Edgecumbe Primary School - Whakaaro Pai: Education with Care

Edgecumbe Primary School (EPS) is a full primary school (Year 0-8) situated in the heart of the Rangitaiki Plains, in the small rural township of Edgecumbe.  With a roll fluctuating between 190 and 220, students are drawn from the township as well as the surrounding district.

The school comprises of a multi-purpose assembly room area, a Lockwood Learning Environment for the senior school, four classroom blocks, a library, an outside sheltered play area, a swimming pool, a Wharenui
(Te Ara Poutama) shared with the neighbouring Edgecumbe College, along with well-kept spacious grounds to use.

The closeness of the neighbouring College offers opportunities for the sharing of facilities.  The purpose built Wharenui acts as the transition point between both schools.

Teacher's on-going participation in targeted whole school professional development has resulted in increased skills and knowledge about how to enrich teaching to best meet individual students learning styles.  Along with our 'I Care' or 'Whakaaro Pai' approach, Edgecumbe is a wonderful school where safe, stimulating teaching and learning environments are encouraged and supported.  All students at Edgecumbe receive quality education from a dedicated team of staff who are totally committed to improving educational outcomes.

The School's Mission Statement - 'Education with Care' truly reflects the tone and atmosphere of our success. Everyone at EPS is encouraged to:
* Work together
* Celebrate learning milestones
* Value the creative differences of character and      
  thinking that builds self-belief for the future

This working together is further strengthened by the School's philosophy of 'Whakaaro Pai ki te Tangata" or
'I Care' which is embedded within the School and Community.


This philosophy is focused on the school wide emotional, social and individual needs of students, whanau, teachers and management. In fact all that we as a school stand for is covered under the following four      'I Care' statements.

* Care for yourself
* Care for others
* Care for property
* Care for the environment