A community school

Wairakei Primary School, Taupō - Primary

We’re a dedicated bunch of Enviro Critters, spreading our sustainable word through our school, homes and neighbourhood.

Our sustainable projects and education programmes are about sharing knowledge and keeping our resources renewable. We love to get creative, innovative and our hands dirty!

After years of hard work, the Aquaponic Unit was officially opened on 1 May, 2015 at Wairakei Primary School. It was a time to share our project and to thank the many people and businesses who had helped and supported us as well as showing others in New Zealand a sustainable and healthy way of growing produce.

Environmental projects have been part of our school for many years and are fully embedded in our curriculum as a Green Gold Enviroschool. Take a look at our Aquaponic Unit and the many other sustainable projects we are doing at our school.