Nau mai, Haere mai and welcome to Edendale Primary School.
Our day is split into three learning blocks:
1st block: 8:50 am to 10:35 am
Morning tea: 10:35 am to 11:15 am
2nd block: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Lunch: 12:45 pm to 1:25 pm
3rd block: 1:25 pm to 3:00 pm
Morning tea and lunch eating: The first 15 minutes of the break times are for the children to eat their morning tea and lunch. Both eating times are supervised by a teacher. Children sit in a designated area outside when the weather is fine, otherwise they eat inside.
Collecting your child early: If you take your child out of school for an appointment or any other reason, you need to sign them out at the school office.
Please notify the school in writing or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you know in advance if your child will be absent for a period of time.
Late start: If your child is late to school, please sign in at the office.
Library: Once a fortnight your child’s classroom will get to visit our school library. They can browse books and can borrow a book for two weeks to read in the classroom or at home.
Music: Your child will get to explore music with our specialist music teacher in a well-resourced music room.
Visual arts: Your child will get to experience some rich visual arts learning with our visual arts specialist in a nurturing, positive and fun environment.
Swimming: We have two heated swimming pools on-site and they operate in the first and fourth terms. All swimmers must wear swimming caps. These are available for purchase from the office. See the office for more details around swimming programmes.
School houses: We have four houses – Whero (Red), Kākāriki (Green), Kōwhai (Yellow) and Kikorangi (Blue) for students and staff. When children start school, they are placed in one of the houses. If they have siblings studying at Edendale, we ensure siblings stay in the same school house. Please inquire at the office if you are interested in buying a house colour t-shirt for your child.
Marking children’s property: Please label all clothing items including shoes, school bag, swimming togs and towel, water bottle, lunch box with your child’s name. Lost property is placed in the lost property locker which is situated by the school office.
Edendale Eats: You can order morning tea and/or lunch from our onsite tuck shop. Our preference is to order online using Kindo. Visit the Kindo page here.