Welcome to

Edendale Primary School

Edendale - Mararua

Southland, New Zealand

Where Our Dreams Begin!


Kia ora Kumasta Hello

Nau mai haere mai and 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. Nurse Jenny McGee who nursed Boris Johnston back to health after a Covid-19 scare 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.

Edendale 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.

Our awa (river) is the Mataura River and our maunga (mountains) are the Hokonuis.

Check out Wikipedia about our town.

School Map

We have seven classrooms all named after native birds.

We have a library, swimming pool, adventure playground and great hard surface areas for play.

Our senior and junior blocks both have verandas which extend the classroom spaces to include an outdoors area.

Bespoke Poetry Book

Children, staff and friends of the school put together poems and illustrations for our bespoke Winter Poetry Anthology 2021.

It is very exciting to see all our work in print.

If you would like to purchase your own copy, contact the office and put an order in. They are $40.

Contact Details

Phone: 03 206 6959

Cell/Text: 027 614 6740

Email: admin@edendaleps.school.nz

Physical Address: 24 Salford Street, Edendale, 9825.

Postal Address: P. O. Box 24, Edendale, 9848.

On Line

    • Facebook: Edendale Primary School

    • Twitter: EdendalePS

    • App: SchoolAppsNZ (Edendale PS Southland)

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.

2021 Parent Information Handbook is here.

Parent Handbook 2021

School Information

Upcoming Events


Week One (of 11)

  • Monday 31st January - Teacher Only Day

  • Tuesday 1st February - First Day of School

Week Two (of 11)

  • Monday 7th February - School Closed, Waitangi Day Observed

Week Three (of 11)

  • Tuesday 15th February - Pre School Meeting

Week Four (of 11)

  • Monday 21st - Friday 25th February - Goal Setting

Week Five (of 11)

  • Monday 28th February - Home and School Meeting 7.30pm, School Staffroom

Week Six (of 11)

  • Thursday 10th March - LMV Athletics

  • Saturday 12th March - Car Boot Sale

Week Seven (of 11)

  • Wednesday 16th March - Kamahi Reserve

Week Eight (of 11)

  • Tuesday 22nd - Year 6 Big Day Out

  • Friday 25th March - Whanau Day

  • Saturday 26th March - Southland Athletics

Week Nine (of 11)

  • Wednesday 30th March - Student Council, GRIP Leadership Conference