Newsletter – Week 10, Term 3 2023

  Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                  Week 10, Term 3, 2023 A sincere thank you to our BDS

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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:


Enrolment Applications for 2024 are Now Open. 
Please email applications and enquiries to: 



Students from Year 1 (5 years old) to Year 6 (11 years old) are welcome to apply to study at Botany Downs School.  Acceptance will depend on enrolment information provided and space availability in a class at the child’s year level.  All international learners must be living with a parent at all times.

Application Pack :


All international learners must hold a valid visa to study in New Zealand and adhere to their visa conditons.  Please click on this checklist if you are applying for a student visa for the first time – that is, you have not been given a student visa before.  It tells you what information and evidence is needed for your application.  Applications that are missing information take longer to process. 

Visit the Immigration New Zealand website for more information on student visas: Immigration New Zealand website 


Health Insurance

Medical and Travel Insurance is compulsory for international learners while in New Zealand.  Insurance can be organised through companies such as the one listed below:

Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Click on the link to download a brochure.