Wairakei School is a contributing primary school (Years 1-6) with a steady roll of between 230 - 260, and is placed at the eastern boundary of the Hereora Cluster in the suburb of Bryndwr. The school has 12 permanent classroom spaces, a Hall, a variety of other buildings repurposed recently for collaborative teaching, and an administration block.  Two of the classrooms are designated Satellite units of Ferndale School for multi disabled pupils.

The large park-like grounds are landscaped with mature trees to enhance a tranquil atmosphere. There are three adventure playgrounds and a fitness trail.  An all-weather cricket pitch is installed in the main field and is used both during the week and in the weekends by Canterbury Cricket.  The community is encouraged to use the grounds outside school hours.

Wairakei is technologically well resourced with significant access to a managed fibre enabled wifi network and gigabit wired network through N4L. Significant investment by the Board of Trustees ensures that all learners have access to digital learning tools such as iPads and chromebooks, while also supporting our BYOD programme for Year 3-6 children.

This Wairakei School Vision has been developed through a journey of consultation and review to truly reflect the needs and uniqueness of our community.  It identifies what we believe our students will ‘be like’ when they are confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners. 
We have developed a visual representation of our vision to ensure that it is shared and understood among our entire school community.  The use of these symbols helps ensure that the vision is a modelled, living and achievable component of
all aspects of school life.

The values we all live by are embedded within our school vision and are evident in the wa
we work and interact with others.  Our Wairakei values represent our deeply held belief of how we expect all people to think and act at our school and within our school community.  

Wairakei School

Contact Information

Email:            office@wairakeichch.school.nz
Telephone:    (03) 351 8033

Address:         250 Wairakei Rd     
                        Christchurch, 8053
                        New Zealand