Edendale Primary School
(Southland, New Zealand)
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.
Check out Wikipedia about our town.
Facebook: Edendale Primary School
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.
2019's Parent Information Handbook is here.
Coronavirus - Level ONE
COVID Concerns - What to Do
1. If you have any concern about what to do in relation to your child being in contact with people or being in a certain known COVID place, please ring your doctor to get the advice of a health professional. They are the best people to make these calls as they will have the most up to date health advice for the general public.
2. If your child has flu symptoms please keep them at home and we would advise getting them tested (see below).
3. If your child has been in contact with a known case of COVID-19 please stay at home and get them tested and inform us immediately of this situation so that we can get advice from the health professionals.
Please note: No one can come to school until test results are known and they are negative. If a test result is positive we need to know immediately
Sick Children at School - What We Will Do
If a student comes to school with any of the following symptoms:
a high temperature (at least 38°C)
shortness of breath.
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 (see below).
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.
General COVID Information for Our School at Level One
For our parents, whanau and caregivers please read below regarding conditions at school.
School is open for all students and buses are running as per usual.
All people (parents and visitors) coming into the school if remaining on site for a prolonged period (15 minutes is a guide) please sign into our system at the office.
Please scan our QR code when at the school. It is at our main pool gate and at the front door of our administration block.
Monday 23rd - Friday 27th Nov School Swimming
Monday 30th November Parent Teacher Interviews with Reports
Monday 30th November Senior Triathlon
Tuesday 1st December BOT Meeting 7pm Staffroom
Wednesday 9th December Matinee Concert 1-2pm
Wednesday 9th December Evening Concert 7-8.30pm
Friday 11th December Final Day of School. All children to attend
Friday 11th December Year 6 Farewell 1-2pm (by invite only)