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 six teacher school ranging in numbers from 115 - 135.  

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.   Intensive Care Nurse Jenny McGee who nursed UK Prime Minister 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 in the schools and careers that they head to.



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 Hokonui Hills.

Check out Wikipedia about our town.

School Map

We have six 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 that extend the classroom spaces to include an outdoors area.

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: 24 Salford Street, Edendale 9825.

On Line

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. 

2024 Parent Information Handbook is here. 

Parent Handbook 2023

Term Two Events

Week 10 (of 10)

Please note that dates/events are subject to change; we aim to give as much notice as possible.