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 Six

Monday 7th June Queen's Birthday Public Holiday (School closed)

Wednesday 9th June Kapa Haka (Y4-6)

  • Week Seven

Tuesday 15th June Sports Activator

Wednesday 16th June Toi Maori and Kapa Haka (Y4-6)

Friday 18th June Southland Cross Country (Waimumu)

  • Week Eight

Tuesday 22nd June BOT General Meeting 6pm school staffroom

Wednesday 23rd June Toi Maori and Kapa Haka (Y4-6)

Friday 25th June Union Meeting (Children can be picked up from 12.30pm)

Saturday 26th June Jump Jam Competition

  • Week Nine

Monday 28th June Edendale's Got Talent: Mid Year Interviews with Reports

Tuesday 29th June Edendale's Got Talent: Mid Year Interviews with Reports

Wednesday 30th June Edendale's Got Talent: Mid Year Interviews with Reports

Thursday 1st July Edendale's Got Talent: Mid Year Interviews with Reports

Friday 2nd July Edendale's Got Talent: Mid Year Interviews with Reports

  • Week Ten

Tuesday 6th July Sports Activator

Wednesday 7th July BOT Strategic Planning Day

Friday 9th July Senior Remarkables Ski Trip

Friday 9th July Last day of Term Two