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:


Short-term placements for July and August are now full. 
Please email applications and 
enquiries for study from 1 September 2023 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.