Newsletter – Week 7, Term 2 2023

Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                  Week 7, Term 2, 2023   We hope you have all had a

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Announcement : 

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 Art’s, 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 Board of Trustees and PTA. 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


House Competition day

REMINDER:  Tomorrow Friday 26th May 2023 is our House competition day. Don’t forget to bring your sports gear and house colours.  

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Wednesday, June 7

Yr 4-6 Cross-country
All Day

Wednesday, June 21

No-uniform Day
All Day

Wednesday, June 28

Learning Conversations
All Day

Thursday, June 29

Learning Conversations
All Day

Friday, June 30

Last Day Term 2
All Day