Pukepoto School is a small rural contributing school of 49 students and is situated eight kilometres from Kaitaia on the Kaitaia-Awaroa Highway.
The school is a decile 1 and is approximately 80% Maori.
There are at present 3 fulltime teaching staff and 3 classrooms- Room1 NE-Yr 1, Yr 2, Room 2, Yr-3, – Yr 4, and Room 4 Yr 5-Yr 6.
The school has a modern administration block as well as a multi-purpose hall and a refurbished school library. The school is well resourced in all curriculum areas with all classes having computers( 1 per 2 students) and an Active Smartboard in each classroom
Entrance to the school is via a concrete bus bay and through a Maori carved archway and shrubbery, which forms a prominent feature of the school grounds.
Special features of the school include a swimming pool, large play areas and equipment, as well as attractive well-maintained gardens and grounds and a school orchard.
The school enjoys a rural outlook and relatively low pupil/teacher ratios.
Pukepoto has a tradition of whanau returning to enrol their families.
One of the strengths of the school is the caring extended family atmosphere and a community which supports the learning, cultural needs and a strong sense of belonging to Pukepoto School.