Pāmapūria School provides education for approximately 100 children, an increasing number of whom have Māori heritage. The long established Years 1 to 8 school is located in the small rural settlement of Pāmapūria, south of Kaitaia. The majority of children travel to school by bus, and many have whānau and community intergenerational connections with the school.
The school states that its vision for learning ‘Whakakahangia nga tauira o enei ra, kia mau tuturi ai ki nga wero a apopo: Empowering today’s learners to meet tomorrow’s challenges’, encompasses the attitudes and capabilities needed for learners of the future. These include literacy and numeracy skills, positive behaviours for learning, mana enhancing behaviour and digital learning skills. Respect for self, others and the environment are stated values, that encompass te reo and tikanga Māori, and whakawhanaungatanga.