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).

  • Volunteer - donate 2 hrs of your time (contact us if you're keen to help at events).

  • Donate a service or product from your business/organisation.

  • Come to our events e.g. join the Colour Run; buy tickets and food we sell.

  • Offer your expertise.

The team

  • Chairperson: Ross Keane

  • Treasurer: Tracey Whitby

  • Secretary: Kerry Hoult

  • Consulting officer: Kylie Darby-Smith

  • Communications officer: Sarah Withers

  • PTA liaison officer: Roni Neeley

  • Teacher liaison: tbc

2020 fundraising events

  • School Picnic & Sausage Sizzle 

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

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 2020.

  • Disco 

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 was 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.​

  • Event tbc

This is our biggest fundraiser for the year!  We shall have more details soon.


  • 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 sales (throughout the year)

Our bake sales are legendary! Come and support the school by buying delicious treats!  Two classes join up to host each bake sale, so stay tuned for when your child's class gets a turn. This is their opportunity to shine in the kitchen, and polish their sales and customer service skills 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.

2020 meetings:

  • 30 January

  • 20 February

  • 19 March 

  • 21 May

  • 18 June

  • 23 July?

  • 20 August

  • 17 September

  • 15 October

  • 19 November (AGM)

Edendale Primary School 419 Sandringham Rd Auckland 1025  

Phone +64 9 846 6340

email office@edendale.school.nz