Our School


Our Vision
Our BEST always -
Beliefs - Excellence - Skills - Thoughtfulness

Our Values
Courtesy and manners, respect, responsibility, honesty, consideration,
co-operation, determination and tolerance.

Our Houses
Represent four Kiwis who showed their BEST:

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Friday 9 April - Special assembly & Experience Day - Celebrating Chinese Culture 

Friday 16 April - Special ANZAC assembly / Last day of Term 2

Monday 3 May - First day of Term 3

Monday 3 May - Yr 6 to Camp Bentzon / Yr 5 to Camp Adair

Week 3 - Yr 0/1, 2 & 3 Zoo trip (dates to be advised)

Wednesday 19 May - BoT meeting

Week 5 - Yr 5 & 6 Zoo trip (dates to be advised)

Friday 4 June - Teacher Only Day

Monday 7 June - Queen's Birthday (public holiday)

Wednesday 9 June - Yr 4 Zoo trip

Term Dates 2021

Term 1 - Tues 2 Feb - Fri 16 April

Term 2 - Mon 3 May - Fri 9 July

Term 3 - Mon 26 July - Fri 1 Oct

Term 4 - Mon 18 Oct - Tues 14 Dec

2021 Teacher Only Dates

Thurs 1 April (attached to Easter)

Fri 4 June (attached to Queen's Birthday)

Fri 1 Oct (Fri before Term 3 break)

Tues 26 Oct (attached to Labour Weekend)


Botany Downs School prides itself on being a community school that provides high quality teaching where students are at the heart of our school. All children are supported and encouraged to meet their full potential underpinned by our school vision “Our BEST Always” (Beliefs, Excellence, Skills and Thoughtfulness).

Our school culture is based upon our values of Courtesy and Manners, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Cooperation, Determination and Tolerance. Our curriculum promotes high standards and expectations while providing opportunities for our students to become independent future focused learners within a safe and caring environment.

We are all extremely proud of our school with its dedicated high calibre staff and supportive Board of Trustees and PTA.

By working together as parents and teachers in a partnership, we will ensure that your child has the best opportunity to succeed with their learning and personal development. We look forward to a happy and positive association with you, your child and your family.

Vicki Parkins,