Welcome to

Edendale Primary School


Contact Details

    • Telephone: 03 206 6959
    • Cell/Text: 027 614 6740
    • Email: admin@edendaleps.school.nz
    • Postal Address: 24 Salford Street, Edendale, 9825.

On Line

    • Facebook: Edendale Primary School
    • Twitter: EdendalePS
    • Edendale App: SchoolAppsNZ

Edendale PS Southland

Kia ora Kumasta

Welcome to Edendale Primary School.

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 for 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 is brother Martin McKenzie, attended Edendale Primary School.

We love seeing our children 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.


16th August

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 5

  • Thursday 22nd September Senior Clubs

Term Three Week 6

  • Tuesday 27th August Polyfest (Whole school)

Term Three Week 7

  • Thursday 5th September Junior School (NE-Y3) Iceskaing and Swimming trip to Gore
  • Thursday 5th September Scholastic Book Club Orders close
  • Friday 6th September Teachers Only Day (School closed)

Term Three Week 8

  • Monday 9th to Friday 13th September Maori Language Week

Term Three Week 9

  • Tuesday 17th September Board of Trustees Meeting 7pm
  • Friday 20th September Whanau Afternoon

Term Three Week 10

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