Wairakei School (Christchurch)

Wairakei School

Our school vision briefly describes the future the school community sees for itself, and identifies what we believe our students will ‘be like’ when they are confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. Wairakei Learners aspire to be absolutely brilliant because:
We work hard;
We think;
We communicate effectively;
We care;
We make meaningful connections.

Operating as usual


Wishing all of our Wairakei whānau a happy Easter and a safe holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Wednesday 3 April. Ngā mihi

Open Afternoon 03/03/2024

A reminder of our open afternoon this coming Thursday 7 March.
We would love to see you there for a look around our new spaces and for a cup of tea or coffee from 2:15pm - 3:15pm.
Kind regards,

Open Afternoon An article by Wairakei School

Planting and Sausage Sizzle 23/02/2024

Planting and Sausage Sizzle With the generous donation of time, plants and sausages the Watts & Hughes team (Tracy, Steve, Andrew), with help from OuterSpace (Lochie), made our garden look great and our children feel grateful.

Photos from Wairakei School (Christchurch)'s post 04/02/2024

It was so great to visit the team at 'Full Bellies' this afternoon. They are busy preparing lunches for tomorrow. How lucky are we at our kura to be supported by such wonderful people. Ngā mihi.

Term 1 Mihi Whakatau 01/02/2024

How wonderful it was to see everyone today. An awesome first day of the school year! A reminder of our mihi whakatau. All new and current whānau / familes are invited.
Please read the article on this post.
Ngā mihi

Term 1 Mihi Whakatau Term 1 Mihi Whakatau to welcome new whānau to our kura, Monday, 5 February at 9:30am.

Welcome back to school 2024! 28/01/2024

Welcome back to 2024! We can't wait to see everyone back at school. The newsletter has all the information you need for the start of the school year. Ngā mihi,

Welcome back to school 2024! Welcome back to school for 2024!

Start of Year Ngātahi Ako Learning Conferences 22/01/2024

Kia ora koutou whānau,
A reminder to book your child's learning conference. Details for this are in the article.
Ngā mihi

Start of Year Ngātahi Ako Learning Conferences The start of year Ngātahi Ako Learning Conferences are an opportunity for children, parents, whānau and teachers to discuss learning.

WHĀNAU FUN DAY! 08/12/2023

A reminder of our whānau fun day on Thursday! Looking forward to seeing lots of whānau at school. Enjoy your weekend. Ngā mihi

WHĀNAU FUN DAY! This is an invitation to all of our Wairakei Whānau to join us for some or all of the whānau fun day on Thursday 14 December, 11:00am - 2:00pm.

Photos from Wairakei School (Christchurch)'s post 25/11/2023

Kia ora e te whānau, Our performance ropu group were amazing today at the Tūhono kapa haka festival. They performed with pride and earnt the respect of the audience through their performance. The passion and the ability to perform from the heart shone through. You are all amazing! Ka rawe!
A big thank you to Matua Sonny and Whaea Tui. You are awesome.
Enjoy the photos.
Ngā mihi.

REMINDER: Teacher Only Day - Thursday November 16 13/11/2023

A reminder about TEACHER ONLY DAY this THURSDAY.
School is closed for all students.
Ngā mihi

REMINDER: Teacher Only Day - Thursday November 16 A reminder Teacher Only Day is planned on Thursday 16 November, 2023 - added on to the Canterbury Show weekend holiday.


Our wonderful choir are waiting to start their rehearsal for the Christchurch Schools' Music Festival. They are performing tonight at the Christchurch Town Hall.
Wishing them the best of luck and a special mention to Izzie and Robson who are part of the special choir. A wonderful achievement.


Friday, 27 Oct
Wairakei's Rugby World Cup Day

On Friday all tamariki are invited to come to school dressed in the colours of their favourite Rugby World Cup team. No donation is collected, this is just an opportunity to get even more enthusiastic as the final of this thrilling competition draws near. What will Wairakei School look like on Friday? A blackout or a rainbow of colour?

Catch up, Coffee and Chat! 24/10/2023

Come and join us for a cup of tea or coffee after assembly on Friday. All welcome.

Catch up, Coffee and Chat! An article by Wairakei School


No touch rugby tonight. Cancelled due to weather.

Term 4, Week 2, 2023 Pānui 16/10/2023

Please find attached the first newsletter for Term 4.
Ngā mihi

Term 4, Week 2, 2023 Pānui Year 6 School Camp - Hanmer Springs 2023


Kia ora whānau,
Communication issues at school have been resolved. Please contact the school using the usual communication methods.
Ngā mihi


Dear Whānau,

There is currently an issue with our school phone system.

If you need to contact school today please text or call 021 0556924 or email [email protected] or [email protected] .

As soon as this issue is resolved this will be communicated.

Thank you for your support.

Kind regards,

Catherine Parkes

Photos from Wairakei School (Christchurch)'s post 22/09/2023

A busy last day with our year 6 students at camp and our year 5's on a trip to a farm and a special 'ice cream' surprise for our Year 0 - 4's.😀 Wishing all our whānau a wonderful holiday time.

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250 Wairakei Road, Bryndwr

Opening Hours

Monday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Tuesday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Wednesday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Thursday 8:15am - 3:45pm
Friday 8:15am - 3:30pm
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