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.

We offer additional programmes for English Second Language students, additional curriculum support in Reading Recovery, Rainbow Reading, gifted and talented, music lessons, choir and kapahaka, and a variety of clubs and sports.


Office Staff

Support Staff

Term Dates for 2020

Wednesday 29 January 2020 School Office opens
Term 1 – Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April
Term 2 – Tuesday 28 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3 – Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September
Term 4 – Monday 12 October to Tuesday 15 December

Public Holidays 2020 

Monday 27 January, Auckland Anniversary
Thursday 6 February, Waitangi Day
Friday 10 April, Good Friday
Monday 13 April, Easter Monday
Tuesday 14 April,  day after Easter Monday 
Monday 27 April, ANZAC Day
Monday 1 June, Queen’s Birthday
Monday 26 October, Labour Day

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)