Newsletter – Week 8, Term 2 2024

                                         Week 8, Term 2, 2024 Kia ora koutou Parents and BDS Whānau,    Our Kapa Haka performed at the Owairoa Marae on Saturday as part of the celebration for the 

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SchooI Board Parent Election 2022 – nominations close on Wednesday 3 August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7 September. Please follow this link for more information:

Principal's Welcome

Welcome – Haere Mai

We are a high performing school with a focus upon quality education, community partnership, and whānau. Our children are at the heart of all that we do.

Botany Downs was opened in 1975 and is a contributing state school for students in years 1-6. We have approximately 600 students and 27 classrooms.

All children are supported and encouraged to meet their full potential underpinned by our school vision “Our Best Always”. Our school culture is based upon our values Resilience Manawanui, Respect Manaakitanga, Relationships Whanaungatanga, and Responsibility Kaitiakitanga.

We provide a rich, engaging curriculum that promotes high expectations and provides opportunities for our students to become independent future focused learners within a safe and caring environment. A positive balance of academic, the Arts, physical, social and cultural opportunities allows each and every child to excel. We value working together with you and your whānau in a partnership to support your child.

We are all extremely proud of our school with its dedicated high calibre staff and supportive School Board and Parent Teacher Association. We hope that your involvement in school life will be both rewarding and fulfilling.

We look forward to a happy and positive association with you, your child and your whānau.

Ngā mihi nui
Vicki Parkins

News & Events



Wednesday, June 26

No Uniform Day
All Day

Friday, June 28

Matariki Holiday (public holiday)
All Day

Wednesday, July 3

Learning Conversations
All Day

Thursday, July 4

Learning Conversations
All Day

Friday, July 5

Last day of term
All Day