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Edendale Primary School

(Southland, New Zealand)

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Coronavirus - Level One

Feeling Sick - Stay at Home

If a student comes to school with any of the following symptoms:

  • a cough

  • a high temperature (at least 38°C)

  • shortness of breath.

  • sore throat

  • sneezing and runny nose

  • temporary loss of smell

Expect a call from us to come and pick them up and take them home.

We would then encourage them to get tested for COVID 19 as soon as possible.

To arrange a test please contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453, you can also contact your GP.

  • There should be no cost for a COVID 19 test.

  • Results should be available within 24-72 hours, these will be given by a member of the public health team or by your GP.

  • Anyone tested needs to stay in self-isolation until results have been given. We would advise that siblings do the same.

  • If your child tests positive please inform us immediately.

  • Further advice from the Ministry of Health is that any child with any respiratory symptoms should be tested and stay at home until the results are through. If negative they should stay at home until 48-hours without symptoms.

It is important for us to look after each other by staying at home if unwell.

For our parents, whanau and caregivers please read below.

  • Start of the Day: We would love to see our children continue to come in on their own (except the very new five-year-olds who may need support at the start). This encourages self-responsibility and independence. It builds their confidence and awareness of looking after themselves, which is important in their journey towards becoming mature young people.

  • End of the Day: Parents are welcome to meet their children, waiting outside the classroom at the end of the day.

We will continue with...

  • Hand sanitising stations - this keeps the high standard of hygiene that is a good practice to help us reduce the spread of the usual winter bugs.

  • Signing in - we still expect all adults on-site to sign in at the office with our VisTab digital sign-in system.

  • Screens - these will remain up in the office and library as they are a good practice keeping our staff safe.


Kia ora Kumasta Hello

Welcome to Edendale Primary School, Southland, New Zealand.

We are the school 'Where Our Dreams Begin!' and we have been serving the educational needs of our community since 1875.

We are a seven teacher school ranging in numbers from 140 - 165.

World record breaker Burt Munro, made famous in the movie The Fastest Indian, was a pupil of our school.

All Black Damian McKenzie, along with his brother Martin McKenzie, attended Edendale Primary School.

We love seeing our students going on to make their dreams a reality, becoming confident, connected, actively involved, life-long learners.


We are nestled in the heart of Eastern Southland, New Zealand.

We are on State Highway One, in the township of Edendale, which is 38 kilometres east of Invercargill and 28 kilometres south of Gore.

We neighbour Fonterra Edendale which is one of the biggest dairy plants in the Southern hemisphere.

In spring you will see paddocks of tulips growing near our township.

Greeting from Dame Valerie!

Here's a Merry Christmas message from Dame Valerie Adams to all our children. Thanks Dame Valerie!

7 August 2020

Latest Newsletter

We publish a newsletter once a week on a Friday.

The link to it is placed on our Facebook Page and on our app.

Historical newsletter links can be found under 'Our School' and

then scroll down to 'Newsletters'.

Each year we publish our Parent Information Handbook.

In it we put all the useful information necessary

for parents of children enrolled with us.

2019's Parent Information Handbook is here.

Parent Handbook 2020

School Information

Upcoming Events

Term Three


    • Monday 10th August Home and School Meeting, 7-30pm, staffroom

    • Tuesday 11th August Board of Trustees Meeting, 7-00pm, staffroom

    • Monday 24th - Friday 28th August Edendale's Got Talent

    • Monday 24th - Friday 28th August Bike and Road Safety Week

    • Friday 28th August Last day for photo orders to be returned to school

    • Monday 31st August Teacher Only Day


    • Wednesday 2nd September Star Dome

    • Friday 4th September LMV Cross Coiuntry (Voluntary for Year 5-6)

    • Thursday 10th September Jump Jam

    • Wednesday 16th September St Johns First Aid for Children

    • Tuesday 22nd September Senior Production

    • Wednesday 23rd - 25th September Life Education Visit

    • Friday 25th September Last Day Term Three