Welcome to

Edendale Primary School


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    • Twitter: EdendalePS
    • App: SchoolAppsNZ (Edendale PS Southland )

Coronavirus: Ministry of Education Advice

We would kindly ask parents and whanau that for any children, who may be at high risk of exposure to the coronavirus because they have recently been to China (especially Wuhan and / or Hubei) or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with the virus, to delay the start of their school year for 14 days and voluntarily stay away.

Please contact the school if this is your situation and we can arrange for material and support to be provided to your child at home.

Here is the Ministry of Health's information link: Coronavirus

Happy New Year

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


Kia ora Kumasta

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.

14th February

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



  • Monday 17th - Friday 21st February Goal Setting Interviews
  • Monday 17th February Home and School Meeting 7-30pm
  • Tuesday 18th February Pre-School Meeting 2-00pm
  • Tuesday 18th February Board of Trustees Meeting 7-00pm
  • Wednesday 19th February Book Club Issue One closes