Welcome to Pouto Primary school, we are a small remote school located on the western side of the mighty Kaipara Harbour, 55km down the Pouto peninsular from Dargaville township.

What we lack in numbers we make up in heart!

Pouto School is situated in Pouto Peninsula on the western side of the Mighty Kaipara harbour in the Northland region. We are a very small, isolated rural school.  

Pouto School is an attractive, inclusive learning community committed to meeting the needs of 21st-century learners. Our staff and Board of Trustees are dedicated to building digital learning capability across the school for both staff and learners. We are vested in providing equity for access to digital devices, and this has begun to happen strategically school-wide. 

We are a school focused on Literacy and Numeracy achievement with strong and effective programmes throughout the school. We have a rich and inviting integrated curriculum where learners connect, learn, innovate and share. 

We are a place where students are encouraged to have fun in their learning, develop their creativity and imagination; A place for kids to be kids.

The Special Character of Pouto School:

'MISSION STATEMENT: By nurturing and developing our tamariki of today we an empowering our leaders of tomorrow  '