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.


Pet Day 2020

Wairakei Primary School makes it into "Top 10 New Zealand Blogs"

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.

Read more here

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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Belief that things are going to be ok

How and why building optimism in our children is important

Belief that things are going to be okThe Oxford Dictionary defines optimism as….“Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.”Neuroscience tells us that when we feel optimistic... Read more about 'How and why building optimism in our children is important'...


Health and Physical Education, Managing Self;

39 hours ago

Claire Smith

Is your child getting enough sleep?

There is an increasing number of students struggling to get through the school day due to tiredness. Read more about 'Is your child getting enough sleep?'...


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

39 hours ago

Claire Smith , Kidshealth NZ , Sleep Foundation NZ and The Clay Centre for Healthy Young Minds

Maths Curriculum Room25 Engaging Games Fans 3

Engaging Games for Maths Learning - Room 15

Whenever I ask the students what they liked in Math they will generally talk about the games we play as a warm up at the beginning of the lesson or... Read more about 'Engaging Games for Maths Learning - Room 15'...


Mathematics, English, Managing Self, Thinking, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others;

44 hours ago

Susan Green

Upcoming Events


PTA Meeting

21 October 2020 - 21 October 2020


Parent meeting

22 October 2020 - 22 October 2020


Trip Poihipi

23 October 2020 - 23 October 2020


Closed - Labour Day

26 October 2020 - 26 October 2020