Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Pukemio is named after Pukemiro Pā on Pukepoto Road, Kaitaia. It was founded in 2001.
The First stage of establishment as a Kura Kaupapa Māori occurred in 2001 with a roll of eight tamariki located at Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa, Kaitaia. Te Kaupapa Māori o Pukemiro is grateful to the Kaitaia Marae Committee (and those too numerous to name) who were instrumental in its establishment. On 18 February 2012 re-located to its permanent premises on Norman Senn Avenue on the Pukemiro Pā at Moumoukai in the Te Rarawa rohe at the corner of Trigg VC Memorial Drive and Norman Senn Avenue in Kaitaia.
As of 2022, we have 159 tamariki from Whanau who hold Genealogical connections to the tribal areas of Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa, Nga Puhi as well as Aotearoa whanui.
The Buildings (named after ancestors by the kaumātua and kuia of the five Far North Tribes of Muriwhenua connecting ancestors to students, whanau and the community and indicate the prime function of each.
Te Houtaewa, Pātito, Tūmoana, Tōhe, Moroki, Kupe, Muriwhenua, Kahutianui, Waimirirangi, Tamatea, Ueoneone, Kauri and Ruapounamu.