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Edendale Primary School


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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.


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The Edendale Primary School is partnering with Fulton Hogan and NZTA to run a Community Day for the newly developed Edendale Realignment. It is on Saturday 12th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Walk it. Run it. Bike it.

Coffee Mr Whippy Fire Engine Barbecue

Entry: Gold coin donation.

Children can complete the colouring in competition. Hand it in to school by Friday 27th September or bring on the day.

20th September

Latest news

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 2019

School Information

Upcoming Events

Term Three Week 9

    • Friday 20th September Keep NZ Beautiful - Edendale Spring Clean

Term Three Week 10

    • Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th September Life Education Bus
    • Friday 27th September Last day Term Three

Term Four Week 1

    • Monday 14th October First day of Term Four

Term Four Week 2

    • Tuesday 22nd October Pre-school Parent meeting 2pm

Term Four Week 3

  • Monday 28th October Labour Day - School Closed
  • Tuesday 29th October Home and School Meeting 7-30pm

Term Four Week 4

  • Tuesday 5th November Board of Trustees Meeting