Charter & ERO

Edendale School’s Charter

It is a requirement of the Education Act that the Board of Trustees for every school in New Zealand prepare, maintain, and submit a school charter to the Ministry of Education by 1st March each year. The Ministry will then acknowledge the charter and indicate to the Board Chairperson and Principal whether or not it has been accepted (usually within 25 working days).
The charter is a key planning document that sets out the school’s objectives and targets for the year. The purpose is to establish the mission, aims, objectives, directions and targets of the Board that will give effect to the Government’s National Education Guidelines and the Board’s priorities.

Our strategic plan 

Thinking, Learning, Creating  (Think, Learn, Create). 


Confident, creative, open-minded contributors to our community.


We are committed to providing a school where we;  

Think, learn and create in a fun, friendly, inclusive environment with strong community connections. 

Grow curious, lifelong excited learners. 

Experience a breadth of learning opportunities including environmental sustainability and the arts.  


We encourage, demonstrate and explore the following values; 

Innovation/Auahatanga which involves being curious, thinking critically and creatively.  

Resilience/Aumangea which involves a sense of purpose, perseverance and a ‘can do’ attitude. 

Inclusiveness/Kotahitanga and diversity as found in our different identities, languages, cultures and abilities.

Respect/Whakaute which involves acting with kindness and integrity towards self, others and the environment.

The unique position of Māori culture

In partnership with whānau and iwi we will ensure that te reo Māori is a living language at Edendale School. We will ensure that all Māori tamariki are engaged in quality teaching and learning experiences that support them to enjoy and achieve educational success as Māori. 

We will support tamariki to develop their knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori across the whole school. We will respect tikanga Māori in governance and leadership. 

Cultural diversity 

Our curriculum will encourage tamariki to understand and respect the different cultures that make up Aotearoa New Zealand. We will celebrate and leverage the diversity of languages and cultures at Edendale School in ways that help all tamariki develop cultural intelligence.  

Strategic goals 

  1. Tamariki/learners develop a love of learning and strive for academic excellence and Māori, Pasifika, and learners with special needs receive appropriate learning  support.
  1. An on-going focus on improving our facilities, processes, resources and systems.
  1. Demonstrate the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and partnership and participation with parents and the wider community as the foundation for the way we work together.

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