Our School

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

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:
BATTEN / BLAKE / HILLARY / SHEPPARD

Latest News

WHAT IS HAPPENING

IMPORTANT ALERT LEVEL 3 - SCHOOL CLOSED MONDAY 1 MARCH - FRIDAY 5 MARCH

Last night the Government announced that Auckland will be in Alert Level 3 for the next seven days.  This means you will need to keep your child/children home from school for the next week.

We will ONLY be open for those children who do no have an adult at home to look after them and the parents need to go to work.

If you need a device or hard pack for your child’s home learning the please email:

Years 0-3 Lisa Bethune lisab@botanydowns.school.nz  or Years 4-6 Mark Insley marki@botanydowns.school.nz

Please let us know if there are any questions or support needed.

** We recommend all parents and caregivers to download and use the COVID Contact Tracing app...

 

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Calendar

WHAT IS COMING UP

Wed 3 Mar - Senior swimming sports day

Wed 10 Mar - Y6 camp parent meeting

Wed 17 Mar - BoT meeting, 6pm

Wed 24 Mar - Parent/teacher interviews

Thurs 25 Mar - Parent/teacher interviews

Wed 31 Mar - PTA mufti day fundraiser

Thurs 1 Apr - Teacher Only Day

Fri 2 Apr - Good Friday (public holiday)

Mon 5 Apr - Easter Monday (public holiday)

Tues 6 Apr - Easter Tuesday (schools holiday)


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)

WELCOME

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,

Principal