 October 18, 2021 to December 15, 2021

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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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Room 14 Taniwha Retelling 8

Ko Horomatangi te Taniwha Rangatira

Room 14’s inquiry topic has been ‘Our Place.’ In the initial planning the teachers have included Māori local legends from Ngāti Tuwharetoa. Read more about 'Ko Horomatangi te Taniwha Rangatira'...

Te Huka;

English, The Arts, Relating to Others, Participating and Contributing;

7 days ago

Suzanne Flowers

Having fun together

Parenting- the hardest job in the world

Mum timeDad timeIt is easy to compare our parenting style and our children’s behaviour with others.As parents, we so often second guess the decisions and actions we make as we... Read more about 'Parenting- the hardest job in the world'...

SENCO;

Health and Physical Education, Managing Self, Relating to Others;

9 days ago

Claire Smith

Upcoming Events

03
May

Swimming Rooms 9 and 11

3 May 2021 - 14 May 2021

03
May

Powhiri

3 May 2021 - 3 May 2021

04
May

Year 6 Camp

4 May 2021 - 7 May 2021

10
May

Full School Assembly

10 May 2021 - 10 May 2021