Welcome to

Edendale Primary School

(Southland, New Zealand)


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 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.

School Map

We have seven 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 which extend the classroom spaces.

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: P. O. Box 24, Edendale, 9848.

On Line

    • Facebook: Edendale Primary School

    • Twitter: EdendalePS

    • 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.

2021 Parent Information Handbook is here.

Parent Handbook 2021

School Information

Upcoming Events

  • Week Two

Tuesday 11th May Teachers Only Day (School closed)

  • Week Three

Monday 17th May Elegregoe Show

Tuesday 18th May BOT Meeting 6pm, Staffroom

Friday 21st May Book Club Issue Three closes

  • Week Four

Monday 24th May Home and School Meeting 7.30pm, staffroom

  • Week Five

Wednesday 2nd June LMV Cross Country 1pm Wyndham Racecourse

Thursday 3rd June LMV Cross Country postponement

Friday 4th June Teachers only Day First Aid Training (School closed)