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:

Latest News


Stationery for 2021... remember to order your school stationery from myschool.co.nz in time for the start of 2021. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to our Senior award winners, and to our Year 6 graduates... please click below to view our Celebrations Today notice...

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

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Last day of term 2020

Please note: school will finish at 12 noon on Tuesday 15 December.

Please collect your children promptly at 12pm on Tuesday - there will be no one at school to supervise children on that afternoon as the school will be closed. There will also be no bus service.

School Office Hours Over Holiday Break

The school office will close at 12pm on Tuesday 15th December 2020 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd February 2021

However, during the holidays the school office will be open from 9.00am until 1.00pm on:

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Thursday 28th January 2021

Friday 29th January 2021



Mon 14 Dec: Senior Big Day In

Tues 15 Dec: Last Day of Term 4. School finishes at 12 noon - please ensure children are picked up promptly at 12pm.

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,