Whangara school is situated 33 km north-east of Gisborne City, in a very pleasant valley.
Whangara School is a State funded, full primary school (to Intermediate level). This school is currently a Decile 4 rural school.
At the end of 2019, the school role stood at 84 children, with more new entrants enrolling throughout the year as they turn 5. The schools current enrolment scheme states that our maximum roll is 60 students, so we are taking no new enrolments from any new whanau who reside out of zone.
The school employs 6.5 teachers who operate three classrooms. This is done to maintain smaller class sizes and reduce the age range of students within these classes.