Hello!  We are Friends of Edendalean enthusiastic bunch of mums, dads and teacher reps whose overall goal is to support the school through fundraising for those extraordinary resources that the students and school may not otherwise be able to enjoy. 

As members of Friends of Edendale, we get great satisfaction from contributing towards a strong school community.

How you can support us

Many hands make light work, it's fun to get involved, and here are ways you can help too:

  • Attend our monthly meeting (third Thursday during term time - see dates below).

  • Donate a couple of hours of your time to assist at one of our events.

  • Donate a service or product from your business/organisation e.g. for Quiz Night auction.

  • Come join in our events e.g. buy tickets and stuff we sell.

  • Offer your expertise.

Current members

  • Chairperson: Ross Keane

  • Treasurer: Tracey Whitby

  • Co-secretaries: Kerry Hoult, Jo Lo

  • Teacher rep: Julie Crombie

  • Members: Kylie Darby-Smith, Sarah Withers, Roni Neeley

2019 fundraising events

  • School Picnic & Sausage Sizzle (Tuesday 12 March)

Come meet the PTA and support our first fundraising event for the year by buying from our sausage sizzle.  Halal lamb and vegetarian sausages will be for sale!

  • Colour Run (Sunday 24 March)

A fun run followed by the throwing of powdered colour, based on the Holi Festival.  We ran this event for the first time in 2016 and due to its popularity, we are bringing it back for 2019.

  • Disco (Thursday 20 June)

This is one of the highlights of the year for the kids! 2017 was the first year we held this in winter, we had a gorgeous Winter Wonderland theme, and in 2018 the Stars theme tied in with Matariki and saw some very imaginative and sparkly costumes. 2019's theme is Somewhere over the Rainbow! We split the disco into age groups – Years 0-3 and Years 4-6. There'll be a sausage sizzle, bake stall, drinks, ice blocks, chips. There's also face painting and tattoos on offer.  As well as dancing the night away to a DJ, it’s a fantastic night for all.​

  • Quiz Night (Friday 6 September)

This is our biggest fundraiser for the year!  Mark this date in your calendar now, organise your team and costumes. Keep your eyes out for when we start to sell tickets as these sell out FAST!  We also hold a silent auction during the evening and we are always looking for sponsorship from our community, friends, family, businesses, after-school activity organisations, bach or holiday breaks, experiences, tickets to events etc etc.


  • Cards and Calendars (November)

All children create a beautiful artwork during term 3 with Kusam, our resident art teacher. This artwork gets transformed into delightful greeting cards, calendars, diaries, mouse pads or sketch pads. Parents order online in Term 4. These make fabulous gifts for the grandparents, or friends and families overseas.

  • Bake sale (from December)

We are bringing back the wildly popular bake sale!  Come and support the school by buying delicious treats!  Each class will get a turn at hosting a bake sale, so stay tuned for when your child's class gets a turn. This is their opportunity to shine in the kitchen, and bake up culinary delights for a great cause.


We meet every third Thursday of the month during term time. Meetings generally last for an hour.

Come to a meeting and see what it’s all about!  Give Kylie a call/ text on 021 678 629 if you have any questions, or email us at pta@edendale.school.nz.

2019 meetings:

  • 21 February

  • 21 March 

  • 16 May

  • 13 June (second Thursday of June)

  • 25 July

  • 15 August

  • 19 September

  • 17 October

  • 21 November (AGM)

Edendale Primary School 419 Sandringham Rd Auckland 1025  

Phone +64 9 846 6340

email office@edendale.school.nz